MoCA and HomePlug Silicon Markets Growing to a Combined $464

Increased demand for both no-new-wires media networking technologies across both service provider and consumer-installable home networks will result in the combined value of MoCA and HomePlug IC shipments reaching $100 million in 2006 and growing to $464 million by 2011.

MoCA and HomePlug Silicon Markets Growing to a Combined $464 Million by 2011


Oyster Bay, NY - July 20, 2006 - The need for high -speed multimedia
networking links in the home is driving growth for both MoCA and HomePlug
silicon, according to ABI Research. Increased demand for both no -new -wires
media networking technologies across both service provider and
consumer -installable home networks will result in the combined value of MoCA
and HomePlug IC shipments reaching $100 million in 2006 and growing to $464
million by 2011.

'MoCA has seen some key design wins and rollouts in the IPTV space during
2006,' observes Michael Wolf, principal analyst of digital home and
multimedia for ABI Research. 'Vendors such as Motorola, ActionTec, and 2Wire
have all integrated MoCA silicon into selected set -top box and gateway
products. HomePlug is gaining traction in the Asia IPTV space, and we are
seeing a renewed interest in consumer -installable home networking gear at
the retail level in North America.'

While ABI Research expects Wi -Fi to continue as the dominant home networking
physical layer technology, it is not currently generating much interest from
service providers for in -home pay -TV distribution, particularly in North
America. Vendors such as Ruckus Wireless have had some success in Europe,
but overall, service providers are waiting for the completion of the 802.11n
standard as well as more extensive field testing to prove whether the
technology is 'combat ready' for the high -reliability networks needed for
video distribution.

'802.11n is still embroiled in the standards process, and typically service
providers are the last to adopt new connectivity technologies given their
long -standing reluctance to install any technology that does not provide
five -nines reliability,' said Wolf. 'However, we are seeing some interest
from service providers in integrating Wi -Fi for Internet long -tail content
distribution, as well as growing interest from CE providers in Wi -Fi for
integration into retail based CE gear, from portable cameras to TVs to
gaming consoles.'

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market reports in broadband and multimedia, RFID and M2M, wireless
connectivity, mobile wireless, transportation and emerging technologies. For
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