HomePlug® Powerline Alliance Members Promote Powerline Networking Success at IP&TV World Forum 2012

Demonstrate Latest Developments in Cutting Edge IP Distribution and Broadband Multimedia Services Connectivity

London, U.K. - March 19, 2012 - Demonstrating the convergence of broadcast and broadband technologies, the HomePlug® Powerline Alliance (www.homeplug.org) announces the major presence of HomePlug members at this week's IP&TV World Forum (March 20-22, 2012, Olympia Exhibition Centre, London).

The HomePlug Powerline Alliance is the worldwide industry group for powerline communications networking standards, which enables a home's electrical wires to distribute broadband Internet, IPTV and HD video, digital music and smart energy applications. IP&TV World Forum brings together broadcasters from a wide variety or platform backgrounds - smart TV, OTT, cable, satellite, terrestrial, and telco-to-network - looking at the opportunities presented by IP delivery. The conference has a particular focus on service providers from around the world.

HomePlug members exhibiting at IP&TV Forum are:

- Broadcom Corporation

- Qualcomm Atheros

- STMicroelectronics

- Aztech Technologies Pte Ltd

- devolo AG

- Lea

- Shenzhen Gongjin Electronics Co (T&W)

- Sigma Designs

"Home networks are now carrying high volumes of entertainment content, and consumers expect uninterrupted viewing experiences," commented Rob Ranck, president of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance. "To deliver this experience, service providers are seeing the benefits of powerline technologies to create a broadband-strength network inside the home. Our members know that being HomePlug certified ensures a level of confidence across service providers worldwide, and helps them define the next generation of standards."

About the HomePlug® Powerline Alliance

The HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. (www.homeplug.org) is an industry-led initiative with 65 member companies that creates specifications, marketing and certification programs to accelerate worldwide adoption of powerline networking with HomePlug technology. With HomePlug technology, the electrical wires in the home can now distribute broadband Internet, HD video, digital music and smart energy applications.

The Alliance works with key stakeholders to ensure HomePlug specifications are designed to meet the requirements of IPTV service providers, power utilities, equipment and appliance manufacturers, consumer electronics and other constituents. The HomePlug Certified Logo program is the powerline networking industry's largest Compliance and Interoperability Certification Program and the program has certified over 270 devices.

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