Home (network) advantage: Entropic hits MoCA milestone, as G.hn passes interoperability test

Who's winning the battle for the home network? Depends on who's doing the talking, apparently.

Entropic said that it has shipped more than 50 million MoCA chipsets since 2007, covering 70 percent of the U.S. market with service providers like Verizon (NYSE: VZ), DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV), Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), Cox Communications and Bright House Networks. The HomeGrid Forum, meanwhile, countered that it has advanced its multipurpose G.hn chipset from "specification to reality" via a successful interoperability plugfest.

Entropic enlisted the support of Heavy Reading senior analyst Alan Breznick to support its case that it "appears to be riding (a) wave" of consumer demand for "richer, more robust whole-home networking experiences and service providers' desires to offer new competitive services."

And G.hn countered with a comment from HomeGrid Forum President Matt Theall who said that "service providers are excited we have concluded this event."

For more:
- see this news release
- and this news release

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