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TV core of Telefonica’s renewed attempt to crack smart home

Like other multiplay operators, Telefonica is having another crack at conquering the smart home now that the big internet players have set up their stall there and started to bite. The early history of digital home services like security and heating control is littered with corpses of failed first-time offerings from the big players. Telefonica is on that list having shut down its O2 Smart Home service in the UK only just over a year ago in January 2018 after poor take up. Other terminations include Verizon’s Home Monitoring and Control and BT’s Home Monitor, while AT&T’s Digital Life, Orange’s HomeLive and Belgacom’s Home Control Home View are no longer actively marketed and are either expiring or awaiting resuscitation in…

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