ABI: Smart Home Spending to More than Double and Reach $123 Billion by 2022

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Smart home spending will more than double by 2022, according to ABI Research. Spending will grow in value from $56 billion today to $123 billion by 2022, researchers said. This explosive growth, which will put smart home technology “at the heart of consumers’ lives and...Learn More

IDC: Video Entertainment & Smart Speakers Dominate the Smart Home, Battle Raging for Smart Assistant Lead

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The smart home device market is more than a quarter larger this year than last, according to a smart home device forecast from IDC. In 2018, 549.5 million devices will ship, a 26.8% increase over last year. The leading categories are smart speakers and video...Learn More

Gfk: Smart Home Self-Installation Preferred by 52% of U.S. Consumers

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People want to quite literally take their smart home technology installation in-house, according to a new survey about smart home self-installation from GfK Research. The firm found that 52% of consumers would prefer to install smart home products themselves, which is up from 43% in...Learn More

IoT Study: Wearables Are Most Common IoT Device

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The Internet of Things has a bright future, according to an IoT study of more than 2,000 consumers between the ages of 10 and 64 in the U.S., the U.K. and Asia Pacific  commissioned by business transformation specialist CSG. The survey found that wearables are...Learn More

Exec: Wi-Fi is Comcast Broadband Differentiator

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Comcast sees Wi-Fi as a broadband differentiator, said David Watson, president and CEO of Comcast Cable, at an investor conference today. “Great coverage is essential,” said Watson. Comcast last year launched several Wi-Fi offerings aimed at ensuring that customers can use Wi-Fi throughout their homes,...Learn More

Consumers May be Overestimating the Security of Home Security

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Consumers may be overestimating the security of home security. While 64% of American broadband households worry about security and privacy when they use their connected devices, 63% think the signals from their monitored homes are encrypted – though they usually are not, according to a...Learn More

Report: Consumers Prefer Smartphones Over Smart Speakers for Smart Home Control

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Nearly nine in 10 consumers see the smartphone as the controller for smart home devices, more than double the amount that see digital assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home serving that purpose, according to a new smart home preferences report from GfK. Unsurprisingly,...Learn More

Parks: Smartphone Control Increases Consumer Likelihood of Purchasing Home Security

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Consumer likelihood of purchasing home security increases if customers have physical and contractual control, according to Parks Associates. Almost one in five people who have resisted buying home security systems say they are very likely to take the plunge if the system can be smartphone...Learn More

Fast Growing Adoption of Video Doorbells will Help Smart Home Video Cameras Reach $9.7B in Sales by 2023

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The global market for smart home surveillance cameras will surpass the $9.7 billion mark by 2023, according to a smart home surveillance camera forecast from Strategy Analytics. Growth in the category will be driven by cameras with full software and service feature sets that are...Learn More

Wireless Economic Impact Study: Industry Contributes $475 Billion Annually to U.S. GDP

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The wireless industry, directly and indirectly, contributed $475 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product in 2016, according to a new wireless economic impact study conducted by Accenture for CTIA – The Wireless Association. That figure represented 2.6% of U.S. GDP for the year. The...Learn More

Parks: Smart Home Devices Driving Higher Demand for Tech Support, But Computer Problems are in Steady Decline

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Consumer computer problems, as well as problems with entertainment devices are declining steadily year-over-year, dropping by more than 50% since 2014, according to a new report from Parks Associates. However, smart home devices are creating more problems in households, according to the report. Thirty-four percent...Learn More

BARC Electric Cooperative Chooses Calix Carrier Class Wi-Fi

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PETALUMA, Calif., March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX), today announced BARC Electric Cooperative (BARC) and its BARC Connectssubsidiary have selected Calix Mesh Enhanced Carrier Class Wi-Fi and Calix Cloud to deliver managed, whole home Wi-Fi services for their rapidly growing subscriber base in Virginia. BARC has already launched a  multi-year, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network...Learn More

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