HomePlug, HomePNA and MoCA Networking Nodes Shipments Surpass 40 Million in 2010

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
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An increase in networked devices in the home, such as tablets, set top boxes (STB), HDTVs, smartphones, and web-enabled media players, has generated a much higher interest in and need for capable home network delivery systems. Although Wi-Fi networks are still the most dominant form of home networks, the demand for more bandwidth-consuming applications is causing service providers to turn to wired networking solutions that can deliver higher speeds with more reliability than wireless 802.11x standards can. That demand propelled non-Ethernet home networking node shipments past the 40 million units in 2010, says In-Stat.

“Wiring a home with Ethernet is costly and often requires service providers to send out technicians to drill through walls and pull CAT5 cabling,” says Vahid Dejwakh, Analyst. “Instead, service providers are turning to existing wires inside the home, which can deliver their network: powerline, coax, and phone line. However, not only is there competition over the type of wire to deliver the network, there are also different standards within each wire type that are not always interoperable.” These standards include HomePlug over powerline and MoCA, and HomePNA over coax.

New research findings include:

  • HomePlug shipped the highest number of nodes in 2010.
  • MoCA experienced the greatest compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 46% over the 2007 through 2010 time period.
  • China is expected to surpass the US in 2011 as the country with the most home networks.
  • HomePlug dominates Router/Gateway home networking units throughout the forecast period. The same cannot be said for set top boxes, which is dominated by MoCA. However, G.hn will make impressive gains in set top boxes, becoming the second most popular standard by 2013 and challenging MoCA by 2015.

Recent In-Stat research HomePlug, MoCA, HomePNA, and G.hn: And the Winner Is”¦(#IN1104889RC) presents a full, in-depth analysis of the existing alternative wired home networking space, and forecasts node shipments by region, by standard, and by device type for the next five years including:

  • Overviews and brief histories of the competing technologies including HomePlug, Multimedia Over Coax Alliance (MoCA), HomePNA, and HomeGrid’s G.hn
  • Node shipments by standard, by region, and by device, from 2007 to 2010, and forecasts for 2011 through 2015
  • Provides shipment data for all three existing standards (HomePlug, MoCA, HomePNA) from 2007-2010, and forecasts the impact of G.hn shipments
  • Revenues (in US$) from node shipments by standard from 2007 to 2010, and forecasts for 2011 through 2015
  • Regional shipment breakouts include North America, Europe, Asia/Pacific, and Rest of World (ROW)
  • Device breakouts include adapter/bridges, router/gateways, STB/DVRs, and consumer electronics (CE)
  • Regional breakouts of existing and forecasted total home networks
  • Regional breakouts of existing and forecasted home networks with coax and/or powerline
  • Discussions of several key upcoming developments that will impact the market
  • Companies discussed include Actiontec, AT&T, Atheros, Bell Canada, Broadcom, Comcast, CopperGate, Cox Communications, D-Link, DS2, Entropic, Gigle Networks, Intel Corp., Intellon, Lantiq, Marvell, Motorola, NETGEAR, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Sigma Designs, Texas Instruments, and Verizon.

For a free sample of the report and more information contact Elaine Potter, epotter@in-stat.com; (480) 483-4441.