iSuppli expects speedy growth for home networking devices
Nearly two-thirds of U.S. consumers want their TVs to connect to the Internet, and because of this, home networking is moving beyond its PC-centric beginnings, according to iSuppli Corp.
In the next few years, iSuppli expects rapid sales growth for network-enabled consumer electronics devices, including DVD recorders, cable modems, digital TVs, multi-room DVRs, digital media adapters, STBs and video game consoles.
Shipments of these devices, along with PCs and home network bridges and gateways, are expected to rise to 732.9 million units by 2011, more than triple the 225.3 million shipped in 2006, iSuppli said.
By 2011, iSuppli forecasts that Wi-Fi will be the most common network physical interface for such devices, followed by Cat 5, power line and coax.