CableLabs joins MoCA
Michelle Clancy
| 11 June 2014
CableLabs has joined the Multimedia over Coax (MoCA) Association, which has pioneered a standard for home entertainment networking and extending Wi-Fi connectivity.

The two organisations have been working together for years as part of a technical liaison relationship. Membership of MoCA enables CableLabs to provide more input and direction early in the spec development process for greater synergy between the two organisations.

"We have always worked well with MoCA and our membership further establishes and strengthens the relationship," said Ralph Brown, CTO at CableLabs. "We look forward to continuing our joint efforts in support of cable operators and the broader cable ecosystem."

MoCA 2.0 is available and is the first specification developed by the entire Alliance. It offers two performance modes of 400Mbps and 800Mbps actual throughputs, packet error rates (PER) as low as one in 100 million with a nominal latency of 3.6ms, and standby and sleep modes for help in overall power management in the network.

"We are pleased that CableLabs has joined MoCA. The cooperation between our two organisations is critical to keeping the cable market strong - in the US and worldwide - through innovation, certification of products and specifications that are mutually beneficial to the operators and consumers," said Charles Cerino, MoCA president