Telephony

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Consumers' Interest in femtocells piqued, study finds

If you have a broadband connection and a mobile phone, you’re more likely than not interested in what femtocells have to offer — at least that’s what a study of U.S. consumers conducted by the Femto Forum and Parks Associates found.

From the article, "Consumers' Interest in femtocells piqued, study finds " by Kevin Fitchard

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Defining telcos role in remote energy management

Most communications service providers (CSPs) are currently focused on offering backhaul communication solutions to utilities looking to delve into the smart grid, but that doesn’t mean they’re not equipped to offer more. According to Bill Ablondi, Parks Associates’ director of home systems, there’s room for telcos – amongst the IT companies and home-area network vendors – to carve a niche in remote energy management (REM), with or without the help of a utility.

At its recent S ...read more

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Telemedicine Trends, Part 2: Wearable radio devices to transform home health monitoring

The availability of wireless monitoring devices is happening at the same time that the healthcare industry is being deluged by the demands of chronic disease, said Harry Wang, director of health and mobile products at Parks Associates in a July Webcast.

“There is an intersection here of life science and technology,” Wang said. While wireless technologies are proliferating – there are 3.5 billion wireless subscribers worldwide and nearly 2 billion mobile applications downloaded ...read more

Friday, July 31, 2009

Do telco services fit in prototype digital home?

Creating a full-fledged InterHome would, by its nature, require service providers to form partnerships with utilities companies, security providers or electric companies that are also staking a claim. This is already starting to happen in the US where telcos, including AT&TandQwest are teaming up with companies providing smart meters, an important component of the InterHome. Bill Ablondi, director of home systems research at Parks Associates, said that partnerships between telcos ...read more

Friday, March 27, 2009

Will interactivity equal revenues

VOD, one of the first and most successful instances of interactivity, has had a clear-cut business case since day one, but others forms of interactivity are less proven. According to recent research from Parks & Associates, however, there is a place for paid apps on the TV. Parks’ surveys found that 33% of US broadband households were interested in TV widgets and might even pay for the really good ones – either in the price of a TV or as an additional subscription cost. Outside o ...read more

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Telco TV: Online video, prime-time TV both growing

Consumers are most interested in using Internet video to catch up on prime-time television shows they missed, according to consumer research by Parks Associates, which hosted a day-long research workshop at Telco TV here today. That reality creates opportunity for both IPTV providers and content owners if they are able to package content in a way that generates advertising revenue.

One of the real surprises of Parks’s consumer research is that, while Internet video viewing is ...read more

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Segmenting the herd

In a recent study, Parks Associates segmented the market for IPTV into four major categories. While there's opportunity in all four, telcos are better served by not trying to tackle all four at once. In fact, there can be a strong case made that carriers shouldn't even try to capture the large swath of market that see TV as nothing more than a shiny box in one corner of the living room.

Because of the presence of cable and satellite in more than half of U.S. households, states ...read more

Monday, July 15, 2002

Cable Provider Wages War Against Wi-Fi Freeloaders

“End-user innovation is outpacing the business model plans many companies had in mind for broadband,” said Kurt Scherf, vice president of research for Parks Associates. “With the number of software solutions and access points out there, end users have gotten ahead of ISPs.”

From the article "Cable Provider Wages War Against Wi-Fi Freeloaders," by Kelly Carroll.

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