The SCTE’s online Autumn Lecture - 'The Future in Focus' - will be held on 7 October 2020 from 2-3pm (UK time) with a focus on fibre and the future of the set-top box. Moderated by Peter Veerman, SCTE Benelux Board Member, the lecture is free to attend and will open the floor to questions from the audience as well as debate with the two speakers.
The presentations are as follows:
Title: ‘The State of Fibre: Market Panorama 2020’ by Vincent Garnier, Director General, FTTH Council Europe.
Abstract: The FTTH Council Europe will touch upon the state of fibre in Europe and share data about fibre deployment trends and active fibre subscribers in 39 European countries. This update of the FTTH Council Europe’s yearly Market Panorama also includes the latest European ranking of countries for FTTH/B.
Title: “Unlocking the Potential of Smart Media Devices for the Home” by Charles Cheevers, CTO Home Networks Solutions, Commscope.
Abstract: With the advent of new device types in the home – from Wi-Fi to IoT and from Smart Assistant to Smart TV – new applications based on Machine Learning and AI systems will be developed and applied to data collected from these in-room devices. There is a clear merging of three technologies – the TV screen, the Set-Top Box and the Smart Assistant– that is now called the Smart Media Device (SMD). The SMD will blend the Home Control console with watching the latest movie with new visual skills, based on expert AI systems that will manage the home environment and the people in the home’s digital life.
We look forward to welcoming you to the lecture!
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