Friday, July 31, 2009

Do telco services fit in prototype digital home?

TelephonyCreating 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 and electric companies are not necessarily new, so it will just be a matter of defining which companies own the relationships in the home.

From the article, "Do telco services fit in prototype digital home?" by Sarah Reedy

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