With Coronavirus forcing unprecedented use of home broadband, Irdeto launched an international survey to discover the impact on consumer attitudes to cybersecurity. The results revealed some surprises for ISPs. But what should they do now to respond to consumer needs?
5G is revolutionizing connectivity in the home and on the move. But broadband service providers must consider the security implications. Irdeto recently joined a Telecoms World Asia webinar on Cybersecurity Threats in the 5G era. A key takeaway was the potential for security to be a big competitive differentiator.
What’s in a name? For ISPs there could be a whole load of business tied up in a simple change from “smart” to “connected”. Marketing “smart home” solutions could be excluding a huge chunk of the broadband subscriber base that doesn’t realize quite how smart their home has become.
Coronavirus has added a new dimension to family battles over screen time and web-use. These challenges will persist once lockdowns end. How can broadband service providers ensure they are giving families the parental control tools they really need?
As Coronavirus enforces unprecedented home working, hackers are also hard at work exploiting our fears. Insecure home networks are making this a giant cybersecurity challenge for employers. In the future, could homeworkers be forced to choose broadband from an ISP that has been security-approved by their company?
Millions of us are working from home as COVID-19 restrictions take hold. For some, Wi-Fi strength is going to be a significant challenge. How will this experience change the way we work – and choose broadband suppliers – in the future? And what can ISPs do now to prepare?
In recent posts, I’ve examined key questions ISPs should ask when procuring smart home management including security, accuracy, flexibility and futureproofing. But now let’s focus on features to delight subscribers, build loyalty, reduce churn and boost ARPU.
A wise computer scientist once said, “The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from.” But which standards matter in smart homes? From OpenWRT and RDK to EasyMesh and CHIPS, it’s an essential question to ask during procurement of smart home management systems.
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?
If early January is any guide, 2020 should be the year when network service providers finally get serious about router security. The year had barely begun when researchers revealed a new critical vulnerability they dubbed “Cable Haunt” that affects hundreds of millions of cable modems.