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Next Generation Broadband and Mobile Networks To Take Centre Stage At CommunicAsia2011

Press Releases   •   Apr 07, 2011 17:29 SGT

Demand for higher quality and faster broadband speeds is growing exponentially across the world, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. CommunicAsia2011 Summitthe global platform for addressing emerging issues in information and communications technology (ICT) and the digital convergence landscape, will be spotlighting how Next Generation Networks (NGNs) and Mobile Broadband are re-shaping the Asian commercial ICT industry.

Held alongside CommunicAsia2011 at the prestigious Marina Bay Sands from Tuesday 21 June to Friday 24 June, the conference includes dedicated tracks such as: - 'Next Generation Broadband: The Business Models', 'Next Generation Broadband Infrastructure' and 'Next Generation Mobile Broadband' among others. The tracks will comprise key deliberations on new technologies, businesses and regulatory models which have the potential to initiate fundamental changes in the economic and communications landscape.

Commenting on the potential of investing in next generation broadband networks in the Asian broadband market, Lindy Wee, Director of PR and Conferences from show organiser Singapore Exhibition Services (SES), said, "We have the opportunity to learn from the experiences and challenges of business and industry luminaries from across the globe, about how different nations, in transitioning to new technology regimes, can access the commercial viability of NGN business models. The objective is to see how these technologies can be successfully deployed across countries.  Asia is at an important crossroad today, and the discussions at these tracks and valuable insights offered at CommunicAsia2011 Summit will have important implications on businesses and consumers alike."

Regional governments are exploring new regulatory approaches for their national NGNs to ensure open access industry structures through functional separation, a process pioneered by the Singapore government.  The infrastructure for the new networks requires architectures that can handle massive traffic volumes while remaining cost effective.  Effective terrestrial back-up for existing submarine cables in the region is fast becoming a priority to minimise the disruptive effects of earthquakes and other natural hazards. Moreover, the back-up is aimed at ensuring ease of access for transport networks and other end-users, while simultaneously introducing competition to drive down costs.

The topics in the tracks include 'Singapore NGN – Vision to Reality', 'NGN And Enabling Policies For Developing Countries', 'New Service Architectures and New Service Opportunities', 'Broadband In Asia – Challenges and Trends' and 'Broadband Trends and Broadband Access Technology Options'.

The line-up for the 'Next Generational Mobile Broadband' conference track includes case studies on mobile web's growth and its impact on emerging nations, discussions on mobile broadband networks such as HSPA, HSPA+, LTE and WiMAX. Participants will also discuss the factors and challenges associated with building an LTE ecosystem to enhance user experience by meeting industry demands, drive business gains, and encourage the rollout of new applications.

"Investments in communications infrastructure can yield significant economic benefits provided the right policy, regulatory and investment frameworks are and place. There are strong reasons to suggest that fresh investments in creating infrastructure for the NGNs will catalyse economic growth and boost productivity.  Asia's broadband landscape is witnessing significant evolution, with NGNs - both wired and wireless - transforming the way we live, learn, work and interact.  The CommunicAsia2011 conference tracks offer the ideal platform for industry experts, leaders and investors to exchange ideas, analyse and discuss issues of relevance to the sector, address challenges, make course corrections and plan for the future," said Stewart White, MESA Head of Telecoms, KPMG.

Stewart will impart his insights on the current trends and challenges surrounding the broadband industry in Asia and elsewhere at the 'Next Generation Broadband Infrastructure' and 'Next Generation Broadband - The Business Models' tracks.

Other speakers for the tracks include Bill Barney, CEO of Pacnet; Supun Weerasinghe, CEO of Dialog Mobile; Joseph O'Konek, CEO of CSL; Robin Mersh, CEO of Broadband Forum; Allen Lew, CEO of SingTel, and representatives from Acme Packet, Alcatel-Lucent, Alvarion, Andrew Solutions, Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh, BTI Systems, Broadlight, Ernst & Young, Eutelsat, Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers, ITU, LIRNEasia, Optus, Point Topic, SAP Asia, TM Forum, Telekom Malaysia, Telecom New Zealand, Telenor, TRPC, Webb Henderson and ZTE among others.

The tracks form part of the agenda of the iconic tradeshow that will be taking place from 21 to 24 June. Themed 'Shaping Vision, Creating Reality', CommunicAsia2011 will feature a 'first' in the form of specialised Techzones at the exhibition. These will create a one-stop experience for visitors sourcing for related technologies, services and applications. Two of the five Techzones featured at CommunicAsia2011 – 'Fibre for NextGen Services', and 'NextGen Services & Applications' – will congregate related companies focused on NGN, and showcase the latest technologies, platforms and services available in today's evolving ICT industry.

For further information, visit the official CommunicAsia2011 website at www.communicasia.com, follow event updates on Twitter – @CommunicAsia – and Facebook – www.facebook.com/CommunicAsia.

Set up in 1976, Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) has established itself as one of the most innovative and respected exhibition and conference organisers in Asia. A pioneer in the Singapore exhibition industry, SES events serve as important platforms for companies aiming to forge new business contacts in Asia. With a portfolio of international tradeshows already serving the Communications, Engineering, Machinery and Lifestyle industries, SES continues to develop new events to meet market needs. SES events consistently attract a high level of overseas participation with foreign exhibitors accounting for almost 80% of the show floor. SES is a member of Allworld Exhibitions Alliance, a global network with over 50 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.sesallworld.com.

Demand for higher quality and faster broadband speeds is growing exponentially across the world, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Global Broadcasting, Media And Infocomm Communities Unite At Broadcastasia2011 And Communicasia2011

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2011 17:26 SGT

Four months from opening, BroadcastAsia2011 and CommunicAsia2011Asia’s most distinguished business event for the global broadcasting, digital media and infocomm technology industries – are set for a milestone year. 

To be held from 21 - 24 June at the award-winning Suntec Singapore and the prestigious Marina Bay Sands respectively, BroadcastAsia2011 and CommunicAsia2011 will return as the industry event of choice in Asia. The event will serve as the premier launch pad for companies to introduce cutting-edge technologies and solutions designed to enhance global connectivity for consumers and businesses, and shape the future of digital content delivery across the world. 

Event attendees will experience an enhanced show atmosphere with the introduction of new TechZones and Technology Trails, which distinctly organise key exhibitors by breakthrough technologies. The abundance and variety of purpose-built conference room, seminar room and hospitality suite facilities at the venues allows for increased high-level networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities between business and industry luminaries and attending government officials from across the globe.

These developments follow the success of last year’s event, which attracted a total of over 55,000 industry visitors, exhibitors, conference speakers and delegates, and media guests from over 100 countries and regions. In 2011, attendees can look forward to a myriad of the newest technologies, products and solutions from about 2,000 multinational and small and medium companies.

“There is no other combination of events worldwide where the broadcasting, digital media and infocomm technology industries come together in one city during the same week. Together, BroadcastAsia2011 and CommunicAsia2011 serve as the key international platform in Asia for business leaders, government officials and trade professionals to network, discuss the hottest industry trends and critical issues, and pursue high-growth opportunities that will shape the way digital content is delivered to and between us, both in work and play,” said Mr. Victor Wong, Project Director of Communications Events, Singapore Exhibition Services.

“Hosting the events in their new, in-town venues will enhance sourcing activities, networking opportunities and knowledge-sharing potential both on and off the exhibition floors. In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing technology industry, face-to-face and open forum meetings have never been more important.”

Highlights of BroadcastAsia2011
Asia’s leading digital multimedia and entertainment industry event, BroadcastAsia2011 continues to be the most important platform for industry leaders and professionals to form strategic partnerships and gain unique insights on the latest broadcast and digital multimedia technologies, solutions and equipment.  With GDP growth in Asia forecasted at about 7 per cent in 2011, higher than any other region in the world, the trade show is expected to garner strong interest from emerging markets across Asia.
In its 16th edition, BroadcastAsia2011 will showcase a global array of the latest technologies, applications, equipment and solutions in film and TV. Themed “Integrating Technology, Experiencing Content,” the spotlight at this year’s show will be on the latest in 3D, playout services and special effects technologies as well as Hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV), a new technology projected to be an industry game changer.

