The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) and the HomePlug Powerline Alliance have entered into a formal liaison agreement to facilitate communications and information sharing between both organisations. The two organisations will be coordinating efforts in educational and informational programs and activities that promote new multimedia applications and the benefits of home networking.
“By establishing a formal relationship, HomePlug and MoCA will be able to work more closely together to create the best possible user experience for consumers and operators,” said Rob Ranck, president of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance. “Our two alliances are the only organisations in the wired home networking industry whose next-generation specifications will be backward compatible and interoperable with MoCA 1.0/1.1 and HomePlug AV. For home networking to become truly pervasive, multiple coexisting wired and wireless technologies are essential, and this agreement moves the industry a step closer to that goal.”