CopperGate Ships over 2 Million HomePNA 3.1 Chipsets

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007 

CopperGate’s CopperStream Technology Becomes the Industry Choice for Triple Play Home Networking

ATLANTA & TEL AVIV, Israel — Today at TelcoTV, CopperGate Communications, the leading provider of home networking technology for triple play IPTV over existing home wiring, announced that it has shipped over 2 Million HomePNA 3.1 CopperStream chipsets to OEM customers worldwide.

“This is an important milestone for CopperGate, indicating that the market is adopting HomePNA technology,” observed Gary Schultz, president and founder of Multimedia Research Group, Inc. “We believe this indicates that leading IPTV (telco) operators are moving into high deployment modes, as HomePNA technology becomes a main standard used by AT&T and other major telcos for the in-home distribution of triple play services.”

The CopperStream chipset provides a complete HomePNA 3.1 home networking solution that operates over both coaxial cables and phone wires featuring guaranteed parameter-based quality of service (guaranteed QoS) to eliminate collisions between data streams and high user throughput to distribute multiple streams of high definition television (HDTV) as well standard definition television, VoIP and other multimedia data throughout the home. CopperStream chipsets are the first to comply with the ITU G.9954 home networking standard and feature powerful remote management and diagnostics capabilities.

CopperGate’s customers include leading IP set-top box, residential gateway, Ethernet bridge, and ONT manufacturers such as Actiontec, Motorola, 2Wire, Scientific Atlanta, Zhone, Sendtek, ReadyLinks, Cameo, Occam tii Network Technologies, Entone, and Hitron, as well as telco test equipment manufacturers Sunrise Telecom and IneoQuest. HomePNA 3.1 is being deployed by leading telcos worldwide including AT&T, Telus, KDDI and Sonaecom for their triple-play IPTV service.

“We are pleased to have reached this milestone,” stated Gabi Hilevitz, CopperGate CEO. “CopperGate will continue to provide our customers with technologies that enable high-speed, QoS, Plug-and-Play existing-wire transmission networks as we work to support the rapidly growing number of service providers adopting HomePNA for their IPTV deployments.”