Comcast Strategy: We Intend to Own the Home

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Comcast has set its sights on “owning the home,” said Matt Strauss, executive vice president of Xfinity Services for Comcast Cable, at a financial conference today. Strauss cited an example of how that Comcast strategy might be implemented: People using Comcast’s home control offering, dubbed...Learn More

AT&T LTE-M Internet of Things Network to Be Nationwide by 2Q

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AT&T said its LTE-M Internet of Things (IoT) network will be available nationwide by the end of second quarter. That’s ahead of schedule, the company said. The news follows successful testing with a pilot network launched in California in October. Since then AT&T has added...Learn More

Smart Home Survey Finds Strong Interest in Smart Appliances, Voice-Controlled Speakers

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Safety and comfort are the two main attributes U.S. homeowners are looking for and value most when it comes to smart home products, according to results of a smart home survey from Scripps Networks Interactive released last week. In a news release Scripps said American...Learn More

Report: IoT Device Penetration Reaches 62% of Americans

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Just over 6 in 10 Americans (62%) own at least one IoT device, be it a connected/smart TV, car, fitness tracker, home control system, Internet-enabled voice command assistant, smart wearable device or VR headset, according to IoT device penetration research from the IAB (Interactive Advertising...Learn More

Rentals and Smart Home Survey Finds Competitive Edge

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Travelers are more willing to make a reservation for short-term rental housing if the housing has smart home features, according to a rentals and smart home survey conducted by Edelman Intelligence for  smart home products provider August Home, Inc. Eighty percent of vacation guests and...Learn More

Network Attached Storage Forecast Driven by Video Surveillance

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Consumer demand for network storage will fuel the market for consumer and SMB network attached storage (NAS) to grow at an 11% CAGR from 2016 to 2020, according to a network attached storage forecast from Technavio ICT. In addition to growing demand for personal data...Learn More

Comcast Adds New Video Camera and Voice Controls to Smart Home Platform

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PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast today unveiled a new Wi-Fi-enabled, high definition, indoor/outdoor camera, the latest in a series of new features and devices for its home security and automation platform, Xfinity Home. The company also added voice control to its home platform and is redesigning its own...Learn More

Cisco Forecast: 3.4 Devices Connected to the Internet Per Person by 2020

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Worldwide there will be 3.4 devices connected to the Internet per person by 2020, according to the 11th annual update of the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI), which was released yesterday. More than 1 billion people and 10 billion new devices will be connected to...Learn More

Smart Home App Reviews: Researchers Find a Mixed Bag

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Industry enthusiasm and sentiment are high, but it has been rough going for Smart Home tech developers and vendors as they try to bridge the gap between consumer expectations and device/app performance, according to an analysis of smart home app reviews conducted by Argus Insights....Learn More

Comcast Home Control Will Be Router-Centric with Curated Devices

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Comcast has seen a sharp increase in consumer interest in home control over the last six to 10 months and expects the market to double over the next 12 months, said Daniel Herscovici, senior vice president and general manager of Comcast’s Xfinity Home unit yesterday....Learn More

Smart Home Households Forecast to Double to 30 Million by 2017

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No less than 30 million households will purchase smart home technology of one type or another in the next 12 months, according to a smart home households forecast from Comcast’s Xfinity Home and smart home technology vendor August Home. Comcast and August Home base their...Learn More

Parks Finds 7%-9% of Broadband Households With Security Cameras

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New research from Parks Associates found 7%-9% of U.S. broadband households with security cameras. More than four in 10 owners (44%) access or control their devices remotely daily or almost daily, according to Parks, which presented its findings April 7 at the ISC West security...Learn More

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