MoCA-enabled STB shipments ‘slowly reaching a boil’

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MoCA is driving sales of home networking devices, says Infonetics

Multimedia over coax (MoCA) is fast becoming the networking technology of choice for many pay-TV operators, according to US firm Infonetics Research, which estimates that sales of MoCA-enabled set-top boxes rose 23% in the second half of last year alone.

This demand looks likely to grow and grow: Infonetics predicts that by 2017, MoCA-enabled set-top boxes will account for just under half (46%) of all home networking device sales.

Jeff Heynen, directing analyst at Infonetics Research, said: “Deployments of cable and satellite STBs with integrated MoCA are slowly reaching a boil, and we expect DirecTV’s Genie, Dish’s Hopper, and Comcast’s XG1 set-tops to see increased shipments throughout 2013 and beyond.”

The global home networking device market as a whole is estimated to have reached US$ 4.9bn in the second half of 2012, up 5% from the first half of the year, with MoCA thought to be driving this growth, particularly through shipments of video gateways in North America.

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