Returning exhibitors include Canon, Evertz, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Harris, Hitachi, Playbox, Sennheiser and more. The exhibition welcomes some new exhibitors - Leader Electronic and Thomson Broadcast / Video Networks - and locally-based companies Coastal Electronics, Furukawa Electric, and John Davids. 12 international group pavilions from Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Norway, Singapore, Spain, UK, USA and international digital broadcasting organisation World DMB will also be featured.

With the momentum behind the growth of 3DTV and HDTV panning out in the market, the BroadcastAsia2011 International Conference will offer more sessions to address the latest needs and technologies in the broadcasting industry. This year, more than 60 renowned speakers will cover topics related to IPTV, Digital TV and HbbTV - one of the most exciting developments in the broadcasting and media industry today.

The Creative Content Production Conference returns this year with a behind-the-scenes look at innovative techniques on content creation in the film and TV industry. Backed by an international panel of speakers and veterans, the conference addresses the latest challenges in financial resources, shooting and production techniques including creative editorial and stereoscopic 3D; and focuses on the rise of branded entertainment and the road ahead for the production of TV series, documentaries, news creation and reality series.

Highlights of CommunicAsia2011
CommunicAsia2011 is the business networking platform of choice in Asia for the global ICT community and offers attendees the unique opportunity to witness the forefront of industry technology and innovation, as well as the chance to preview and test the newest technologies that will shape the future of communications.

Themed “Shaping Vision, Creating Reality,” CommunicAsia2011 will feature breakthrough developments that push satellite technology boundaries, as well as a sneak peek into  the latest market-ready devices and solutions and dynamic new industry deals set to change the pace of ICT communications in Asia and worldwide. Leading returning exhibitors include ABS, BlackBerry, Emerson Network Power, Eutelsat, Irdeto, LS Cable, Falcon Interactive, Fluke Networks, Huawei, Inmarsat, Intelsat, PCCW Global, SkyPerfect JSAT, SES WORLD SKIES, THAICOM and ZTE Corporation; new participants include AsiaSat, Conax, 3M Touch Systems, National Instruments, Tata Communications, Tektronix, Vislink, Vu Telepresence and VNL.  CommunicAsia2011 will also welcome Singapore-based exhibitors including Aztech Technologies, EON Reality, ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems), ST Teleport, Webvisions and XPEGIA. 

23 international group pavilions, including representation from Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Korea, Malaysia, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, UK and USA, will display a strong presence on the CommunicAsia2011 show floors.

Special TechZones will be introduced to the exhibition show floor. The TechZones will feature cutting-edge products, technologies and solutions, such as for OEM/ ODM in Action, ‘Fibre’ for the NextGen Services, NextGen Services and Applications, and many more.

The CommunicAsia2011 Summit will feature distinctly titled forums and workshops that address the most compelling issues and challenges in the ICT industry. This year, the spotlight will be on broadband driven trends, Cloud Computing and Mobile Value Added Services. Extended sessions dedicated to these topics will be added to the conference, alongside the latest topics on Satellite Communications, Security, and the ever growing Mobile Marketing industry.

In conjunction with CommunicAsia2011, EnterpriseIT2011 will comprise two TechZones – Sustainable ICT and Cloud Computing – and showcase key and emerging enterprise solutions that meet evolving needs of the ”The Business World of Tomorrow.” The event will bring together international buyers and sellers to evaluate business opportunities. Exhibitors will comprise software and IT systems providers, and include key companies such as Ecquaria, Extreme Networks, NComputing, Starvision and Zoho.

1 International Monetary Fund, Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific (October 2010), http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/reo/2010/apd/eng/data1010/fig1_36.pdf

For show updates on BroadcastAsia2011 and CommunicAsia2011, please visit the following channels:
- Official CommunicAsia2011 and BroadcastAsia2011 websites
- Twitter: @CommunicAsia and @BroadcastAsia
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CommunicAsia and http://www.facebook.com/pages/BroadcastAsia/163768382664

Set up in 1976, Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) has established itself as one of the most innovative and respected exhibition and conference organisers in Asia. A pioneer in the Singapore exhibition industry, SES events serve as important platforms for companies aiming to forge new business contacts in Asia. With a portfolio of international tradeshows already serving the Communications, Engineering, Machinery and Lifestyle industries, SES continues to develop new events to meet market needs. SES events consistently attract a high level of overseas participation with foreign exhibitors accounting for almost 80% of the show floor. SES is a member of Allworld Exhibitions Alliance, a global network with over 50 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.sesallworld.com.

