The week of October 24 in Geneva was quite busy for the Cisco team, commencing with my participation at the Third CTO Meeting, October 25 2011.
At ITU World Telecom, Geneva Oct 24-27:
- Over 6,500 top-level participants onsite including Heads of State and
Government, Ministers, city mayors, industry CEOs and technology gurus,
along with hundreds of thousands of participants from around the world
interacting in real-time via webcasts and twitter streams
- 332 global leaders participating in the Broadband Leadership Summit
- 34 of the world’s major ICT names participating in the event as key
- 251 influential speakers from 64 countries took part in the multi-streamed
- 237 companies from 41 countries on the show floors
- 10,000 students from schools across the globe, who shared their work with
150,000 of their classmates across five continents.
- Photos: www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/photolibrary/display.aspx?event=210&ple=210&k=&d=&t=&id=
- View full event photo here
ITU Broadband Commission Leadership and call to world leaders: http://www.broadbandcommission.org/Documents/Broadband_Challenge.pdf
Cisco’s leadership at the World Telecom was quite prominent as follows:
Session was chaired by Brahima Sanou
Director, ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau
*There were more attendees at this session than at the Internet of Things
Former US FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate called out the program that
she and actress Geena Davis are engaged in regarding Gender and Media:
Please keep an eye out for the next blog on the Girls in ICT Portal ITU will go live 11.11.2011. Susan Schoor
Regulatory and Market
Environment Division, extended a warm thanks to the panelists.
The next ITU Telecom World event will be held in Dubai, UAE, in Q4 of 2012.
Tags: ICT, itu world telecom, Service Provider, telecommunication
To celebrate our first anniversary of the CLE blog we produced a web documentary series on the impact of the telecom network, hosted by Dr. Steven Shepard. We’ll share stories about the network’s pioneers, the impact it has today in growing the economy especially in developing regions, and possibilities it holds for the future.
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Tags: brazil, Cloud Computing, Costa Rica, documentary, economy, history, mobile, network, Service Provider, Strowger Switch, telecom, telecommunications, USC, Vermont, WEF
By David Alsobrook , Director of Business Development, Connected Home Solutions, Cisco Service Provider Video Technology Group
It’s a big day here at Cisco (and it’s not just because it’s Halloween and there are bowls of candy everywhere…!)
Today, we go to market with AT&T with an industry first: IPTV set-tops equipped with video-optimized Wi-Fi. AT&T calls it the “AT&T U-verse TV Wireless Receiver” — a first-ever way to arrange your TV to go with your life, furniture, and living environment.
Guests for the weekend? Move the TV to the guest room. Wish you could have three TVs to follow this weekend’s games? Go for it. With this no new wires solution, the “plumbing” is no longer an issue.
We Cisco people call it our ISB7005 wireless set-top box and our VEN401 wireless access point. One is a set-top that can be located anywhere in the house; the other is a video-optimized wireless access point. Read More »
Tags: AT&T, dvr, isb7005, Service Provider, stb, tv, u-verse tv wireless receiver, ven401, videoscape, wireless receiver
Hockey, bacon, and Neil Young – some of the best things in life do indeed come from Canada. (Actually I think those of the swine persuasion may disagree on the bacon.) Once again our neighbors to the north are leading the way with next-generation mobile broadband.
As announced yesterday, Shaw Communications will conduct a technical trial of HotSpot 2.0 using Cisco’s Service Provider Wi-Fi solution. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, Hotspot, mobile broadband, mobile internet, mobility, Service Provider, Shaw, wi-fi
To clarify, it’s actually the interest in sharks that drives mobile device traffic – not the beasts themselves. Although sharks are some of the planet’s most mobile creatures, they lag in spending on tech gadgets due to a lack in household income and thumbs.
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Tags: Cisco, Connecticut, facebook, fish, four square, iPad, iphone, jelly fish, maritime aquarium, mobile, Norwalk, Service Provider, sharks, Smart phone, social media, turtles, twitter