Leveraging its inherent strengths in high performance and high reliability, the Multimedia over Coax Alliance is set to introduce MoCA Access; a new broadband access specification based on the MoCA 2.5 standard which is capable of 2.5 Gbps actual data rates and leverages the existing in-building coaxial cabling. Expected availability is mid-June 2017.
MoCA Access is point-to-multipoint 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 operating frequency range is 400MHz – 1675MHz.
Latency is less than 5ms. Throughput is up to 2.5 Gbps downstream and 2 Gbps upstream.
As a fibre extension technology, MoCA Access is well suited for operators and ISPs that are installing fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) or fibre 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 leverages our core strengths in high performance, reliability and no new wires,” said Charles Cerino, MoCA President. “Service providers around the world can take advantage of a proven high-speed technology that is designed for all future installations. It is also the perfect complement to a wired backhaul architecture for upcoming cellular technologies such as 5G as it has very low latency.”
MoCA Access supports standard traffic shaping and QoS for up to eight traffic classes. It also provides strong security, three transmission power modes with 45dB, 55dB or 65dB link budgets and power saving modes.