Digital TV Europe to run webinar on the Smart Home as a Service

With cord-cutting on the rise and the multi-play service bundle under pressure as never before, service providers are looking for new ways to differentiate their offerings. Support for in-home connectivity and the smart home-as-a-service are growing in importance – but challenges remain. With this in mind, Digital TV Europe is to run a webinar next […]

Plume raises additional US$300 million in funding

Communications service firm Plume has closed US$300 million in a new round of minority equity investment led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2. The latest round of investment brings the company’s valuation to US$2.6 billion. In total, Plume has raised US$697 million to date. Plume said that it will use the investment to drive research and […]

Virgin Media to offer Plume’s HomePass across UK

Virgin Media is working with smart home partner Plume to make the latter’s HomePass smart home service available to all UK households including those not covered by the Virgin Media network. According to Plume, HomePass works with all internet service providers. The service uses cloud-controlled adaptive WiFi pods to create a self-optimising WiFi network throughout […]

Liberty Global partners with Plume for intelligent WiFi rollout in Netherlands and Poland

Liberty Global has rolled out an ‘intelligent WiFi’ update to its Connect box routers in three million homes in the Netherlands and Poland in the form of a ‘free upgrade’. The company says that the upgrade will provide its customers with faster and more stagble connections for devices. The cable giant has partnered with intelligent […]

Plume surpasses 1 billion connected devices on its network

Smart home services provider Plume has surpassed 1 billion unique connected devices on its cloud controlled network. The company is partnered with more than 200 communications service providers (CSPs) operating across 30 million locations globally.  In announcing the milestone, Plume revealed a number of garnered by monitoring traffic on its network. The biggest is the […]

Plume expands in Germany with two new deals

Wireless technologies specialist Plume has struck two new partnerships that grow its presence in the German-speaking region.  Deutsch Glasfaser, a fibre-optic service provider focusing on rural Germany, will launch a new bundle of digital subscriber offerings to its residential broadband customers. Plume has also entered into a cooperation with Breko, the commercial platform of the leading broadband […]

Last chance to sign up for the next DTVE Digital Symposium session

Time is running out to sign up for the next DTVE Digital Symposium 2021 session on enabling the smart home experience on April 13. As the classic triple-play comes under pressure from the unbundling of TV and communications services, offering support for high-quality streaming with ubiquitous in-home connectivity and rock-solid cybersecurity could be a unique selling point for […]

DTVE announces next Digital Symposium

Digital TV Europe has announced the next Digital Symposium session on enabling the smart home experience in partnership with Plume and Akamai. Delivering a superior smart home experience is a potential game-changer for service providers. As the classic triple-play comes under pressure from the unbundling of TV and communications services, offering support for high-quality streaming with ubiquitous […]

Plume raises US$270 million from Insight Partners

Smart home vendor Plume has closed a US$270 million minority investment from global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners. The Series E round of funding gives the company, which serves more than 22 million households across the globe, a US$1.35 billion valuation and brings its total equity funding to US$397 million. Plume said […]

Akamai teams up with Plume for smart home services

CDN specialist Akamai has struck a partnership with smart home services and WiFi  technology provider Plume to give Akamai’s global customer network, sales and marketing teams immediate access to Plume’s services platform to accelerate the deployment of smart home services for broadband subscribers. The partnership will see the pair combine Akamai’s Security and Personalisation Services (SPS) […]

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