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New Developments in the Connected Home


Parks Associates analysts preview the key topics featured at the upcoming CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase:

Connected CE: Growth and New Apps

  • Networked audio – a significant growth area
  • Growth of video-centric connected CE
  • What could Apple be cooking up?
  • Apps platform competition

Home Systems: New Networks and Interoperability

  • Networks entering the home
  • Building interoperability and the evolution of standards
  • Overcoming obstacles from both the industry and consumers to grow market

Tech Support: New Revenues, Consumer Use, and Partnerships

  • Leveraging software for greater efficiency
  • New licensing deals and partnerships
  • Service provider-specific solutions, from cost savings to new revenue
  • Consumer use of support services

4G Services and Mobile Operator Strategies: New Use Cases and Opportunities

  • New distribution models and use cases emerging from smartphones and tablets
  • Second-screen advertising opportunities

Trends in Video and Entertainment Services

  • OTT video services
  • Personal cloud solutions
  • Free-to-play and social gaming

Partnerships and Competition among Connected Home Players

  • Motivations for partnerships among broadband and security service providers, utilities, and retailers
  • Obstacles to partnerships and how to overcome them


Jennifer Kent

Vice President, Research

Parks Associates