Telecom Investor Magazine

Thursday, January 04, 2001

Broadband Residential Market Nabs 24M users by 2004

New reports from Parks Associates say that the broadband consumer market will reach 24 million subscribers in four years, stating the obvious: that the Internet revolution is proceeding faster than most market watchers predicted.

Among the highlights of the Parks Associates research:

    * Household PC penetration will reach 71% by 2004 and household Internet penetration will reach 67% by that time. This latter figure represents a 72% increase from 1999’s penetration rate o more

Tuesday, August 01, 2000

Arrested Development Competing standards and diverging visions have made home networking a ‘pipe dream.’ Sure, it’s cool stuff, but where’s the ROI?

Home networks have arrived — sort of — after two decades of false starts and false hopes.

According to Frost & Sullivan and Parks Associates, there are well over 1 million home networks; Parks asserts the number may be as high as 3 million.

Home networking equipment used to be the province of small- and medium-sized concerns such as AMX, Crestron, Intellon, Leviton, Lutron, and Niles Audio. Today, the industry standards committees are crowded with the largest companies in e more

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