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ANGA Cable Show has opened with digital summit and exhibitor record

Date: Wed, 05/05/2010 - 11:09

ANGA Cable Show has opened with digital summit and exhibitor record

Top issues: Broadband, HDTV, 3D-TV, IPTV, NGN, and VoD (Video on Demand)

“CATV operators will continually increase their market share in broadband and telephony. By now, we are moving on the fast track. At the same time we will hold steady our strong position in TV distribution. In addition to HDTV, Video-on-Demand and 3D-TV will increasingly be part of the product range,” as Thomas Braun, the association’s president, stated yesterday during his address when opening ANGA Cable, Europe’s leading Trade Fair for Cable, Broadband and Satellite. Starting yesterday until 6 May, 395 exhibitors from 31 countries showcase their products and solutions in the fully booked exhibition hall in Cologne. With 230 exhibitors from abroad ANGA Cable’s international character remains strong.
Hans-Joachim Otto, Parliamentary Secretary of State, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, stressed the important role of broadband cable within the framework of the Federal Government’s broadband strategy. In his welcome address he stated that both in terms of pricing and technology, broadband cable networks had become a true alternative for high speed Internet access.
The congress which takes place at the same time also addresses the broadband and TV industry’s topical issues: core areas are HDTV, 3D-TV, VoD (Video on Demand), analogue switch-off, digital head-ends, EuroDOCSIS 3.0, FTTH, NGN, CI Plus, and Triple Play services
Today, the highlight will be the “International Broadband Summit” featuring high-level representatives from Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Kabel BW, Motorola, and YouSee Denmark. All in all, 13 congress panels will take place during the second and third day of the trade fair.
Exhibition and congress will run until 6 May. Tickets are available on-site. Exhibition tickets cost 20 Euro, congress tickets for the complete programme cost 180 Euro, 90 Euro for the technology panels respectively; both also include entrance to the exhibition.

Above, Hans-Joachim Otto, Parliamentary Secretary of State, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology

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