Metalink to Demonstrate WLANPlus Solution for Wireless HD-IPTV Distribution at IPTV World Forum


YAKUM, Israel, February 26 // -- Metalink Ltd. (NASDAQ: MTLK), a provider of high-performance
wireless and wireline broadband communication silicon solutions, today announced that it will demonstrate WLANPlus(TM), the industry's first CE-grade dual-band 802.11n-compliant chipset, at the upcoming IPTV World Forum in London, March 5-7, 2007, at booth #116. Barry Volinskey, Metalink's VP of Wireless LAN Marketing, will take part in "Managing the New Customer Experience - From Content to Connectivity," a panel that will take place on Tuesday, March 6th, 2007, at 12:30 PM GMT (07:30 AM EST).

Metalink's demonstration will feature WLANPlus' unique ability to deliver high-definition television (HDTV) over wireless LAN at wire line quality. WLANPlus is an advanced 802.11n standard-compliant Wireless Local Area Networking (WLAN) chipset designed to enable high-throughput, rich-content, quality-critical applications. Metalink's unique technology enables the delivery of IPTV throughout the home, and is the most robust and cost-effective solution for distribution of multiple HDTV streams over wireless home networks at wire-like performance.

As such, WLANPlus is the industry's best-in-breed wireless platform for products and services that require guaranteed performance, large bandwidth and interoperability with legacy Wi-Fi. It is the optimal high-throughput wireless interface for a full range of next-generation consumer electronics products, including Residential Gateways, DTVs, HDTVs, Set-Top Boxes, Media Adaptors, Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) and more.

According to ABI Research, the number of Telco TV subscribers is expected to grow tenfold over the next three years from 2.7 million in
2006 to 31.5 in 2009. Metalink's 802.11n-compliant WLANPlus offers the best-of-breed solution for distributing video over IP networks throughout the home, thereby meeting these emerging market needs.

About IPTV World Forum

Now in its third year, IPTV World Forum is established as the world's leading IPTV conference and exhibition. With over 5000 visitors anticipated to attend, and over 200 exhibitors. At IPTV World Forum 2006, there were over 2000 visitors and 80 exhibitors. For more information please
visit: http://www.iptv-forum.com/

About Metalink

Metalink Ltd. (NASDAQ: MTLK) is a leading provider of high performance wireless and wire line broadband communication silicon solutions. Metalink's WLAN and DSL technologies are designed to enable true broadband connectivity in every home, and its products revolutionize the broadband experience by facilitating the convergence of telecommunication, networking and entertainment.

Metalink's WLANPlus(TM) is a high-throughput, 802.11n-draft-compliant wireless LAN technology optimized for the networked home entertainment environment. Featuring advanced MIMO technology and full support of QoS, and operating in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, WLANPlus enables multi-room networking of multiple high-definition video streams. In addition, Metalink offers a broad range of symmetric DSL and VDSL products used by operators as a cost-effective network upgrade to support triple-play services.

Headquartered in Yakum, Israel, the company has subsidiaries in Atlanta (US), South Korea, and Japan as well as an office in China.
Further information is available at www.metalinkbb.com

Source: Metalink Ltd

Contact: Mor Abraham, Marketing Communications Manager, Metalink Ltd., Tel: +972-9-9605406, Fax: +972-9-9605544, amor@metalinkbb.com

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