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New Devices to Apply Wi-Fi Home Networks

The increasing use of broadband wireless home networks will lead to the adoption of a multitude of new wireless home devices over the next 5 years, according to the latest research from the Strategy Analytics. This report predicts that consumers worldwide will buy nearly 950 million wireless home devices, such as games consoles, wireless MP3 players and connected TVs, over the next five years.

"Leading edge broadband users are keen to make the most of their service by connecting multiple devices to their home network," notes Peter King, Connected Home Devices Service Director. "Wireless is used on the PC first, but we fully expect many other digital devices to follow the same path to wireless connectivity."

"Strategy Analytics' vision of the digital home is one where a variety of digital devices use wireless home networking technologies to seamlessly interact with each other and with the available broadband and digital services," says David Mercer, VP, Digital Consumer Practice. "The arrival of the first wave of wireless home devices is a signal that this vision is on the way to becoming realized."

This new report assesses the global market opportunity for four key wireless home devices segments: home PCs, TV devices, portable media devices and mobile phones. It also examines the forthcoming transition from current Wi-Fi technologies to next-generation MIMO and 802.11n and provides detailed forecasts for these technologies. The report predicts that annual demand for MIMO and 802.11n devices will reach 134 million units by 2010.

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