HomePlug® Powerline Alliance Displays Industry Leadership at IP&TV World Forum

Dozens of Service Providers Now Use HomePlug Technology to Deploy Broadband Internet, IPTV and Triple-play Offerings

London - March 1, 2011 - At the IP&TV World Forum, the HomePlug® Powerline Alliance, the driving force for global powerline network technology, is making its' presence felt with nine member companies exhibiting and participating at the show. Rob Ranck, president of HomePlug, will be speaking in the Networked Home Track on Tuesday, March 22, at 14:50 on "Delivering Plug and Play IPTV throughout the Home." The Track is sponsored by HomePlug member LEA, which will be delivering opening statements. The HomePlug Powerline Alliance and member company Cisco are also sponsors for the show. Other HomePlug members participating at the show include Atheros, Broadcom, devolo, Huawei, Motorola, Sigma Designs and STMicroelectronics.

HomePlug technology continues to be an industry leader for broadband, IPTV and triple-play services with more than 50 service providers currently deploying HomePlug technology. HomePlug products take advantage of the most universal wired communications medium (the existing electrical wiring) to reliably deliver audio and video - which is ideal for streaming IPTV throughout a home.

"The HomePlug Powerline Alliance leads the powerline communications industry with the only true multi-vendor ecosystem of interoperable powerline technology covering high-speed broadband as well as Smart Grid and energy management," said Rob Ranck, president of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance. "This year, we will add to our technology family with the completion of our next-generation broadband specification, AV2, scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2011."

HomePlug and HomePlug AV devices currently account for more than 80 percent of the world's broadband powerline communications market, with over 65 million devices sold to date and shipments forecasted to reach 100 million by year's end. The HomePlug Alliance also operates the powerline networking industry's largest Compliance and Interoperability (C&I) Certification Program to ensure true multi-vendor compliance and interoperability. The program has certified more than 220 products and has also begun certifying IEEE 1901 products.

Please visit www.HomePlug.org for more information on the HomePlug Powerline Alliance.

About the HomePlug® Powerline Alliance
Founded in 2000, the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. is an industry-led initiative with 65 member companies that creates specifications and certification logo programs for using the power lines for reliable home networking and Smart Grid applications. The Alliance accelerates worldwide adoption for HomePlug technology by collaborating with international standards organizations such as the IEEE and through market development and user education programs. Sponsor members include Atheros Communications (ATHR); Broadcom Corporation (BRCM), Cisco (CSCO); Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK); GE Energy, an affiliate of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE); Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723); SPiDCOM Technologies; and STMicroelectronics (STM).

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