In-Stat analysts predict there will be over 1.9 billion WiFi-enabled device by 2014, up from around 500 million in 2009.
The next 5 years will see an increase in the number of Wi-Fi-enabled devices, from over 500 million in 2009 to nearly 2 billion in 2014. Devices leading the pace of adoption include Blu-ray players/recorders, e-readers, and digital televisions.
“The reality of 802.11n-enabled devices being available is that many of the technical issues that constrained Wi-Fi adoption in video-centric CE devices in the past have been remedied. As a result, we expect the adoption of Wi-Fi in the living room to accelerate. Across all 'digital living room' consumer electronics, which includes set top boxes, game consoles, and other such devices, Wi-Fi-enabled devices will exceed 200 million units by 2014.” said Frank Dickson, vice president of research at In-Stat.