It will be distributed through operator channels to help bundle together costumer-facing IoT offerings. It offers a domestic hub for all connected things and the bundle includes a hub which acts as an optical network terminal and gateway for residents. Additionally it contains two mobile apps so that users can control and monitor their smart homes. The solution will allow operators to manage the plethora of devices destined to flood the market, as well as capturing a bit of the growing smart home market.
“With the rapid growth of IoT and increasing number of smart devices in the home, residential customers are seeking a single solution that is simple to install and easy to manage,” said Federico Guillén, Nokia’s Fixed Networks President.
Since years companies are trying to create a unifying platform to simplify the user experience. However, multiple protocols like wifi, Z-Wave and ZigBee are each having their own standards and conflicts with interoperability are rising. So it is more important than ever that operators can ensure that their residential smart home devices support multiple protocols in a single device, including Wi-Fi, ZigBee and Z-Wave. With the new solution, Nokia just entered the Z-Wave Alliance to strengthen their position in the smart home market. The three wireless technologies are controlling already roughly 66% of the smart devices shipped in 2016.
Autor: Frederic Rapin