Monday, January 1, 2007

Intellon Cites Growth in HomePlug Deployments

Twelve service providers in Europe and Asia are now using Intellon's HomePlug ICs for in-home IPTV distribution. These include: 1&1, ChungHwa Telecom, Club Internet, France Telecom, Free, Hanaro Telecom, neuf cegetel, PCCW, Simmin, Tele2, Telecom Italia France and TPSA.

HomePlug technology uses the electrical wiring in customers' homes as an instant Ethernet network.

Intellon said its 85 Mbps HomePlug 1.0 with Turbo chipset has been very successful for service providers that need a customer-installable home backbone for distributing standard definition video. The company expects to see its IPTV business grow substantially during 2007, as additional operators adopt its Turbo solution for standard definition IPTV applications and new and existing customers begin to deploy its 200 Mbps HomePlug AV-based IC for high definition IPTV applications.