In this webcast, Rob Conant, CEO of Cirrent; Scott Boyarsky, Vice President, Digital Home Products, Comcast; and Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst at Parks Associates, address current consumer trends with Wi-Fi use, short-term and long-term changes occurring in home Wi-Fi, and how IoT players can leverage Wi-Fi to their advantage.
Currently, over 75% of U.S. broadband households use Wi-Fi for connectivity in the home. Wi-Fi has become ubiquitous in consumers’ lives, and its usage continues to rise. As a result, the vast majority of consumer solutions interact with Wi-Fi solutions on some level, which puts pressure on companies active in the IoT to optimize their solution for a Wi-Fi environment.
As whole-home Wi-Fi mesh solutions roll out, people are managing their networks through their devices, and network operators are playing a bigger role in deploying and promoting Wi-Fi both in and outside the home. As consumers and their devices move through different Wi-Fi networks, IoT solutions need to maintain the quality of service while ensuring user security and privacy.
Companies building home entertainment, smart home, and IoT products can address these near-term challenges like ease of use and security now, which will also position them to take advantage of increasing Wi-Fi coverage, enhanced network security, and improved interoperability.
• Consumer Wi-Fi trends
• Network considerations for smart home products
• How products will be managed on the network
• Connected home products likely to reach mass adoption level first
• Impact on the home network and the future of connectivity in the home
Speakers share strategies for product companies to get near-term benefits and long-term alignment:
Scott Boyarsky, Vice President, Digital Home Products (IOT, WiFi, Automation, AI, Broadband, HSD, Home Security), Comcast
Rob Conant, CEO, Cirrent
Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates