The HomePlug standard has become the market leader for powerline networking, beating out competition from other standards such as HD-PLC and UPA, according to In-Stat, which forecasts that HomePlug node shipments will surpass 30 million units by 2014. The HomePlug Alliance has also signed liaison agreements with the Multimedia Over Coax Alliance, the Wi-Fi Alliance, and the ZigBee Alliance to promote interoperability.
“HomePlug products are expected to maintain their lead and continue to grow considerably over the next five years. We expect the European region to remain the main target market for HomePlug products, though Asia Pacific will see the highest growth rate over the next 5 years,” said Analyst Vahid Dejwakh. “The first HomePlug CE devices will appear around late 2013 in both North America and Europe, and will grow considerably in the European market.”
The research firm reported that:
40 million wired home networking nodes shipped worldwide in 2010.
HomePlug node shipments are currently 50% of all nodes shipped.
The main providers of networking nodes for this market are Atheros, Entropic, Sigma Designs, and Broadcom.
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