MaxLinear, ZTE Cable target China's Ethernet-over-Coax broadband access market

MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a provider of radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits, is partnering with ZTE Cable to develop Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) equipment for China´s multiple service operators (MSO) using MaxLinear´s c.LINK technology, the company said.

China´s MSOs are in the process of transforming from simple pay TV providers to multiple system operators by offering data and voice services. With over 200m cable TV subscribers, the China cable TV market is the largest addressable market for c.LINK and MoCA Access equipment. With ZTE Cable entering the EoC market using MaxLinear-based technology and products, MSOs gain another significant supplier of field-proven EoC equipment.

MaxLinear is currently shipping its third generation EoC technology, c.LINK 1.1+, which provides up to 800 Mbps of usable MAC throughput to 128 subscribers.

MaxLinear, a provider of radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home and wired and wireless infrastructure markets. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.