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Things can only get BIGGER!

Wireless sensor networks (WSN) will expand to over 850 million units per annum by 2016, experiencing a compound annual growth rate of over 60% from 2010 to 2016.  While growth is led by advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) equipment, significant uptake is expected in home automation, home entertainment, medical, and others.

ZigBee is the most widely-used wireless technology, accounting for 40% of total shipments in 2012 and growing to over 50% by 2015.  The Zigbee Alliance, the industry body is driving the bulk of the push, getting more and more into wireless.

As Zigbee grows in its key markets and expands into new areas, it is inevitable it will meet increasing competition as other technologies also continue to develop.  Bluetooth is the one for Zigbee to beat, but Zigbee may be the newer kid on the block, but he won’t be scared off by the big boys!

Author David Bell

About the Author

David Bell is the founder of Vesternet. As a contributing author on popular smart home topics including Z-Wave & Zigbee, he’s been cited in a multitude of popular websites, forums & articles over the past 10 years and continues to publish regularly on Vesternet.

With over 25 years in business, and 15 years in home automation, he also heads up all of Vesternet’s commercial initiatives throughout various online channels as an expert in sales, marketing & growth strategies.

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