MoCA wants to tap into Europe's home network market

Thanks to healthy deployments by Verizon for its FiOS home networking connections, Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) has enjoyed good success in the U.S. market with an estimated 30 million active units.

However compelling its success in the states has been, MoCA advocates believe they can replicate their success in Europe. Finding a sizeable audience in Europe for MoCA home networking, which leverages a home's existing coax cable won't be easy. Unlike the U.S., coax is not as plentiful in European homes so up till now the dominant 'no new wires' home networking approaches have been either powerline or HomePNA.

What's making the MoCA camp so confident about its chances in Europe is a new IMS Research study. While France and the Netherlands had less than two coax connections per home, the study revealed that homes in Poland and the U.K. had two or more coax connections.  

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