The best way to break the cable set-top box hammerlock while creating a real market for a mobile smartphone that's also a TV remote is to use 4G wireless as a point-to-point video delivery system. That's the gist of an analysis by Gerson Lehman Group that concludes, "Customers are used to purchasing mobile devices for personal use; now we just need to figure out how to make your cell phone deliver video to your big screen TV."
GLG blows aside what it concedes is a "VERY LONG" replacement cycle for set-top boxes by promoting LTE and suggesting that cable companies know that LTE is the future and "have been investing in 4G wireless in the last two-three years."
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