The Multimedia over Coax Alliance has given its backing to a new specification that allows data rates of up to 2.5Gbps.
The new MoCA 2.5 also provides additional features that address network management and security as required by service providers worldwide.
The new specification is backward interoperable with MoCA 2.0 and MoCA 1.1.
“MoCA has once again raised the performance bar for home networking with an increase in throughput that is more than two and half times MoCA 2.0 with additional capabilities operators need and end users want. In addition, the technology was delivered in one year, from start to finish, further indicating that the Alliance can quickly respond to the market demands of operators,” said Charles Cerino, president of MoCA. “In MoCA 2.5, service providers have another comprehensive standard from MoCA for building their networks.”
A key feature is the new MoCA protected setup (MPS) that allows for an easier setup and addition of new nodes with password sharing via push-button (similar to Wi-Fi WPS).