MoCA Access broadband spec leverages existing in-building coaxial cabling for 2.5 Gbps actual data rates

The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) has launched its MoCA Access broadband access specification, which is based on the MoCA 2.5 standard that is capable of 2.5 Gbps actual data rates and leverages the existing in-building coaxial cabling.

MoCA Access broadband spec leverages existing in-building coaxial cabling for 2.5 Gbps actual data rates
MoCA Access broadband spec leverages existing in-building coaxial cabling for 2.5 Gbps actual data rates

The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) has launched its MoCA Access broadband access specification, which is based on the MoCA 2.5 standard that is capable of 2.5 Gbps actual data rates and leverages the existing in-building coaxial cabling.

The MoCA Access spec defines a point-to-multipoint scheme serving up to 63 modems (clients). It is designed to co-exist with legacy services such as TV, DOCSIS, and cellular (4G/5G) technologies. The new spec's operating frequency range is 400MHz - 1675MHz; latency is less than 5ms; and throughput is up to 2.5 Gbps downstream and 2 Gbps upstream.

According to MoCA, "As a fiber extension technology, MoCA Access is well suited for operators and ISPs that are installing fiber-to-the-basement (FTTB) or fiber deep into the network, and want to use the existing coax for connection to each apartment or unit. MoCA Access also appeals to commercial integrators in market segments such as hospitality/hotels, restaurants, offices, and any other buildings wired with coax."

MoCA Access supports standard traffic shaping and QoS up to eight (8) traffic classes, says the association. The new spec also provides for strong security, three transmission power modes with 45dB, 55dB or 65dB link budgets and power saving modes.

“MoCA Access leverages our core strengths in high-performance, reliability and no new wires,” comments MoCA president Charles Cerino. “Service providers around the world can take advantage of a proven high-speed technology that is designed for all future installations. And the low latency makes it the perfect complement to a wired backhaul architecture for upcoming cellular technologies such as 5G.”

Visit www.mocalliance.org for more information.

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