MOCA Adds Four

Four communications product and technology firms have recently joined the Multimedia Over Coax Alliance (MOCA)

March 22, 2006

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SAN RAMON, Calif. -- Four communications product and technology firms - Tellabs (NASDAQ: TLAB), Fujitsu Network Communications, JDSU, and Entrisphere have recently joined the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA). All four firms are dedicated to enhancing digital video entertainment, communications and networking through broadband mediums including coax cabling.

"Tellabs continues to enable service providers to advance their FTTP networks to deliver the high-bandwidth entertainment and data services their customers demand," said Asghar Mostafa, vice president of product development for Tellabs. "Integrating MoCA into Tellabs ONTs eliminates the need for new in-home wiring, enabling our customers to reduce installation costs and connect more homes per day."

Tellabs ONTs include MoCA technology, which reduces FTTP deployment costs by eliminating the need to install new wires to deliver data services to houses, apartments and businesses.

"Our MoCA membership will provide us with detailed understanding of how consumers can enable the future of in-home networking of digital entertainment using coaxial cable via a new de facto standard - MoCA," said Doug Saylor, senior vice president of planning and development at Fujitsu Network Communications. "JDSU is proud to be a member of MoCA," said Kevin Oliver, director of the Cable Networks business unit of JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement Group.

"As JDSU's test solutions continue to help enable service providers to meet industry demand for triple-play services, our association with MoCA supports our strategy to enable home networks to deliver new advanced services."

Entrisphere focuses on the access side of network evolution. "Entrisphere is pleased to become part of MoCA. Our experience deploying fiber access solutions has highlighted the need for an in-home broadband distribution standard that will use existing coax wiring and reduce the cost of installation. MoCA provides that standard for many of our customers." said Don McCullough, Entrisphere's director of product marketing. "MoCA is pleased to announce new membership from four companies that are each significant to the telecommunications industry. Entrisphere, Fujitsu Network Communications, JDSU and Tellabs are welcome additions and make MoCA's already impressive member roster measurably more so," said Ladd Wardani, president of MoCA.

In a separate release:

SAN DIEGO -- Entropic Communications, Inc today announced that Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) will use Entropic's c.LINK-TM 270 chipset as a key component of the home media networking features of the Motorola QIP and DCT advanced series digital video set-tops. Motorola set-tops with embedded Entropic chips will enable multi-room video and content sharing without the need for additional cabling or installations associated with set-up and truck rolls, and the inconvenience to the consumers. "Entropic's MoCA technology is a key enabler for Motorola's digital set-top home networking strategy and provides us with the ability to be the first to market with integrated MoCA home networking solutions in it's QIP STBs," said Carl Vassia, senior director of product management.

Entropic's c.LINK-270 chipset can be used in a variety of consumer electronics such as set-tops and modems, broadband gateways and routers, DVR/PVRs and digital TVs. It enables seamless networking over the existing coaxial cable infrastructure at data rates as high as 270Mbps, making coax the ideal medium for networking high-bandwidth applications such as video. Coaxial cable is available in more than 110 million homes in the U.S. Verizon Communications is currently deploying Motorola QIP series set-tops as part of its FiOS-TM TV service, available in selected cities in Texas, Virginia, Florida, California, New York and Massachusetts.

"With Motorola's industry leading set tops, the distribution of whole home entertainment is easy, cost-effective and enjoyable," said John Graham, VP of marketing at Entropic. "Entropic is thrilled to have been chosen by Motorola for this endeavor."

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