A big data and convergence market briefing from BSRIA has shown that convergence is growing with the increasing uptake of IP products, number of connected users and the emergence of the IoT (Internet of Things).
Other drivers are the need for better energy performance, more efficient and smarter usage of buildings as well as the ability for remote access and cloud storage.
The study found that adoption of IP-based products and convergence is increasing with the growth in the number of Internet users, personal devices, machine-to-machine (M2M) connections and the IoT.
Cheap sensors are being applied and easy to use application software is available and is having a significant impact on the uptake of IoT.
The main objective of this study was to forecast the copper structured cabling market up to 2020 by quantifying the impact of convergence.