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Codetel deploys CopperGate’s HomePNA 3.1

Wed, 03/04/2009 - 7:10am
Brian Santo

Codetel, the largest telecommunications company in the Dominican Republic, is using CopperGate Communications’ HomePNA 3.1 technology for its Claro TV IPTV service.

HomePNA 3.1 works over both phone lines and coax cable. The technology is capable of a theoretical maximum throughput of 320 Mbps; a max of 200 Mbps is typical in application, though that is still far more than enough to ship multiple streams of uncompressed high-definition (HD) video around a home. Backers of the technology include Cisco (Scientific Atlanta), Motorola, 2wire, AT&T, CopperGate and others.

CopperGate said the Dominican provider evaluated its technology and determined that deploying with HomePNA 3.1 would help it rollout IPTV quickly and affordably.

CopperGate’s silicon uses existing coax and phone lines in the home to deliver more than 200 Mbps of effective throughput. CopperGate technology achieves high data rates, overcomes various impediments and coexists with other services on the same wires, such as POTS, dial-up modems, ISDN, ADSL, VDSL and broadcast TV.

CopperGate said its chips are used in set-top boxes, residential gateways, optical network terminators and Ethernet bridges deployed by four of the top five telcos in North America that are deploying IPTV, including AT&T U-verse.

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