Twitter: @stevedavidson15 Next week, the broadband television world will converge en masse at ANGA COM 2016. This broadband and content oriented industry event, extremely popular with cable and satellite, has seen many industry inflection points over its 15 year history.
I wonder how many of this year’s attendees stop to ponder the rate at which technology has had an impact on operators’ Pay TV business and associated network delivery models? And just as everyone is coming to grips with virtualization and Cloud, along comes Internet of Things and 5G into the mix.
Service ubiquity now trending
For the cable industry, as we highlighted in an article earlier this year, cable Multiple System Operators (MSOs) are busy responding to a consumer market that looks for bigger, better, more flexible TV, faster broadband and the freedom brought by entertainment and communications anywhere. In addition to gigabit capable access investments, Wi-Fi and mobility are top of mind for providers as mobility is now recognised as a necessary complement to fixed services.
The ANGA COM 2016 event embraces these changes and brings together leading industy players, from operators to content providers to vendors – including Nokia – to explore the future of broadband-powered business for operators.
It may surprise you that Nokia is not a stranger to cable. Nokia’s combination with Alcatel-Lucent, formalized in January of this year, offers an expanded portfolio not only in cellular innovation, but also in areas such as Wi-Fi, customer experience and analytics, converged communications and security. So it’s easy to understand that with the shift in cable service delivery toward carrier-grade IP, wireless, the Cloud, Big Data analytics and SDN/NFV – areas where the new Nokia has inherent strengths - we are becoming more relevant to operators than ever before.
At ANGA COM, Nokia experts will speak on international TV & broadband, virtual CPE, the impact of IoT, Wi-Fi quality and fixed mobile convergence. We’ll also demonstrate a variety of innovative solutions and technologies for the operator of the future, including:
- Innovation in access evolution for cable and telco operators as we move into the gigabit era
- How to become a Wi-Fi expert and optimise the in-home experience
- A comprehensive portfolio of end-to-end small cell solutions and edge computing
- Innovative offerings and solutions to help cable operators expand in the business services market
- Solutions for the Smart Home and Internet of Things
- A live demonstration from Nokia Bell Labs of XG-Cable technology that supports 10 Gbps symmetrical data speeds (uplink and downlink) over coax lines traditionally used by cable operators
Visit Nokia at booth #D19 in Hall 10.2, Köln Messe, Cologne, Germany, June 7-9, to learn how Nokia is expanding the human possibilities of technology for cable and telco operators alike.
Can’t make it to Cologne for Anga Com 2016? Check out our Cable page and read the press release: Nokia Bell Labs achieves world’s first 10 Gbps symmetrical data speeds over traditional cable access networks
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