CopperGate Communications announced that it has shipped more than 10 million HomePNA chipsets.

CopperGate HomePNA chips are used in digital devices deployed worldwide in home entertainment networks and IPTV offerings, converting existing home wiring into usable Ethernet over Coax and phone networks. The company said its chips are deployed by more than 40 telecommunications, cable and satellite companies as components of their home entertainment offerings to consumers. The chips are used with existing coax and phone wiring inside homes.

“CopperGate’s HomePNA technology helped Bell Aliant cut install times by more than 30 percent,” said Kevin Hastings, chief architect for digital broadcast services at Bell Aliant. “Plus, shorter install times helped us reduce our customer wait time for installation from a month down to the next business day. This has given us a competitive edge in this market.”

CopperGate chips are based on HomePNA technology, the marketing name for the open, interoperable International Telecommunication Union (ITU) G.9954 industry standard for “no new wires” home networking applications.

“This significant milestone of 10 million chips demonstrates the growing demand for our technology, which helps service providers lower both capital and operating expenses substantially when deploying IPTV, broadband access for MDU and triple-play services,” said Gabi Hilevitz, CEO of CopperGate.

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