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Pirelli Uses DS2 for Powerline

PARIS -- DS2, world leader in semiconductor solutions for home networking and broadband access over power line, coaxial cable, and telephone wires today announces that Pirelli Broadband Solutions has introduced a highly-integrated powerline extender based on DS2s 200 Mbps powerline chip technology into its portfolio. Pirelli's powerline products use existing electrical wiring to deliver IPTV signals from an access gateway, to one or more TV set top boxes throughout the home.

Pirellis powerline portfolio delivers bandwidth-intensive applications, including HD IPTV, video on demand (VOD), and VoIP via consumer appliances such as a televisions or a PC through the existing electrical power network. The solution not only extends the reach of the existing broadband network but also allows telecom operators to offer a self-installing solution that does not require additional wiring.

"We offer proven technology solutions to telecom operators," said Corrado Rocca senior vice president, Product Marketing and Development for Pirelli Broadband Solutions. "Our DS2-based 200 Mbps powerline product strengthens our end-to-end solution for delivering voice, data and multimedia-based services to telecom operators. With this new powerline product Pirelli delivers innovation, value and costs savings to commercial IPTV rollouts."

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