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Thursday August 14, 2014
With all the clamor the past year about Big Data is this the service that will cause the broadband pipes to fill and the revenue to soar from business and residential applications? The terms the Internet of Things or Everything also refers to a futuristic view where data will make George Jetson seem more like Fred Flintstone. Is there a business case for rural telephone providers to position and benefit from this change?
Monday January 28, 2013
Positioning to serve the intelligent home of the 21st century has quickly grown to become a focal point for service providers and a variety of participants spanning the utility, smart grid, building and ICT industries. A new report from Boston market research firm Strategy Analytics predicts 16% of broadband households globally will have at least one smart home system by 2017.
Monday December 31, 2012
As the world prepares to review and renew resolutions and ring in a new year, it’s time for communications service providers (CSPs) to adopt a similar approach — to take stock of industry developments in 2012 and prepare for 2013. To craft our destinies we must ask: what did we learn from 2012, and how can we better position ourselves for the coming year? Buzzy solutions like big data, while worthy of discussion, are quite different from informed strategies that help service providers capitalize on big opportunity and big incentives.
Monday December 10, 2012
According to data from leading market research firm, Leichtman Research Group (LRG), 52% percent of U.S. households subscribing to a multi-channel video service now have a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) http://www.leichtmanresearch.com/press/113012release.html. But among telcoTV households, the percentage is even higher, with 71% subscribing to a DVR.
Wednesday November 28, 2012
We occasionally like to look at trends that we feel present business opportunities for clients, and home automation fits the bill. Leading market research firm ABI reports the global market for home automation systems exhibited strong growth in 2012 despite slow economic and housing market growth. The action also happens to be in North America, thanks to a wave of new entrants and offerings.