The Smart Home market is reaching an inflection point. Service providers, including telcos, cable operators, and home security companies, as well as retailers and device OEMs alike are bringing a range of new hardware, services, and offers to market. Adding opportunity and complexity is the intersection of smart home services and ecosystems with wearables, new sensor technologies, big data and analytics, and health management services. Consumer IT heavyweights and startups alike are driving adoption with a growing range of simple to install connected device, pushing smart home services into more and more homes and forcing long standing specialists to adapt in order to compete. Surviving in the new competitive environment means staying hyperaware of a range of vectors – the latest consumer product and service trends, emerging connectivity options, product mixes, service delivery and platform approaches, and eco-system partner developments.
This sector tracks these ongoing developments to provide deep-dive supplier assessments across smart home connectivity, devices, platforms, and services. Market data is provided for shipments, installations, and revenues for smart home systems, devices, controllers, consumer appliances, and service provider verticals. This sector is particularly relevant to those who are looking to embrace the opportunity of new service markets and extended customer relationships born from advances in wireless applications and networking technologies. The smart home is a key proving ground for the consumer IoE.
This database contains market forecasts for a variety of networked devices as well as forecasts related to the installed base of home networking households. The devices forecasted include shipments for networked entertainment devices such as DVD players, TVs, mobile media players, game consoles, set-top boxes, media adapters, digital cameras and AV players. Networking devices are also included, such as home routers, gateways, network storage devices, and bridges and adapters. The forecast also includes network interfaces, including shipments for HomePlug, MoCA, Wi-Fi, Ethernet and UWB. The forecasts for devices include units shipped, revenues and ASPs. Each device category has accompanying forecasts for network interfaces. Home network household forecasts include regional breakdowns.