Category: Broadband


Korea’s SK Broadband orders 100G fibre network

Paris-based telecoms equipment vendor Alcatel-Lucent has won an order for its 100G fibre optic technology from Korean service provider SK Broadband, as part of efforts to deliver a wider variety of consumer and business broadband services in the country.

Chieftain, Tribe Studios: “Tablets are a huge market for games”

Elina Arponen is Chieftain at Tribe Studios, a Finland-based games developer, and is speaking in the Innovate! Track on Day Three of the Broadband World Forum 2012, taking place on the 16 – 18 October 2012 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We speak to her about fixed and wireless broadband connectivity is changing the gaming landscape.

UK to split broadband pot among 10 cities

Ten UK cities have been allocated a share of a £114m (US$185 million) government investment to deploy city-wide broadband networks. London will receive the largest share, £25m, while Leeds and Bradford will share £14.4m. Belfast will receive £13.7m and Manchester £12m.

China to speed up broadband rollouts

China’s Ministry of Industry and IT (MIIT) plans to accelerate the development of broadband access in the country in order to bolster its economic and social development, according to a statement on the ministry’s website.

Fibre broadband coming to Colombia

Equipment vendor Alcatel-Lucent has won a key role in the deployment of a national broadband network for Colombia, which will connect 753 municipalities across the South American country and provide millions of Colombians with TV, video, voice and high-speed data services.

VP strategy & corporate development, Intigral: “LTE will enable operators to sell content-based services”

Juan Jose de la Torre, vice president of strategy & corporate development, Intigral, UAE is speaking in the Innovate! track on Day Three of the Broadband World Forum 2012, taking place on the 16 – 18 October 2012 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam. Ahead of the show we speak to him regarding the importance of digital content and the opportunities that next-generation mobile broadband will bring.

Core services manager, Vipnet, Croatia: “Hybrid fibre coaxial networks hit tremendous speeds“

Hrvoje Jerković, core services manager, for Vipnet, Croatia is speaking in the Traffic Management track on Day Three of the Broadband World Forum 2012, taking place on the 16 – 18 October 2012 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Ahead of the show we speak with him about Vipnet’s launch of LTE and its planned upgrade to a DOCSIS3 fixed-line cable network.

Director of product management YouTube: “YouTube has become a global living room”

Hunter Walk is director of product management at YouTube and is delivering an opening day Keynote at the Broadband World Forum 2012, taking place on the 16 – 18 October 2012 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We speak to him on what has made YouTube the global success it has become and how he sees the video platform evolving in the future.

UPC’s Horizon was worth the wait

This year’s IBC event lacked a big, overarching theme, or new “wow” topic to get journalists, analysts and market-watchers foaming at the mouth. And that’s no bad thing. It’s the sign of a maturing industry, and as a result, the show retained a healthy focus on improving existing products and trying to get the big things – multiscreen, OTT, hybrid – right. Nevertheless, there was plenty on show that highlighted that the market remains miles away from anything resembling certainty.

PON ONT/ONU and VDSL2 shipments up strongly

A report from UK analyst firm Ovum has found that preliminary results for the FTTx, DSL and CMTS markets in the second quarter of this year show a mix of growth and declines as multiple transitions in fixed access technologies and products continued.

Comcast’s Internet Essentials project gathers pace

US cableco Comcast has reported strong progress for its ‘Internet Essentials’ broadband adoption programme in the US, now in its second year, and revealed that more than 100,000 families and 400,000 low-income Americans are now benefitting from the initiative, designed to close the digital divide.

Chief revenue officer, OMGPOP: “Content is king and so is the customer”

Wilson Kriegel is chief revenue officer for OMGPOP, the developer and publisher of multiplayer, social and mobile games. He is delivering a keynote speech on Day Three of the Broadband World Forum 2102 taking place on the 16 – 18 October 2012 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Ahead of the conference we speak to him about how increasing broadband connectivity is changing the market for gaming.

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