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John Kendall | May 28, 2015
Comcast is to deploy a DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit Home Gateway. It will also be compatible with Comcast’s current hybrid fiber-coax network, and is backwards compatible with the current DOCSIS 3.0 infrastructure. The gateway will be capable of delivering gigabit bandwidth speeds over dual channel 802.11n/ac Wi-Fi, and will feature Reference Design Kit Broadband software. Comcast plans to deploy the equipment on a wide scale in 2016. ARRIS and Compal Networks will both contribute in manufacturing the device.
Horse Liu | May 05, 2015
The 23rd China Content Broadcasting Network (CCBN) took place in Beijing from March 24 to 28. China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT) used the show communicate new strategic directions for the development of China’s TV broadcasting. The government is encouraging cable TV operators to upgrade their networks to support multiscreen TV services to connected devices, now that TV digitization is almost complete. There were 234 million of cable TV users and 184 million digital subscribers at the end of 2014.

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  • John Kendall, Daniel Simmons | May 26, 2015
    241M broadband CPE shipments for 2014, up 9% from 2013. The value of the industry will grow by nearly 12.6% from 2013. Arris, building on their Motorola acquisition, took the number one vendor spot in terms of shipments of broadband CPE in 2014, and retained the top spot in terms of revenues. In terms if IC shipments, Broadcom remained world leader in 2014. 2014 DSL shipments grew by 11%, cable by 10%, and FTTP by 4.8%. Shipments are expected to grow at a 3.8% CAGR from 2014 – 2019.
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  • Daniel Simmons, Raphaela Lynn | May 19, 2015
    Global set-top box shipments grew 1% to 293M units in 2014. The value of the industry dropped to 20.4B (3%), due to market saturation mainly in pay TV and price erosion. Shipment growth will peak in 2015 and 2017 in line with digitisation plans, however revenue will decline as price competition and digitisation exacerbates the slowing growth in pay TV. Connectable STBs are set to grow during the forecast period and UHD may bolster revenue beyond it.
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  • Antonios Maroulis, Ian Fogg | May 06, 2015
    2015 will be the year where smartwatch adoptions will gain traction. In this report, IHS looks at the challenges that manufacturers will need to address in order to be successful in this nascent market.
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  • Tom Morrod | March 19, 2015
    The consumer electronics product portfolio demonstrates the research areas as well as the coverage and comprehensive solutions available. There is also an in-depth discussion on a range of topical and future trends in consumer electronics, connected home devices and professional video.
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  • Tom Morrod | March 17, 2015
    Connectable consumer devices are continuing to drive content consumption online and multiscreen. 2015 will see video accounting for over half of all internet traffic. This new behaviour has resulted in additional costs in processing and distribution, as such linear TV remains the more favourable method in creating new revenue. However, new monetisation opportunities such as analytics-based programming advertising and recommendations-based content delivery can offset these additional costs. The monetisation of connected devices is also leading service operators to diversify their service provisions.
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  • Dinesh Kithany | February 10, 2015
    This brief presentation highlights the emerging market trends within the home appliance industry, looking across appliance types, electronic components and technologies as witnessed during CES 2015.
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  • Icon Director, Connected Home
    Daniel Simmons plays an integral role in developing the company’s TV Technology Intelligence service. His knowledge base is centered on customer premises equipment markets such as set-top boxes, television sets, conditional access and middleware.
  • Icon Director, Broadband Media
    Rhoda Alexander has been covering the displays industry for more than 20 years. She is widely regarded as being the leading, independent analyst for desktop and specialty monitors, and her clients include virtually every major company in the monitor value chain.
  • Icon Senior Director, Consumer Electronics
    Tom Morrod is the senior director for TV and broadcast technology at IHS. Tom is responsible for all research across TV sets and consumer electronics, set-top boxes, pay TV networks, professional video technology, video distribution, technical service delivery employed by service providers and video consumer electronics.
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