We’ve been hearing about the promise of the connected home, or the “Internet of Things,” for years. And this past week, one thing became clear: The connected home of the future is achievable today.
MWEB’s fibre home, for example, was a mock-up showing how tech could change the way we live. Unlike trade shows and expos of past years, however, the vast majority of “things” on show were off-the-shelf products you could buy and install in your luxe house or apartment right now.
The fibre home is exactly that, a showcase of MWEB’s FTTH capabilities. which it refers to as ‘world class internet’. The company urges the public that feel that they need further proof that we’re already living the connected dream to visit the installation.
The breakout of the Fibre Home is something entirely different. For instance, the unlaunched 65” 4K OLED TV, the 700W 7.1CH Wi-Fi Sound Bar and Smart Wireless Network speakers, all from LG, Samsung’s VR headsets, wearables, toys and smart sensors. It’s not going to be the only name in FTTH.
So, while you can have your fridge talk to your TV and your washer discuss politics with your toaster, they’ll all need to be wired up to the grid, somehow.