Nokia Corp. has today announced a new Smart Home Solution that lets network operators quickly offer new services to residential customers seeking a digital home solution for the Internet of Things (IoT).
The solution supports an array of sensors, plugs and other connected devices essential for the delivery of home security, automation and smart metering services, providing customers with a fully integrated, simple, plug-and-play experience.
With the number of IoT connected devices expected to grow from 1.6 billion in 2014 to between 20 and 46 billion by 2020, network operators are seeking new ways to help subscribers leverage the IoT 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.
To help streamline and simplify installation in the home, the Nokia Smart Home solution provides network operators with three key elements.
- A single device that acts as an Optical Network Terminal (ONT), residential and smart home gateway.
- A mobile application which will available on iOS and Android to control the home.
- 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.
Available to all network operators by the end of 2016, the new smart home gateway provides a fully integrated, simple to deploy solution to other over the top (OTT) technologies and can help network operators capture a piece of the growing smart home market, which is forecast to grow 24% to $39 billion between 2015 and 2020.