Thursday, May 03, 2007

Here comes MoCA

I expect Comcast Communications will announce at next week's Cable Show in Vegas its plans for deploying the Multimedia over Coax home network. Geez, it's about time. We have been writing about this stuff for about three years or more now!

Having digital video recorder capabilities in multiple rooms is the big driver. Rival Cox Communications says it has been filling that need to date by just shipping digital set-tops for each TV in the home. Demand has been low so far, but as it rises Cox will want to shift to home networks to lower their capital costs on set-tops. That's a move Cox may not make for another 18 months, so expect a slooooow ramp as we wait for the cable guy to make the rounds.

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