IPTV drives HomePNA networking growth

New developments in Home Phoneline Networking (HomePNA) technology will give the market a boost and help it become a viable player in deployment of home video networks, according to researcher In-Stat.

Migration is under way from the lower-speed HomePNA 2 to HomePNA 3, and worldwide shipments for HomePNA 3 will exceed 200 percent growth in 2007, the high-tech market research firm says.

Recent In-Stat research has found:

  • The underlying drivers for residential entertainment video distribution networking are the whole-home DVR and efforts to avoid installing new cabling.
  • The number of whole-home DVR installations is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 100 percent from 2006 to 2008.
  • Most service operators are keeping their options open and optimally want their services to run over at least two mediums — powerline and coax, or phoneline and coax.

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