Future networks will cost about half of what traditional networks cost today. They will require a smaller capital investment to roll out, and will be cheaper to operate because they will be easier to manage, provide unified access, and require less power and cooling. That is according to the 2013 Network Barometer Report released by Dimension Data.
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Smart homes are no longer the domain of the rich and famous, and today we are seeing the dawn of the “Internet of Things” becoming a common fixture in homes throughout the world. It’s about time.
Some technologies, like tablets, took off right away.
The time has come for Home Networks. “The home network market will take off, and over the next 24 to 36 months it’s going to create a host of opportunities to provide new kinds of services to the homeowner that they might not have envisioned would be available to them.”
The number of South African consumers currently accessing the internet through their TV sets is on the rise and will continue to grow dramatically in the year ahead, according to sales figures of Smart TV’s and media players.
“Consumers use multiple screens to perform various activities that require both fixed and mobile Internet connectivity, from watching and sharing videos and photos, to playing games, to accessing social networks, to banking and paying bills online.
The explosion of digital entertainment and multimedia content (from myriad sources such as linear TV, time shifted content, Internet content, etc) and the increased number of available screens in the home (TV’s, PC’s, laptop, tablets, cell phones) are driving demand for convenient home networking solutions.
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Powerline communication adapters are suitable for multiple video channels.
Once, home networks were primarily the realm of technophiles -
But now people use PC’s, tablets, cell phones and connected TV’s for school, work, shopping,messaging, downloading music and videos, and playing games.
According to Parks Associates report: Home Networks for Consumer Electronics, home
networking reached 167 million households worldwide in 2008 and is forecast to reach
250 million households by year-