In the third of a five-part blog series helping network service providers to avoid costly procurement mistakes, we consider the relative benefits of software and hardware-based solutions for smart home management. Can you keep costs down without creating integration nightmares or vendor lock-in?
Selecting a smart home management system is a high-stakes process for ISPs, so it is important to ask the right procurement questions. IoT Fingerprinting should be at the heart of any management system, but the quality of technology has serious implications for security, user experience, and operational costs.
With an increasingly crowded field of vendors for smart home management systems, how can ISPs be sure they choose wisely? In my list of key areas to investigate during procurement, security is naturally at the top. Just how smart is the smart home protection offered?
Global online piracy has created a crisis for the pay TV industry that could completely rewrite the industry’s economic model, with major impacts on sports rights. But could it also have some unexpected upsides?
Disney+ is finally here! But the OTT market is already crowded and there are more high-profile launches due in 2020. How can all these OTT services survive when consumer budgets and viewing time are both finite?
A recent survey of 8,000 Europeans found quality broadband and Wi-Fi in our homes is now more valuable to consumers than sex, holidays, their favorite TV channels or chocolate.
With the internet of things (IOT) adoption wider than ever before, companies are constantly developing new devices for our increasingly connected environment. Now is the time to offer more than content to your subscribers! Long […]
It’s been a long time coming, but 5G is finally on the horizon. It promises ultra-fast broadband via a mobile connection, eliminating the need for wired infrastructure. Mobile operators hope it’ll be their new cash […]
The UK’s BT recently revealed plans to become a “super aggregator” of content services, adding Amazon Prime Video to its platform alongside Netflix and Sky’s Now TV. It may help to offset OTT competition, but will consumers pay a premium for the convenience of “one-stop” content shopping?
Content is king! So much so that the tech giants (a.k.a FAANG – Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google) are allocating huge budgets to acquiring original content. They want to get into the TV space. But what does this mean for the pay-TV industry? Is it simply supply and demand? Or will inflating content values reach bursting point?
The pay-TV industry is continually evolving to meet the changing needs of its consumers.