October 26, 2007
CopperGate Ships More Than 2 Million HomePNA 3.1 Chipsets for IPTV Deployments
CopperGate Communications announced that it has shipped more than 2 million HomePNA (News - Alert) 3.1 CopperStream chipsets to original equipment manufacturers worldwide. A large number of service providers are also adopting HomePNA chips for their IPTV deployments.
The CopperStream chipset operates over both coaxial cables and phone wires with a complete HomePNA 3.1 home networking solution. This guarantees parameter-based quality of service (guaranteed QoS) and avoids collisions between data streams and high user throughput.
The chipsets also distribute multiple streams of high definition television (HDTV) and standard definition television, VoIP and other multimedia data throughout the home. CopperStream’s chipsets have powerful remote management and diagnostics capabilities, and comply with the ITU G.9954 home networking standard.
“This is an important milestone for CopperGate, indicating that the market is adopting HomePNA technology,” said Gary Schultz, president and founder of Multimedia Research Group, Inc., in a statement. “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 (News - Alert) and other major telcos for the in-home distribution of triple play services.”
CopperGate’s customers include IP set-top box, residential gateway, Ethernet bridge, and ONT manufacturers such as Actiontec, Motorola (News - Alert), 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 (News - Alert). Telcos all over the world, including AT&T, Telus, KDDI and Sonaecom, are deploying HomePNA 3.1 for their triple-play IPTV services.
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Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet.