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HKBN wants to transform all homes into smart homes

HKBN Group is Hong Kong’s largest provider of residential high-speed fibre broadband services and a fast-growing enterprise solutions provider. 

The Group offers a range of telecommunications solutions for both the residential and enterprise markets and is now launching a complete smart home solution that includes smart home devices, a subscriber app and a support portal.

Last year HKBN rolled out a “3-in-1 Connected Home Solution” that puts internet connectivity (LAN and Wi-Fi), voice communication and smart services into one single Home Gateway. 

The gateway is manufactured by VTech and powered by Tilgin Open HGA software, transforming it into an IoT ready smart home hub.

All the deployed gateways are managed by Tilgin’s device management software, tGem, facilitating the provisioning and the monitoring of devices and giving HKBN the full control they need to maintain the high levels of satisfaction their subscribers are used to. 

IoTtGem in combination with Axiom’s IoT cloud applications and mobile apps complete the solution with an app for subscribers and an intuitive support portal for help desk personnel and field engineers.

C.H. Tong, VTech president of telecommunication products says, “The Smart Home Gateway System we have developed with Tilgin and Axiom offers operators a complete, scalable and ready to use all-in-one solution.

“This allows telecoms operators to offer their customers a multitude of new Smart Home services and Home Area Network sensor-based applications.”

 “It means a new era for home automation, house and activity monitoring.”

For the operator, this opens the door for new services and revenue streams as well as increase the support quality thanks to the support portal.

Lam Pang Ngean, Axiom MD says, “We are excited to deliver a world-class solution to Hong Kong Broadband Network, partnering with Tilgin and VTech. 

“We work closely with HKBN to ensure that our applications are aligned to their product and operation needs while providing a simple interface for their end users.”

“Our smart cloud and mobile applications bring a vital extra dimension to the Smart Home Gateway.”

Axiom focuses on delivering cloud-based solutions and mobile apps targeting Internet of Things, Hosted Unified Communication, Enterprise Productivity and Vertical apps to Telco and Enterprise customers in Asia. 

Axiom’s headquarter is in Singapore with offices in Hong Kong and Malaysia.

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