"home networks" articles

Bill Loesch, CEO, LeakSentinel spoke with the Parks Associates’ analyst team prior to the 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference to discuss how companies can capitalize on consumer interest in a home insurance-smart home connection. Bill will be speaking on the Insurance and Home Services: Being a Trusted Advisor panel at 1:30 PM, Thursday, May 24, in San Frncisco. He will be joined by the following speakers: Yuval Harry, Head of...
Colin Barceloux, CEO, Axius will be speaking at Parks Associates 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference  in San Francisco.  He kindly provided the analyst team with insights on consumer security concerns in the smart home.  Colin will be participating on the Tech Support & Privacy: Creating Consumer Confidence session at CONNECTIONS.  This session will be held Wednesday, May 23, at 1:15 PM, and will also feature the following...
According to Parks Associates research, 76% of North American broadband households use Wi-Fi as their primary connected technology , but in the past year, 37% of U.S. broadband households report that their Wi-Fi network seems slow. If operators want to compete effectively in the connected home, they will need to add value through premium CPE and a quality consumer experience. Parks Associates and Calix will discuss emerging trends for service providers in an upcoming webcast, The...
Approximately one-half of smart home device owners experience problems when setting up their devices, according to Parks Associates research. Consumers continue to rely on operators for the majority of home networking solutions and expect simplified user experiences across multiple interfaces from setup to daily operation. By addressing support issues, service providers can become the drivers of the connected home market. In the infographic below, Parks Associates highlights...
The evolution of the connected home continues to create opportunities for communication service providers. Parks Associates research shows that 117 million households in North America have broadband, an 87% market penetration. 76% of broadband households use Wi-Fi as their primary connection technology. Operators are competing with a growing array of products that are staking a claim in the home with offers of an improved Wi-Fi experience, smart home controls, voice interfaces, and...
The smart home is a comprised of a collection of products and services that serve the needs of consumers using either a centralized or a distributed control architecture. In a distributed control architecture individual products perform specific jobs for consumers, but those products also benefit from collaboration with other products. A loose collaboration between autonomous products is sufficient for many jobs; however, some tasks may be better served by if they were coordinated as a...
OTT video is reshaping the U.S. entertainment marketplace—Parks Associates research shows nearly two-thirds of U.S. broadband households have an OTT service, and one-third have more than one subscription. This growing trend is increasing demand on home and mobile networks as consumers spend more bandwidth streaming media on their televisions, tablets, and phones. In the infographic below, Parks Associates highlights how online video consumption is impacting broadband speeds across...
 
Parks Associates, the leading IoT research firm, today announced the 2017 Advisory Board for the eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit , taking place February 20-22, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. Advisory Board members help shape the agenda and topics by providing specific feedback to agenda topics, event participants, and the overall focus of the event. Participants include: Alarm.com – Roy Perry, Vice President, Ecosystem Alliances Centrica Connected...

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