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Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices joins the Multimedia over Coax Alliance

MUNICH; SAN RAMON, CA, January 17, 2006 – Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) Home and Office Communication Devices, market leader in DSL customer premises equipment (CPE), has joined the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA - TM).  Siemens Home and Office Communications Devices is expected to help drive adoption of coax as the delivery medium for networking of home digitial entertainment.  MoCA membership highlights Siemens’ commitment to solving the in-home wiring challenges that operators face as they move towards IPTV-based entertainment and other high-bandwidth services.

MoCA develops and promotes the standard for the transport of digital entertainment over coax. By tapping into the vast amount of unused bandwidth available on coaxial cables already installed within homes, MoCA-enabled and certified products seamlessly deliver HDTV and DVD quality digital entertainment to consumers.

Siemens’ membership in MoCA ensures that network operators have access to cost-effective, in-home wiring solutions that are standardized and IPTV-ready.
“Siemens envisions a completely digitized home where subscribers enjoy communications, home security, appliance automation and video entertainment over a fully integrated and seamless network,” says Martin Kinne, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices.  “Participation in MoCA complements our current investments in Powerline, Ethernet and wireless technologies, all moves which enable Siemens to quickly turn our digital home vision into a profitable reality for network operators.”  

"MoCA is very pleased to welcome Siemens, a key company in the future of home-networked digital entertainment, and to provide them the solution for the coax portion of their integrated digital home vision," said Ladd Wardani, President of MoCA.  "MoCA, as the high-speed and reliable home networking backbone, is complimentary with powerline and wireless home networks for an integrated, digital home."

With 300 communication technology patents, more than 15 million Tango™ broadband subscriber licenses, and more than 100 million devices shipped, Siemens goal is to realize a world of seamless convergence and transparent operation for the subscriber within the home, on the go, and in the office.  Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices re-invents the supply chain by enabling operators to provide scaleable plug-and-play deployment models for subscribers.

Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices

Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices GmbH & Co KG is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Siemens AG. The Siemens subsidiary is the only broadband device manufacturer that delivers complete turn-key logistic solutions, a complete product portfolio, and professional life cycle management, deployment, and support services.  The company focuses on the design, manufacturing and distribution of the full range of Siemens Gigaset products, including cordless phones, home media devices and broadband products and services which enable seamless, integrated communication solutions for operators and consumers. The company operates worldwide with a fiscal years’ revenue stream (September 30, 2005) of approximately 1 billion euro. More about Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices at  Find more press releases, press pictures, datasheets and footage material to download at

Multimedia over Coax Alliance
The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA-TM) 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.  For more information, please visit


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Roberta Silverstein
Gelphman Associates