Communications Technology

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

M2M, Connected Home Kick Off Amdocs’ Next 30 Years

Wireless M2M connections are forecast to grow from 135 million last year to 2.3 billion by 2020, according to Machina Research, while research from Parks Associates shows a great potential for service providers in the emerging connected-home market. For example, Parks notes, 12 percent of U.S. consumers and 9 percent of Western European consumers are “highly interested” in home security and home automation, and 19 percent of Western European consumers are highly interested in an ...read more

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Telco TV: What's Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander

The demand for interactive and personalized TV will push annual worldwide set-top box shipments over 200 million by 2013, as providers overhaul their current base with next-generation models, according to Parks Associates.

"Consumers are attracted to the concept of connected CE, with one-third of U.S. broadband households very interested in a set-top box that connects to their PC and Internet service as well as their TV," said Jayant Dasari, research analyst, Parks Associate ...read more

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Verizon Plans Open Development Platform for FiOS TV Widgets

Kurt Scherf, VP and principal analyst for Parks Associates, said in a statement: "Once again, Verizon is at the innovation forefront with this first-of-its-kind integration of interactive social multimedia into the FiOS TV platform. And, because the major cable TV companies have yet to say when they'll be able to deliver these capabilities, FiOS TV will be the only provider to offer these exciting new features for the foreseeable future."

From the article, "Verizon Plans Open D ...read more

Monday, January 01, 2001

The Language of Home Networking

"Everybody looking at home networking realizes that bandwidth will be critical," says Kurt Scherf, vice president of research at Parks Associates in Dallas, a leading researcher on home networking.  "We’re working to a point in time where there will be multiple streams of Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG-2) video, multiple digital channels and HDTV.  Designers will be putting out technologies that are upwards of 100 Mbps in a short time."

From the article "The Language of ...read more

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