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MoCA’s survival could rest on home WiFi backhaul

The very existence of MoCA (multimedia over coax alliance) has been at stake for some time, and Wireless Watch’s sister service, Faultline, has been telling the group for years that its best bet lies in acting as a backbone for WiFi. Now it has released some interesting research which suggests that it is pursuing that approach. It is a fairly limited study, based on comparing self-backhauling WiFi with a dedicated one-to-one connection channel, with WiFi access points connected over a bonded MoCA 2.0 connection. Such tests are important – many operators today are looking at using WiFi as their sole means of video connection around the home, and as a result the idea of having multiple APs has become very…

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