Digital Broadcasters Vendor News has learned that Broadband powerline networking, a wired technology that does not require new cabling to be installed, is poised to emerge as a winner in the residential networking interface race on a across the world especially in the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific Rim (along with Europe and Africa).
That is the result of the Arizona-based, In-Stat research that concludes that powerline networking has advantages over coaxial and twisted-pair cabling for in-home deployment.
The competing wired technologies, 'coaxial cabling' and 'twisted pair cabling', that also do not require new wires will end up sharing the market in some areas.
"Some service providers fully expect to use multiple technologies and mediums that will co-exist in their in-home deployments, as long as each medium meets the operators' service quality and cost objectives," says Joyce Putscher, In-Stat analyst.
Recent digital broadband powerline networking research by In-Stat found the following:
* In 2005, vendors shipments worldwide of broadband powerline equipment surpassed 2 million units, with the market only "going upwards".
* Annual shipments for broadband powerline equipment will exceed 200% growth in 2006.
* In addition to other reasons, broadband powerline access can be successful in selected areas where there may only be one broadband Internet provider.