Wireless networking takes off in home market

According to IDC, adoption of wireless local area networks (WLANs) is lagging in the enterprise segment, but cathcing on in the home consumer market.

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By  Greg Wilson Published  September 10, 2003

Wireless networking appears to be gaining momentum in the consumer market. According to IDC, adoption of wireless local area networks (WLANs) is lagging in the enterprise segment, but cathcing on in the home consumer market.

“In lean economic times, providing a wireless LAN is a low priority for many IT organizations, while lower price points on wireless access points has spurred increased use of WLAN in the home,” comments IDC's Randy Giusto, Vice President, Personal Technologies and Services.

“Even if an employer does not offer wireless on campus, the rise of affordable wireless-enabled computing devices, coupled with low-cost wireless home networking solutions and increasing hot spot availability, is driving the use of wireless beyond the office, and especially at home,” he adds.

As mobile workers become increasingly dependent on electronic forms of communication, user demand and potential increases in productivity will drive businesses to implement wireless networks.

In addition, as consumers become more accustomed to the benefits of wireless solutions in the home, information and entertainment applications will drive higher demand for home-based solutions.

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