Multimedia Over Coax

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Multimedia Over Coax

A shot across the bow of the ILECS and Satellite providers was seen today. The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) is announcing the successful results of its large-scale field trial at the National Show. Conducted by MoCA's founders in 15 cities, the trial validates MoCA's capabilities as both the highest-speed technology for home networking and the only field-proven to be capable of transporting multiple HDTV streams. According to the group, large-scale tests validate performance of 100 Mbps in real world conditions.

Tests also showed that the core technology provides the level of performance necessary to deliver digital entertainment to every coax outlet in the home, with at least 100 Mbps throughput being delivered to 95% of coax jacks tested. The stringent level of testing makes sure that the high speeds delivered by a MoCA home network are consistently available throughout the home.

MoCA founding members performed multiple tests in over 200 homes and multi-unit dwellings to validate the MoCA technology will meet the requirements set in the Market Requirements Document approved by the MoCA Board of Directors. Entropic Communications' c.LINK technology, the core technology behind the emerging MoCA standard, was used in the field trials.

This announcement is great news for consumers. I look forward to bandwidth wars between the iLECS and cable companies.



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