[This blog is the second in a five-part series based on the Maravedis report “From Managed Home Wi-Fi to Enabling the Secure Smart Home 2018-2023”. Look for the other blogs, which will be published here on a weekly basis.]
In recent years, the connected ‘smart home’ has become the battleground for device manufacturers, network suppliers, and service providers, all wanting a piece of the action. In the traditionally controlled home space, service providers are under attack by the entry of OTT suppliers such as Google, Amazon, and Apple. They need to react or otherwise be forced to remain ‘dumb pipe’ providers.
For operators, adaptive Wi-Fi is the first step towards converting the connected home into a smart home, by delivering a modern smart home system that is cloud-based, highly scalable, cognitive, and allows for the use of data to create new applications and services.