June 12, 2015, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA - TR-069, the Broadband Forum standard which has already transformed the provision of communications services in the home, is set for a new era as an industry survey conducted by Ovum showed that service providers across the world are relying on its versatility and reliability to support them in delivering IoT and M2M services. The report came out as the Forum met for its quarterly meeting in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and continued its new work around bringing practical deployment of virtualized solutions to the broadband network.
Ovum, the global technology research and advisory firm, expects the number of TR-069 enabled devices in use to pass 356 million by the end of next year and service providers highlighted it as a key weapon in their Smart Home strategy. These devices will include more features and interface types than those for communications and entertainment; and will be largely a retail market. In fact, the survey showed that the top companies viewed by those surveyed as being most influential in defining and enabling Smart Home services were Google, Apple, Samsung followed by the operators.