TELUS Selects CopperGate's HomePNA 3.1 Home Networking Technology for IPTV Service : Canadian telecommunications service provider gets new technology to bring TELUS TV into more homes

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CopperGate Communications, a leading provider of home networking chipsets for triple play IPTV over existing wiring, today announced that TELUS has selected CopperGate's HomePNA 3.1 technology integrated into set-top boxes and residential gateways for its TELUS TV service offering. TELUS is a leading provider of high-speed Internet, voice, and wireless communications services in Canada.

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Customer demand for TELUS TV is growing rapidly year after year. We are very pleased with the performance and features offered by CopperGate's HomePNA 3.1

CopperGate's chipsets provide a complete HomePNA 3.1 home networking solution that operates over both coax cables and phone wires. CopperGate chipsets are the first to comply with the ITU G.9954 (HomePNA 3.1) home networking standard and feature guaranteed parameter-based service levels and powerful remote management and diagnostics capabilities. HomePNA 3.1 technology is being deployed today by AT&T and other major telecommunication companies worldwide.

"HomePNA offers an excellent value proposition for service providers deploying triple play services and has gained strong momentum worldwide," noted William Simmelink, CopperGate's president. "We are pleased to add another leading service provider such as TELUS to our list of clients."

TELUS TV is a 100 percent digital entertainment service that allows subscribers to customize their entertainment experience. With TELUS TV, customers get automatic access to TELUS Video On Demand and can build a TV package from a list of more than 200 channels.

"Customer demand for TELUS TV is growing rapidly year after year. We are very pleased with the performance and features offered by CopperGate's HomePNA 3.1," said Stephen Ospalak, vice-president, Mobile and Home devices at TELUS. "HomePNA 3.1 is helping us offer our IP based television service to more homes than ever while allowing us to lower installation and operational costs over time."

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.4 billion of annual revenue and 11.4 million customer connections including 5.8 million wireless subscribers, 4.3 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and alumni have contributed $113 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 2.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

About CopperGate

CopperGate Communications, the Everywire Home Networking Company™ develops high performance chipsets for broadband access and networking for high fidelity home entertainment applications such as HD-enabled IPTV, multi-room DVRs, and video on demand (VOD). As a leader in multi-wire home networking, only CopperGate offers both HomePNA and HomePlug technology for individual homes and multi-dwelling and multi-tenant units (MDU/MTU) worldwide. CopperGate chipsets have been deployed by leading triple-play service providers representing nearly 100 million lines and have already connected more than 15,000 miles of coax. Founded in 2000, CopperGate is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel with offices in the United States, Taiwan, Korea, China and Japan. Please visit http://www.copper-gate.com.

CopperStream, CopperGate, CopperGate Communications, the Everywire Home Networking Company and the CopperGate Emblems are trademarks or registered trademarks of CopperGate in the U.S.A. and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are believed to be trademarks of their respective owners.

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