By Rich Nesin, General Manager and Resident Philosopher, HomePNA
HomePNA member CopperGate’s recent PR announcing that 'yes' , the leading satellite provider in Israel, has completed a successful commercial pilot of VoD services using HomePNA technology should come as little surprise to anyone that heard 'yes' VP of Engineering and CTO Itzhak Elyakim speak at the HomePNA Summit a couple months ago.
According to the release, “the 'yes' solution streams video content to the customer's home through a DSL broadband connection and distributes over existing coax cables to hybrid satellite/IP set-top boxes using low-cost HomePNA adaptors. Using HomePNA over existing cabling to distribute the content inside the home is key in making this new service cost effective for 'yes' and its customers.”
And in Itzhak’s words, "CopperGate's HomePNA technology was exactly what we needed to deliver reliable VoD services to our half a million satellite customers. It supports the bandwidth required and QoS. It is reliable, it's easy to install, and can even be fed power directly from the 'yes' set top box. By using HomePNA, we have ensured that the home network is never the bottleneck.
With all the focus on AT&T’s use of HomePNA for U-verse, it’s important to note that HomePNA is being deployed by service providers (not just telcos) worldwide.