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UK MPs to probe connected tech

The UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to examine the impacts of the increasing prevalence of smart and connected technology and what needs to be done to ensure it is safe and secure for its users. The ‘Connected tech: smart or sinister?’ inquiry will explore how devices including smart speakers, […]

May 12, 2022By Colin Mann

Plume, Sagemcom support Deutsche Glasfaser router launch

German fibre service provider Deutsche Glasfaser is collaborating with personalised smart services specialist Plume to introduce what is claimed to be the country’s first fully cloud-optimised WiFi 6E fibre router. The product solution combines Plume’s Consumer Experience Management Platform and HomePass Smart Home Services suite, which is already available to Deutsche Glasfaser’s subscribers, leverages the […]

May 5, 2022By Colin Mann

Subtonomy adds broadband network support

Customer and network experience platform provider Subtonomy has added broadband network support to its Network Experience Platform. This means CSPs can now benefit from a fully-convergent view of the network experience they are providing to individual customers in real-time – enabling them to monitor experience efficiently, fix faults proactively, meet customer service expectations, control costs […]

May 4, 2022By Colin Mann

Airties acquired by Providence Equity Partners

The Board of Airties has accepted acquisition terms offered by Providence Equity Partners (PEP), a specialist in growth-oriented investments in media, communications, education and technology. Terms of the deal were not revealed. Founded in 2004, Airties is a provider of cloud-based managed in-home Wi-Fi solutions, serving Internet service providers (ISPs) with a combined footprint in […]

April 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

Data: Big screen dominates Super Bowl streaming

The latest Plume IQ, a monthly reveal of data-driven intelligence and customer-focused insights from personalised communications services provider Plume, explores the increase in data consumption across streaming devices on Super Bowl Sunday, the highest-viewed American television broadcast event of the year. The data shows that the TV ‘big screen’ still dominates this big day for […]

April 20, 2022

CommScope drops spin-off plan

CommScope has suspended the spin-off of its Home Networks business after a further drop in results at the unit in the past quarter. The company said it suffered from component shortages and price rises across all its business segments in Q4, leading to a net loss for the quarter of $87 million (€76.5m), against a […]

February 17, 2022

Research: Media device voice command grows

Findings from Hub Entertainment Research’s study, Voice Control: The Future Speaks, show that nearly all consumers have used voice commands to control at least some devices. But there are still roadblocks to voice control becoming the default method of tech interaction – chief among them, concerns about privacy. Voice command is commonplace among consumers. Four […]

January 12, 2022

Forecast: US consumer tech revs to reach $505bn

The US consumer technology industry is projected to generate over $505 billion (€467bn) in retail sales revenue for the first time ever according to a new forecast from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The projection represents a 2.8 per cent revenue increase from 2021’s impressive 9.6 per cent growth over 2020. Strong demand for smartphones, […]

January 6, 2022

Vodafone, Technicolor DOCSIS 3.1 deal

Connectivity and entertainment technologist Technicolor Connected Home and multiplay telco Vodafone have announced plans to deploy next generation gateways with Wi-Fi 6 capabilities throughout Germany in 2021. This anticipated rollout of customer premises equipment (CPE) further solidifies the strong collaboration between the two companies which began in 2019 with the deployment of Technicolor DOCSIS 3.1 […]

November 19, 2021

Foxtel accelerates streaming strategy with Sky Glass

Following the unveiling of streaming aggregation product Sky Glass and confirmation that Foxtel would be the first global syndication partner, the Australian pay-TV operator has confirmed that the device will form another element in the group’s streaming-led roadmap and is expected to be available in Australia in late 2023. The confirmation follows Foxtel’s successful launch […]

October 8, 2021By Colin Mann