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Smart Home Opportunity is Just Beginning

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.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 10:00

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2013 Operator Opportunities and Threats

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.
Written by Guest Author at 14:00

Over Half of Pay-TV Households Now Subscribe to DVR Service

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.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 14:00
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Home Automation Set to Grow at 45% Annually

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.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 12:00
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Latest Research Highlights Drop in Video Subscriptions for Cable, Rise for IPTV

Representing some 94% of the market, the 13 largest providers of multi-channel video in the U.S. lost about 325,000 net additional video subscribers in 2Q 2012, according to the latest data from Leichtman Research Group (LRG). Though large by historical standards, 2Q's net decline was only about 1,500 more than the last decline of similar magnitude, which occurred in in 2Q 2011, according to LRG.
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