HomePlug Latin America Summit Features Delegation of Industry Leaders & Influencers

HomePlug Successes, Trends and Applications will be presented by Representatives from Orange, IDC Research, Broadcom, LEA Networks, Qualcomm and HomePlug Alliance.

SAO PAOLO--July 16, 2014--The HomePlug® Alliance (www.homeplug.org), the worldwide industry group for powerline communications networking, today announced its agenda and speakers for the upcoming Latin America Summit on 4 August 2014. The summit will be held at the Blue Tree Premium Morumbi in Sao Paolo, Brazil, from 8:30 to 17:00.

“Speaking on behalf of the HomePlug Alliance, we are happy to be facilitating this coming-together of a diverse set of speakers, demos and attendees from multiple geographies,” said Rob Ranck, President of the HomePlug Alliance. “We have seen tremendous opportunities arising for operators and consumers globally as HomePlug technologies and adoption continue to proliferate. With growing interest in the Latin America market from the HomePlug Alliance membership, we are pleased to be hosting this event in Brazil.”

The “HomePlug Latin America Summit: Enabling Whole Home Networking” will feature an influential delegation of speakers, engaging product demonstrations and an occasion to meet with the HomePlug President and network with others in the industry. This event will provide an excellent opportunity for attendees interested in learning how HomePlug products are used worldwide by carriers and consumers alike for whole-home coverage of high speed broadband, both wired and wireless. Attendees will also learn about the significant benefits of recent advancements such as gigabit-class HomePlug AV2 products becoming available and the nVoy® hybrid networking program launch.

Event speakers and topics covered include:

-Keynote: Rida Zouaoui, Orange – Head of Access Networks Standardization: “Operator Success – Enabling IPTV and other Connected Services using HomePlug and Hybrid Networking”

-Keynote: Jonathan Gaw, IDC Research – Research Manager: “Home Networking Trends and the Growth Opportunity for HomePlug”

-Rob Ranck, HomePlug Alliance – President: “HomePlug Market and Technology Roadmap”; “HomePlug Interoperability & Certification Overview”

-Yves Dubois, Lea Networks – CEO: “HomePlug and the Consumer Experience: Enabling Flawless HDTV Streaming, Lag-Free Gaming and more”

-Purva Rajkotia, Qualcomm – Director of Global Standards and Regulation: “HomePlug AV2 for Gigabit-Class Connectivity”

-Stephen Palm, Broadcom – Senior Technical Director: “nVoy Hybrid Networking for Wired Performance and Wi-Fi Mobility”

The event is free to attend, but space is limited. Please register at: http://www.homeplug.org/la-summit-2014

About the HomePlug® Alliance:

The HomePlug® Alliance is a group of about 60 companies working together to develop technology specifications and certification & logo programs for powerline networking. With over 120 million devices in the market, HomePlug products are used worldwide by consumers and service providers to improve home networking performance while expanding coverage and Wi-Fi mobility.

HomePlug technology enables a home's electrical wires to distribute broadband Internet, HD video, digital music and smart energy applications within the home, as well as enables narrow-band communications outside the home.

Visit the HomePlug Alliance website at http://www.homeplug.org for more information regarding HomePlug Alliance and its family of technologies, and sign up for the HomePlug interest list at http://www.homeplug.org/about/inquiry to receive updates.

Sponsor members include Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM); Cisco (CSCO); Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK); MStar Semiconductor Inc.; and Qualcomm Atheros, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.

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