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UPDATED: AT&T not testing opt-in Digital Life program for discounts

AT&T Mobility said it is in fact not testing a program to give its Digital Life home security and automation customers discounts if they give up some of their personal data. Light Reading initially reported that the company was conducting such a test, but AT&T subsequently said that its spokesman misspoke and that it is not conducting tests for such discounts.

Report: Consumer demand for connected home solutions down 15% from May 2014

Carriers looking to the connected home as a new frontier of revenue and subscriber growth better think again or change their strategies, based on a new report from Argus Insights. The report estimates that consumer demand for connected home products and solutions is actually down 15 percent from May 2014.  

Analyst: AT&T could see long-term growth from Mexico, connected car

AT&T Mobility has strong future growth opportunities both domestically and in Latin America, as it pushes more into the Internet of Things and Mexico, according to a report from Wall Street firm Credit Suisse.

North America to contribute 46% in home automation revenue by 2020, says ABI Research

Smart home automation systems may still be a nascent market segment, but according to ABI Research, it is going to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 21 percent between 2015 and 2020.

AT&T Drive Studio provides playground for testing connected cars of the future

AT&T Mobility's Drive Studio in Atlanta is a showcase for connected car technologies. The Drive Studio features a working garage where the carrier and car manufacturers can try out new technologies and stay ahead of the curve.

AT&T will focus on use cases to market connected cars, smart homes and digital lifestyle

ATLANTA--AT&T Mobility has bet big on moving into new areas like connected cars, smart homes and the Internet of Things, banking on them to drive revenue growth for years to come. However, the company is still working on how best to market this connected lifestyle to consumers.

Verizon hires Belkin exec to jump-start smart-home business

Verizon Communications has hired Ohad Zeira, formerly the head of Belkin's WeMo home-automation product line, to oversee the company's smartphone and home-automation efforts, according to NextMarket Insights. Zeira will relocate from California to Verizon's headquarters in Basking Ridge, N.J.

AT&T to expand Digital Life trials to more operators this year

BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility will conduct more trials of its Digital Life home automation and security platform with operators in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, according to a senior AT&T executive. AT&T has been conducting a limited trial of the service with Telefónica, which is has been licensing the technology in the UK for the past several months.

Connected home growth hindered by inaccessibility, conflicting standards, execs say

BARCELONA, Spain--When it comes to the connected home, the wireless industry is getting mired in discussions about standards and infrastructure instead of spending time making the concept easy for consumers to deploy and understand.  That was the key message from panelists at the  FierceWireless  executive luncheon on the " Connected Home: A proving ground for the Internet of Things," held here at Mobile World Congress.

What top AT&T, Samsung, Intel and Deutsche Telekom executives have to say about IoT

The IoT promise won't roll out uniformly across every country and every market segment. For example, the healthcare market remains hampered by strict privacy and medical regulations. Similarly, the industry and manufacturing segments--another key target among IoT companies--may not be able to quickly embrace Internet of Things services due to established, legacy systems with lifecycles that are measured in decades rather than years. So what area should curious executives focus on to learn about the latest advancements in the IoT space? My bet is the connected home.