Telecom Lead America: D-LinkÂ has extended its
revenue share lead in the broadband router market, followed
byÂ NETGEARÂ andÂ Cisco.
Tablets, connected TVs, digital media players, and other
devices are driving sales of home networking devices.
North America has captured 37 percent of networking
device revenue in 2011.
Tablets, connected TVs, digital media players, and a
growing list of other devices are driving sales of home networking devices, and
this is nowhere more apparent than in North America, which captured 37 percent
of networking device revenue in 2011,” said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for
broadband access and video atÂ Infonetics Research.
We expect the demand for broadband peripherals,
especially those with integratedÂ MoCAÂ chips, to continue to increase
globally as operators in all regions roll out new home automation, energy
management, entertainment, and communications services that require high-end
networking devices,” Heynen added.
Infonetics Research said global sales of home networking
devices grew 20 percent in 2011 from 2010, to $7.98 billion.
Infonetics expects a cumulative $43 billion to be spent
on home networking devices over the 5 years from 2012 to 2016, as the growth of
tablets and other devices in home networks necessitate additional connectivity
MoCA (multimedia over coax) embedded set-top boxes
(STBs),Â FTTBÂ optical network terminals (ONTs), coax-Ethernet
adapters, and WiFi broadband routers are driving growth in home networking
Cable operators and telcos in North America,
especiallyÂ Verizon, are increasingly using MoCA devices to deliver
services likeÂ whole-home DVR.