Centillium - Press Release No: 9222004-125509-PM
Michele Kinman Deborah Stapleton
E&E; Public Relations Centillium Communications
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Centillium Communications Announces New Voice Services Platform For Consumer And SOHO Applications

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Locking Arms with AT&T Centillium develops carrier-grade Voice-over-Internet Protocol platform



FREMONT, Calif. (Sept. 22, 2004) Ė Building on the companyís award-winning expertise in Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP), Centillium Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTLM), a leading provider of broadband access solutions, today announced the release of its new Voice Services Platform (VSP) for consumer and small-office/home-office (SOHO) applications.


Centilliumís VSP is designed as the consumer electronics industryís first turnkey platform for the development and deployment of carrier-grade VoIP products. Architected from its conception to radically improve time-to-market and reduce the development costs associated with VoIP products, Centilliumís VSP combines all of the silicon and software building blocks needed to develop a VoIP phone system into a single platform. Centilliumís VSP provides original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with the advanced calling features end users want, while enabling network providers to develop and deploy new revenue generating services to consumer and SOHO customers. As a charter member of AT&T VoIP Innovations and Interoperability Program, Centillium has joined forces with AT&T to guide the VSP through the certification process for use with the carrierís CallVantage service.


ďAlready selected by Uniden America as its VoIP platform of choice, our Voice Services Platform creates a fundamental change in the way OEMs look to develop and deploy VoIP products,Ē said Faraj Aalaei, co-founder and CEO, Centillium Communications. ďAs we partner with some of the worldís leading consumer electronics companies and service providers, Centilliumís next-generation voice technology will power a variety of VoIP-enabled products including stand-alone terminal adapters, phones, home media gateways, routers, set-top boxes and small to medium sized IP/PBX systems.Ē


Kevin Mitchell, Infonetics Research analyst and lead author of the firmís recent study on VoIP added, ďService providers are finally adopting the packet communication paradigm. Itís no longer just specialists or VoIP pioneers, but all types of carriers in all regions of the world that are adopting VoIP technology to offer a new set of service offerings. Service providers invested $1.2 billion in next generation voice equipment worldwide in 2003, and we project that these investments will grow to $4.8 billion by 2007.Ē


Centilliumís VSP Ė One Platform, Many VoIP Networks

Developed in partnership with AT&T to interoperate with industry leading softswitches, Centilliumís Voice Services Platform enables telecom, cable and wireless equipment companies to easily develop and deploy VoIP systems that support any user environment with toll-quality voice, fax and routing functionality.


Possessing a high level of network intelligence, Centilliumís VSP can operate over any broadband access network (ADSL, cable, WiMAX, etc.) and has the ability to learn and adapt to the VoIP network of any service provider. It is optimized to maintain broadband network performance while delivering advanced calling features such as global phone number portability, virtual phone numbers, conferencing, superior echo cancellation and a host of other new features not available with traditional phone service.


Available now, Centilliumís VSP encapsulates the companyís powerful voice and networking engines with a complete production-ready software package that provides application stability. Centilliumís VSP includes support for several real-time operating systems (VxWorks, RTEMS and Linux), the latest Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) and H.323 protocols, a full range of CODEC support, support for WiFi (802.11a/b/g), auto provisioning and management options and easy-to-use Web-based configuration tools.


In addition, Centilliumís VSP offers a dynamic security framework that is designed to provide consumers with IP phones and VoIP gateways that deliver a strong defense against denial-of-service attacks while ensuring high Quality of Service (QoS) levels for packet-based voice traffic. Incorporating nine levels of encryption security, Centilliumís VSP uses a secure remote connection to authenticate, block, download and manage each user session. Moreover, Centilliumís VSP enables VoIP service providers and equipment companies to transparently upgrade security features, in real-time, to meet ever changing threats and emerging market requirements.


About Centillium Communications

Centillium Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of broadband access solutions with innovative systems-level products for the consumer, enterprise and service provider markets. The Companyís high-performance and cost-effective infrastructure and service enabler products give its customers the winning edge in broadband access. Centillium Communicationsí products include digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits and related hardware and software applications for Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and Optical Networking equipment deployed in central offices and customer premises and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) products for carrier- and enterprise-class gateways and consumer telephony. The Centillium Communications headquarters is located at 215 Fourier Avenue, Fremont, CA 94539. Additional information is available at www.centillium.com.


Forward Looking Statements

Except for statements of historical fact, this release includes statements that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of U.S. Federal securities laws, including statements relating to Centilliumís products targeting the VoIP market and the market for VoIP products. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements based on a variety of risks and uncertainties, including without limitation the risks and uncertainties relating to rate and breadth of deployment of VoIP-based services in general and Centilliumís technology solutions in particular; Centilliumís ability to continue and expand on its relationships with communications equipment manufacturers; and the successful development and market acceptance of Centilliumís new products and technology. Centillium undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements for any reason. Information about potential factors that could affect Centilliumís financial results is included in Centillium's Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other documents on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.



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