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Cablenet launches Plume in Cyprus

Cablenet, a quad play provider in Cyprus, has announced the availability of Ultra WiFi, Powered by Plume. Plume provides Wi-Fi, personalisation, and security delivered through a smart home services bundle featuring Adaptive WiFi, HomePass, and AI Security. Ultra WiFi, Powered by Plume includes the full Plume services bundle accessed through the highly-rated Plume App, two […]

May 17, 2019

Study: CSPs missing out on Smart Home devices

Rethink Technology Research finds that Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and consumer voice platform partners drive growth in smart homes, but will only control 23.3 per cent of total sales, with retail sales accounting for 76.7 per cent of total device additions.

May 14, 2019

Report: Amazon and Google level in smart speaker market

The Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant platforms will take an almost equal share of the global smart speaker market this year, according to the latest forecast from Strategy Analytics. Amazon Alexa had a 37.7 per cent share of sales in 2018, but this will decline to 31.7 per cent in 2019, while Google Assistant’s share […]

May 9, 2019

Research: Most US homes will have smart speaker in 2020

There will be more US homes with smart speakers than without by the end of next year, according to projections from Strategy Analytics. The report predicts that the 50 per cent threshold will be reached in late 2020, and the US will be the first country in the world to reach this level of smart […]

April 24, 2019

D2C competition: Winter is coming

Netflix continues to grow fast and can appear invulnerable. It has just reported record subscriber growth. But, alongside, it is also making records in cash burning – $460 million versus $287 million in the same quarter a year ago. And this is before new competition arrives in the form of Disney+ and Apple TV+. The […]

April 18, 2019

DAZN sells Perform; focuses on streaming

Stats, a specialist in sports AI, has combined with Perform, the global sports content company. The transaction was enabled by an investment from Vista Equity Partners. DAZN Group, Perform’s owner, will receive a combination of cash and a significant minority stake in the newly formed company Together US-based Stats and European-based Perform will combine Stats’ […]

April 16, 2019

Survey: 22% of UK own voice-controlled digital home assistant

UK households are increasingly adopting the smart home experience, according to the third report from EY’s annual digital home survey of 2,500 UK consumers. The report, which focuses on the connected home, finds that nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of households currently own a voice-controlled digital home assistant, double the figure from 2017 (11 […]

April 4, 2019

Animoca Brands, F1 partner for blockchain game

Gamification, blockchain, and artificial intelligence technologies specialist Animoca Brands has secured a global licensing agreement with Formula 1 to develop and publish F1 Delta Time, a blockchain game based on motorsport’s premier category. As part of the licensing agreement, Animoca Brands will assist in driving fan engagement by developing and publishing the blockchain game F1 […]

April 2, 2019By Colin Mann

Report: Interoperability key when purchasing smart devices

A Parks Associates report finds that smart home solutions will increasingly rely on voice control, video and data analytics, sound recognition, and AI to simplify the user experience. Technology Convergence and the Smart Home reports US broadband households now own more than 10 connected devices, including a mix of connected CE, smart home, and connected […]

March 29, 2019

31% US homes own smart speaker with voice assistant

Parks Associates research shows 31 per cent of US broadband households own a smart speaker with voice assistant and more than one-fourth of these owners use the devices to control a smart home device through voice commands. “Competing protocols and confusing controls continue to inhibit smart home adoption, as end users fear and ultimately avoid […]

March 29, 2019