A Gartner report suggests that ISPs will be fighting one another for control of the home internet of things (IoT) gateway
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A Gartner report suggests that ISPs will be fighting one another for control of the home IoT gateway. Internet service providers (ISPs) such as BT, TalkTalk and Virgin Media will soon be fighting one another for control of the internet of things (IoT) in people’s homes, according to a report from analyst Gartner. Who suggest in it’s report “Market Trends: The Battle for the IoT Gateway in the Connected Home”, said there could be as many as 500 to 700 million connected homes online by 2020. “ISPs will be the early winners in the battle for the home gateway, provided they develop solutions or partner with hub manufacturers. The mobile phone providers will gain a smaller part of this market, but ultimately the cellular model will not have enough bandwidth to compete with the ISP solution,”
“Longer term, there will need to be an integrated device, whereby the gateway is also the hub, or integrated hub and gateway solutions will be needed.” Gartner said that some smart home developers were even now creating hubs that act as a central command system for smart home devices, using multiple communication protocols to connect to all of the connected devices in the home and communicate to the world through the IoT gateway.
No room for lock-in – There will be no room in the connected home for a walled-garden type approach, because while most consumers have accepted being restricted to Android or iOS on their mobile devices, they will likely resist being locked into a purchase of a specific fridge or microwave depending on what software it runs it.