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Friday, November 13, 2015

Smart home products, systems to reach $11M support requests by 2019, says analyst firm

As more U.S. broadband households adopt connected devices, the need for support services will rise. According to a Parks Associates white paper, smart home products and systems will generate over seven million support requests in the U.S. in 2015 and approximately 11 million in 2019. Today, U.S. broadband households now own an average of seven-and-a-half connected computing and entertainment devices, and 18 percent own at least one smart home device.

From the article "Smart ...read more

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Combining health care with connected home tech could boost both industries, Parks says

The recent Supreme Court ruling that ensured continues implementation of the Affordable Care Act also lifts a potential barrier to investment in healthcare technologies by insurers and healthcare providers. That could mean a melding of new health technologies with smart home tech, a Parks Associates report posits.

"About 10% of U.S. broadband households have some type of smart home product, service, or both, and by 2019 the number of U.S. homes with a smart home controller w ...read more

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Parks: One-fourth of U.S. broadband homes see value in home monitoring services

Value-added monitoring services may still be in the development stage, but recent research conducted by Parks Associates reveals that about 25 percent of U.S. households that have a broadband connection see utility in value-added monitoring services.

Respondents to the research firm's survey said that they "find at least one value-added monitoring service very appealing."

While other services could emerge, the most common that consumers would use include energy, HVAC or ...read more

Friday, August 16, 2013

Week in research: Roku rules streaming media device world; IPTV gains on cable

The number of broadband-enabled households using streaming media devices like Roku or Apple TV stands at 14 percent, double that of 2011. Parks Associates reports that Roku is the most-used streaming device with 37 percent of households surveyed using it, versus 24 percent primarily using Apple TV. Price is one factor in the popularity of streaming media devices. "Innovations such as next-gen game consoles and 4K or ultra-HD TVs will boost unit sales for these devices, but overa ...read more

Friday, June 08, 2012

Verizon's Ritter: Our 300 Mbps FiOS tier is about building a foundation for new services

Speaking in the closing keynote at Parks Associates' CONNECTIONS at TIA 2012, Verizon CMO for Consumer & Mass Business Markets, Mike Ritter, outlined the vision of what its higher FiOS speed tiers will enable.

From the article, "Verizon's Ritter: Our 300 Mbps FiOS tier is about building a foundation for new services" by Sean Buckley.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Digital Lifestlyes: North America 1Q 2012

The consumerism of information technology continues at a frenetic pace, said Kurt Scherf, VP, principal analyst, Parks Associates. With convergence occurring in the entertainment, communications, device, and services markets, there is significant opportunity for a variety of stakeholders in the digital lifestyles market.

From the article, "Digital Lifestlyes: North America 1Q 2012"
 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tablet Sales Booming Alongside 3G and 4G Network Subscriber Growth


Parks Associates forecasts more than 68 million of the 126 million tablets sold worldwide in 2015 will have 3G or greater technology. The research firm's latest report Mobile Broadband & Mobile Computing Devices shows 29% of the 16.5 million tablets sold in 2010 featured embedded 3G technology, while tablets with 3G/4G technology will account for over one-half of all tablets sold in 2015.

“We are seeing strong consumer engagement in data-intensive services and activities, suc ...read more

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Femtocells are evolving, but operators aren't

This week, Parks Associates revealed the results of a survey that found more than half of U.S. broadband households with mobile phones would be willing to pay for the devices and associated new services. "The findings also indicate femtocells can significantly improve subscriber satisfaction and lead many households to consolidate with a single provider."

Basically, once survey respondents were educated about what femtocells were (only 10 percent knew before the survey), 56 ...read more

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