"Europe" articles

Telcos have reached a crossroads in business strategy where innovation is inevitable and continues to impact subscriber growth across different distribution channels. Entry of nontraditional but formidable players such as Google, Amazon, and Apple into entertainment, content, and smart home services intensifies the risk; however, all players struggle with similar challenges. Key factors in driving adoption in the smart home are providing valuable and recognizable benefits to consumers,...
 
by Parks Associates | Dec. 1, 2016
Tags: europe, smart home, Webcast
Before attending CONNECTIONS™Europe  in Amsterdam, Tobin Richardson , President and CEO at ZigBee Alliance, answered several industry questions: Where do you feel the largest opportunity is for the smart home industry in Europe? The biggest opportunity will come from the establishment of open product ecosystems. Lighting is ‘illuminating’ the way for many applications, and LED is a great way for product and service providers to gain entry to the home with...
The European Commission is driving infrastructure changes to contribute €250 billion of tech-industry growth to the European economy by 2020 through the Digital Economy Policy . This will create hundreds of thousands of jobs across Europe. But one looming issue with this policy is that, according to the EC's own figures, there won't be enough appropriately skilled workers to take on these roles, with an anticipated 756,000 unfilled ICT vacancies in 2020 . While the Commission is...
Before attending CONNECTIONS™ Europe  in Amsterdam, Antti Vihavainen , Partner, Business Development at Cozify, answered several industry questions: Where do you feel the largest opportunity is for the smart home industry in Europe? It is in assisting other industry verticals to transform their consumer businesses. Examples include insurers, telecommunications, home appliances and consumer electronics. What challenges does Europe face with rolling out new...
Leading IoT research firm Parks Associates will host over 200 industry executives this week at the 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Smart Home, IoT, and the Connected Consumer , and Monsterboard is giving you a chance to attend the event for free. Monsterboard is sponsoring free passes for two lucky winners. Contact Parks Associates at info@parksassociates.com with the subject line ‘Monsterboard Passes at CONNECTIONS Europe’ for your chance to win. Monsterboard...
Before attending CONNECTIONS™Europe  in Amsterdam, Thomas Rockmann , Vice President Connected Home at Deutsche Telekom AG, answered several industry questions: Where do you feel the largest opportunity is for the smart home industry in Europe? There is a myriad of business opportunities in the smart home sector, as the move to selling hardware-based services grows. We have identified three key business opportunities that are open to the widest range of players,...
They say every cloud has a silver lining and that is certainly true for broadband operators in the wake of one of the biggest DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks yet and one which significantly was launched by hijacking IoT (Internet of Things) devices. The victim was French ISP and cloud hosting provider OVH, which in late September faced a massive DDoS attack  from a botnet comprising at least 150,000 IoT devices, mostly CCTV cameras. According to OVH founder and CTO...
Before attending CONNECTIONS™ Europe  in Amsterdam, D’Arcy Rossiter , Head of Insight at Centrica Connected Home, answered several industry questions: Where do you feel the largest opportunity is for the smart home industry in Europe? Many European countries have high levels of broadband and smart phone penetration and have populations who are comfortable using technology. What we as suppliers need to do is to deliver the use cases and propositions to those...

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