With the number of IoT connected devices expected to grow from 1.6 billion in 2014 to between 20 and 46 billion by 20201, network operators are seeking new ways to help subscribers leverage the Internet of Things in all aspects of their lives. Providing operators with a single box solution, Nokia's smart home gateway lets subscribers easily monitor and control everything inside the home with a smartphone or a tablet, including temperature and motion sensors, door and window sensors, smoke detectors, light switches and security cameras.
Jonathan Collins, Research Director for Smart Home at ABI Research said: "The broad Smart Home market is still fairly young. As a leading IoT segment there is clear potential for rapid growth and with that new revenue opportunities for network operators. However, critical to growth will be providing interoperability between myriad devices. Increasingly operators must ensure that the residential smart home device they deploy can support multiple protocols in a single device, including Wi-Fi, ZigBee and Z-Wave."
To help streamline and simplify installation in the home, the Nokia Smart Home solution provides network operators with three key elements. The first element is a single device that acts as an Optical Network Terminal (ONT), residential and smart home gateway. The second is a mobile application (on IOS and Android) to control the home. Finally, an end-to-end IoT management platform controlling the Smart Home ecosystem, with some predefined use cases and management of all smart devices in the home.
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