Friday, May 24, 2019

Significant change in rates for installation methods indicates DIY is on the rise

New research shows impact of DIY and smart home on competition, channels, and value-added services for home security market

New research from Parks Associates reveals at the end of 4Q 2018, 28% of US broadband households reported the presence of an active security system, up from 26% in 4Q 2017, with 24% having professional monitoring. Connected Trends & Disruption in Home Security reports that 52% of households that are highly likely to purchase a security system in the nex more

Monday, May 20, 2019

Sales of connected consumer devices to exceed 520 million units by 2022

Parks Associates today released the new whitepaper Open for Business: Future Flexibility for Smart Home Services, which forecasts sales of connected consumer devices will exceed 520 million units by 2022, including networked cameras, security systems, and connected health devices. The whitepaper, sponsored by Calix, presents the opportunities emerging from this wealth of residential devices and details strategies for service providers to operate in the smart home market in ways more

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

More than 20% of US broadband households use an antenna to access local over-the-air broadcasts

Parks Associates addresses the future of video distribution at The Pay TV Show in Analyst Roundtable and session featuring executives from Starry, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Viacom

New research from Parks Associates shows that approximately 22% of US broadband households use an antenna to watch over-the-air broadcasts. Households with both antennas and pay TV subscribe to multiple OTT video services and are more likely to own connected entertainment devices than are average broa more

Thursday, May 09, 2019

37% of smart home owners use smart speaker to control their device

Parks Associates workshop at BUILDER’s Housing Leadership Summit addresses impact of smart home technology on new home construction  

New research from Parks Associates shows the percentage of smart home device owners who use a smart speaker to control their connected products has catapulted from 17% in 2017 to 37% at the end of 2018. The leading smart home technology research firm will host a workshop at the BUILDER’s Housing Leadership Summit featuring new consumer data an more

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Share of UK broadband households planning to cancel pay-TV has doubled

Consumer research provides insights on connected entertainment consumption in the UK

New research from Parks Associates finds that the percentage of UK broadband households stating that they are likely to cancel their pay-TV service has increased to 24% in late 2018 from 12% in late 2015. IoT in the UK - Entertainment Products and Servicesreports that the intent to cancel is higher among households that watch online video services.

“Subscription streaming services, also more

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Total installed base of augmented reality head-mounted devices to reach 6.5M units by 2025

Industry report addresses current state of AR technologies and devices

Parks Associates research finds more than 60% of US broadband households are interested in receiving some sort of information enhanced by augmented reality (AR) on a handheld device or headset, with the most popular being navigation information. The report Augmented Reality: Innovations and Lifecycle notes that this interest persists despite low familiarity with AR—only 12% of heads of US broadband househ more

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

22% of US broadband households have a service speed of 100-999 Mbps

Industry research addresses current competition in gigabit-speed services   

New research from Parks Associates finds 22% of US broadband households have a service speed of 100-999 Mbps, the most common service tier, although 39% of US broadband households do not know their broadband speed. Modern Broadband: Competition and Retention at Gigabit Speeds notes only 6% of US broadband households have gigabit-speed services and interest in upgrading to that speed of service has d more

Monday, April 15, 2019

8% of US broadband households own a VR headset, while 25% are familiar with VR headsets

Industry report addresses evolving ecosystem for VR, current gaming use cases, and challenges to expand beyond gaming

A new Parks Associates report finds gaming remains the primary use case for VR (virtual reality) headsets. Virtual Reality: The Evolving Ecosystem finds consumer-reported familiarity with VR technology has stayed at approximately one-fourth of US broadband households between 2017 and 2018, with gamers most likely to be familiar with this technology. Among con more

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