North America Leads in Home Networking

According to Infonetics Research, demand for broadband peripherals, especially those with integrated MoCA chips, will continue to increase globally as operators roll out home automation, energy management, entertainment, and communications services that require home networking.

  • North America captured 37% of networking device revenue in 2011.

  • Global sales of home networking devices grew 20% 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 options.

  • MoCA-embedded set-top boxes (STBs), FTTB optical network terminals (ONTs), coax-Ethernet adapters, and WiFi broadband routers are driving growth in home networking device market. Cable operators and telcos in North America, especially Verizon, are increasingly using MoCA devices to deliver services like whole-home DVR.

  • D-Link extended its revenue share lead in the broadband router market, followed by NETGEAR and Cisco.

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