Entropic, a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, announced today that Sichuan Telecom, a subsidiary of China Telecom, China's largest Internet service provider, is deploying a new Entropic-based MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) Ethernet-to Coax Adapter (ECA) to distribute IPTV services.
Adoption of MoCA as the leading home networking backbone solution continues to gain traction globally as consumers want a secure, high-speed distribution network for broadband and WiFi extension in every room of their home(s). By deploying MoCA-based ECAs to its subscribers', Sichuan Telecom is providing a straightforward plug-and-play solution – that simply connects to the existing in-home coaxial network – to create a high-speed, whole-home entertainment backbone for IPTV services. Sichuan Telecom is the first telecom operator in China to provide MoCA-enabled adapters to its subscribers.
MoCA adapters, or ECAs, provide Sichuan Telecom a cost-effective way to bring Internet access to all connected entertainment devices in the home by converting the existing in-home coaxial wiring into an Ethernet network, without having to run multiple cables. In addition to IPTV applications, Entropic-based MoCA adapters can improve whole-home video and data coverage by extending the wired network backbone to all corners of the home in order to distribute HD and UHD media, low latency online gaming, over-the-top (OTT) / Internet content and wireless entertainment anywhere in the home.
"Deployment of MoCA technology by Sichuan Telecom represents the first telco deployment of MoCA in China, a significant milestone, demonstrating that MoCA is truly becoming a global standard," said Matt Rhodes, senior vice president, Global Marketing, Entropic. "China's telecom operators represent a large untapped market for MoCA enabled products and this is just the beginning of Entropic's efforts to see MoCA used pervasively throughout China."
The MoCA-based ECAs are available from Sichuan Telecom today. Entropic will be demonstrating its full range of MoCA products at the 2015 CCBN conference in the Entropic Meeting Suite, located at Radisson "Blu" Beijing – Meeting Room suite 1420.
About Sichuan Telecom
China Telecom Global Limited ("CTG") is the wholly owned international business subsidiary of China Telecom, one of the world's largest providers of integrated telecommunication services. China Telecom has a long-standing commitment to the development of our global operations and capabilities in order to establish a leading position in the international telecommunication market. In November 2000, China Telecom took the first step to realize that commitment by establishing a representative office in America. Over the next decade, China Telecom's international footprint grew rapidly with the establishment of its three overseas subsidiaries - China Telecom Hong Kong Limited, China Telecom Americas Corporation and China Telecom (Europe) Limited. We have also forged an extensive global network by building over 47 overseas POP nodes in 36 countries connected to the rest of the world via high-speed terrestrial links and submarine cables, with over total international transmission capacity of 2900G. Sichuan Telecom is the branch office of CTG, and is in charge of the business cover the whole Sichuan area.
Entropic™ (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and IP-based streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's next-generation Set-top Box (STB) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Connectivity solutions enable Pay-TV operators to offer consumers more captivating whole-home entertainment experiences by transforming the way digital entertainment is delivered, connected and consumed – in the home and on the go. For more information, please visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com, read our blog Entropic Topics, or get social with us at @Entropic_News, or on Facebook, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn.