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Introduction

The set-top box (STB) industry is undergoing significant technological and market changes. Due to conversion of technology platforms, mergers of service providers, and the expansion of OTT services, new partnership opportunities for vendors and providers are emerging.

Highlights

  • To compensate for decreasing revenue streams from hardware sales and price competition, set-top box vendors should offer their customers solutions rather than just hardware.
  • Big vendors should diversify their portfolios by developing potentially “cannibalizing” non-STB technologies, since the set-top box future is rather vague and susceptible to technological disruptions.
  • Operators with legacy networks that are planning any major refurbishment or modernization should consider next-generation “multi-play” set-top boxes as a default option

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies significant trends in the STB market based on tracking of major launches, deals, and partnerships from 2013 to mid-2015.
  • Analyzes STB trends by region and major market players.

Key questions answered

  • Is the set-top box market expected to grow in the next five years?
  • What do STB vendors need to do to maintain their competitive edge?
  • What is the role of OTT technology in the STB industry?
  • Where are STB opportunities concentrated?
  • What is the progress of the commercial deployment of 4K UHD set-top boxes?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Set-top Box Market Update: OTT Drives New Vendor-Operator Partnerships

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