Four months from opening, BroadcastAsia2011 and CommunicAsia2011 – Asia’s most distinguished business event for the global broadcasting, digital media and infocomm technology industries – are set for a milestone year.

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BroadcastAsia2011 and CommunicAsia2011 Set To Top 2,000 Exhibitors

Press Releases   •   Nov 25, 2010 17:23 SGT

BroadcastAsia and CommunicAsia - the unique international trade exhibition and conference staged in Singapore - looks set for a major success next year as it completes plans to relocate to the city's vibrant financial and hotel district. The joint events bring together digital media and infocomm technologies, providing the largest and most established business networking platform for the broadcasting, media and ICT industries anywhere in Asia.

As the sharing of industry knowledge and technical know-how becomes an increasingly important component of international trade events, the greater number and variety of conference rooms at the two downtown venues allows for the growth of BroadcastAsia and CommunicAsia exhibitions and conferences, associated forums and workshops held alongside the event.  The availability of purpose built conference facilities became a decisive factor in the relocation of these iconic global events. 

“We have received strong support from the vast majority of participating international companies on this move.  The ability to host all their activities in the respective venues makes it easier for exhibitors to offer a mix of hospitality and educational activities to their business partners,” said Mr. Victor Wong, Project Director of Communication Events, Singapore Exhibition Services.  “The new venues also make the events the ideal backdrop for business leaders, government officials and industry professionals from around the world to congregate for high level business networking and knowledge sharing meetings.”

Convergent Technologies Showcases Just Minutes Apart

Suntec Singapore and Marina Bay Sands are located, within a stone’s throw of each other, in the easily accessible Marina Bay area.  As BroadcastAsia and CommunicAsia serve as regional launch pads for the newest products, solutions and technologies in broadcasting, media and ICT industries, visitors interested in attending both events to witness these exhibits firsthand may choose to use the shuttle service arranged by the show organisers for the purpose of facilitating seamless transport between the venues.

For added convenience, trade visitors will only have to register once at either event.  Those who have registered and obtained their entry badges at BroadcastAsia will be able to enter CommunicAsia, and vice versa, simply by displaying their badges. 

Events Driven by Evolution and Implementation of New Technologies

The last edition of BroadcastAsia and CommunicAsia saw the participation of over 55,000 industry visitors, conference speakers and delegates, exhibiting staff and members of the media.  International attendees made up more than half (56 per cent) of the total participation and arrived from over 100 countries and regions from all corners of the globe.  The exhibitions, which featured about 2,000 exhibitors in 2010, serve as strategic platforms for companies to launch their breakthrough innovations to Asia and the world. 

BroadcastAsia and CommunicAsia are organised by Singapore Exhibition Services and hosted by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). 

BroadcastAsia2011 will be held in Suntec Singapore, which was awarded the “Best Convention and Exhibition Centre” at the TTG Travel Awards 2009.

The brand new US$5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands Singapore will host CommunicAsia2011.

Set up in 1976, Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) has established itself as one of the most innovative and respected exhibition and conference organisers in Asia. A pioneer in the Singapore exhibition industry, SES events serve as important platforms for companies aiming to forge new business contacts in Asia. With a portfolio of international tradeshows already serving the Communications, Engineering, Machinery and Lifestyle industries, SES continues to develop new events to meet market needs. SES events consistently attract a high level of overseas participation with foreign exhibitors accounting for almost 80% of the show floor. SES is a member of Allworld Exhibitions Alliance, a global network with over 50 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.sesallworld.com.

BroadcastAsia and CommunicAsia - the unique international trade exhibition and conference staged in Singapore - looks set for a major success next year as it completes plans to relocate to the city's vibrant financial and hotel district.

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