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Sunrise Telecom(R) Joins HomePNA Alliance Board of Directors.

Telecom Test Equipment Company and Four New Member Companies Will Help Service Providers Deliver Triple-Play Services to Home Market

SAN RAMON, Calif. -- HomePNA announced today the appointment of a new board member and four new member companies that have joined the rapidly growing alliance. Sunrise Telecom, a leader in testing and monitoring solutions for voice, video, data services and next-generation digital multimedia, was appointed to the alliance's board of directors. The addition of Sunrise Telecom's testing and monitoring expertise will help HomePNA eliminate barriers to widespread deployment of "triple-play" entertainment networking services. The new alliance members are leading equipment manufacturers Netopia, Zhone Technologies, and UTStarcom and component manufacturer MCR Group.

HomePNA alliance members develop the internationally recognized interoperability standards and best practices that help service providers answer demand for next-generation home networking solutions. HomePNA technology leverages the ubiquitous in-home wiring infrastructure of telephone and cable service providers to expedite deployment of new IP-based triple-play services including telephone, television and computer networking.

"We see HomePNA technology continuing to gain strong momentum as a preferred means of distributing IPTV in customers' homes," said Robert Heintz, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, Sunrise Telecom. "Sunrise Telecom is eager to help the alliance further develop specifications and practices that will help telecom providers like AT&T deploy these services quickly and seamlessly."

HomePNA standards developed within the alliance provide the tools needed to design and install equipment for the new services, which enables faster development cycles and consumer deployments.

"We welcome Sunrise Telecom to the HomePNA board of directors," said David Deas, vice president, networks and services, at AT&T Laboratories Inc., a HomePNA board member company. "Test equipment is a critical component to actually deploying the new equipment our members develop using HomePNA technology. Sunrise Telecom's expertise will help us benefit from the service, speed and reliability the standard promises."

HomePNA 3.0 technology, standardized by the ITU in May 2005, is a multimedia home networking technology for triple-play services: entertainment data networking, VoIP and computer networking. Its unique blend of high speed, robust performance, low cost, guaranteed QoS, and the ability to operate simultaneously over both phone lines and coaxial cables make it uniquely suited to the needs of service providers for deploying new services.

About Sunrise Telecom, Inc.

Sunrise Telecom develops and manufactures communications test and measurement solutions that enable service providers to deliver high-quality voice, video, data and next-generation digital multimedia services quickly, reliably, and cost-effectively. The company offers a robust portfolio of feature-rich, easy-to-use products that pre-qualify, verify, and diagnose telecommunications, cable TV, and Internet networks from a variety of access points including wireline, DSL, optical fiber, coaxial cable, and signaling networks. Based in San Jose, California, Sunrise Telecom distributes its products through a direct sales force and a network of sales representatives and distributors worldwide.

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About HomePNA

HomePNA is an incorporated, non-profit association of industry-leading companies working together to help ensure the adoption of networking industry standards using existing home wiring. Members of HomePNA develop industry standards over both phone line and coax cables with the intent to rapidly bring to market a range of interoperable data and audio/video home networking solutions.

Founded in June 1998, HomePNA's membership includes cutting-edge international companies spanning the networking, telecommunications, hardware, software and consumer electronics industries. For more information on HomePNA, visit
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Date:Oct 18, 2006
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