The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) Ratifies MoCA 2.0 Standard

  • Posted on: 15 June 2010
  • By: chw staff

The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) today announced the ratification of MoCA 2.0,  giving OEM and operators a clear roadmap for them to invest and develop technologies that will serve the gorwing need for better connected devices.  The new standard will benefit technologies such as multi-room DVR, broadband extension and PC-to-TV connectivity, that will provide consumers with more robust, satisfying whole-home networking experiences.

MoCA 2.0 offers two performance modes, Basic and Enhanced, with 400 Mbps and 800 Mbps net throughputs (MAC), using 700 Mbps and 1.4 Gbps PHY rates, respectively.  For point-to-point WAN applications, performance can be optimized for two node networks with Basic mode delivering 500 Mbps net throughput (MAC) and Enhanced mode providing 1 Gbps net throughput.

At the core of this new upgrade is backward compatibility for MoCA 1.0/1.1 of the standard. The MoCA said “MoCA 1.1 meets the bandwidth and reliability requirements of service providers today. MoCA 2.0 addresses the requirements of operators and their subscribers in the future,” said Charles Cerino, president of MoCA.” The new standard should suffice as we move into the connected home.

“Performance becomes ever more critical as service providers add higher-bandwidth applications to their service offerings,” said Dr. Anton Monk, VP of Technology at Entropic Communications and MoCA CTO. “MoCA 2.0 will feature unrivalled performance and reliability and MoCA continues to be the networking technology of choice for today’s and tomorrow’s home entertainment network.”