FiberHome Selects Celeno to Support Shanghai Telecom with Wireless HD IPTV

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 
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Intelligent optical gateway solution debuts at the World Expo 2010 followed by deployment throughout the operator’s new metropolitan optical network

RA’ANANA, Israel — Celeno Communications, a leading provider of semiconductors for multimedia Wi-Fi home networking applications, today announced that FiberHome Telecommunication Technologies Co., Ltd has selected Celeno’s CL1800 high performance Wi-Fi system-on-a-chip (SoC) to enable its HG500 and HG230 optical network gateways with carrier-grade Wi-Fi for IPTV streaming. FiberHome is a leading telecommunications provider in China.

The collaboration between Celeno and FiberHome addresses the expansion of Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network in China, and the growing demand for wireless HD IPTV home networking to support advancements in the digital home towards a full wireless life style. The solution, which is on display at the World Expo 2010, from May 1 – October 31 in Shanghai, China, will also be rolled out in the Shanghai Telecom’s metropolitan fiber network.

China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; Hong Kong:0728) launched a massive FTTH network to service triple-play services across the country. Shanghai Telecom, an operating unit of China Telecom, officially launched its program in June 2009, and other provinces are soon to follow. Shanghai Telecom selected FiberHome’s The FiberHome optical gateway to target FTTH deployments, providing fast broadband access capability and triple-play services: data, voice and HD IPTV.

By leveraging Celeno’s Wi-Fi chipset, the FiberHome optical gateway distributes IPTV wirelessly, providing cost-effective home network self-installation without the trouble of house wiring, enabling the flexibility to watch video content anywhere around the house.