MTS Expands Canadian IPTV Services with 2Wire HomePortal Intelligent Gateways

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
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Sitting at Nexus of Home Broadband/TV Solution, 2Wire Gateways Deliver Reliable Whole-Home Access to Data, Voice, and Video

SAN JOSE, CA — 2Wire, a leading provider of broadband solutions, today announced that MTS Allstream Inc. (“MTS”) selected its HomePortal® intelligent gateways to enable a major expansion of its IPTV services in Manitoba, Canada. This expansion is part of MTS’s long-term broadband evolution strategy to bring television, Internet, phone, and home security and automation together on one simple platform.

MTS’s expansion effort has already started with a rollout in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Additional rollouts in the cities of Winnipeg and Brandon are planned for 2009.

“Our residential customers expect advanced broadband and TV services to be delivered reliably and seamlessly,” said Kelvin Shepherd, president, consumer markets division, MTS Allstream. “2Wire and its proven, high-quality HomePortal intelligent gateways are a critical part of our plans to extend functional and geographical coverage for our broadband and TV services.”

Sean Parham, executive vice president and general manager, products and platforms, at 2Wire, said, “Already the leading telco TV service provider in Canada, MTS is committed to keeping ahead of the curve in providing next-generation broadband services. With our HomePortal gateway at the hub of the home network, MTS can provide its new IPTV subscribers with a robust and reliable bundle of voice, data, and entertainment services.”

MTS is leveraging the 2Wire HomePortal 3800HGV, the world-wide market share leader in VDSL2, IPTV gateways. The 3800HGV is a fully TR-069 standard-compliant intelligent gateway, optimized for delivering advanced voice, data, and video services to the home.