Millinet Chooses Intellons HomePlug® Powerline Solutions for In-Home Distribution of KT (formerly Korea Telecom) IPTV Services in South Korea
-- Intellon HomePlug 1.0 with Turbo and HomePlug AV ICs in Millinet adapters enable KT MegaTV IPTV services to be distributed over phone lines in Korean homes.
Ocala, Fla., April 15, 2008 Intellon Corporation (Nasdaq: ITLN), a leading provider of HomePlug-compatible integrated circuits (ICs) for home networking, networked entertainment, broadband over powerline (BPL), Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) and smart grid applications, announced that Millinet has chosen Intellon's INT5500 and INT6300 ICs to enable in-home distribution of KT's MegaTV-branded IPTV services over phone lines in homes throughout South Korea. Intellon's ICs are used in Millinet's Mega Bridge MMB-100/200 adapters, supplied when customers subscribe to KT MegaTV services. These adapters supply the IPTV content over existing phone lines in the home, allowing customers to view content over TVs plugged into any convenient phone jack.
According to Millinet, homes in South Korea have a phone jack in nearly every room, making content delivery over existing phone lines especially convenient for customers. Millinet selected both the Intellon HomePlug 1.0 with Turbo (85 Mbps PHY-rate) and the Intellon HomePlug AV (200 Mbps PHY-rate) ICs for their solutions. Both solutions are easy to install, easy to use and robust. They deliver reliable, "entertainment-grade" standard and high definition television services to subscribing viewers.
"It was important to our customer KT, that this solution be very economical to install and be robust and reliable to curtail service calls to consumer homes," said Kyongyong Park, CTO of Millinet. "Our research and field trials clearly demonstrated that Intellon's technology met these important demands, allowing us to present a solution to KT that was approved for rollout to their customer base."
"Intellon is proud to be working with Millinet to address KT's need for simple, secure and reliable whole-house, high-speed connectivity over twisted pair," said Rick Furtney, president and COO of Intellon Corporation. "This is further evidence that our No New Wires® technology in HomePlug-based ICs is built for any wired medium and can meet the technical demands of whole-house broadband service deployments and media distribution over existing power lines, coax wires, or phone lines."
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Millinet is a leading developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, voice and data communications solutions for service provider networks and digital home networks. With millions of xDSL ports and switch ports manufactured and shipped to both domestic and overseas market, Millinet has pioneered the deployment of VDSL1 and VDSL2 technology in the telecommunication market. Millinet is located at IT Venture Tower, 78 Garakbon-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul Korea, 138-803. Phone: +82 2 2142 2875 or +82 2 2142 2877; Fax: +82 2 2142 2899; e-mail: email@example.com; Internet: www.millinet.co.kr.
About Intellon Corporation
Intellon (Nasdaq: ITLN) is a market leader in powerline communications, providing HomePlug® compliant and other powerline integrated circuits for home networking, networked entertainment, BPL access, Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC), smart grid management and other commercial applications. Intellon created and patented the baseline technology for HomePlug 1.0, and is a major contributor to the baseline technology for the 200-Mbps PHY-rate HomePlug AV powerline standard. With over 17 million HomePlug-based ICs sold, Intellon is the market share leader in the HomePlug IC market. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Ocala, Florida, with offices in San Jose, California and Toronto, Canada. For additional information, visit www.intellon.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
All statements included or incorporated by reference in this release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, assertions regarding the use of Intellon's HomePlug-based solutions for distribution in Millinet products and KT services. Actual future results could differ materially from those anticipated as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. These factors include, but are not limited to, the risk that the market for powerline communications products, including Intellon ICs, may not develop as expected; the risk that Intellon may be unable to manage its growth effectively; uncertainties associated with competitive pressures; changes in customer demand and product mix; fluctuations in the availability and pricing of third party products and services used to manufacture, assemble and test Intellon's products; problems or delays in the fabrication, assembly, testing or delivery of Intellon's products; and economic and political uncertainties in Intellon's markets. These and other risk factors are described in detail in the Risk Factors section of Intellon's Form 10-K dated March 27, 2008 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Intellon assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this release.
Intellon and No New Wires are registered trademarks of Intellon Corporation. HomePlug is a registered trademark of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
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