Industry sources say the U.S. telcos won't accept broadband over powerline (BPL) as a means for delivering IPTV any time soon, but BPL pushers at the HomePlug Technology Conference seem bullish that their technology just needs to become simplified and more accessible. Tadomir Jovanovic, the CEO of BPL company SPiDCOM, predicted that there will be 63 million IPTV subscribers worldwide by 2010, which gives the BPL industry a good market opportunity. A rep from Cisco said the company will debut its BPL solution at CES next year with Comcast signed on as a content provider. Cable's on the wagon, IPTV next?
For more on BPL and IPTV:
- see this article from PC Magazine