Entertainment to dominate 13.5 billion-strong smart home market by 2025

There will be almost 13.5 billion smart home devices in use by 2025, claims a new report. According to new figures from Juniper Research, the smart entertainment category will dominate the market and take up the bulk of the projected US$230 billion revenue smart home devices generate. Both figures are a marked improvement from 2020, […]

Vodafone Portugal kicks off with consumer IoT services

Vodafone Portugal has launched a set of Internet of Things services for residential customers, including applications covering mobility, security and location, stealing a march on rival multi-play service providers in the country. Vodafone said it would follow up the initial launch with a series of smart home applications before the end of the year. The […]

Arris launches new broadband gateways

Broadband technology outfit Arris has launched two new broadband gateway devices, the NVG578 and NVG558, targeting the Passive Optical Network (PON) and fixed-wireless markets. The NVG578 is a PON gateway platform that provides a range of options to delivery today’s GPON speeds, as well as next-generation XGS-PON and NG-PON2 speeds of up to 10Gbps symmetrical, […]

Strategy Analytics: IoT to reach 50 billion devices

The total number of connected and Internet of Things (IoT) devices will approach 50 billion during the 2020s, driven by the smart home. This is according to new research by Strategy Analytics, which claims that nearly 20 billion IoT and connected devices will be deployed worldwide by the end of this year, and a further […]

Liberty Global opens Telenet Innovation Centre

Liberty Global has opened a “knowledge and excellence hub” in Brussels to create and test new products. Liberty said it will use the Telenet Innovation Centre – which is its second innovation hub alongside its Tech Campus near Amsterdam – to test its new technology for “connectivity, entertainment, and value-added services”. It will initially focus […]

Telenet agrees 5G and IoT deal with ZTE

Liberty Global-owned Belgian cable operator, Telenet, has agreed a strategic partnership with ZTE Corporation covering 5G and Internet of Things (IoT).  The deal deepens the two companies’ collaboration on next-generation technologies and comes after Telenet selected ZTE in August 2016 to upgrade its national mobile network. “We are convinced this partnership will allow us to […]

IoT acceleration promised as OCF merges with AllSeen Alliance

The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) has agreed to merge with the AllSeen Alliance, in a move that stakeholders claim will accelerate the development of Internet of Things (IoT) services. This merger will advance interoperability between connected devices, enabling “the full operating potential of IoT” and representing a “significant step towards a connected ecosystem”, according to […]

Liberty Global addresses home network with IoT in mind

Liberty Global plans to invest in RDK-B-based gateway devices and the in-home network in preparation for anticipated  growth in demand for Internet of Things applications as well as growing demand for the delivery of video to multiple devices, according to Balan Nair, EVP and CTO of Liberty Global. Interviewed on stage at Cable Congress in […]

Bluetooth 5 to advance IoT, launch as soon as late 2016

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced that Bluetooth 5 will launch either in late 2016 or early 2017 and will include “significantly increased range, speed, and broadcast messaging capacity.” The SIG said that the extending range in Bluetooth 5 will deliver robust and reliable Internet of Things (IoT) connections that will make “full-home […]

Ericsson: viewing is shifting from TV as mobile video soars

Video will account for roughly 70% of mobile data traffic in 2021 after growing by some 55% annually over the next five years, according to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report.  The study noted a “significant increase” in video traffic share on smartphones and tablets and said that “viewing is gradually switching from traditional TV to […]