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Tony Bates on ‘Bring on the Bandwidth’

Post by Marc Musgrove, PRCisco’s Tony Bates, was featured on BBC Radio 4′s “In Business” program this week with broadcaster Peter Day in a broadcast entitled ‘Bring on the Bandwidth’. Tony is a native Brit who has been working in California for the last 16 years and is a co-lead of Cisco’s service provider business globally. Tony talks about the impact video will have on bandwidth and conducts a demonstration of Cisco’s TelePresence virtual meeting solution and how we are today even using the technology to increase productivity and avoid travel for intra-campus meetings between buildings on Cisco’s campus in San Jose. Tony’s section starts at 19:45 minutes and you can download the whole show as a podcast here. Also featured are Gavin Patterson, managing director of BT Retail from London (at 16.55 minutes) who gives his perspective on fibre to the home in the UK, and George Gilder, author of “The Silicon Eye” (at 23 minutes 20 seconds) who discusses how video teleconferencing is the ‘killer application’ that could help push global bandwidth usage on the Internet into zetabytes.

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