The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) has set its sights on in-home backbones in Europe as pervasive in-home connectivity starts to become mainstream. Although MoCA expects European homes will be a hybrid of wired and wireless networking technologies, there is a need for a robust in-home backbone as an extension to existing in-home networks (e.g. Wi-Fi) for HD-rich European homes.

MoCA supports multiple streams of content – including HDTV, 3D, gaming, and OTT – via an IP-over-coax connection to numerous in-home devices, including HDTVs, game consoles and PCs. MoCA technology also provides the connection without interfering with existing technologies or services already in use. ??The MoCA standard is in deployment in all three pay TV segments (cable, satellite and Telco/IPTV). MoCA is included in the DLNA stack and the IEEE 802.1AS standard.

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