08 Jun 2006
While the digital home still mainly entails connecting consumer entertainment devices within the home network, mobile devices are increasingly coming into the picture. According to ABI Research, consumer product vendors, content providers and mobile operators are developing solutions to allow consumers to access their personal content over the home network via Wi-Fi or the mobile network. This 'convergence,' as it signals a potential shift in usage scenarios, may prove disruptive to wireless service providers in the long run. This, however, may also result in new demand for both advanced handsets and mobile data plans.
Home Networking Research Service