MoCA Enters Broadband Access Market
MoCA is developing a specification targeting multiple dwelling units (MDUs) called MoCA Access. The specification will be based on the current MoCA 2.0 standard which is capable of 1 Gbps net throughputs.
“Our move into access applications is driven by operators worldwide who told us they need 1 Gbps actual throughputs with a long-term migration path and want to use the existing coax infrastructure,” said Charles Cerino, president of MoCA. “Our performance and reliability attributes are proving to be a great solution in broadband applications as well as the home network backbone.”
The recently approved MoCA 2.5 specification will also be integrated in the new specification serving as a technology roadmap on which to plan for future deployments. MoCA 2.5 is capable of up to 2.5 Gbps and is backward interoperable with MoCA 2.0.