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Aussie Homes Set To Get Connected In A Big Way: New Report

Aussie Homes Set To Get Connected In A Big Way: New Report

The report, titled Internet Uninterrupted: Australian Households of the Connected Future, forecasts that the average household will be using 29 connected devices in 2020, up from the current nine, and at peak times will have 12 simultaneous applications connecting to the Internet over multiple devices, up from the current eight.

It also forecasts that households’ Internet behaviour in 2020 will look greatly different to today, reflecting the continued expansion of HD video (and the move to ultra-HD) and the growth of the Internet of Things.

High-quality and immersive video is set to become a standard part of Internet usage, while Internet connectivity is increasingly become a standard feature of appliances, with many such technologies which exist today “simply waiting to go mainstream”.

“As Australian households embrace high-definition streaming video, online games and working from home with the help of cloud-based applications, the need for fast and reliable broadband will increase, especially during peak times when multiple applications are accessing the Internet at once,” Telsyte managing director Foad Fadaghi commented.

“Telsyte research predicts the average household will see a 50 percent increase in the number of peak simultaneous applications connecting to the Internet by 2020 as more personal devices, white goods, health monitoring equipment and many more ordinary devices in the home get connected.” – David Richards, Channel News