Infonetics Research has estimated The global home networking device market totaled $4.9 billion in the second half of 2012 (2H12), a 5% increase over the first half of 2012 (1H12). Sales of set-top boxes with embedded MoCA technology grew 23% in 2H12, while MoCA adapters, though still shipping in small amounts, soared 129%, as per Infonetics.
“MoCA (multimedia over coax) is again driving growth in the home networking device market, particularly shipments of video gateways in North America,” notes Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research. “Deployments of cable and satellite STBs with integrated MoCA are slowly reaching a boil, and we expect DirecTV’s Genie, Dish’s Hopper, and Comcast’s XG1 set tops to see increased shipments throughout 2013 and beyond.”
Other points shared by Infonetics:
Broadband router revenue grew 6% in 2H12, thanks to shipments of higher-end 802.11ac and 802.11n WiFi routers in North America and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa)
In the race for broadband router revenue market share, Actiontec saw the biggest jump, up 30% from 1H12
North America is the home networking device revenue share leader, capturing 45% of global 2H12 revenue
Infonetics expects MoCA STBs to account for 46% of home networking device sales by 2017