|[January 28, 2013]
Home Networking Jumps to Gigabit Speeds as MoCA Households Exceed 25 Million in 2014, According to ABI Research
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. --(Business Wire)--
The first significant shipments of the HomePlug (News - Alert) AV2 and MoCA 2.0
standards will be seen in 2013, offering higher speeds as well as more
robustness under different line conditions. Not all devices shipped
using the new standards will support the full set of features, so many
will not offer gigabit speeds.
ABI Research (News - Alert) expects North American MoCA households to exceed 25 million
by 2014 with similar numbers in Western Europe for Homeplug. While no
new wires home networking solutions have gained significant traction
from pay-TV operators, the pathway to stronger consumer mindshare will
come through hybrid networking solutions, consumer education, and the
retail market - which is increasingly becoming the focus of many
companies operating in the market.
Senior analyst Michael Inouye comments, "Entropic (News - Alert) leads the market share
in unit shipments within the Home Networking market, with a portfolio
currently extending from MoCA only solutions to SoCs for client devices
based on its acquisition of Trident's STB business and into Hybrid
networking based on partnerships. Entropic is workng to bring MoCA a
stronger retail presence with solutions like its multi-band MoCA
adapter, simplifying the shopping experience. Integrated STB solutions
will also help expand the footprints of these technologies with
companies like Broadcom (News - Alert), Entropic, STMicro, and MStar leading the way."
TV & Video practice director Sam Rosen added, "The ultimate goal to
simplify home networking is to see a wider range of products, like
connected CE devices, integrate these wired networking technologies.
While cost and adoption remain barriers, technology is improving both in
terms of HomePlug's integration with power supplies and multi-band MoCA
solutions. Without stronger consumer demand there is little incentive
for CE manufacturers to integrate wired networking rather than rely on
These findings are part of ABI Research's Home
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