December 11, 2007 -- Research and Markets (Dublin, Ireland) has added to its offering a report titled "U.S. Home Network Market - Now and Future."
According to the research firm, the report's premise is as follows:
"Broadband digital services for the home are very competitive with both the quality and quantity of services increasing dramatically over the last couple of years. However, the complexity, for the averaging person, of network wiring inside the home is still bothersome.
The cable industry is offering a triple play package consisting of television/on-demand video, high-speed data and voice. Through fiber optics, the telephone companies are able to match and sometimes exceed in quality, the triple play package being offered by the cable companies and at a more competitive price. Electric utility companies, through power-lines, are beginning to deploy high-speed data services. Satellite companies are limited to television and video on-demand. The addition of wireless (cellular) phone services will turn the triple play into a quadruple play package.
This competition is favorable to the consumers, because they are able to get better services at a better price. Home networking inside the home is still a problem, though. Despite the advanced in broadband to the home, networking within the home is still a little behind. Deploying the routers and network adapters to connect PCs and home electronics in a seamless network still has not been easily achieved for the average consumer. However, homebuilders are pre-wiring new homes for networking to help alleviate this problem."
The research report analyzes the comprehensive home networking market and corresponding industries that focus on the consumer home network, both broadband to the home and networking inside the home. The report presents strategies and company profiles of key industry players and case studies of consumer broadband users. The study also looks at changing market conditions and gives recommendations for successfully competing in the home networking market.
To view the report's table of contents, click here.