TELUS Selects CopperGate's HomePNA 3.1 Home Networking Technology for IPTV Service

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
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Canadian telecommunications service provider gets new technology to bring TELUS TV into more homes

NEWARK, Calif. — CopperGate Communications, a leading provider of home networking chipsets for triple play IPTV over existing wiring, today announced that TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) has selected CopperGate’s HomePNA 3.1 technology integrated into set-top boxes and residential gateways for its TELUS TV service offering. TELUS is a leading provider of high-speed Internet, voice, and wireless communications services in Canada.

CopperGate’s chipsets provide a complete HomePNA 3.1 home networking solution that operates over both coax cables and phone wires. CopperGate chipsets are the first to comply with the ITU G.9954 (HomePNA 3.1) home networking standard and feature guaranteed parameter-based service levels and powerful remote management and diagnostics capabilities. HomePNA 3.1 technology is being deployed by major telecommunication companies worldwide.

“HomePNA offers an excellent value proposition for service providers deploying triple play services and has gained strong momentum worldwide,” noted William Simmelink, CopperGate’s president. “We are pleased to add another leading service provider such as TELUS to our list of clients.”

TELUS TV is a 100 percent digital entertainment service that allows subscribers to customize their entertainment experience. With TELUS TV, customers get automatic access to TELUS Video On Demand and can build a TV package from a list of more than 200 channels.

“Customer demand for TELUS TV is growing rapidly year after year. We are very pleased with the performance and features offered by CopperGate’s HomePNA 3.1,” said Stephen Ospalak, vice-president, Mobile and Home devices at TELUS. “HomePNA 3.1 is helping us offer our IP based television service to more homes than ever while allowing us to lower installation and operational costs over time.”