Category: Smart Home


Beam me up Alexa: delivering the Smart home

Just simply acknowledging Alexa first thing in the morning, as you make coffee with, “Alexa, good morning” prompts her to read out facts that have occurred ‘on this day’.

O2 launches home monthly IoT bundles

O2 has brought consumer IoT services to reality by launching an array of smart home offerings in the UK, targeting the everyday tech user.

The Smart home: Is this is as good as it gets?

The smart or connected home is a notion that has been bouncing around in our noggins since the 1960s according to a former, yet more mature and shall remain unnamed colleague, who can remember such times, as a young adult.

Who are the beneficiaries of smart metering?

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have mandated that all domestic and non-domestic premises are to enjoy the benefits of both smart electricity and gas meters across Great Britain.

In the Wink of an eye: the history of home automation

Wink’s primary concern is to take all the different brands in the connected space, and create a simple, elegant interface that not only allows users to control everything, but to create interactions between the distinct products.

IoT partnerships dominate MWC 2016

Mobile world Congress in Barcelona has seen a variety of global telcos, equipment makers and industries announce their partnership plans as IoT continues to come closer to realisation.

Harnessing the IoT opportunity

Operators will prove integral to any and all success achieved by the internet of things (IoT), and operators need to prepare to manage the explosion in traffic brought about by the IoT revolution.

Telecoms.com Intelligence Annual Industry Survey 2016

Building on the success of our prestigious Annual Industry Survey, the 2016 edition is the largest undertaking we’ve embarked on to date. This year’s survey took in the thoughts and perspectives of more than 1,500 telecoms professionals with a staggering cumulative experience of 24,000 years. As usual we begin with our comprehensive sweep of the […]

Making your energy meter smart

According to DECC, by 2020 all homes and businesses will be upgraded to use ‘smart meters’ ensuring consumers are aware of their energy footprint, in turn, empowering them to become more aware of their energy consumption, perhaps to the dismay of the supplier.

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