There is exciting news coming out of HomePNA member company CopperGate Communications, a leading provider of home networking chipsets for triple play IPTV over existing wiring. TELUS, a $9 billion Canadian national telecommunications provider, selected CopperGate’s HomePNA 3.1 technology integrated into set-top boxes and residential gateways manufactured by other HomePNA members for its TELUS TV service offering. 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.
Now couple this news with recent findings that HomePNA was installed in more North American homes in the last quarter than any other coax home networking solution and we have even more to celebrate. “The addition of TELUS means that of the largest telcos in North America, 4 out of the top 5 that offer TelcoTV now support HomePNA 3.1 home networking technology,” noted Michael Wolf, Director of Digital Home research at ABI Research. “This win validates HomePNA as a home networking technology that is optimized for service provider rollouts to enable whole-home entertainment services such as TelcoTV.”
We believe that HomePNA has become the defacto standard for TelcoTV home networking. With industry deployments that go well beyond AT&T’s recently announced 650,000 paying U-verse subscribers, we see great growth ahead for HomePNA. What does this mean for the service providers? It means that if you’re not using HomePNA to distribute home entertainment over coax and phone you are missing out on a great market opportunity. So we encourage you to consider joining today and share in this amazing opportunity to grow right along with us! For information on membership, visit the HomePNA website.