ANGA COM postponed to June 2021

ANGA COM, the exhibition and conference for the broadband and media industries, has been postponed to 2021.  The event was scheduled to take place in mid-May in Cologne, Germany. However the event has been delayed by over a year following the rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic, and the subsequent government mandate to ban mass […]

ANGA COM 2019 kicks off with 500 exhibitors

ANGA COM 2019 is to take place between June 4-6 2019 with more than 500 exhibitors in Cologne, Germany. The conference organisers have also announced that 10 international keynotes on digital transformation, OTT and content will be available for exhibition ticket holders. This is in addition to 18 regular conference panels in English. Dr. Peter […]

ProSiebenSat.1: joint German OTT TV platform would make sense

German broadcasters and platform providers would benefit from teaming up to launch a common OTT TV platform to take on the likes of Netflix and Amazon, according to a senior ProSiebenSat.1 executive. A common OTT platform “that all of us could operate jointly” would be a good idea for Germany, according to Conrad Albert (left), […]

German cable plots migration to Gigabit broadband

German cable operators are adopting a variety of measures to deliver higher-speed services to consumers and businesses, including bandwidth reclamation and selective deployment of fibre, according to a panel of senior technologists speaking at the ANGA COM event in Cologne. Vodafone Deutschland last year announced a Gigabit offensive to cover a quarter of German households […]

Teleste sees four-step evolution to next-gen cable networks

Teleste envisages a four-step evolution to next-generation cable networks, based on 1.2GHz/200MHz upgrades from 2015, DOCSIS 3.1 and CCAP upgrades from last year, distributed architecture and Remote PHY moves this year and finally, an evolution to the virtualised CCAP next year, according to Hanno Narjus (right), SVP of network products at the Finland-based technology company. […]

Content and service providers seeking scale from the cloud

Smaller-scale video service providers and content providers are increasingly looking to the cloud to provide shared facilities that can enable them to launch services more economically, according to an industry panel at the ANGA COM event in Cologne. IP video platform operators require scale to deliver their services and a shared multi-tenancy private cloud-based platform […]

Liberty Global touts economic benefit of network investment

Liberty Global claims its €14.5 billion investment in super-fast networks over the past four years has generated total economic activity in the region of €23.5 billion and has provided a ‘net social benefit’ of €7.1 billion. This is according to an analysis commissioned by the cable giant from Oxera Consulting, which was presented at ANGA […]

ANGA COM unveils speaker line-up

Cologne-based cable and broadband trade show ANGA COM has unveiled the line-up of this year’s congress agenda. This year, a joint opening session with the media congress Medienforum NRW will include the participation of Hannes Ametsreiter, CEO, Vodafone Germany, Niek Jan van Damme, Member of the Management Board, Deutsche Telekom, Anke Schäferkordt, CEO, Media Group […]

ANGA COM hails growth, plans move to new venue

German trade show ANGA COM has said its visitor numbers this year grew by 6% to reach 18,000, while the number of attendees to its congress grew by 16% to 2,200. The number of countries of origin of attendees grew by 20% to 89, according to ANGA COM. ANGA COM has also announced that it […]

Oettinger outlines digital priorities at ANGA COM

Gunther Oettinger used his keynote speech at the ANGA COM event in Cologne this morning to call for spectrum harmonisation and accessibility of online services across national boundaries. However, the EU Commissioner for the Digital Agenda stopped short of expressing a position on copyright reform, which is subject to a review by the Commission this […]

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