In key geographic markets, smart home device sales will reach 356.3 million units annually in 2024, accounting for 80.2 million total smart homes. This represents an installed base of 1.33 billion smart home devices, with annual sales revenue of $21.3 billion (€18.99 billion) in 2024.
According to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number smart homes in Europe and North America reached 45 million in 2017.
Building on the momentum from its March customer announcement, Comcast’s enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) service, machineQ, announced the addition of several customers spanning a broad range of industries and use cases – including asset tracking, utility and water metering, facilities management, and agriculture.
Agari, a cybersecurity company, announced the first pilot of an online brand standard developed with major email providers Comcast, Google, Microsoft and Oath (Yahoo, AOL) that will offer companies the opportunity to display brand logos for free, increase trust with their customers, and ultimately lead to more revenue by increasing response rates and engagement.
As decades-old technologies, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular are well established, but they were not designed to allow long-range communications at a low bit rate among things such as sensors powered by a battery.
ANALYSIS: Since Apple revealed in June that it will start shipping an intelligent home speaker, HomePod in December excitement has focused on its audio capabilities. This focus suits Cupertino which is giving little away on its smart home capabilities which will have to play catch-up with Amazon and Google.
As part of the ongoing celebrations to honor World Wi-Fi Day 2017, the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has announced that its City Wi-Fi Roaming project will run for a second year.
Strategy Analytics has released the results of its competitive analysis of US providers of fee-based smart home services such as self-monitoring, notification, automation and energy management services — apart from or in addition to professionally-monitored interactive security.
2016 has been a busy year for telecoms operators in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, most notably in low-power, wide-area (LPWA) technologies as narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and LTE-M (long-term evolution to 4G, machine to machine) approach full commercial deployment.
2016 has been a busy year for telecoms operators in the IoT market, most notably in low-power, wide-area (LPWA) technologies as NB-IoT and LTE-M approach full commercial deployment.
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