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ANGA Cable Show: countdown to broadband and TV summit – 420 exhibitors from 34 countries

Date: Tue, 03/22/2011 - 16:23

ANGA Cable Show: countdown to broadband and TV summit – 420 exhibitors from 34 countries

Floor space increased by 15 %, both levels of hall 10 used for the first time

On 3 May 2011, ANGA Cable, Europe’s leading Trade Fair for Cable, Broadband and Satellite will start with a record number of 420 exhibitors from 34 countries. The floor space, increased by 15 %, is already sold out. Topical issues at the event include hybrid TV, Next Generation Networks, Video on Demand and the switch off of analogue satellite distribution in Germany.
Dr. Peter Charissé, Managing Director of ANGA Cable: “Visitors may expect the largest and most beautiful ANGA Cable ever. The broadband and television markets are booming and we provide the best show window for this in Europe. We combine a percentage of more than 40 % visitors from abroad and a domestic market of 40 million homes. We experience an unprecedented pace of innovation with broadband upgrading and the entry of hybrid TV offers for the mass market. Switch off of analogue satellite distribution in Germany in April next year opens an additional huge potential for sales for our exhibitors.”
Herbert Strobel, Chairman of the Satellite & Cable Trade Association within the German Association of the Electrical and Electronics Industry ZVEI: “The termination of analogue television signal distribution via satellite on 30 April 2012 is at the centre of our industry. ANGA Cable provides a unique opportunity for the members of our trade association: It is the ideal market place to make the necessary arrangements with adequate handling time and start the final spurt to digital upgrading. This year, we are looking forward to a particularly successful trade show.”
The agenda of the congress which is held alongside the trade show, will open with two summit events. The welcome address by Matthias Kurth, President of the Federal Network Agency, will be followed by the Broadband Summit titled “Cable, Fibre Optics and LTE – Who is Ruling Over the New Broadband World?”. Confirmed participants of the podium include Gerd Eickers (VATM), Dr. Adrian v. Hammerstein (Kabel Deutschland), Dr. Hans Konle (NetCologne), Matthias Kurth (Federal Network Agency), Harald Rösch (Kabel BW), Lutz Schüler (Unitymedia), Axel Sihn (WISI Communications), and Alf Henryk Wulf (Alcatel-Lucent Germany). At the following TV Summit “TV goes online – Risks and Chances” network operators of the different transmission paths and broadcasters will discuss the challenges resulting from interactive, hybrid and online TV offerings. Participants are Dr. Jürgen Brautmeier (LfM NRW), Prof. Dr. Carl-Eugen Eberle (ZDF), Michael T. Fries (Liberty Global), Dr. Christian P. Illek (Telekom Germany), Ferdinand Kayser (SES ASTRA), Dietmar Schickel (Tele Columbus), Marc Schröder (RTL interactive), as well as Thomas Braun, President of the Association of German Cable Operators (ANGA) which is the host of the event. Both summits will be presented by Frank Thomsen, editor-in-chief of stern.de
The 9 strategy panels will deal with, among others, the topics Next Generation Networks, Open Access, analogue switch off, hybrid TV, interactive television, 3D-TV, Pay TV, Video on Demand, and Smart Home. The agenda of the 10 technology panels lists topics such as hybrid services, DOCSIS 3.0, FTTH business models, Over-the-Top-TV, RF over Glass, Next Generation Headends, IP services, and upgrade scenarios for the analogue satellite switch off.

Tickets for the exhibition cost 20.00 Euro for three days. Congress tickets start at 90.00 Euros. Tickets for the exhibition and the congress can be ordered via www.angacable.com

ANGA Cable is organized by the Association of German Cable Operators (ANGA) and is supported by ZVEI (Satellite & Cable). The event is sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent, ASTRA Deutschland, AVM, Discovery Networks Deutschland, Nagravision, QVC, and Unitymedia. Cable Europe Labs, Deutsche TV-Platfform e.V. and the SCTE UK are cooperative partners.

Additional up-to-date information for exhibitors and visitors is available at www.angacable.com

 

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