MoCA Link 2.5: A New Coax-to-WiFi Bridge
The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) is seeking to provide a connectivity bridge for multimedia over coaxial cable, which the alliance sees as a solution to bringing Wi-Fi to the center of the home without the high cost and the disruption of installing new wiring, which can be significant.
At an undetermined time later this year MoCA plans to launch MocaLink 2.5, a connectivity bridge featuring low latency and high-speed, point-to-point connectivity between pre-installed coax in the home and the outside network edge, simplifying installation from external receiver or access network termination point to the internal home gateway or Wi-Fi router.
The technology will include:
- 5 Gbps Multi-Gigabit speeds;
- Ultra-low latency of less than one (1) millisecond;
- Reverse power feed capabilities;
- Standard traffic shaping support and Quality of Service.
“MoCA Link 2.5 delivers the ultra-fast speed, high bandwidth and low latency that customers want with the ease of installation that service providers need,” said Jim Crammond, MoCA president, in a prepared statement. “The Alliance’s inherent expertise in new applications for pre-installed coax cabling lets broadband service providers link receivers on the outside of a home to a gateway inside the home simply, efficiently, and cost-effectively.”
MoCA outlines what it believes the applications for the technology as the following:
- Connecting 5G receivers on the outside of the home to the Wi-Fi router inside the home,
- Connecting satellite receivers on the roof of the home to the Wi-Fi router inside the home,
- Connecting the PON ONU at the edge of the home to the Wi-Fi router inside the home.