Atheros Amps Up AlcaLu

Atheros Comm's AMP powerline adapters achieved TR-069 interoperability with Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive Home Device Manager technology

March 23, 2011

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LONDON -- Atheros Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHR), a global leader in innovative technologies for wireless and wired communications, today announced that its AMPâ„¢ powerline adapters have achieved TR-069 interoperability with Alcatel-Lucent's Motive Home Device Manager. Such interoperability ensures that broadband service providers using Motive's industry-leading Auto Configuration Server (ACS), can remotely activate, configure and manage IPTV and other advanced services on home networks that use Atheros-based powerline adapters.

  • The Broadband Forum's TR-069 WAN Management Protocol is used by service providers to remotely manage and monitor tens of millions of broadband devices around the world, including gateways, set-top boxes and network adapters that deliver media and entertainment services.

  • HomePlug AV, based on the IEEE 1901 standard, is the preferred home networking technology for IPTV services, with more than 50 carrier deployments around the world. Atheros' AMP technology powers the most widely adopted HomePlug AV products -- delivering hassle-free network set-up and up to 500 Mbps of bandwidth to support next-generation media and entertainment services.

  • Motive, an Alcatel-Lucent company, is the industry-leading ACS vendor, providing remote management capabilities to broadband service providers. Its MotiveSmart Verification Program certifies the interoperability of customer premises equipment (CPE) with its ACS system to streamline the deployment of broadband services for a variety of home networks.

  • By integrating the TR-069 protocol into its powerline software stack, AMP adapters can communicate with Motive's ACS to provide information about the system's operational status, modify configuration parameters or download new firmware.

  • Atheros AMP adapters are the first powerline products implementing the new TR-181i2 device data model to pass Motive's TR-069 interoperability tests. TR-181i2 enhances the remote management protocol by adding support for the latest home networking technologies, including HomePlug, multi-SSID Wi-Fi, IPv6 and Quality of Service.Bryce Judd, vice president of Business Operations and Partnerships, Motive says, "Remote management is a critical feature that helps carriers reduce the cost of deploying and supporting advanced media services. By completing the MotiveSmart Verification Program with the industry's first TR-181i2 implementation, Atheros is bringing these features to powerline CPE and making HomePlug technology even more attractive for carriers' IPTV services."

    Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)

    Atheros Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHR)

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