DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Jun 22, 2015) -  Parks Associates research finds 64% of broadband households in the United Kingdom (U.K.) and 54% of broadband households in Germany connect a home entertainment device to the Internet.

The firm also reports that one-fourth of German, Spanish, and U.K. broadband households find smart home devices very appealing. In the Netherlands and Switzerland, residential broadband household penetration exceeds 90%, and the increasing adoption of connected devices is creating a need for cloud services in order to share and secure both personal and paid media.

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates, is a key speaker at the Smart Home World Summit, June 23-24 in London and will be moderating the panels "Establishing a Smart Home Roadmap," on Tuesday, June 23 at 11:45 A.M., and "Managing the User Interface: Gateways, Hubs & Devices," on Wednesday, June 24 at 9:45 A.M. He is also featured at the Early Bird Analyst Clinic.

What: Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates, at the Smart Home World Summit

Date: June 23-24, 2015

Time: 8:00 AM - 6:20 PM

Royal Garden Hotel
2-24 Kensington High Street
London W8 4PT
United Kingdom

Twitter: @ParksAssociates, @stuartsikes

Mr. Sikes assist clients around the world by predicting trends in consumer technologies and identifying evolving business models. The Parks Associates team serves the world's leading semiconductor, software, consumer electronics, telecom equipment, and entertainment companies, providing them with industry analysis, consumer research, and go-to-market recommendations.

Media interviews with Stuart Sikes are available. To request a meeting or specific research data, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com or 720-987-6614.

About Parks Associates

Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Contact Information:

Holly Sprague
Parks Associates