Service provider CPE challenges: soundbars that block easy STB access to the TV, and the digital assistant race – Videonet

We have seen unprecedented disruption in the customer premise equipment (CPE) market during the last decade, primarily caused by the development of quality portable video display devices, from laptops to tablets and smartphones. The next decade promises to be just as exciting, with brand new battles for control between service providers and retail device makers and simultaneous efforts to cooperate. Charles Cheevers, CTO for CPE at ARRIS, has been talking about two of the most interesting challenges: television screens that ditch HDMI connections in favour of proprietary ribbon cable interfaces, and digital assistants (the latter being an enormous opportunity for service providers, too).

Source: Service provider CPE challenges: soundbars that block easy STB access to the TV, and the digital assistant race – Videonet

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