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HomePNA – the Global Standard Over Coax and Phone Lines

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

HomePNA is the leading standard and technology used for transferring Internet Protocol (IP) content across existing coax cables and phone wires. The main goal of HomePNA is to deliver rich media content such as HDTV streams, VoIP and broadband data without having to install new CAT-5 wiring.HomePNA is the marketing name for the ITU-T G.9954 standard – the only open global standard on the market today for “no-new-wires” networking. HomePNA is designed to run over coax and phone lines. While phone line was the original purpose of HomePNA, over a million homes now have HomePNA running over their coax wiring. In fact, HomePNA connects enough coax wiring to circumnavigate the globe.

HomePNA Delivers More for Less

HomePNA is the leading Home Entertainment Networking technology for a reason – it delivers more content for less money and hassles. HomePNA is optimized for existing coax and phone lines – making it easy for service providers to quickly and economically deploy IPTV Solutions and other services. A typical service provider can deploy IPTV using HomePNA at roughly half the install cost and time as that of deploying IPTV with Cat-5.

HomePNA is capable of delivering a total payload of over 200 Mbit/s. This is more than enough for the delivery of current rich multimedia content distribution and it provides ample headroom for the high bandwidth based applications of the future.

HomePNA is optimized for the real world. It coexists well with broadband and narrowband services (xDSL, TV, telephone) on the same wire and delivers prioritized and parameterized QoS for better quality of experience results.

HomePNA Networks are Easy to Install

The concept behind HomePNA is pretty straightforward. Simply connect the first HomePNA enabled device to any available phone jack or coax/TV outlet and the other HomePNA device to another phone jack or coax/TV outlet and you are good to go. Using HomePNA, every phone jack and every coax/TV outlet becomes a connectivity point which enables the extention of the network to every room in the house.

HomePNA Runs the Applications You Want to Deliver

HomePNA is perfect for a broad range of home entertainment, MDU and broadband access solutions.

  • Home Entertainment Networks
  • IPTV Solutions
  • Triple Play Services
  • Whole Home DVR
  • Over the Top Applications
  • MDU and Hospitality
  • IPTV Solutions for MDU
  • Broadband Access

HomePNA Fits Your Environment

The secret to any great technology is it works well within its environment. This is true with HomePNA. CopperGate’s HomePNA chipsets quickly and easily fit within your environment:

  • Works on either coax or phone. With HomePNA, installers can decide on site which media is best for that specific installation. Only HomePNA provides this level of flexibility.
  • Supports any Ethernet based service in the home. Whether it is IPTV, VoIP, Internet surfing, Whole Home DVR, it doesn’t matter. Anything that is IP based can be supported by HomePNA. That is why HomePNA has such a broad ecosystem of devices and partners.
  • Coexists well with Cable TV, ADSL and VDSL. HomePNA has been optimized to work in bands that coexist with either ADSL or VDSL on the same wire. A simple DSL filter is all that is needed. In addition, HomePNA can work over the same coax infrastructure with analog or digital cable TV (no low frequency band return channel) and HomePNA is perfect for delivering IPTV and cable TV over the same coax line for applications.
  • Tunable to the environment. HomePNA has the flexibility to operate over different frequency bands such as 12-28 Mhz, 12-44 Mhz, 36-52 Mhz or 36-68 Mhz. This provides flexibility in finding the optimal frequency for your environment and makes it easier to fit your regulatory requirements.

HomePNA is Popular

Many service providers are deploying HomePNA around the world. Four out of the top five North American Telcos deploying IPTV have selected HomePNA as their Home Entertainment Networks solution. You should, too. HomePNA is installed by dozens of service providers worldwide and more are joining every day. Already over 1,000,000 homes are running HomePNA today.

HomePNA Performs Great

HomePNA delivers the performance that service providers want. HomePNA is:

  • Stable. Once a system has been installed and the network has been qualified, there are virtually no truck rolls with HomePNA and the performance level is maintained as long as the equipment is connected and operational.
  • Robust. The HomePNA technology can mitigate both narrow band interferers such as Ham radio transmissions as well as broadband noise sources typical to unshielded phone lines or coaxial MDU environments.
  • Great Reach. HomePNA can reach over 750 feet over phone lines before any degration in bandwidth. HomePNA can maintain connectivity all the way past 1,500 feet – over 500 yards.
  • Excellent Attenuation Response. CopperGate’s HomePNA chips deliver maximum throughput without any degradation for attenuations up to 40 dB, and continue to work up to roughly 70 dB.
  • Parameterized and Prioritized QoS. HomePNA supports both parameterized and prioritized quality of service (QoS) and guarantees the delivery of high priority packets in the presence of best effort data streams.
  • Multiple End-Points. HomePNA can add end points without performance degradations. The number of end points does not affect the total system bandwidth of the network. For example, HomePNA can support up to 62 end points in MDU and Hospitality applications.
  • Rate Negotiation. HomePNA provides the best performance for each line condition using a sophisticated peer-to-peer rate negotiation process.
  • Remote Management. HomePNA enables TR-069 based remote and local monitoring of the network to check for quality, network speed, network load, the noise floor, and other key parameters that describe the overall system behavior.