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DECT Gateway Shipments Forecast to Reach 25 Million Units 2015
Date: 14 February 2012
Integration of DECT and CAT-iq into residential gateways will grow rapidly over the next four years, from 3 million units in 2011 to 25.6 million in 2015, according to the latest market data from IMS Research. This market is being driven by the changing use of communications technology in consumers’ homes and the uptake of VoIP services.
The report ‘DECT and CAT-iq in Residential Gateways 2012’ found that the majority of all shipments were in Europe, North America and Asia. Europe, traditionally an area where DECT has fared well in residential gateways might be the dominant region for the technology, but it is Asia where the greatest potential for growth lies; shipments in the region are forecast to surge to 6.7 million units in 2015, virtually equal to the 6.8 million predicted for North America, although still some way behind Europe’s projected market of 8.5 million shipments.
Heath Lockett, Market Analyst at IMS Research and co-author of the report commented “DECT has already taken over the landline market, and as a number of connectivity technologies converge inside residential gateways, it has the potential to gain a significant presence as part of an in-home VoIP solution. Indeed, a number of Internet service providers have integrated the technology for several years now, and more are expected to follow suit in the short to medium-term.”
Consumer awareness of VoIP is expected to continue to grow as products and services proliferate, and with the benefit of features such as HD Voice offering a significant improvement in call quality via CAT-iq, an IP-focused extension of the DECT standard, the technology is well placed to become a feature of future gateways.
“We are delighted to bring this report in conjunction with IMS Research, and to see the expected adoption of CAT-iq by the operator community as the evolution of DECT into the IP domain”, said Ruth Wilson, Chair of the DECT Forum Marketing Working Group.
About the Report ‘DECT and CAT-iq in Residential Gateways – World - 2012
The report examines the potential market for both DECT and CAT-iq gateways by initially determining key factors such as the number of broadband subscribers, WAN technology used, and the type of CPE shipped in order to build up the most accurate picture of the addressable market for DECT and CAT-iq. The uptake of DECT and CAT-iq in six key regions (Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia exc. Japan, Japan and MEA) is then considered for each WAN technology, with the data detailing the market over the period 2008-2015.
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