Industry Leaders to Address IoT and Smart Home Market at CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Parks Associates announces new research showing CE adoption across Germany, Spain and, the U.K.

Dallas, Texas, November 17, 2014 - In advance of Parks Associates' CONNECTIONS™ Europe conference, 18-19 November at the Mövenpick Hotel in Amsterdam, the market research firm announced international data today showing connected CE adoption rates in Germany, Spain, and the U.K. are on a strong upward trend.


Spain leads adoption rates in desktops, smartphones, MP3 players, and e-readers. The U.K. and Spain are tied for the highest rates of laptop adoption, while the U.K. leads adoption rates in home network routers, tablets, and Internet-connected watches.

"European countries trail the U.S. in home network adoption, but a couple of EU countries are outpacing the U.S. in adoption of Internet-connected CE," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "Among broadband households, 69% in Spain and 67% in the U.K. own at least one Internet-connected CE device, compared to 64% in the U.S. We are bringing together industry leaders to discuss new business strategies as digital devices and services continue to expand across the continent."

The ninth-annual conference provides attendees with high-level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging connected home services and technologies. Keynotes and featured speakers include Ericsson, Sky Deutschland, Deutsche Telekom, Icontrol Networks, Roku, PacketVideo, Verisure, Orange, and Rovi.

What: CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing Strategies for the Connected Home
Where: Mövenpick Hotel
Piet Heinkade 11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1019 BR
When: 18-19 November
Website: www.connectionseurope.com
Registration: http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-europe/register
Press Passes: http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-europe/media/presspass
Media Sheet: http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-europe/media
Twitter: @CONNECTIONS_EU
#CONNEU14
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/CONNECTIONS-Europe-4104156/about



The research Emerging Power of IoT in Europe also shows:
13% of German broadband households own a programmable thermostat vs. 30% in Spain and 27% in the U.K.
Android is the dominate smartphone OS across these nations.
Tablet adoption is lower in Germany (48%) relative to Spain (61%) and the U.K. (62%)

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Sponsors include Arrayent, Icontrol Networks, Tyco, ROC-Connect, Verisure, Amdocs, Domoalert, INSTEON, iYogi, Qualcomm, ULE Alliance, Z-Wave, Ayla Networks, Zipato, AlertMe, MiOS, and Support.com.
Contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com to request research or a speaker interview.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe
CONNECTIONS™ Europe, an executive conference hosted by Parks Associates, examines the impact of connected devices and services and offers insight into new and innovative business strategies, partnerships, and emerging technologies. http://www.connectionseurope.com

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