Category: Smart Home


The Telecoms.com Podcast: Back in business

Scott and Jamie put the band back together with the help of Iain from Light Reading. The telecoms tyrants pick up where they left off by arguing the toss over net neutrality, Europe’s 5G progress and some new gadgetry for IFA. In classic journalistic tradition they end up debating whether any of it actually matters and completely fail to come to a unanimous conclusion on anything.

Telecoms news you may have missed

With days getting hotter, the pubs becoming more appealing and summer holidays last approaching, most would forgive you for missing a few of the telecoms stories from last week. We’ve got your back.

Smart business models for the connected home

It is almost certain that as you read this another company has launched another smart home application or service. Unfortunately, what business model follows is often unclear.

Rumours emerge over Microsoft rival to Amazon Echo

Microsoft would appear to be prepping itself for a more confrontational launch into the smart home arena, as rumours start to circulate about a Cortana-powered device to rival the Amazon Echo.

Watch out, Google’s about

With operators in the UK continuing to scrap and scrimp to recoup the lost fortunes of yesteryear, search giant Google has sauntered across the pond and is looking to make a play for the smart home gateway.

Technicolor on future home-centric devices

David Baylis, vice president of product management for next-generation gateways at Technicolor, explains how Open Intelligent Gateways will alter the Connected Home landscape.

Intel weighs into smart home segment with AWS tie-up

Intel and AWS have announced plans to work alongside each other in a number of smart home initiatives including an Intel-based smart speaker which includes that includes the Alexa virtual assistant.

The set top box will be the smart home gateway – Abox42

Abox42 told Telecoms.com that the future set top box will act as an entry point for IoT in the smart home in the next generation of TV services. Oliver Soellner spoke to Tim Skinner at AfricaCom 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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