Service Provider In-Home Networks Using Coax/Phone Wire Growing

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — By 2013, the average household will have 2.5x as many digital media devices (computing, gaming, stationary digital consumer electronics, portable and mobile wireless devices) in use as in 2008, according to In-Stat. Accompanying this adoption will be a rise in the number of these devices that are network-enabled, leveraging various wired mediums and wireless technologies, like coax, phone wiring, powerline, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi. Networking over wiring that already exists in homes is becoming increasingly important. This is particularly the case among service provider entertainment networks that connect set-top boxes together and to residential gateways.

“Over the next few years, service providers will drive the growth of in-home networks” says Joyce Putscher, In-Stat analyst. “Entertainment networks tie set-top boxes together, enabling additional services, such as whole-home DVR. Providers will encourage more PC home networks by replacing modem-only households with residential gateways.”

The recent research by In-Stat found the following:

  • Two segregated home networks (HN) have been evolving – a service provider-centric network, and a PC-centric network. Each is leveraging different business models and technologies.
  • While consumers want to be able to move content and services between the two types of networks, both technical and business model barriers will continue to stand in their way.
  • Average PC home network throughput will rise by more than 70% from 2008 to 2013.
  • Nearly 2/3 of consumer respondents from In-Stat’s survey expressed an interest in watching Internet video on their TV.
  • Thus far, most service provider deployments using MoCA and HomePNA have been in North America, in terms of volume.

Recent In-Stat research, Global & North American Service Provider In-Home Networks Over Coax & Phone Wiring (#IN0904513RC), includes:

  • Overview of the integrated digital home vision.
  • The driving factors for why networking over coax and phone wiring will be an integral part of that vision.
  • Why networking over coax and phone wiring is still primarily deployed in North America.
  • Key trends shaping current global deployments.
  • The growth potential of North American household service provider in-home entertainment networks and worldwide chipset shipments for 2007-2013.
  • MoCA and HomePNA shipments are provided for 2007-2009.
  • Key current vendor ecosystems for MoCA and HomePNA, and comparisons of MoCA, HomePNA, and the developing ITU-T
  • North American 2009 consumer survey results reflecting familiarity of and interest in purchasing coax/phone wire adapters, interest in and price willing to pay for whole-home DVR services, and popular uses of home networks.