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Michael Philpott

Senior Practice Leader, Consumer Services

Country UK

Experience 24+ years

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With 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications and digital media markets, Michael is Omdia's leading analyst in the connected home area. He provides thought leadership on digital media and connected/smart home strategies.

 

At Omdia, Michael produces reports, case studies and forecasts in the areas of smart home, connected home and broadband access strategy.

 

He joined Omdia (formerly Ovum) in 2000 as a Consultant in the Networks and Infrastructure team. He then helped establish Ovum’s Telecommunications Technology group as Manager of the [email protected] service.

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  • Marketing Smart Wi-Fi: The Key to Broadband Differentiation

    Service Providers

    Marketing Smart Wi-Fi: The Key to Broadband Differentiation

    This whitepaper discusses how marketing departments must promote the benefits of smart Wi-Fi if service providers are to confirm their position as the central provider of the connected home.

  • Could Wi-Fi motion detection be the kick-start that telco smart home needs?

    Consumer Electronics

    Could Wi-Fi motion detection be the kick-start that telco smart home needs?

    One of the most exciting recent developments in the broadband evolution has been the rollout of "Smart Wi-Fi" – Wi-Fi-enabled home gateways that optimize the home Wi-Fi experience and enable frictionless remote deployment of software features, essentially utilizing the gateway as a software deployment platform.

  • Broadband service providers must prepare for a 100Mbps+ world

    Consumer and Entertainment Services

    Broadband service providers must prepare for a 100Mbps+ world

    Over the next five years consumer broadband will continue to drive revenue growth for the telco industry with a CAGR of 3% – largely pushed by a continual, albeit gradually slowing, growth in subscriptions.

  • There will never be such a thing as a "Google home"

    Consumer and Entertainment Services

    There will never be such a thing as a "Google home"

    The rise of voice assistants in the home has continued to rocket, and in Ovum's latest Smart Home survey, 33% of respondents owned a smart speaker with a voice assistant, which is a 106% increase on last year's survey results.

  • Key Trends: Smart Home

    Consumer and Entertainment Services

    Key Trends: Smart Home

    A monthly roundup of key events in the smart home market.

  • Smart home cybersecurity is now critical for greater IoT adoption

    Consumer and Entertainment Services

    Smart home cybersecurity is now critical for greater IoT adoption

    The number and types of connected devices in the home are rapidly growing, leading to greater consumer convenience, but they can make the home more vulnerable to attack from cybercriminals.

  • Amazon strengthens its position in the connected home

    Consumer and Entertainment Services, Internet of Things

    Amazon strengthens its position in the connected home

    Amazon has announced that it is acquiring eero, an innovative and well-respected mesh Wi-Fi vendor, with the purpose of helping its customers better connect smart home devices. To truly help consumers, all vendors need to move toward open standards such as the Wi-Fi Alliance's EasyMesh.

  • The Role of Wi-Fi in the Premium Home Broadband Market

    Consumer and Entertainment Services

    The Role of Wi-Fi in the Premium Home Broadband Market

  • Are next-generation broadband value-added services the key to future revenue growth?

    Consumer and Entertainment Services

    Are next-generation broadband value-added services the key to future revenue growth?

    As broadband and data markets start to saturate, it's imperative that telcos do look to generate new revenues beyond connectivity.

  • Comcast launches smart home cybersecurity subscription service

    Consumer and Entertainment Services, Internet of Things

    Comcast launches smart home cybersecurity subscription service

    Comcast has launched a smart home cybersecurity subscription service, xFi Advanced Security. The big question is, will consumers be willing to pay for it?

  • 2019 Trends to Watch: Smart Home

    Consumer and Entertainment Services

    2019 Trends to Watch: Smart Home

    The take-up of smart devices will continue to grow throughout 2019, but capitalizing on that growth remains a conundrum for service providers. They know that the sector has huge growth potential, but continue to struggle to identify a profitable strategy of their own.

  • Iliad launches its high-end x-play product: Freebox Delta

    Consumer and Entertainment Services

    Iliad launches its high-end x-play product: Freebox Delta

    Iliad has launched two new triple-play offers based on new digital home hardware: the Freebox One and its premium product, Freebox Delta. The latter is based around a gateway/media player combo that Ovum would say is one of the most advanced telco-supplied digital home setups currently on the market.

  • IoT Viewpoints - The battle for your smart home is intensifying

    Internet of Things

    IoT Viewpoints - The battle for your smart home is intensifying

    The smart home represents one of the biggest potential growth areas in the consumer technology market, and global players such as Amazon, Apple, and Google, as well as security, utility, and telecommunication service providers, continue to jostle for position.

  • Broadband service providers must protect their role in home Wi-Fi

    Consumer and Entertainment Services

    Broadband service providers must protect their role in home Wi-Fi

    Rather than being seen as a cost burden, broadband CPE must become an area for active investment, optimizing the customer’s whole broadband experience and placing the broadband service provider’s brand at the center of the digital home.

  • Huawei's UBBF 2018: Premium broadband isn't just about speed

    Consumer and Entertainment Services

    Huawei's UBBF 2018: Premium broadband isn't just about speed

    The key message UBBF 2018 was that broadband speed remains an important area for investment, but investing in speed alone isn't enough.