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Report: Smart home players deploy new strategies

Parks Associates smart home research finds high perceived prices remain a top barrier to smart home adoption, with providers and manufacturers working to bring lower-priced products to market and discontinue specific premium products. The firm’s Smart Home Tracker finds 20.5 million, or 44 per cent of consumers who do not own or intend to purchase a smart […]

March 31, 2021

Zoom becomes F1 Official Partner

Formula 1 and Zoom Video Communications have agreed a new extensive, multi-year partnership consisting of multiple touchpoints across the upcoming 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship racing season and beyond. As part of the partnership, video-first unified communications platform Zoom will deliver comprehensive communications services and is working with Formula 1 to provide new business […]

March 26, 2021By Colin Mann

Oscars 2021: Zoom attendance not an option

Nominees for this year’s Oscars have been told that appearing at the ceremony via Zoom will not be an option. In a letter to nominees, published by Deadline, the show’s producers said they had gone to “great lengths” to ensure the safety of those in attendance. The letters read: “For those of you unable to […]

March 19, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Survey: More streamers than pay-TV subs

Research from Amdocs Media, a software provider to media and communications companies, into UK consumers’ digital subscriptions has revealed that more people now have an OTT/streaming subscription than a traditional cable/satellite TV subscription. Findings include: More people in the UK now have an OTT/streaming subscription (83 per cent) than a traditional cable/satellite TV subscription (69 […]

February 17, 2021

Truespeed predictions 2021

Henry West, Truespeed Commercial Director, has offered his predictions for 2021: A spotlight on bandwidth Ask anyone in the WFH gang about connectivity and they will impress on you the importance of fast, reliable broadband. Home workers’ struggles with spinning wheels and dropped video calls has led to a surge of interest in what infrastructure […]

January 5, 2021

Research: London has slowest UK broadband speed

Zoopla, the UK property destination, has analysed cities in the UK to find where the best broadband speeds are. The research reveals that Kingston upon Hull has the fastest broadband, with an average download speed of 131.4 mbit/s. Stevenage and Grimsby take the second and third spot for the best broadband speeds, with an average […]

December 2, 2020

US Thanksgiving broadband usage up 45%

With Zoom removing usage limits across its platform for the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, cable broadband usage on Thanksgiving Day registered a year-over-year 45 per cent jump, according to OpenVault, a provider of technology solutions and data insights for the broadband industry. An analysis of data collected by OpenVault’s network management and monitoring tools […]

December 1, 2020

Zoom adds live events

Video calling app Zoom has announced a system to allow users pay for live, online events and experiences. Branded ‘OnZoom’, the new spin-off platform is beta launching with live events for fitness, music and art. Zoom CEO Eric. S. Yuan said partners can expect “added event discovery and monetisation features” for online versions of “traditionally […]

October 16, 2020

BT signs new carrier agreement with Zoom

BT is expanding its multinational customers’ choice of cloud-based audio and video collaboration managed services with the addition of Zoom Meetings to its portfolio. It follows the signing of a new carrier agreement between BT and Zoom Video Communications. The agreement means BT will now offer a fully managed Zoom Meetings service featuring a choice […]

October 9, 2020

Research: UK talks for longer during lockdown

UK comms regulator Ofcom’s second Mobile Matters report analyses how around 200,000 people used their Android mobile phones between January and April this year, shedding light on how people make calls and get online on the move. The report reveals marked differences in how people used their phones before and during the initial Covid-19 lockdown […]

October 8, 2020