Smart home

Parks: 75% of smart home device owners find devices ‘very valuable’

Some 75% of US smart home device owners find their devices ‘very valuable’, according to Parks Associates. The research firm found that consumers’ value assessment of smart home solutions “jumped considerably once they own these products”, with 38% of people who don’t own a smart home device considering them valuable. “Smart home device owners are […]

Tricolor launches smart home service

Russian pay TV provider Tricolor has launched smart home service that allows its customers to manage a range of smart home devices from their TV screen or from a mobile application on iOS and Android devices. Tricolor has updated the software on its advanced set-top boxes, provided by its GS Group affiliate, to enable the […]

Com Hem launches smart home platform for MDUs

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has launched a new smart home platform aimed at the multi-dwelling units (MDU) business. Com Hem Smart will, according to the operator, enable residents to book common spaces and resources and share and exchange with their neighbours. It will also give landlords digital tools to keep administrative and maintenance costs […]

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, […]

Com Hem strikes partnership for smart home services

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has teamed up with home security and smart energy technology provider TMPL to jointly offer digital services that include smart homes, energy monitoring, service provision and social interaction to Com Hem’s customers.  TMPL provides a platform for the integration of various digital services to residents. The platform is offered to […]

Telekom Deutschland adopts parent’s white label Smart Home offering

Deutsche Telekom’s domestic German arm, Telekom Deutschland, has signed up as the first partner for the group’s white-label smart home offering. Telekom Deutschland will deploy Deutshce Telekom’s Magenta SmartHome offering with its Speedprot Smart router, enabling them to manage a range of connected devices through the router. The domestic unit’s routers can now support the […]

ABOX42 targets operators with simple smart home bundle

Set-top provider ABOX42 used its presence at last week’s NAB Show to highlight a new range of smart home solutions that it believes will enable operators to market relatively simple bundles to subscribers for a modest fee. The ABOX42 dotIO operator smart home solution takes the form of a white-label managed service including gateways, sensors […]

Netgem to develop smart home products for telcos

Telco TV technology provider Netgem is to widen its product offering to deliver smart home products in response to what it says is demand from some of its customers. The move comes as the French company posted a 6% decline in revenues for the full year to €74.3 million and a 15% decline in Q4 […]

Espial closes acquisition of Arris’ Whole Home Solution

Espial has completed its acquisition of Arris’ Whole Home Solution (WHS) platform, the end-to-end, cloud-hosted video service that it agreed to buy in July. Espial said that the deal will enable service providers to quickly meet increasing consumer demand for next generation video services. The acquisition includes the WHS software engineering and operations teams in Kirkland, […]

Retail will drive smart home sales, says Juniper Research

Smart home hardware sold as standalone units rather than as part of a subscription package will exceed 300 million units in 2020, according to a study by Juniper Research. This represents growth of over 1,000% from an estimated installed base of 28 million units in 2015, according to the research group. According to Juniper’s Smart […]