HomePlug Continues Expansion into Latin America with Summit at Futurecom

Case studies and regional market opportunities highlighted by leaders from Broadcom Corporation, Qualcomm Atheros, TP-LINK, LEA Networks and HomePlug Alliance.

Sao Paolo, Brazil - Futurecom – October 22, 2015 – The HomePlug® Alliance (www.homeplug.org), the worldwide industry group for powerline communications networking, today announced that the Alliance is hosting their second annual dedicated technology summit in Latin America. HomePlug is partnering with Futurecom this year, holding the event on Monday, 26 October just prior to the show’s Grand Opening.

Guests are invited to gain a deep understanding of how HomePlug products are used by operators/ carriers and consumers worldwide and in Latin America to overcome challenges to whole-home internet connectivity. This Summit will feature technology demonstrations and presentations from some of the most influential companies in the powerline networking industry, including:

• Rob Ranck, HomePlug Alliance, President - Introduction to HomePlug

• Purva Rajkotia, Qualcomm Atheros, Director, Product Management - Electrifying Home Networks with HomePlug

• Nelson Ito, TP-LINK, ISP Business Manager - HomePlug: The Best Home Networking Solution for IPTV

• John Gloekler, Broadcom Corporation, Director of Powerline Communications, Broadband & Communications Group - Extending Wi-Fi Coverage with HomePlug in Brazil

• Pascal de Cointet, LEA Networks, VP Sales and Programs - HomePlug: Beyond IPTV

“This past year has seen the start of retail-availability of HomePlug products in Brazil,” said HomePlug Alliance President Rob Ranck. “We are excited to teach our guests about how HomePlug technology is the ideal solution to solve problems of whole-home connectivity in Brazilian homes.”

Registration to the HomePlug Latin America Summit at Futurecom is free, though space is limited. Email christine.hamilton @ homeplug.org to register (remove spaces).

About HomePlug® Alliance
HomePlug technology enables a home's electrical wires to distribute broadband Internet, 4K Ultra HD video, digital music and smart home applications. HomePlug powerline networking products are used by consumers and service providers worldwide to provide home networking connectivity and expand Wi-Fi coverage. We are the global leader in powerline networking technology, with over 180 million devices deployed worldwide.

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); and Qualcomm Atheros, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.

"HomePlug" is a trademark of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.