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FierceIPTV Selects Actiontec as one of its "Fierce 15" IPTV Companies of 2006

SUNNYVALE, CA (Oct. 11, 2006) - Actiontec announced today that it has been named to FierceIPTV's first annual Fierce 15 list. This distinction honors Actiontec as one of the top 15 emerging IPTV companies for 2006. FierceIPTV is a weekly email newsletter distributed by FierceMarkets that covers news and insights on the emerging IPTV industry, providing more than 18,000 subscribers a quick, authoritative briefing on the week's top wireless stories and markets.

"Actiontec's connectivity solutions have been serving customers such as Qwest, Verizon, AOL and others for some time, but its FTTP and DSL gateways will provide the company with an opportunity to become a leader in the gateway sector for IPTV as the industry develops," said Brian Dolan, editor of FierceIPTV. "Actiontec may end up reprioritizing itself to target the IPTV industry and they will reap the benefits because of it."

Earlier this year, Actiontec began shipping its first triple-play broadband router equipped with built-in support for the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) networking standard that is emerging as the leading choice for delivering and/or distributing IPTV. The router's WAN MoCA support enables telcos with fiber networks to provide connectivity at speeds of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps), making it possible to meet the higher throughput demands of video content. The product's LAN MoCA connectivity solves the crucial "inside mile" problem associated with disseminating different content to different rooms in the house by distributing content over a home's existing coaxial cabling, eliminating the time and expense of stringing Ethernet cable. Actiontec's router is capable of simultaneously serving three high-definition video streams throughout the home without degrading voice or data throughput.

"We are delighted to be charter winner of the FierceIPTV Fierce15 awards," said Gunjan Bhow, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management atActiontec Electronics. "With IPTV being rolled out in many markets globally, service providers face a very complex set of decisions at all points of their IPTV deployment. Publications such as FierceIPTV help manage this complexity with relevant and up-to-date information about the industry."

The FierceIPTV Fierce15 awards represent the best companies in the IPTV space that are making significant strides in technology and product development for the delivery of IPTV on a global scale. The complete list of winning companies is available today in a special issue of FierceIPTV and on the FierceIPTV website at http://www.fierceiptv.com.

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About Actiontec
Actiontec Electronics develops products and services enabling consumers to leverage broadband Internet connectivity to simplify and enrich their lives. Covering the full spectrum of solutions for the digital life, Actiontec's products include broadband modems, home gateways, wireless networking devices, routers, VoIP adapters, and digital entertainment devices, sold through retail channels and broadband service providers; and the VoSKY family of Skype-certified products that allow consumers to make Internet calls anywhere and anytime, sold through online and retail channels. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Austin, TX; Colorado Springs, CO; Basingstoke, United Kingdom; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, call 408-752-7700 or visit http://www.actiontec.com.