Nearly half of all electronics at the Las Vegas trade show had access to the world wide web.
More than half of the devices launched at CES earlier this month were connected. That’s according to the GSMA, a worldwide association of mobile operators and related companies. GSMA calculated that more than 90% of TVs at CES, 70% of automotive devices, 44% of healthcare devices and 30% of cameras were connected.
GSMA predicts there will be 24 billion connected devices in the world by 2020. That’s up from 9 billion today. It identified car connectivity as an especially important product category to watch.
At this year’s CES, more than 40% of the connected devices announced were gadgets such as laptops and smartphones. The rest were non-gadgets, such as those in the “home lifestyle” category, which, according to the GSMA, made up 30% of the connected devices at CES. The products in the home lifestyle category included connected TVs, smart refrigerators and Internet-connected washers and dryers. Read Write Web