Home WiFi: 600 Million Video Devices in 2015

According to In-Stat, the popularity of over-the-top (OTT) video has created a demand for WiFi in the entertainment cluster of home living rooms. Increasingly, home video entertainment devices such as digital TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles, and set-top boxes are coming to the market WiFi-connected, so the devices can connect to the web and to each other. In-Stat expects the evolution of the home network to drive the number of in-home video WLAN-enabled video devices to approach 600 million in 2015. Other findings indicate:

  • Digital TVs will reach a 40% WLAN-attach rate by 2015.

  • In 2014, mobile hotspots will have an 802.11n attach rate of 98%.

  • More than 28 million WLAN-enabled Blu-ray players will ship in 2013.

  • The 802.11ac standard will achieve an attach rate in mini-notebooks of 23% in 2015.

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