Portugal Telecom field-tests Sigma Design chips

Teleco Portugal Telecom has completed a successful filed trial using Sigma Designs’ G.hn for HD video streaming technology.

The 60-day trial saw Portugal Telecom run their triple-play service (MEO) to customers’ homes over Sigma Designs’ G.hn powerline network.

The trial included distribution of multiple live and recorded HD streams, as well as data over the powerline infrastructure, according to Sigma.

“We attribute consumers’ enthusiastic response to the Portugal Telecom powerline trial to the robustness of the G.hn technology.  We know consumers demand flawless performance while watching premium high quality HD content wherever they are in their house. We have built our G.hn products to deliver this and more at the lowest possible installation cost to service providers,” said Gabi Hilevitz, Sigma Designs’ vice president and general manager for its home connectivity business unit.

Portugal Telecom’s home networking and DVB systems director, Ashok Bhagubai, added: “The trial surpassed our expectations and we are pleased that Sigma’s solution was reviewed so favourably by the trial participants. It is obvious today that G.hn reached an interesting performance and robustness level.”

Sigma’s CG5200 G.hn chipsets are optimised for IPTV distribution and advanced unicast and multicast systems. They were designed to be easily embedded within a broad range of products such as connected TVs, DVRs, thin client Set-top boxes, home gateways, ONTs, Blue ray DVDs and any other equipment for multimedia and entertainment.


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