In July 2020, the European Commission opened a Internet of Things survey (IoT). Its aim is that Compliance with the competition rules. The first results are a little less than a year later divided. Posted on Jun 9, 2021, report provisional (pdf) reported by thedigital factory concludes that American tech giants, like Google and Amazon, slow down the arrival of smaller players by holding the majority of the market.
Based on a survey of 200 companies that lack of interoperability of technology or the ability of a computer system to work with others is a major concern. For the respondents, initial investment costs illustrate just as manyObstacles to establishment in the industry.
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The European executive conjures up “A trend towards the increasing availability and multiplication of voice assistants as user interfaces” and therefore emphasize the importance of reviewing these activities. The 200 respondents point their fingers the inability to install other voice assistants on the devices. They are also alarmed Data collected by giants data from techn. The more data you have, the better your service and the more data is collected.
This cluster of data grants “Voice assistant providers would not only benefit from improving their technology and strengthening their market position, but also making it easier for them to exercise their influence in adjacent markets.”the Commission notes. For potential newcomers to the IoT sector, embodies this situation increased competition, even unsustainable us.
After the publication of the preliminary investigation report a public consultation with industry stakeholders is organized over 12 weeks until September 1st. Its aim: to comment and feed the conclusions of this first document. The Final report the survey is expected for September 2022.
This survey in Brussels is part of a broader strategy launched by “Shaping Europe’s digital future”, refers to the press release. The 200 companies surveyed come from the IoT sector and operate in Europe, Asia and the USA. The services they cover relate to smartwatches, fitness bracelets, connected devices, streaming services and voice assistants.