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Friday, June 22, 2018

Integration: The smart home hub killer (Reality Check)

I am glad to report that the smart home market is in rude health. One recent research report from Parks Associates found that 17 percent of US broadband households own an Internet-connected entertainment device and a smart home device, with an additional 13 percent of consumers owning both a connected health device and a smart home device. 

From the article "Integration: The smart home hub killer (Reality Check)" by Thomas Rockmann.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

#TBT: Rated ‘M’ for mobile; Before Alexa, there was Jeeves and SMS search… this week in 2005

DALLAS-The number of households that use Wi-Fi technology for home networking has now surpassed the number that use Ethernet, according to a new Parks Associates survey. According to the “Global Digital Living” report, 52 percent of U.S. households with home networking use Wi-Fi while 50 percent use Ethernet. In Canada, only 32 percent of households with home networking use Wi-Fi, while 43 percent use Ethernet and 26 percent were unsure which technology they use.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Top Trends In The Connected Car Market

BI Business Intelligence estimates more than 380 million connected cars will be on the road by 2021 – and the market is picking up speed faster than expected, even from a year ago. In the U.S., Parks Associates estimates the U.S. connected vehicle market will include 61% of the light vehicle fleet by 2012, or about 183 million cars – up from about 60 million in 2015.

From the article "Top Trends In The Connected Car Market" by Kelly Hill.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Reality Check: Carriers Can Fight Churn With Wi-Fi

As new smartphone customers become harder to find in the U.S. mobile market, carriers are shifting their operational focus from growth in average revenue per user growth to churn management, according to recent research from Parks Associates.

In this mode the carrier must adjust its proposition to dissuade its own customers from leaving and compel its competitors’ customers to switch sides; a journey of discovery into precisely what it is about mobile service that consumers ...read more

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Analyst Angle: Wireless Charging Provides Convenience And Easy Experience For Consumers

With projected sales of more than 8.3 billion smartphones and over 400 million smart watches between 2016 and 2020 worldwide by Parks Associates, wireless charging technologies have an enormous addressable market. These numbers exclude other wearable categories from fitness trackers to connected health devices that can also benefit from wireless charging solutions. A prolonged standards fight is not in the best interest of device OEMs nor technology innovators.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Reader Forum: The smart home promise vs. reality

By and large, these devices are smart (some are self-learning), user-friendly and allow automation and control that we could only have dreamed about 10 years ago.

If the basic requirements are in place, why are we still in this situation? In the long-term, as many industry analysts – Parks, Berg – predict, mass adoption is going to be driven by service providers and not by the technology vendors’ direct-to-consumer business models.

Almost any study that evaluates consume ...read more

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Telecom Analytics: CTIA announcements on big data, analytics solutions

One of the hottest topics in the telecommunications industry today, analytics was highlighted by several companies at this year’s CTIA event. During the wireless association’s trade show, RCR Wireless News interviewed key players to better understand what’s going on in the industry and the impact of big data on carriers.

How can telecom operators benefit from big data-driven business intelligence: Harry Wang, Parks Associates’ director for mobile and health research, talks a ...read more

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

CTIA 2013: How telecom operators can benefit from big data-driven BI

In this video, the director for mobile and health research at Parks Associates, Harry Wang, talks about how carriers can leverage big data to transform raw data into valuable information.

From the video, "CTIA 2013: How telecom operators can benefit from big data-driven BI." 

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