For Immediate Release




Joyce Putscher, Director, Converging Markets & Technologies

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Elaine Potter, Marketing Coordinator
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Home Networking Revenue Will Top $20 Billion In 2009


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., August 1, 2005Home networking revenue derived from annual networking hardware shipments and from equipment that incorporates a home networking connection will jump from almost $9 billion in 2004 to $21.2 billion in 2009, reports In-Stat ( A push for higher speeds, lower prices, and increasing network areas in the home is driving the market, the high-tech market research firm says. However, one highly touted use, the storage and transmission of multimedia files, may take years to really catch on.


“There is growing interest among US consumers to use home networks to connect their increasing library of digital entertainment audio and video files with their traditional entertainment equipment (i.e. stereo, TV), but for those not currently doing this, current demand is lukewarm,” says Joyce Putscher, In-Stat analyst. “As consumers become more comfortable and familiar with the idea of bridging their PCs with their traditional analog equipment, interest will definitely grow.”


A recent report by In-Stat found the following:



The report, “Digital Domicile 2005: Wireless Overtakes Ethernet (#IN0501961RC), contains analysis using consumer survey data, vendor profiles, and detailed forecasting. It examines key worldwide market shares for SOHO routers, residential gateways, networked cameras, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.a/g, HomePlug, and HomePNA equipment. Forecasts are broken down by product segment (NICs/LOM, Routers/Switches, Residential Gateways & Media Network Devices), as well as by type of LAN interface. The worldwide installed base of home networks forecast is provided by region and by interface category.


For more information on this report, please visit: or contact Courtney McEuen at 480-483-4454 or The report price is $3,495 (US).


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