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Alcatel-Lucent is a double winner at Broadband Infovision Awards

Alcatel-Lucent has been awarded for its technology

The annual Broadband Infovision Awards have once again taken place at the Broadband World Forum, honouring technology innovations from 12 categories across the broadband sector. Among the winners, announced at a gala ceremony at the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel, network specialist Alcatel-Lucent managed to pick up two awards. This year’s judging panel was made up of [...]

Time to turn telecom copper into mobile gold, says Genesis

Genesis Technical Systems claims copper enhancement is the way forward

Broadband solution specialist Genesis Technical Systems claimed copper holds unrealised potential for both fixed and mobile operators, saying it is “time to tap into technologies that turn copper into mobile gold.” The Canadian firm claimed the economics of small cell deployments makes fibre less attractive than enhanced copper solutions.

MRV: Making the network smarter


David Stehlin, Chief Executive Officer at MRV, talks about the converging network and how operators can use service delivery software to the make network smarter and offer critical new services such as cloud computing, data centre interconnect, mobile backhaul and business ethernet services.

Operators and OTT’s must collaborate says Huawei CTO

Huawei's Daniel Tang

Telcos and content providers should look to collaborate in a similar fashion to PC hardware and software vendors, in order to grow both business sectors, according to Huawei’s CTO for its fixed network business unit, Daniel Tang.

Russia launches high speed, low latency link between Europe and Asia


Russian carrier MegaFon has announced the commercial launch of an 8,700 kilometre long terrestrial fibre optic trunk connecting Europe and Asia.

London 2012 online video traffic up on Beijing by a factor of 20, says BBC

Richard Cooper, Controller of Digital Distribution at the BBC

Pity the poor folks at the BBC, official broadcaster of the London 2012 Olympic games, who were tasked with trying to calculate how much extra capacity they needed to deliver online video coverage of the world’s biggest televisual event, spanning nearly three weeks.

Deutsche Telekom CTO: “We have to simplify the cloud architecture”

Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, Deutsche Telekom

There is a clear need for standardisation of network virtualisation and cloud services – that was the verdict of Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, Chief Technology Officer at Deutsche Telekom, delivering a keynote presentation at the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam this morning.

ZON Multimedia: “Everybody seems to be moving to the OTT arena”

Luis Lopes, CTO of ZON Multimedia

The Portuguese cableco’s Executive Director Luis Lopes gives his thoughts on the growing importance of over-the-top (OTT) services to ZON Multimedia, and the business models he expects to support ubiquitous wifi.

Shazam: “Smartphone, tablet technology the ideal way to deliver on the promise of iTV”

Iain Dendle, BusDev Director at Shazam

On the back of a hugely successful Super Bowl campaign earlier this year, media discovery specialist Shazam has been pushing ever deeper into the TV space, and now has Europe and other key regions firmly in its sights, as Iain Dendle, Business Development Director for Europe, tells us.

Next generation partnerships


Karl Thedeen, CEO of Transmode and Bjørn Netland, Director of Technology for Broadband Networks at Telenor Group, talk to at the Broadband World Forum about their partnership to build a next generation network.

Cayetano Carbajo Martin, GCTO, Telefonica


Cayetano Carbajo Martin, GCTO, Telefonica

Going indoors


Dr Christian Krapichler, Director of Technology, Altran UK talks to at Broadband World Forum 2011,about femtocells and how operators are pushing indoor coverage.

Migrating to the future


Gianni Burzi, Head of Sales, Albis Technologies talks to at Broadband World Forum 2011 about the operator migration from TDM to IP and from copper technologies to glass fibre.

Monetising bandwidth


Théodore Martin, CEO, Vedicis talks to at Broadband World Forum 2011 about using DPI to reduce congestion and helping operators to monetise bandwidth.

BBWF Paris: 2012 will be year of connected home

The connected home was high on the agenda at the 2011 Broadband World Forum’s Dawinder Sahota reports back on last week’s Broadband World Forum event, where vendors and operators alike were proclaiming 2012 as the year of the Internet of Things. The show highlighted the increasing importance of ubiquitous connectivity to consumers across the world.

Billion mobile broadband connections in Brazil by 2022 says regulator

Mobile broadband access has already started to outstrip fixed, says Anatel

Nelson Takayanagi, Superintendent of the Private Sector at Brazilian telecoms regulator Anatel, has indicated that the body sees mobile broadband as having far greater growth prospects in Brazil than fixed, estimating that the number of mobile broadband accesses will reach 1bn by 2022.

Orange: “We need new partnerships”

The future is looking cloud-y, according to France Telecom

France Telecom-Orange needs new partnerships with IT specialists if it is to prosper in the brave new world of cloud computing and services, according to Thierry Bonhomme, senior executive vice president for networks & carriers and research & development at the French telco.

Smart pipes the answer for STC

Smart pipes are going to be key to combating decreasing broadband service prices and rising traffic, believes Saudi Telecom Company CEO

Dr. Saad Al Khatani, Group CSO of Saudi Telecom Company (STC), believes smart pipes are the only way to effectively offset the high set-up and running costs of modern broadband networks, and maintain Quality of Service to the customer as new applications and services are added.

Failure is the path to innovation says NSN chief

Bosco Novak, chief of customer operations, Nokia Siemens Networks addressing the Broadband World Forum in Paris

The telecoms industry needs to become more comfortable with failure if is to innovate, an executive head of Nokia Siemens Networks has said. Bosco Novak, chief of customer operations and executive board member at NSN told the audience on the second day of the Broadband World Forum that being allowed to fail will help foster a culture of innovation.

Most data traffic limited to three cells per user Deutsche Telekom CTO reveals

Deutsche Telekom CTO Olivier Baujard and BT's Sean Williams share a panel at the Broadband World Forum

Truly mobile usage is a for the most part a myth, according to the CTO of Deutsche Telekom. Speaking in his keynote address at the Broadband World Forum on Wednesday, Olivier Baujard said that according to Deutsche Telekom’s data analysis, 80 per cent of traffic for a typical customer is generated from just three cells.