Entropic, BroadLight partner for FTTH MoCA 2.0

Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR) and BroadLight have partnered to offer Multimedia over Coax (MoCA) technology to designers of GPON optical network terminals (ONTs) for fiber to the home (FTTH) applications.

The partnership will leverage Entropic's MoCA 2.0 silicon and BroadLight's GPON expertise to create a silicon and software package for optimized MoCA 2.0 enabled ONTs.

The combined offering will provide 500 Mbps of MAC throughput between two nodes on a single channel or 1 Gbps of MAC throughput between channel bonded nodes, the companies say.

"Service providers are leveraging their FTTH model to offer innovative subscriber services, many of which have high bandwidth requirements that the typical home cannot handle," said Doron Tal, vice president, business development and product marketing, at BroadLight. "The pairing of the BroadLight BL23500 third-generation GPON processor with Entropic's newest silicon allows for unconstrained GPON bandwidth throughout the home, ensuring the capacity delivered to the home is carried throughout the entire home network."

Entropic and BroadLight have previously worked together to enable MoCA 1.1 GPON ONTs using Entropic's EN2210 and EN2510 MoCA ICs paired with BroadLight's BL2348 GPON Processor. This combination is widely deployed within Verizon's FiOS network, according to the companies.

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