InCoax Networks' Gigabit Over Coax Access Platform Transforms Blue Lake Communications' Network Into a Powerful Multimedia Services Delivery Platform--All Over the Existing Cable Infrastructure
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (IBC2011; Stand 3.A41) -- InCoax Networks, a leading provider of equipment for broadband access over existing in-building coaxial cables, and Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment, proudly announce Finnish operator Blue Lake Communications (BLC) has deployed the InCoax Gigabit over Coax Access (GoCATM) technology. Focused on giving European broadband service providers the opportunity to bring cost-effective, high-performance connectivity to subscribers, the solution offers high-speed broadband and future IPTV services to its subscribers. The GoCA platform leverages Entropic's Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) solution, which is based on the widely-deployed MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) standard.
BLC is a part of the Finnish Finnet group of 29 local telecom companies, and serves approximately 15,000 subscribers in the eastern part of Finland, mainly in and around the city of Savonlinna. Responding to Finnish government interest that by 2015 at least 98 percent of the population shall have access to 100 Mbps broadband, BLC deployed the GoCA broadband access platform over existing coax networks in apartment houses and buildings, to offer subscribers new premium services, such as high speed Internet, IPTV, IP-telephony and film-on-demand. The use of existing building infrastructure resulted in faster deployment times, at a lower capital expenditure.
The InCoax GoCA platform delivers scalable "last kilometer" high-speed broadband connectivity by leveraging Entropic's EoC technology, which is derived from its field-proven MoCA silicon. The GoCA platform consists of three products with a total capacity of up to 250 Mbps, 500 Mbps or 1000 Mbps serving different building sizes over the existing coaxial network, while delivering 100 Mbps throughput to each subscriber.
About Entropic's EoC
Entropic's EoC solution leverages its MoCA silicon, and is comprised of its EN3011 Access Network Controller and the EN3230 access client silicon. A single EoC solution provides over 250 Mbps of raw data bandwidth yielding over 100 Mbps of application throughput and was designed as a low-cost, easy-to-deploy solution using the existing coaxial cable infrastructure already found in multi-dwelling units (MDUs) and single family homes (SFH).
The system is scalable with a single network controller supporting up to 63 clients, with rate control available on a per client basis. By operating above the regular CATV signals and providing frequency agility between 800 MHz and 1500 MHz, additional network controllers can be added to support even more clients to the network.
For more information about the BLC deployment, please visit: www.entropic.com, or visit Entropic at IBC 2011 – at Stand 3.A41.
- Seppo Hartikainen, ICT Business Director, Blue Lake Communications: "The InCoax GoCA solution, based on Entropic's powerful MoCA technology, raises our technical innovation and our ability to best service our subscribers with advanced whole-home multimedia services over the existing cable infrastructure. Leveraging this simplified design and implementation, we are able to stay highly competitive, and cost-effective in how we are approaching the deployment of our next generation network."
- Thomas Svensson, CEO, InCoax Networks: "Our technology is an ideal alternative to existing access technologies due to its high speed and ability to bring fiber to the coax in order to deliver multimedia content and IPTV services; which eliminates the need to drop costly new cabling. By integrating Entropic's EoC technology into our new GoCA platform we're able to meet European broadband access requirements in areas where fiber optic networks do not reach the customer premise."
- Vinay Gokhale, senior vice president, Marketing and Business Development, Entropic Communications: "By delivering operator-class robustness with unmatched bandwidth over the longest reach, our EoC solution is the performance benchmark for delivering high bandwidth applications such as multiple streams of high definition video, premium broadband data access tiers, IPTV, and two-way interactive applications. Working closely with InCoax Networks, we were able to satisfy BLC's bandwidth requirements and future-proof their ability to deliver IP-based premium services, enabling greater average revenue per user."
About Blue Lake Communications
Blue Lake Communications (BLC) offers high-quality and customer-based solutions and services. The roots of BLC lie in the activities of a local telephone company, but today the corporation also widely offers modern ICT services both for companies and for households. The corporation is in constant development and BLC group has widened its offers for services onto new growing areas. BLC Wireless Ltd that develops mobile device management services and BLC Turvaratkaisut ja Lukkorengas Ltd (Security Solutions and Lock Circle Ltd) that offers a wide range of security and locking services, all represent the new business generation of BLC. BLC is a partner that offers excellent services and all-encompassing solutions. The quality reflects the 122 years history and roots: the goods and services have a good reputation and a strong market position. For more information, visit InCoax at www.blc.fi
About InCoax Networks Europe AB
InCoax Networks AB is engineering the future of home access networking and provides next-generation 100+ Mbps products and software technologies to the world's leading telecom and broadband service providers. Since the Company is a worldwide pioneer in the MoCA-access area, many telecommunication and broadband operators around Europe already uses its innovative solutions for high-speed broadband access.
The Company's technology uses existing in-building coaxial cables at frequencies above 862 MHz, thus transforming the way in which telecom and broadband operators can deliver high-speed Internet and high-definition (HD) IPTV to the entire home.
The InCoax Head Office is located in Sweden and the Company is driven by Sweden's long tradition in the telecom industry. For more information, visit InCoax at www.incoax.com
About Entropic Communications
Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a leading fabless semiconductor company that is engineering the future of connected home networking and entertainment by providing next-generation silicon and software technologies to the world's leading cable, telco and satellite service providers, OEMs and consumer electronics manufacturers. As a co-founder of MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance), Entropic pioneered and continues to evolve the way high-definition television-quality video and other multimedia and digital content such as movies, music, games and photos are brought into and delivered throughout the home. For more information, visit Entropic at www.entropic.com.
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Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements." Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Entropic's technology, it prospects and its role in the future of home networking, Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, competition, risks associated with Entropic's dependence on a limited number of customers and suppliers, technology risks, the risk that the market for HD video and multimedia content delivery solutions may not develop as the Company anticipates, and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended June 30, 2011. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
CONTACT: Blue Lake Communications Contacts:
ICT Business Director
+358 44 777 5300
InCoax Networks Contacts:
Product Marketing Manager
+46-733 52 30 75
Director, Investor Relations
+1 858 768 3852
Marketing Communications Manager
+1 760 579 2261
Ruder Finn for Entropic Communications
+1 917 974 1667