Deutsche Telekom has selected Celeno Communication’s CL1820 Wi-Fi chip and OptimizAIR technology to power its Speedport W 102 Bridge, which will enable Deutsche Telekom to distribute its “Entertain” IPTV service wirelessly throughout the home to consumers in Germany. Entertain has around 140 TV channels, 15,000 titles, 2,500 national and international radio stations, and interactive applications.
With the Speedport W 102 Bridge, German consumers can watch their Entertain IPTV service on multiple set-top boxes (STBs), receiving content wirelessly, and share multi-room digital video recorder (DVR) content wirelessly.
Deutsche Telekom launched its Entertain IPTV service in 2007. Today, the service has 1.6 million subscribers and is available to 20 million households across Germany through high-speed DSL lines.
The Speedport W 102 Bridge enables consumers to self install their media receiver DVR. The unit also provides consumers with the freedom to place their STBs and TVs anywhere in the home and enjoy time-shifted content recorded on a master DVR from any STB in their home. Subscribers using the Speedport W 102 Bridge can expand their network to up to four video adapters in their home.