January 2016
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Mapping the Home Automation Market

The home automation market is in the midst of a rapid transformation that is breaking down the boundaries of established players as new entrants challenge traditional approaches with new business models, technologies and applications. The ecosystem continues to expand with record high investments and M&A activities. The race to own the home automation market is pursued from different directions by companies in adjacent sectors. The result is an ecosystem at an early stage of formation as alliances are beginning to coalesce to meet the needs of ever more knowledgeable and demanding users. In our white paper, we outline the main characteristics of the home automation market and expose trends are shaping the market, raising challenges, and creating new opportunities.

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New Research on Low-Power Wide-Area Connectivity

Low-power wide-area (LPWA) technologies promise to open new market opportunities by providing power-optimized IoT connectivity. In in new research report, we take a comprehensive approach of investigating the spectrum regulatory framework, the wireless protocols, the ecosystems and business models and the IoT applications to develop a complete strategic assessment of the market. We developed techno-economic models for LPWA and LTE-based technologies to couple performance metrics with the Total Cost of Ownership for SigFox, LoRa, Weightless, RPMA, and other LPWA technologies in addition to emerging LTE-based technologies such as Cat-m1 and NB-IoT. Additionally, we show how these technologies and incumbent short-range wireless solutions such as ZigBee, ISA100.11a and WirelessHART match up with more than 80 different IoT applications.
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New in 2016

In 2016, Xona Partners launches, Xona Foresight, a quarterly communication, which will highlight current trends at the intersection of Telecommunications, Media and Technology. Many of these thoughts are derived from our partners engaging with clients on solving their big challenges. If you have someone who would benefit from our content, please forward this so that we can start a conversation of engagement.
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