Future of the Home Gateway: Entertainment and More

A session at CONNECTIONS Europe

Tuesday 18th November, 2014

2:30pm to 3:30pm (AMT)

The future of the set-top is a key topic of debate. Will this device become more resource-rich, will it be eliminated in favor of cloud-based services, or will other connected CE devices absorb it? In Europe, some operators are pushing to have thin-client devices for all televisions in the home, with each enabled by cloud-based services. This session looks at the different scenarios for the set top, including the market for retail set-tops, requirements for operator-provided boxes, and the potential for a full-featured primary gateway that would manage user profiles in the household and handle conditional access, security, data, and other functions. This session also examines the role of alternative set-top boxes among other connected CE devices in the home.

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Pace plc

Darren Fawcett, CTE

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Technicolor Official

Benoit Joly, SVP Marketing & Smart Life

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Irvind Ghai, Senior Director, Enterprise Carrier Solutions

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Wojtek Makowski, CTO

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Simon Trudelle, Senior Director Product Marketing

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Time 2:30pm3:30pm AMT

Date Tue 18th November 2014

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