Powerline Communication (PLC) technology from DS2 and Comtrend selected to enable the delivery of SingTel's IPTV service, mio TV

  • Enables a secure and reliable 'plug and play' home network for quick access to content
  • Fast data transfer rate up to 200Mbps – even in high-density areas
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Valencia, SPAIN – 11th August, 2009 – DS2 and Comtrend Corporation today announced that Comtrend’s Power Grid 902 adapter, based on DS2's Aitana powerline communication chipset, has been selected by Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) to create a secure and reliable home network to deliver quick and convenient access to content and entertainment on SingTel's IPTV service, mio TV. DS2 is a leading technology innovator in next generation wireline technology based on the G.hn standard for a single wired home network and a global supplier of Universal Powerline Association (UPA) compatible circuits for Digital Home, Smart Grid and Ethernet over Coax applications. Comtrend Corporation is the leading provider of home networking solutions for service providers.
SingTel's mio TV service is a 24-hour pay TV service. It offers multi-room connectivity with a Set-Top Box with or without a Digital Video Recording (DVR) feature. Each Set-Top Box is connected to an ADSL2+ modem and a SingTel telephone line. The service will now offer Comtrend’s Power Grid 902 adapter, based on DS2's Aitana chipset, as a local network bridge for 'plug and play' home networking. Each adapter features an integrated power socket that saves the subscribers’ wall outlet for other uses and includes a mains filter for greater reliability.

"Working with key suppliers to large service providers, DS2 has designed features that are specifically required for the IPTV market. DS2 technology optimizes performance to guarantee maximum data rate in high-density areas like Singapore," said Jorge Blasco, President and CEO of DS2. He added: "DS2's 200Mbps UPA-compliant powerline communications technology provides a reliable and scalable home networking solution that will interoperate with our next generation DSS9960 chipset which we are designing to comply with the emerging ITU G.hn standard. Our technology offers scalability, safeguards the operator’s investment and ensures that SingTel customers will enjoy a better TV service."

DS2's Aitana chipset was designed for service provider IPTV applications. It offers a maximum PHY data transfer rate of 200Mbps. Powered by DS2´s SPIRIT firmware, Aitana provides advanced capabilities, such as TR069-compliant remote management, offering SingTel the option to manage devices in the subscriber's home network. It also includes programable Quality of Service (QoS) to ensure that voice and video services get higher priority than data services to ensure maximum performance for all applications.

"We are delighted that SingTel has chosen powerline communication technology from Comtrend and DS2 for its mio TV service," said Sam Liu, President, Comtrend Corporation. "Comtrend has extensive knowledge and expertize of the powerline market and this partnership is an example of how this expertize, coupled with our customer service, manufacturing capability and cost effectiveness, combine to offer tailored solutions that enable network operators to offer enhanced services and greater choice to their customers."

Additional DS2 Press Releases:

DS2 welcomes new ITU-T G.hn standard for high-speed networking by announcing plans for DSS9960 chipset with G.hn/UPA/OPERA compatibility

DS2 and Works Systems announce availability of turn-key TR-069-managed home networking solution

About DS2
DS2 is the leading technology innovator and a global provider of high-speed semiconductor solutions for Powerline Communications and other wire-line network communications products. DS2 invented high-speed Powerline Communications delivering the first 200Mbps Powerline Communications IC to enable quality multimedia home networking, networked entertainment and broadband access applications to and throughout the home, office, or building, as well as throughout urban and rural communities. Enabling the hidden multimedia network behind the power outlet is the purpose of DS2. Our mission is to engage our customers at the vanguard of innovation by creating the most advanced and sustainable powerline, coaxial and phoneline communications solutions.

About Comtrend Corporation
Comtrend designs, develops and manufactures market leading telecommunication and networking products for residential users and businesses. Its products enable broadband access, home networking, wireless connectivity, file and print sharing, content delivery and remote management. The company's networking products include switches, powerline, wireless access points, network interface cards, adapters, and bridges and its broadband access products comprise routers, gateways, integrated access devices and wireless gateways. Comtrend markets its products through wholesale distributors, direct market resellers, value added resellers, and broadband service providers.

About SingTel
SingTel is Asia's leading communications group with operations and investments worldwide. Committed to bringing the best of global communications to customers in Asia Pacific and beyond, SingTel provides a comprehensive portfolio of services that includes voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms, as well as infocomm technology and pay TV. SingTel’s network of 37 offices in 19 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States, enables it to deliver reliable and quality network solutions to its customers. Together with its regional partners, it is Asia’s largest multi-market mobile operator, serving 249 million customers in eight markets.

Ann Whyte
DS2 – Director Corporate Communication
Tel:+ 34 96 136 60 04

Manuela Whittaker
IBA – PR for DS2
Tel: +44(0)1780 721433

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