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Connected CE and mobile devices to account for 80% of connected home nodes by 2015

CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe features service providers, wireless solutions providers, CE and content management experts

(PresseBox) (Dallas, Texas, ) The composition of the connected home will shift dramatically in the next five years, with connected consumer electronics and mobile devices (mainly smartphones and tablet computers) comprising 80% of the seven billion connected nodes worldwide by 2015. This changing landscape is the main focus of the CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe conference, November 15-16 in Amsterdam.

"The number of connected home nodes worldwide will grow to more than seven billion by year-end 2015," said Kurt Scherf, VP, principal analyst, Parks Associates. "This market encompasses diverse stakeholders including managed service operators, CE manufacturers, content creators and aggregators, home networking chipset developers, and software and silicon vendors ."

According to Parks Associates' study Mobile Cloud Media and Access Platforms, 52% of consumers in U.S. broadband households are interested in using mobile phones to catch up on primetime television programming. Further, one-third of consumers are willing to pay a premium of at least $5 per month for a service that provides premium content to mobile/portable devices. "These devices become extensions to the television experience," Scherf said. "Multiple industries must work together to build the appropriate technologies and define new business models."

CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe sponsors include the companies leading the development and deployment of new solutions to enhance the digital lifestyle.

Accedo Broadband is a leading provider of applications for IPTV and Connected TV.

ActiveVideo Networks intelligently streams Web-infused television to any STB or Web-connected CE device.

Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) provides set-top solutions to the worldwide digital television industry.

Gigle Networks provides System-on-Chip (SoC) integrated circuits and complete system solutions for multimedia home networking.

Latens is leading the way in IPTV and fully DVB®-compliant software Conditional Access and Middleware.

PacketVideo's software facilitates the sharing and enjoyment of media wherever it is stored, by converging devices, applications, and services.

ProVision Communications delivers high-quality video reliably over wireless and works with leading pay-TV service providers and CE manufacturers.

Radialpoint helps the world's largest ISP, Retail, OEM and other Consumer Technology Providers meet and monetize the growing consumer need for technology advice and assistance.

Ralink Technology Corporation is a leading innovator and developer of wireless chipset solutions recognized for superior throughput, extended range, low-power consumption and consistent reliability.

Virgin Media is the U.K.'s first quad-play provider of broadband, TV, phone and mobile, using a unique fibre optic cable network to deliver next-generation ultrafast Internet access of up to 50 MB.

Zeitera is leading the emerging market for intelligent content recognition solutions and will demonstrate advanced content recognition technologies and different applications for interactive television, advanced advertising, and immersive social networking.

For more information, visit http://www.connectionseurope.com.


CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe Summits, produced by Parks Associates, are executive events offering high-level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging residential and mobile technologies and services.

The next CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe Summit will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 15-16 November 2010, and focus on digital media, consumer electronics, and market opportunities for TV operators, content developers, advertisers, and manufacturers. http://www.connectionseurope.com


About Parks Associates

Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes new media, digital entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts executive thought leadership conferences CONNECTIONS(TM) , with support from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, and CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe. In addition, Parks Associates produces the online publication Industry Insights in conjunction with the CONNECTIONS(TM) Conference series.

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