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Bandspeed Selects Sasken to Provide Chip Verification and System Testing for its Omni-Directional and Spatial Division Multiple Access -SDMA- Platforms.

CANNES, France -- Sasken's services help Bandspeed provide significantly improved RF manageability and overall network functionality for its enterprise access point (AP) customers

Sasken Communication Technologies has been chosen by Bandspeed to provide chip verification and system testing for its omni-directional and SDMA platforms. Bandspeed is a leader in combined silicon-software solutions that dramatically simplify the deployment and ongoing management of enterprise wireless LANs. Bandspeed's RF management solutions are ideally suited for Voice-over-WiFi and similar applications, which are capacity and latency sensitive.

Sasken's support services for Bandspeed include CLI, SNMP, and driver and switching engine extensions. These support services will help speed Bandspeed's time-to-market with products for OEM and ODM customers.

"Bandspeed has developed the world's first RF management solution that enables the deployment of both omni-directional and SDMA sectorized switching inside 802.11a, b, and g WLAN APs," said Bill Eversole, president and CEO, Bandspeed. "Sasken's expertise in chip verification and their focus on wireless technologies made them the obvious choice as an outsourcing partner for Bandspeed."

"Sasken continues to work with emerging technologies in the telecom domain. Partnering with Bandspeed on their cutting edge Wi-Fi technologies further establishes Sasken as a preferred offshore outsourcing partner for telecom companies," said Prabhas Kumar, COO, Sasken Communication Technologies. "The rigorous system test automation methodology we developed will result in expeditious Wi-Fi pre-certifications, hence significantly cutting time to market for AP-SOC products. Sasken provides chip design, verification, testing and services across all layers of software engineering, ranging from firmware development to drivers and application development and testing. This provides customers such as Bandspeed with an end-to-end solution that meets their time-to-market specifications."

About Bandspeed:

Bandspeed provides combined silicon-software solutions that dramatically simplify the deployment and ongoing management of enterprise wireless LANs, thereby lowering the total cost of ownership. Bandspeed's RF management solution offers the superior physical layer performance that enterprises require, plus the flexibility of a software implementation that enables OEMs and ODMs to rapidly create new services. Utilizing omni-directional or spatial division multiple access (SDMA) platforms, the Bandspeed solution enables cost-effective indoor, campus and outdoor wireless LANs with continuous automated management features that ensure unsurpassed network efficiency and user satisfaction. Bandspeed is privately held and headquartered in Austin, TX.

About Sasken:

Sasken is a world-class embedded telecom technology company offering a unique combination of complementary IP software components, research and development consultancy and software services to leading semiconductor manufacturers, network equipment companies, and global wireless handset developers. Established in 1989, Sasken employs over 2000 staff, operating from state-of-the-art research and development centres in Bangalore & Pune, India and has offices in Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Sweden, France, UK and US.
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Date:Feb 17, 2005
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