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China OEMs Adopt Entropic's c.LINK 1.1+ Broadband Access Ethernet-over-Coax Solution
Entropic's c.LINK 1.1+, Featuring 800Mbps of Aggregated Throughput, Enables Chinese MSOs to Meet Rising Bandwidth Demand From IP-Based Triple-Play Services

BEIJING, March 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (China Content Broadcasting Network ExhibitionHall: 3; Booth #3301) - Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, announced today broad acceptance of its c.LINK™ 1.1+ Broadband Access Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) solution by three major broadband access original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Interest in c.LINK 1.1+ continues to gain momentum as Chinese MSOs require higher-speed broadband to support advanced triple-play and multiscreen services.

Entropic's c.LINK 1.1+ is comprised of the EN3681 Network Controller (NC) and the EN3690 Customer Premise Equipment (CPE). The solution delivers the industry's highest performance, highest density EoC solution in the smallest form factor. The technology employs the first-ever multiple-channel solution, delivers up to 800 Mbps of aggregated throughput and operates across a wide frequency range, making it easy to co-exist with Low RF and other High RF solutions. The c.LINK 1.1+ solution is also backward compatible with Entropic's c.LINK 1.1 install base, protecting MSOs' investments and providing an upgrade path over their existing services.

"The adoption of c.LINK 1.1+ continues to gain traction as Chinese MSOs look to establish a high-speed infrastructure and IP migration path that incorporates bidirectional transformation and a need for increased access to cloud-based services," said Roger Gregory, vice president, Marketing, Entropic. "To meet requirements set forth by the NGB initiative, OEMs and MSOs are looking to c.LINK 1.1+ to provide a reliable, high-speed broadband access solution."

Supporting Quotes:

  • Jetnet: "We are beginning to see Chinese MSOs migrate their networks to server/client architectures," said David Zhu, general manager, Jetnet. "Entropic's c.LINK 1.1+ technology is ideal for the emerging smart client market as it enables a cost-effective, reliable and low power broadband access solution in a small form factor."
     
  • Guangda: "Today's Chinese MSOs are establishing high-speed access networks to carry IP- and cloud-based services to their subscribers," said Wang Chengfei, vice general Manager, Guangda. "Entropic's c.LINK 1.1+ is a revolutionary solution for the distribution of multiple SD and HD streams of bandwidth-intensive video content; delivering more than two times the  bandwidth of competing solutions on the market."
     
  • Yitong: "In working with Entropic, we can deliver solutions that enable Chinese MSOs to increase ARPU (average revenue per user) by delivering higher-bandwidth IP video services and high-speed Internet access to interactive voice/video applications," said Mr. Ma Xiaodong, vice general manager of Research & Development Center, Yitong. "Entropic's c.LINK 1.1+ enables us to build new products that are scalable multiple-channel solutions and operate in multiple frequency bands."

About Entropic

Entropic™ (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and IP-based streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's next-generation Set-top Box (STB) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Connectivity solutions enable Pay-TV operators to offer consumers more captivating whole-home entertainment experiences by transforming the way digital entertainment is delivered, connected and consumed – in the home and on the go. For more information, please visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com, read our blog Entropic Topics, or get social with us at @Entropic_News, or on Facebook, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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