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MoCA resurfaces with security emphasis to address closing window

We had to pinch ourselves when news from the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) arrived this week, ending an extended sabbatical from the WiFi technology backbone body with the release of MoCASec – a security layer for MoCA links supporting its entire portfolio of specifications. Given the increasing investments in fiber infrastructure and related technologies, it’s clear to see why MoCA has been quiet of late, alongside technologies such as G.fast and G.hn, in a similar vein to how the incessant 5G noise has been drowning out WiFi. Yet we know full well that WiFi will never realistically be replaced by 5G, and the same is true for backhaul options like MoCA for premises where fiber simply cannot penetrate. The…

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