Several industries are interested in residential connectivity markets, a highly-simplified breakdown of them includes:
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WHITE GOODS & APPLIANCES MANUFACTURERS
There are three things which analysts like to count: the number of TVs, telephones and now PCs which families have in their homes. With an estimated 2.1 PCs now in most American households, people need ways to share files and more importantly Internet and telephony access.
Home networking is the solution. Moreover, with smart enabling silicon chips, companies (other than Microsoft) are looking to enhance the communication intelligence of all electronic devices, toys and appliances in the home.
Even traditional white goods (washer/dryer, stove/oven/microwave, refrigerators) manufacturers are looking to get in the game by using empty space within their equipment to allow them to send messages to maintenance and supply service providers.
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