MoCA Eyes Europe
But now the MoCA crew believes there's a "significant addressable market" in Europe, too, despite a common notion that coax-based home networking should be a non-starter there due to a relative dearth of outlets per home, and that power, phoneline, or perhaps the budding G.hn standard might offer better fits for the region. (See G.hn Gets Some Love and G.hn Rallies More Support.)
A new survey from IMS Research suggests that MoCA's got a realistic chance in Europe, too, based on what was found in the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, and Poland.
Although IMS discovered that France and the Netherlands averaged less than two coax outlets per home, the average rose to two or more in the UK and Poland. The study also showed that homes in all four countries had two or more outlets at least 45 percent of the time. Here's how they stacked up:
All of MoCA's MSO and carrier members are based in the US, but the latest coax numbers for these European countries may help the organization boost its profile with operators across the pond.
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable