Energy management and Smartgrid
Awareness in energy management applications are growing among consumers, and this will become part of a broader connected home ecosystem. Analysts foresee a growth of +10% in the next 4 years for this market.
But to be really effective and efficient, these services will require additional smart devices to be integrated into Digital Home Networks. These devices will have to have LAN capabilities in order to measure and control local equipment such as heaters, but will have also to have WAN capabilities (in OTT mode or via proprietary WAN) in order to allow smartgrid operator to collect individual data and possibly to control local home devices.