Infonetics: MoCA to become 'de facto wired technology' for home video distribution

New report finds sales of MoCA set-top boxes rose 33% in the first half of 2012.

In a recent report, Infonetics Research forecasts a cumulative $46 billion to be spent on consumer home networking devices over the 5 years from 2012 to 2016. The market research firm found that consumer residential gateways sales grew 12% in the first half of 2012 (1H12) over the second half of 2011 (2H11).

Most notably, sales of MoCA set-top boxes rose 33% in 1H12 over 2H11, reports the firm.

“Among the wide variety of gear we track for our home networking devices report, the devices growing at the fastest rate have one thing in common: multimedia over coax,” explains Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research. “MoCA set top boxes and adapters continue to show sustained growth in North America, where DirecTV, Dish Networks, and a growing list of cable companies are rolling out whole-home DVR and video gateway services.”

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Heynen adds, “While we’re still in the early stages of MoCA device growth, we expect MoCA to become the de facto wired technology for video distribution to devices in the home. Going forward, multiscreen video will be a key driver for MoCA.”

Additionally, the new report found that consumer home networking device leaders Netgear and D-Link have reportedly increased their global revenue market share in 1H12, with Pace surging into third place behind them.

Infonetics' Home Networking Devices vendor market share and forecast report tracks residential gateways; broadband routers; HomePlug Powerline adapters; multimedia over coax (MoCA) set-top boxes (STBs), optical network terminals (ONTs), and coax-Ethernet adapters; and HPNA/G.hn adapters.

Companies tracked in the report include Actiontec, Alcatel Lucent, ARRIS, AVM, Belkin, Cisco, Comtrend, D-Link, Huawei, Motorola, NETGEAR, Pace, Sagemcom, SMC Networks, Technicolor, TP-LINK, TrendNet, Ubee Interactive, ZTE, ZyXEL, and others.

More information on the report is available here.

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