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As gigabit-speed broadband offerings emerge in a market, a portion of operators are unable to easily follow competitors to very-high-speed offerings due to capital constraints, existing infrastructure, or other considerations. Those companies that cannot easily match the speeds offered by rivals face a difficult competitive challenge. Even those operators that can expand into gigabit-speed services will have to be selective in their deployments, will have portions of their physical...
Broadband services remain a key driving force in global productivity and communication. Businesses, governments, and individuals continue to rely upon the quality and dependability of high-speed data services in order to inform, educate, interact, and entertain. New generations of connected products and Internet-based services enter the market with a core assumption that high-speed data connections are easily and readily available—an assumption that is generally true for most...
 
According to Parks Associates research , 9% of U.S. broadband households switched broadband service providers in the last 12 months; almost 1/4 of these households did so in order to obtain faster service at a comparable price. This week, AT&T announced that it would be upgrading its U-verse home Internet plans with additional service options, including a plan with unlimited data. The upgrades will begin in May and all current U-verse home Internet customers will...
That sound you heard was Apple and (perhaps) Google watching as a major market opportunity passes them by. Capitalizing on what amounts to over-the-speed limit momentum, Amazon has brought two new Echos to the market. The Dot, while interesting, is a fun add-on to smart home geeks who want a smaller, sleeker Echo to put by their bedside (and replace the smartphone as an ad-hoc alarm clock) or in the living room alongside the curved-screen TV, wireless multi-speaker setup and...
Today, we learned that Uber has changed its icons on smart devices and that these city-specific icons will take on a life of their own – changing as one moves from city to city. While this development will further the cult following of this ride sharing Internet unicorn, it is most important to understand what Uber understands. Uber understands the strong emotional connection we have formed with its service. Like Apple, Nest, Samsung and a number of other brands, the Uber experience has...
 
by Stuart Sikes | Feb. 4, 2016
Tags: home networks, Internet of Things, interoperability, M2M, smart home
Sujata Neidig , VP of Marketing at Thread Group , discusses the challenges the smart energy market is facing: What are the major challenges that your business must address in 2015? 2020? Interest in the connected home has been rapidly increasing, yet there are a few challenges that must be overcome in order to make the smart home a reality. First, a simple and reliable network must be put in place that will allow multiple devices to easily connect and work together...
 
by Emily Shedd | Jan. 22, 2015
Tags: home networks, security, Smart Energy Summit, smart home
Spain surpasses the United Kingdom and Germany in the use of Home Automation Services On the 18th and 19th of November the Connections Europe 2014 event will take place in Amsterdam. It is the major European showcase for Smart Homes where Domoalert, a company from Spain, will participate as a sponsor and will launch its comprehensive platform designed to control Home Automation from mobile devices in a simple and intuitive way Today's connected home is a changing...
Parks Associates analysts are following the AT&T and DirecTV deal closely. From our 1Q 2014 survey, we have data showing: Just under 1% of broadband households have DirecTV service from AT&T though an old partnership agreement where AT&T offered bundles that included DirecTV. 1% of BB HHs have DirecTV pay-TV service and both mobile phone & broadband service from AT&T. 3% of BB HHs have DirecTV and broadband service from AT&T. 3%...
 
by Kaitlin Hawkins | May. 1, 2014
Tags: home networks, smart home

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