New HPNA Specs Target MDUs 685374

HomePNA ratifies new Broadband Access Specification

March 24, 2011

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SAN RAMON, Calif. -- The HomePNA Alliance today announced Fast EoC, a new industry specification aimed to deliver performance up to 320 Megabits per second (Mbps) in regular mode, and up to 640 Megabits per second (Mbps) and more than 300 Mbps user data throughput to Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) environments in a new "enhanced" mode. HomePNA's Fast EoC targets broadband access in MDU and Hospitality markets.

"Fast EoC -- the new HomePNA Broadband Access standard changes the came by delivering reliable and affordable broadband over existing coax lines," said Michael Weissman, president of HomePNA. "Now, MSOs can leverage their existing cabling infrastructure to provide digital services to living units for 10% of the capital needed to deploy alternatives such as DOCSIS."

Fast EoC fills the market need for a high-performance broadband access solution that is quick to install and cost effective to purchase and deploy. HomePNA FastEoC-based solutions make this possible by enabling high speed Ethernet over Coax (EoC) using the existing coax cables in apartment buildings and townhouses to deliver new digital services such as high-speed broadband Internet access, VoD, and full IPTV directly to the living units.

The new HomePNA Broadband Access standard builds on HomePNA 3.1, an ITU standard and the world standard for triple play home networking over coax and phone lines, augmenting it with critical features for the demanding MDU environment.

"India craves high speed broadband," said Arif Ahsan, director, Strategic Business Development at Sercomm Corporation. "Due to the wide availability of coax and the many unique management features of Fast EoC, HomePNA has become one of the best, most reliable way for us to bring broadband to India."

"Fast EoC is a terrific technology for service providers in small and mid-sized cities," said Felix Jeng, President of Sendtek. "Dozens of service providers are successfully deploying our Fast EoC solutions today in China, Europe, India and Latin America and finding Fast EoC technology is very robust and practical."

Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA)

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