June 15, 2020
In an era of over-the-top video and Internet of Things, new data from Parks Associates finds U.S. broadband households have an average of 12 connected devices, which will increase to 20 by 2025.
Dallas-based Parks said the uptick in connected devices will create opportunities for service providers and manufacturers to deploy new services to support the home network, including home entertainment and work functions.
“The number of connected devices in the home is increasing just as people are adding strain to the home network with more work-at-home and video streaming activities,” Brad Russell, research director, connected home, Parks Associates, said in a statement.
Russell said proliferation of Internet-connection within the home often deals with frustrating Wi-Fi experiences and widespread concern about vulnerability to data security and privacy threats.
“Consumers recognize the need to secure and optimize their connectivity solutions [through Wi-Fi management and IoT security] and value a holistic solution that can deliver on safety and performance,” Russell said.