MoCA: Europe is good for coax home nets

The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) has published the results of a study into coaxial infrastructure in homes in the UK, France, Netherlands and Poland. The study shows that there is a significant addressable market for coaxial cable-based home networking in these countries.

Results from the UK and France were very similar, with 56 per cent and 55 per cent, respectively, of respondents stating that they had two or more coaxial outlets in their home, while more than a quarter of respondents in both countries indicated they have three or more.

In Poland, the results were even stronger, with 71 per cent of respondents stating that they have two or more coaxial outlets and 36 per cent having three or more. The Netherlands recorded the lowest number of coaxial outlets per household with 45 per cent having two or more and 15 per cent having three or more. The four countries were chosen because of their competitive pay-TV environments, increasing penetration of HDTVs and DVRs, number of TVs per household and the high daily TV viewing hours.

“We commissioned this survey at the request of many pay TV operators,” said Charles Cerino, President of MoCA. “The high percentage of homes having two or more coaxial outlets in these countries means that there is a significant addressable market opportunity for service providers wanting to gain a competitive edge via a coax-based home networking.”

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