News
 

Bookmark and Share

(0) 

Wireless networks have made a revolution in the world of computers, but they will also make a revolution in the world of consumer electronics (CE) thanks to new high-definition TV-sets, mandatory support for networking in Blu-ray 2.0 players and so on. According to market analysts from In-Stat, by 2012 there will be one billion of CE devices featuring Wi-Fi shipped per annum.

“Digital TV will be the second largest category of CE stationary devices shipping with Wi-Fi. The sheer volume of digital TV shipments will make it a strong market, despite a relatively low Wi-Fi attach rate,” said Victoria Fodale, an In-Stat analyst.

In addition, a recent research by In-Stat found that  more than 294 million CE devices with Wi-Fi shipped in 2007. Moreover, compound annual growth rate for CE Wi-Fi devices through 2012 will be 26%, which quite a significant face.

In-Stat also believes that by 2011, cellular/Wi-Fi handsets will surpass mobile PCs as the large category of Wi-Fi devices, which is very important. In developing countries, such as China or India, a lot of people have mobile phones, but considerably less have personal computers. With one billion of Wi-Fi supporting devices shipped yearly, people in those markets will be able to get Internet access even without a PC provided that there are Wi-Fi networks nearby.

The growth in the number of Wi-Fi-enabled devices is a good news. But since wireless networks do not cover large areas and therefore cannot provide certain services, it may be more important for Wimax-powered CE devices to emerge widely on developing markets.

Tags: Wi-Fi

Discussion

Comments currently: 0

Add your Comment




Latest News

Monday, April 14, 2014

8:23 am | Microsoft Vows to Release Xbox 360 Emulator for Xbox One. Microsoft Xbox One May Gain Compatibility with Xbox 360 Games

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10:39 am | Microsoft Reveals Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware. Launch of New Kinect for Windows Approaches

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1:57 pm | Facebook to Acquire Virtual Reality Pioneer, Oculus VR. Facebook Considers Virtual Reality as Next-Gen Social Platform

1:35 pm | Intel Acquires Maker of Wearable Computing Devices. Basis Science Becomes Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Intel

Monday, March 24, 2014

10:53 pm | Global UHD TV Shipments Total 1.6 Million Units in 2013 – Analysts. China Ahead of the Whole World with 4K TV Adoption

10:40 pm | Crytek to Adopt AMD Mantle Mantle API for CryEngine. Leading Game Developer Adopts AMD Mantle

9:08 pm | Microsoft Unleashes DirectX 12: One API for PCs, Mobile Gadgets and Xbox One. Microsoft Promises Increased Performance, New Features with DirectX 12

3:33 pm | PowerVR Wizard: Imagination Reveals World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU IP for Mobile Devices. Imagination Technologies Brings Ray-Tracing, Hybrid Rendering Modes to Smartphones and Tablets

2:00 pm | Nokia Now Expects to Close Deal with Microsoft in Q2. Sale of Nokia’s Division to Close Next Month