According to researcher In-Stat, the market for home wireless networking equipment is expected to grow from roughly $9 billion in 2004 to $21 billion by 2009. The home wireless networking market is now dominated by the 802.11g standard, which grew from an installed base of 24 million home networks in 2003 to 37 million in 2004. Two areas that have yet to take off with wireless home networking, though, are streaming multimedia files and storage. The study also notes that growth of VoIP is helping to fuel the growth in wireless home networking.
For more on the growth of the home WLAN market:
- go to this story from InformationWeek
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