Smart home


SFR follows up set-top launch with smart home offering

Altice France/SFR has followed up the launch of its latest set-top box, the SFR Box 8 by debuting its new smart home service, SFR Home.  The operator said it was tapping the WiFi 6 capability of the SFR Box 8 and its voice command feature to offer a set of services that would appeal to […]

Swisscom launches new TV box as centre of smart home

Swisscom has launched a new TV box that will serve as a smart home control centre with an integrated voice assistant. Swisscom has also revamped its TV user interface as part of the launch.  The new box comes with a new voice assistant that can be used to control the TV, including switching channels, launching […]

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 […]