New developments in Home Phoneline Networking (HomePNA) technology will give the market a boost, and help it become a viable player in deployment of home video networks, reports In-Stat
. Migration is underway from the lower-speed HomePNA 2 to HomePNA 3, and worldwide shipments for HomePNA 3 will exceed 200% growth in 2007, the high-tech market research firm says.
HomePNA 3.0 currently supports speeds of 128 Mbps and guarantees quality of service for video, audio, and VoIP.
"In the near term, we see this technology primarily competing in the North American market, with pockets of opportunity evolving internationally. Some service providers fully expect to use multiple technologies and mediums that will co-exist in their in-home deployments, as long as they meet the operators’ service quality and cost objectives. The difficulty comes in measuring the penetration rates as one must separate the hype from reality," says Joyce Putscher, In-Stat analyst. "As a result, we drove our forecast using a "quad-vector" approach utilizing our annual consumer survey research, along with realistic expectations by semiconductor vendors, equipment vendors and service providers."
Recent research by In-Stat found the following:
- The underlying drivers for residential entertainment video distribution networking are the whole-home DVR and efforts to avoid installing new cabling.
- The number of whole-home DVR installations is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of over 100% from 2006 to 2008.
- Most service operators are keeping their options open, and optimally want their services to run over at least two mediums—powerline and coax, or phoneline and coax.
The research, "Home PNA Making a Triple Play in North America Over Coax and Phoneline" (#IN0603336RC), provides information about manufacturers, trials and deployments, and trends that are shaping the growing HomePNA networking medium. Discussions of market trends, technology trends, suppliers, and service provider deployments are provided, in addition to five-year worldwide and North American forecasts for residential video distribution networking using HomePNA over coax and phoneline. All forecasts are extended through 2010.
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