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HomeGrid Forum and HomePNA Merge

New organization will ensure smooth market migration to G.hn for home networks while continuing support for HomePNA

Beaverton, OR - May 28, 2013

HomeGrid Forum and the HomePNA Alliance today announced that they have merged to create a single organization focused on promoting advanced wired home networking technologies. more

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Aliant Chooses CopperGate's HomePNA 3.1 Multimedia Home Networking Chipset for New IPTV Series

Newark, CA - January 28, 2008

CopperGate Communications, the leading provider of home networking technology for triple play IPTV over existing coax and phone wires, today announced that Aliant has begun using CopperGate's CopperStream HomePNA 3.1 chipset integrated into set-top boxes and other Ethernet-over-Coax products for deployment of its new IPTV service offering. Aliant is the leading IPTV service provider in Atlantic Canada.

"HomePNA allows us to use the existing wires in our customers' homes to reduce installation times for Aliant TV's growing customer base without compromising performance," said Gary Lund, Aliant's Chief Technical Officer, "We are pleased that there are now off-the-shelf products available to Aliant that incorporate the HomePNA 3.1 standard to simplify the in-home experience for our end user customers."

Aliant TV was launched in June 2005 and is now available in Halifax Regional Municipality (Halifax), Nova Scotia; Moncton, New Brunswick; and St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Aliant TV delivers digital picture and sound quality and features over 200 fully digital television channels and over 170 digital audio services, pay-per-view and an easy-to-use electronic (onscreen) program guide.

Aliant is an early leader in the rapidly building shift of telcos to offering triple play services," said William Simmelink, CopperGate President. "We are pleased to see Aliant join other leading telcos around the world, who are specifying HomePNA 3.1 as their technology platform of choice for home deployments".

CopperGate's CopperStream chipsets provide a complete HomePNA 3.1 home networking solution that operates over both coax cables and phone wires. CopperStream chipsets are the first to comply with the ITU G.9954 (HomePNA 3.1) home networking standard and feature guaranteed parameter-based QoS and powerful remote management and diagnostics capabilities. HomePNA 3.1 technology is being deployed today by AT&T and other major telcos for the inhome distribution of triple play services and in Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) access applications worldwide.

About Bell Aliant

Bell Aliant (TSX: BA.UN) is one of North America's largest regional communications providers. Through its operating entities it serves customers in six Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication and technology services including voice, data, Internet, video and value-added business solutions. Through its xwave offices, Bell Aliant also provides IT professional services in Canada and the US. Bell Aliant's 10,000 employees are committed to deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and convenience. In Atlantic Canada, communications products and services are delivered to customers through the Aliant brand.

About CopperGate

CopperGate Communications develops chipsets designed to revolutionize home networking and networked entertainment, and multi-dwelling unit (MDU) broadband access. CopperGate is the leading provider of standards-based technology for distributing high speed IP data throughout the home over existing wires. CopperGate works with the world's leading system manufacturers to deliver the only products that operate over both phone lines and coax cables on a single network enabling consumers to conveniently connect equipment to broadband services throughout the home. CopperGate's products have been field tested and selected by leading service providers as key components for their triple play deployment solutions. Founded in 2000, CopperGate is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in Newark, California, Taiwan, China and Tokyo. For more information, please visit


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