SOURCE: CopperGate Communications, Inc.

CopperGate Communications, Inc.

September 14, 2009 09:00 ET

CopperGate Co-Founder and VP David Baum to Speak at Worldwide HomePNA Technology Summit

Joins Leading Home Networking Technology Experts AT&T, Telefonica, Cisco, Digicable, TELUS, Motorola, Sunrise, Bell Aliant, Tata Sky, YES, and Yankee Group

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL and NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2009) - Today, CopperGate Communications Ltd., the Everywire Home Networking Company™, announced that co-founder and vice president of worldwide marketing, David Baum, will join a stellar lineup of speakers at the HomePNA Technology Summit to be held September 30 and October 1, 2009 in Houston, Texas. Along with AT&T, Telefonica, Motorola, Cisco and other leading communications companies, Baum will provide insight into current and future developments about HomePNA technology, its applications and future. The summit focuses on the HomePNA standard, which offers the best path for distributing bandwidth-intensive entertainment and broadband applications throughout the home using an existing wires approach.

The Summit, which is also being promoted by the FTTH Council, is co-located with the 2009 FTTH Conference & Expo, and will offer a wealth of information to broadband carriers who recognize the tremendous business opportunity presented by in-home networks.

Executive Quotes:

David Baum, Co-founder and Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, CopperGate Communications

"CopperGate is proud to be a part of the HomePNA Technology Summit and to be featured with the leading companies in telecommunications from around the world talking about their experiences and how they remain competitive in today's demanding IPTV marketplace."

"Broadband carriers across the globe are looking for ways to monetize the in-home network of entertainment distribution and digital interactivity. The HomePNA standard provides the highest performance and lowest costs for delivering in-home networking and broadband access. I am pleased to have the opportunity to share where the technology is going."

Highlights / Key Facts:

--  Telcos that have deployed HomePNA have received higher fixed line
    retention, higher ARPU, and greater customer satisfaction. To date, the
    addition of CopperGate-enabled IPTV has generated more than $1 billion in
    new revenues for service providers.
    
--  When telcos want to get into IPTV and triple play, the technology they
    turn to most is HomePNA, the ITU-T based standard G.9954. Four out of the
    top five largest carriers in North America deploying IPTV have selected
    HomePNA. In a recent report, HomePNA 3.1 was ranked the most widely
    deployed IPTV solution amongst service providers worldwide.
    
--  HomePNA has helped service providers reduce installation costs by over
    $300 million.
    
--  David Baum has 17 years of experience in management and development of
    digital signal processing and data communications. Prior to co-founding
    CopperGate, David spent six years with Orckit Communications, a major
    developer of xDSL chips and solutions, as a senior SW and DSP engineer for
    the company's VDSL and ADSL projects. He oversaw Orckit Communications'
    interoperability tests with several ADSL vendors, and led the software team
    of the DSL LITE / G.Lite modem. David holds a B.Sc. degree cum laude in
    Electrical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba,
    Israel.
    

Links/Urls to learn more:

IPTV Solutions

HomePNA Alliance

About HomePNA

HomePNA is an incorporated, non-profit association of industry-leading companies including AT&T, Motorola and Cisco working together to create, promote and certify multimedia home networking technology that operates over existing wires. HomePNA technology operates over coax cables and phone wires to deliver Internet Protocol (IP) services like IPTV, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and data, often bundled by service providers as triple-play services. Founded in June 1998, HomePNA members represent cutting-edge international companies that span the networking, telecommunications, hardware, software and consumer electronics industries. For more information on HomePNA, visit www.homepna.org and the HomePNA blog.

About CopperGate

CopperGate Communications is the only company whose standards-based chipsets enable carrier-class distribution of broadband digital content over all three types of existing wires in the home: coax, phone, and power. The company sells its technology to OEMs who build solutions for multimedia home networking and multi-dwelling unit (MDU) broadband access markets. CopperGate's chips are used in set-top boxes, residential gateways, optical network terminators and Ethernet bridges. CopperGate is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel with offices in the United States, Taiwan, Korea, China, and Japan. Please visit: http://www.copper-gate.com.

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