Infotech Lead India: The global home networking device market increased 5 percent to $4.9 billion in the second half of 2012 (2H12) over the first half of 2012 (1H12)
Sales of set-top boxes with embedded MoCA technology grew 23 percent in 2H12, while MoCA adapters, though still shipping in small amounts, soared 129 percent.
Broadband router revenue grew 6 percent in 2H12, thanks to shipments of higher-end 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 percent from 1H12.
North America is the home networking device revenue share leader, capturing 45 percent of global 2H12 revenue.
Infonetics expects MoCA STBs to account for 46 percent of home networking device sales by 2017.
MoCA (multimedia over coax) is again driving growth in the home networking device market, particularly shipments of video gateways in North America.
Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research, said: “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.”