MoCA� AND KOREA DIGITAL CABLE LABS ESTABLISH FORMAL LIAISON
San Ramon, CA, January 30, 2008 - MoCA and Korea Digital Cable Laboratories (KLabs) have entered into a formal liaison where both organizations will share information assuring ongoing compatibility within South Korea's cable environment.
Both MoCA and KLabs will continue to develop specifications independently, and share published and draft specifications as well as proposed documentation. This information sharing arrangement will ensure seamless integration of and interoperability with each other's technology as it is implemented by service providers.
South Korea has one of the world's highest broadband penetration rates with 90 percent of households subscribing to some broadband service. South Korea is rapidly pursuing the same proliferation for video networking. South Korean cable operators and manufacturers have already adopted U.S. Cablelabs' OpenCable specification. MoCA has had a similar liaison arrangement with CableLabs since last August.
“The world's cable community is becoming ever more interdependent and connected,” said Dr. Anton Monk, CTO of MoCA. “Our agreements with U.S. and Asian cable industry organizations are evidence that we are a worldwide standard wherever there is coax.”
“We entered into this long-term relationship in recognition of MoCA as the reliable coaxial-based standard that can deliver multiple streams of high definition video around the home using the existing coaxial infrastructure,” said Dr. Woon-Young Han, KLabs' Chief of R&D. “South Korean service providers and consumers will both benefit from this cooperation.”
About Korea Digital Cable Laboratories (KLabs)
KLabs is a non-profit research institute established by Korea's cable industry for the development and advancement of digital cable. KLabs is the leading authority on Korea's cable standardization and certification.
The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA�) is an open, industry driven initiative promoting distribution of digital video and entertainment through existing coaxial cable in the home. MoCA technology provides the backbone for whole home entertainment networks of multiple wired and wireless products. Visit www.mocalliance.org for more information.