Thursday, October 04, 2012

U.S. connected home service bundle revenues will reach $500 million in 2012

CONNECTIONS™ Europe addresses global service provider opportunities for energy and home monitoring services

Research from Parks Associates estimates 2012 U.S. revenues from broadband connected home service bundles, including control, automation, and security monitoring services, will be approximately $500 million. The international research firm hosts CONNECTIONS™ Europe on 13-14 November 2012, in Amsterdam, and will present research on technologies, services, partnerships, and monetization strategies for service providers.

On the first day of the conference, GreenPeak Technologies, People Power Company, Sigma Designs, SEAS-NVE, Orange, iControl Networks, N.V. Nuon Energy, Telecom Italia, AlertMe, Swisscom, and Echelon will address the changing market dynamics for control and energy systems in the home, including consumer interest, awareness levels, and steps to attract new customers.

Parks Associates estimates over 50% of Western European households will have a data network by the end of 2012, creating the foundation for new service deployments such as remote home monitoring and energy management. "Offering bundled services and interactive features is critical for service providers in customer retention and subscriber growth, " said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "CONNECTIONS™ Europe provides the opportunity to look at case studies of new value-added services in the U.S. and around the world and apply those to the current state of the European market."

November 13 Keynotes:

  • Kevin Petersen, Senior Vice President, AT&T Digital Life, will present the opening keynote, highlighting the unique value propositions for home management services.
  • Thomas Knops, Head of Marketing & Sales, Deutsche Telekom - QIVICON, will present the closing keynote on energy efficiency as a mass-market driver and the importance of security, convenience, and a standards-based ecosystem.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Sponsors: Digitalsmiths; GreenPeak Technologies; myStrom AG, a subsidiary of Swisscom; PacketVideo; People Power Company; Sigma Designs; iMediaShare; and MyHomeServices.

Visit or contact, 972-490-1113 for more information.


Produced by Parks Associates, the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is a two-day executive conference focused on the impact of IoT on the consumer. The event explores innovative business strategies, new crossover industry partnerships, and advancements in IoT (Internet of Things) solutions that are creating more consumer engagement and business opportunities for smart home, cloud services, and connected entertainment solutions. Parks Associates industry analysts moderate all sessions, with discussion, insights, and networking with leading executives representing all IoT ecosystems. 

CONNECTIONS™ Europe will take place 1-2 November 2017 in Amsterdam at the the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers.

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