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Friday, January 13, 2017

Cincinnati Bell Scales Local Call Center To 300 agents To Address Growing Fioptics Base

The adoption of smart home devices reflects the overall Internet of Things (IoT) trend. A recent Parks Associates study revealed that in homes with a broadband connection, 26% now own a smart home device, up from 19% at the end of 2015. The research firm said that over the past two years, smart home device ownership “has more than doubled,” forecasting that “companies will sell nearly 55 million smart home devices in 2020.”

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Friday, January 06, 2017

Broadband Household Smart Home Device Ownership Rose 7% In 2016, Parks Associates Says

Broadband availability may be far from ubiquitous in the United States, but in the homes where a connection is present a new Parks Associates survey revealed that 26% now own a smart home device, up from 19% from the end of 2015.

The research firm, which presented its filings from its upcoming 360 View: Residential Security and Smart Home study at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), tracks trends related to consumer engagement with IoT solutions combined with strate ...read more

Friday, December 30, 2016

Year In Review: Cyber Attacks On IoT Devices, Networks Grow In Intensity

Mirai, and other similar attacks, could become an even larger problem as more consumers continue adopt IoT devices at the home. Indeed, IAB revealed in its recent study that two-thirds, or 62 percent, of American consumers own at least one IoT connected device. Meantime, Parks Associates reported that nearly half of U.S. households plan to purchase a smart home product in the next 12 months.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Over 24% Of U.S. Broadband Households Will Have An IP Camera By 2020, Says Research Firm

Smart home applications may still be seen as a novelty, but in-home security is on the rise with Parks Associates forecasting that about 24 percent of U.S. broadband households will have an IP camera by 2020. The research firm added that over 50 percent will have a smart home controller and 26 percent will have a home security system.

From the article "Over 24% Of U.S. Broadband Households Will Have An IP Camera By 2020, Says Research Firm" by Sean Buckley.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

More Than 50% Of U.S. Broadband Households Will Have A Smart Home Controller By 2020

Parks Associates today announced three new NUMBERS™ products focused on key IoT categories, including U.S. and global forecasts for IP cameras, home security, and smart home controllers through 2020. The firm estimates nearly 24% of U.S. broadband households will have an IP camera by 2020, while more than 50% will have a smart home controller and 26% will have a home security system.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Smart Home Devices Slow To Catch On In U.S. Broadband Households

A new IoT research report from Parks Associates revealed that less than 30 percent of U.S. broadband households actually know where to purchase smart home products or services. What's more, about 40 percent of the households the research firm surveyed said they prefer to purchase smart home products at retail outlets, particularly from home improvement stores such as Home Depot or Lowes.

From the article "Smart Home Devices Slow To Catch On In U.S. Broadband Households" by S ...read more

Thursday, March 31, 2016

AT&T Counters Cable Threat With Unlimited Broadband, But For Subscribers It Comes At A Cost

Despite the added fee, the unlimited plan will resonate with a distinct group of users, particularly gamers and online video addicts. Gamers require a broadband connection to handle the latency-sensitive nature of real-time sessions.

"The unlimited data plan is likely for the uber-data users that far exceed their data allowance each month," said Brett Sappington, director of research for Parks Associates, in a research note. 

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

AT&T To Offer Unlimited U-verse Data Usage Option, Increases Caps On Other Tiers

Brett Sappington, director of Research for Parks Associates, said in a research note that AT&T's move makes sense as it reflects the fact that users are leveraging their broadband connection to not only send and receive e-mails, but increasingly to view bandwidth hungry streaming video content on You Tube and Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX).

From the article "AT&T To Offer Unlimited U-verse Data Usage Option, Increases Caps On Other Tiers" by Sean Buckley.

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