January 29, 2008 -- CopperGate Communications, Inc. today announced that Aliant, the leading IPTV service provider in Atlantic Canada,.has begun using CopperGate’s CopperStream HomePNA 3.1 chipset integrated into set-top boxes and other Ethernet-over-Coax products for deployment of its new IPTV service offering.
"HomePNA allows us to use the existing wires in our customers’ homes to reduce installation times for Aliant TV’s growing customer base without compromising performance," said Gary Lund, Aliant’s Chief Technical Officer. "We are pleased that there are now off-the-shelf products available to Aliant that incorporate the HomePNA 3.1 standard to simplify the in-home experience for our end user customers."
CopperGate’s CopperStream chipsets provide a complete HomePNA 3.1 home networking solution that operates over both coax cables and phone wires. CopperStream chipsets are the first to comply with the ITU G.9954 (HomePNA 3.1) home networking standard and feature guaranteed parameter-based QoS and powerful remote management and diagnostics capabilities. HomePNA 3.1 technology is being deployed today by AT&T and other major telcos for the in-home distribution of triple play services and in multi-dwelling unit (MDU) access applications worldwide.