MoCA Joins Broadband Forum

Shoring up its commitment to broadband access technologies, the Multimedia over Coax Alliance has joined the Broadband Forum.

MoCA is known for its speedy home networking platform, but its work with the Broadband Forum will center mostly on MoCA Access, a fiber-extension technology based on MoCA 2.5 that can deliver up to 2.5 Gbps downstream and 2 Gbps up using in-building coaxial cabling.

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MoCA said it will work with the Broadband Forum to integrate the organization’s data modeling and management standards with MoCA Access.  

Joining the Broadband Forum will also broaden MoCA’s exposure to telcos, ISPs, cable operators and other members of the group.

In addition to traditional broadband service providers, MoCA Access is also designed to appeal to sectors such as hospitality/hotels, restaurants, offices and other buildings that are wired with coax.

“We have always believed that the industry needs a diverse portfolio of technologies that addresses all the many use-cases that exist in the global broadband industry,” Robin Mersh, CEO of the Broadband Forum, said in a statement.

“Membership in the Broadband Forum is part of our strategy to build relationships and partner with other organizations that have the software tools and the international reputation that promotes and establishes MoCA Access as a viable access technology in domestic and international markets,” added MoCA president Charles Cerino.