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Report: Major shifts in smart home usage

Findings from the first biannual Plume IQ Smart Home Market Report from personalised communications services specialist Plume reveal comprehensive intelligence about the growth of the smart home sector, including the changing popularity, penetration and usage of connected devices and home networks. The report analyses anonymised and aggregated data from a cross-section of the 41 million […]

August 31, 2022

Forecast: Installed smart devices to exceed 2bn in 2022

The global smart home market is expected to experience consecutive years of softening growth starting in 2021 before an upward trajectory resumes in 2023 according to Omdia. The downward trend is attributed to a combination of factors including wage stagnation, increased unemployment and a large decline in projected retail sales, especially in 2022. Strong growth, […]

August 17, 2022

Report: Smart home devices market grew 11.7% in 2021

The global market for smart home devices grew 11.7 per cent in 2021 compared to 2020 with more than 895 million devices shipped, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Smart Home Device Tracker. Notwithstanding the market volatility due to the pandemic and its impact on supply chains as well as demand-side shocks, IDC […]

April 27, 2022

Report: 105m smart homes in Europe, North America

According to a research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number smart homes in Europe and North America reached 105 million in 2021. The most advanced smart home market is North America, having an installed base of 51.3 million smart homes at the end of the year. This represents a penetration rate […]

April 21, 2022

Research: Smart home device adoption on rise

Findings from research firm Parks Associates indicate that 88 per cent of US households have broadband, with an increasing number of connected devices tapping into high-speed connections to deliver safety, security, convenience, and energy-saving use cases. The firm’s latest whitepaper, Smart Products: Building the Modern Home, developed for GE Appliances and released ahead of the […]

July 23, 2021

Plume shares smart home insights

Personalised smart services specialist Plume has released data and insights into smart home trends resulting from increases in the number of devices, types of devices, hours used and data used across smart homes. This comes as it surpasses what it says is a major milestone: more than 1 billion unique client devices have been managed […]

July 22, 2021By Colin Mann

Research reveals interest in rent-bundled broadband

Findings from research firm Parks Associates reveal 40 per cent of MDU (multi-dwelling unit) renters in US broadband households are interested in bulk broadband Internet bundled with their rent and 77 per cent of those are willing to pay higher rent in exchange for these services. The firm also tracks growing ownership in smart home […]

July 8, 2021

Forecast: Spending on smart home solutions to soar

Global consumer spending on smart home solutions is set to grow to $123 billion (€104bn) in 2021 after declining in 2020 due to the economic impact of Covid-19 according to research published in Strategy Analytics’ 2021 Global Smart Home Forecast. Strategy Analytics forecasts global consumer spending in 2021 on smart home products and services will […]

July 7, 2021

Research: 34% US homes smart device owners

Research firm Parks Associates’ latest consumer survey of 10,000 US broadband households shows that 34 per cent of US broadband households own at least one smart home device and 23 per cent now own three or more smart home devices, up from 19 per cent in 2019. “Smart home adoption has steadily increased, and the […]

February 12, 2021

Study: Open standards critical to connected home future

More than three out of every four (76 per cent) broadband service providers have either started to implement open standards development organisation the Broadband Forum’s User Services Platform (USP) or plan to do so in the next year, according to a new report. Respondents to a major new study

January 28, 2021