The connected home covers many areas, from data, video and audio delivery, through to smart appliances, security and home automation. While the technologies in these domains have both existed and evolved for many years, implementing connected home solutions has traditionally been costly and complex.
People are becoming more connected, with an ever-increasing number using broadband, wider and deeper uptake of tablets, smartphones and a range of other devices, and the services.
The Broadband Connected Home' can be viewed as a fixed location/premise where a number of devices share a connection to the outside world. It is recognised that there can be multiple separate networks within the home, and also multiple points of connection to the Internet.