Home networking technology growing in popularity
New research shows that hundreds of million of homes around the world are deploying networking technology.
As more and more home broadband users interact with multiple devices and online services, the demand for home networking technology is growing, according to Futuresource Consulting. They found that at the end of last year there were around 600 million broadband connected homes around the globe, Of these, some 400 million were using home networking technology.
This is a trend that is expected to grow further, according to the researchers. They also found that by 2015, there is expected to be some 700 million broadband homes, with 650 million interacting with networked devices.
The growing availability of content and the increased use of tablets and smartphones is largely behind the rise in the use of networking technology at home. The market for broadband equipment, such as modems and faster media gateways, is expected to reach a value of $4 billion by 2015.
Device mobility and the rise of the ‘TV Everywhere concept’ is also contributing. As on-demand TV reaches near saturation point, particularly in the US, there is increased demand for services on multiple devices. The demand for these services in their beta form is so intense that pressure is constantly on operators to increase capacity and speed.
DLNA is the most common home networking technology, as it is supported by most major players. However, there are many alternatives for business use, with leased lines or MPLS technology helping to ensure managed networks run smoothly. hSo provides managed networks designed for business. To get an instant cost for a leased line at your location, visit our online leased line price checker.