InCoax Networks, a vendor based in Sweden, has been elevated to “Promoter” membership status within the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA).
InCoax will also take a positon on the MoCA board of directors, which currently is comprised of execs from Arris, Broadcom, Comcast, Cox Communications, Dish Network, Luster LightTech, MaxLinear, Intel Corp., Technicolor and Verizon.
InCoax, previously a Contributor member at MoCA, designs and markets equipment that is based on MoCA 2.5 Access, a relatively new spec that can deliver up to 2.5 Gbps downstream and 2 Gbps upstream using in-building coaxial cabling.
“InCoax was invited to become a Promoter member because of their contribution to the development of MoCA Access,” Charles Cerino, MoCA’s president, said in a statement. “Their leadership as chair of the MoCA Access Work Group was a significant factor in our Board’s consideration. InCoax’ knowledge of and deep relationships with operators throughout Europe are of great benefit as we secure trials and adoption of MoCA Access.”
“We are honored by the strong support for InCoax by the MoCA board and are committed to making MoCA 2.5 Access a success,” added Peter Carlsson, CEO of InCoax.
Elsewhere on the MoCA front, Actiontec Electronics announced today that it will begin sampling its MoCA 2.5 home networking products with service providers during the current quarter. Actiontec said it has shipped more than 15 million MoCA devices since 2006.