iSuppli has just released a Q1 2007 consumer demand report titled “Home Networking: In Search of a Killer Connection" with some very interesting survey results. The report says Home Networking will grow at a projected rate of 33% per year through 2011 as illustrated in the graph below (report source abstract linked here ).
Here's more from the report:
- The current global penetration rate of Home Networking is 3%
- WiFi will be the most common technology for home networking.
- Home networking is rapidly moving beyond just computer and printer connectivity. The big move over the next few years will be in entertainment devices like DVD recorders, set-top boxes, digital televisions, Digital Video Recorders, and video game consoles.
- 61% of the people surveyed want to connect their TV's to the Internet.
And here's a quote from the report:
We've all been predicting this and anxiously waiting - it's happening - are you, your academic programs and your students ready?