WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA-The Wireless Association® today announced partnerships with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2014 "Design and Construction Week" (DCW) and Parks Associates for the CTIA 2014™ Super Mobility Week, which debuts September 9, 10 & 11 at the Las Vegas Sands Expo & Convention Center. NAHB and Parks Associates will focus on how wireless technology is being used to connect homes, providing homeowners with the convenience and cost-savings of "smarter" homes.
NAHB's 2014 DCW promotes creativity and innovation in home building, design and construction while CTIA promotes technological creativity and innovation in wireless and mobility. As part of the partnership, CTIA and NAHB will co-market events, share thought leadership content and programming at each other's respective events.
In addition, Parks Associates will co-locate an executive event focused on the emerging technologies, marketing strategies and business models for the connected home and mobile industries.
According to Parks Associates, 2013 U.S. revenues for IP-connected home service bundles, including control, automation and security monitoring services, will reach $780 million and by 2016, revenues will exceed $3.2 billion.
"By working with National Association of Home Builders and Parks Associates, our exhibitors and attendees will have access to the experts and innovators who are redefining how wireless technology is seamlessly integrating in our home," said Robert Mesirow, CTIA Vice President and Show Director.
"Technology in the home has quickly moved from a 'nice to have' to a 'must have' and wireless plays a huge role. Partnering with CTIA makes great sense as NAHB works to help builders meet the demands of today's home buyer," said Jerry Howard, NAHB CEO.
"Mobility is a key part of the connected home, and with smartphones in 60% of U.S. broadband households, the integration of apps into the connected home ecosystem and mobile environments is creating new appeal for home control systems," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "We are pleased to be hosting an event at CTIA 2014 that integrates consumer data and analysis and offers perspectives from industry leaders."
About CTIA Shows
CTIA Shows bring together all industries advanced by wireless technology for intense business, learning and networking. CTIA 2013™ takes place May 21-23, 2013 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas and MobileCON™ 2013 takes place Oct. 16-18, 2013 at the San Jose Convention Center in Silicon Valley. Visit www.ctiashows.com.
CTIA–The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.
The National Association of Home Builders (www.nahb.org) is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.
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About Parks Associates
Parks Associates (http://www.parksassociates.com) 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 new media, digital entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.
Each year, Parks Associates hosts executive thought leadership conferences CONNECTIONS™, CONNECTIONS™ Europe, and Smart Energy Summit.
SOURCE CTIA-The Wireless Association