Senior Vice President
Technicolor – Connected Home
When it comes to technology in general – and networking in particular – the forces of technology have pressed service providers and device manufacturers to bring more bandwidth and intelligence to the home. As a result, we have seen consumer expectations for easier and more intuitive access to content and services rise.
While there are many moving parts associated with meeting these demands -- at Technicolor – we believe that the relationship between cloud computing resources and edge devices – such as gateways – will have to be much tighter than it is today.
This is why Technicolor and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have announced an important collaboration to bring the power of cloud applications to edge devices in the home. For Technicolor, the announcement is in keeping with our overarching role as a "better together" company. Over the last 100 years Technicolor has:
The collaboration between Technicolor and AWS taps into a new dynamic...a new relationship...that the cloud has with devices and consumers in the home. It builds a bridge between cloud and edge technology that will act as a force-multiplier for building new services throughout the home.
Some of these services are clear to us today— such as the ability to use conversational voice commands to configure network settings or diagnose technical problems. This will improve the user experience and reduce the cost of customer service. Other services will completely surprise us – and will very likely disrupt our economic assumptions about bringing broadband content and services to the home.
What is really exciting about the direction that Technicolor is pursuing with AWS is that it will explore a way to achieve this vision by:
The collaboration introduces into the gateway environment the same level – and pace -- of innovation that we have come to expect in the cloud. In so doing, it creates a new canvas – and market – for thousands of developers all over the world.
We believe it will result in a bigger and more diverse community of interest that will:
For telco, cable and mobile operators, the integration of cloud computing resources into edge devices enables new services and business models. This “cloud-in-the-gateway” environment will offer service providers more flexibility and better cost control, while simultaneously addressing real issues of privacy by allowing consumers to have greater control over their own information.
Until now, the world of application development has fallen into hard siloes that have not permitted a lot of effective cross-pollination between cloud and gateway resources. With this announcement, that will change.
Applications will be more portable, scalable and intuitive across cloud and gateway platforms. We are creating an environment in which the development community will have access to resources in the home and in the cloud.
The ability of consumers to live and interact with their connected home services in an easy and natural manner will result in a growing consumer appetite for applications, which will in turn create more opportunities for service providers and application developers to strengthen their relationships with consumers.
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