"broadband" articles

Parks Associates research finds that COVID-19 accelerated an increase in the usage and value of home networks. With increasing strain on home networks, consumers show interest in emerging 5G fixed wireless broadband internet products and services (i.e., an alternative to a wired home internet service) in order to improve overall performance throughout the home. The boost in demand on home networks is driven by more time spent at home, an increase in the number of connected...
 
by Parks Associates | Sep. 4, 2020
Tags: broadband, COVID-19, home networks
Parks Associates research finds US broadband households have an average of 12 connected devices, which will increase to 20 by 2025, creating opportunities for service providers and manufacturers to deploy new value-added services to support the home network and all its devices. The number of connected devices in the home is increasing just as people are adding strain to the home network with more work-at-home and video streaming activities. Consumers regularly deal with...
 
by Parks Associates | Aug. 20, 2020
Tags: broadband, CONNECTIONS, Wi-Fi
Internet service providers (ISPs) are in the midst of a significant sea change. ISPs must support the quickly evolving internet access demands across the globe brought on by the COVID-19 crisis. They are being called on to keep consumers and businesses connected, and are suspending data limits, waiving late fees, halting service termination, opening public Wi-Fi hots spots, and providing free broadband service among other measures to assist the public. From Parks Associates Q1 2020...
 
by David Drury | May. 11, 2020
Tags: broadband, COVID-19, OTT
The pay-TV industry has faced immense pressure since the era of streaming video on-demand. As Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and even YouTube became increasingly popular, other streaming services continued to emerge. Suddenly, expensive contracts to receive hundreds of channels with only a handful of interest no longer appeals. However, a when Sling TV debuted in 2015, a new model emerged offering a lower price and a curated selection of channels with no commitment .   ...
 
by Parks Associates | Apr. 21, 2020
Tags: broadband, streaming, Wi-Fi
The COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered work routines for everyone. With “non-essential” employers mandating remote work, many of the connected services and solutions Parks Associates studies are now essential in ensuring everyone in the household can work from home and entertain-in-place. 360 View: Broadband Services in the US , a Parks Associates study of 10,000 US broadband households in Q3 2019, reports that 76% of US broadband households said life would be much more...
 
by Steve Nason | Apr. 3, 2020
Tags: broadband, connected CE, home networks, OTT
Home services providers of all types have rapidly adapted to COVID 19 limitations and challenges in a variety of ways. These adaptations have short-term, mid-term, and long-term implications for how companies and consumers will think about and plan for delivery of services in the future. In the short term, service providers have adopted a variety of strategies to keep employees and consumers safe, served, and informed: Some, such as Comcast Xfinity Home, have suspended...
Prior to Parks Associates’  14 th -annual  CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home ,  Stephen Goldstein , SVP, Business Development & Partnerships, Cirrent gave his insights on the smart home market with the firm's analyst team. Stephen will participate on the expert panel  Partnering for Success: Next Stage of Growth  on Wednesday, 20 November at 15:00. Panelists who will join him on this session include:...
 
by Parks Associates | Nov. 13, 2019
Tags: broadband, smart TV, Wi-Fi
After years of waiting and planning, the era of 5G has arrived. Within the past 12 months, all four of the major US mobile service providers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint & Verizon) have introduced services. European operators introduced services in countries including Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK and South Korea rolled out 5G services in April. Throughout the globe, carriers have announced plans to have 5G networks operational by the end of 2019 or early 2020. 5G has long...
 
by Craig Leslie | Sep. 18, 2019
Tags: broadband, smartphones

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