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October 20, 2008

Synapsis Implements Corinex's Broadband over Power Line Infrastructure

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Canada-based Corinex Communications, a provider of power line and coaxial networking products, has announced a new partnership with Synapsis to provide and install broadband over power line (BPL) infrastructure.
BPL, a technology also known as power-line communications (PLC), allows Internet data to be transmitted over utility power lines. Users can subscribe to BPL without requiring a phone, cable or a satellite connection.
“Together, Corinex and Synapsis will provide world-class BPL installations across all of Latin America,” said Peter Sobotka, CEO at Corinex.
Across Latin America, Synapsis offers engineering and technical solutions to power and utility companies. The company specializes in engineering and technical solutions for the telecommunications, information systems, telecontrol and environmental industries.
Leonardo Covalschi, CEO at Synapsis said that his company selected Corinex because it has a vast portfolio of products which will help the company bring innovative solutions to the customers.
He expects that Synapsis’ vast experience with power line technology communication (PLC) technology will enable the company to use it as an integral part of the systems integration (SI) solutions.
BPL products provided by Corinex are expected to be used in the installations to support connectivity in homes, multiple dwelling units (MDU) and “last mile” links on electric lines for broadband services as well as utility applications.
Back in June, Corinex announced that it entered into a partnership with EMPRESA ELECTRICA QUITO (EEQ) which has selected a consortium of TELCONET S.A., GILAUCO S.A. and BRIGHTCELL S.A. to deploy a Corinex BPL access network across all major centers in Quito, the capital city of Ecuador.
A month later, the company also announced that it would lead a project to provide Internet access to villages in India through BPL technology. The technology is connecting adjoining villages in India to the Internet using existing power lines to transfer broadband Internet access.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi