Week in research: MoCA drives home networking sales; Cybercrime risk high in Asia Pacific

MoCA speeds home networking market: Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH) and its Hopper DVR, DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) and its Genie, and Comcast's (Nasdaq: CMCSA) XG1 set-top box can all expect to receive a boost from a home networking  device market in which MoCA-enabled equipment is increasingly sought after. The segment saw global sales of set-top boxes with integrated MoCA grow 23 percent in the second half of 2012, Infonetics Research says in a report available Monday. By 2017, these STBs will make up 46 percent of all home networking sales. "MoCA (multimedia over coax) is again driving growth in the home networking device market, particularly shipments of video gateways in North America," notes Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research. "Deployments of cable and satellite STBs with integrated MoCA are slowly reaching a boil." Release

Telecom core goes virtual: Despite a 19 percent decline in the overall carrier IP telephony segment during Q1 2013, to $1.4 billion, Dell'Oro Group said that IMS core, session border controllers, and voice application server (VAS) systems saw a 10 percent jump in sales. Further, the move toward VoLTE (voice over LTE) services is driving greater demand for these products. "Service providers have been pushing telecom equipment vendors to deliver software-based core networking functions in over the past several months," said Chris DePuy, vice president of Carrier IP Telephony research at Dell'Oro. "A handful of vendors are prototyping control-plane oriented functions such as IMS Core and Voice Application Servers in response to customer demand. This important architectural shift is sure to re-shape the telecom landscape in the coming years." Release

Cybercrime risk high in Asia Pacific: Malaysia is the sixth most vulnerable country in the world when it comes to cybercrime, with more than $109.76 billion U.S. dollars stolen from victims in 2012, the Sophos Security Threat Report 2013 said. That is an average of $196.23 per victim, according to CyberSecurity Malaysia Research. Nine other countries in Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East were among those whose citizens were at high risk of being victimized by schemes like fraud, denial of service, malicious code and other activities. Article (via The CyberWire)

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