martes, 6 de abril de 2021

Girona and its broadband oasis

This post pretends to analyze the broadband specifically in Girona so as to know its current situation and its history. Telecommunication has become one of the most powerful tools since Civil War in Spain. Consequently, it has been used in order to manipulate information, and that’s one of the reasons why it’s powerful. It’s interesting to know, with the collaboration of Judit Batlle, how it works where we live because the greater its development, the more important its impact on our society. 



In Girona, broadband network isn’t available at the same level in all around the city.  In 2018, El Diari de Girona told that the government wanted to reach the band in all municipalities with more than 50 inhabitants by 2023 and also told that they were working to bring optic fiber to all the capitals of the region by 2020.   

sábado, 20 de marzo de 2021

Broadband in Reus and the Baix Camp county: the city of the future

The digital era led us to something called The Broadband Society where we live in nowadays. The two main axes of this concept are universalization and the guarantee of the service, as stated by the Council of the European Union in the eEurope project (2002), in order to “make Europe the most competitive and dynamic economy in the world”. We analyze in this scenario Reus and Baix Camp cases, in collaboration with Sergi Peralta Moreno, from UPF.




However, there are a couple of professional areas where the Broadband Society has become even more than reality: it has become part of their backbone. The information and communication technologies are one of the fundamentals of the knowledge society in the XXI century. According to the European Commission, ITC is responsible for a substantial rise in productivity in all economic sectors. The Internet is fostering economic and social developments in the First World. Rafael Díez Vega states that “broadband networks are having an impact as revolutionary as electricity or railways had in the past”.

lunes, 1 de marzo de 2021

Broadband in a local atmosphere: the case of Granollers

Broadband is a growing issue in today’s society. It is relevant talking in all levels of life and society. It is important in terms of Welfare State, with e-health and e-learning, in the Public Administrative Sector and in E-Business. Every communication, every search, every activity embraces the Broadband Society, and furthermore, an amount of good guaranteed broadband, which means access everywhere at any time. 



It is related with the concept “always one”, which means 24/7 connectivity. If every activity needs broadband, the paper of this “new” concept englobes either general relationships and specific ones. Municipal activity is as important as general activities of the country. In this article, in collaboration with Maria Rovira, from UPF, we will focus in the case of Vallès Oriental, writing about Granollers.

sábado, 20 de febrero de 2021

¡10 años del Blog Telecomunicaciones y Periodismo!

¡Con emoción y satisfacción celebramos el décimo aniversario del Blog Telecomunicaciones y Periodismo! En un ya lejano 2011 emprendimos una aventura bonita y satisfactoria, jalonada por numerosos premios y galardones que demuestran el acierto de la iniciativa.


El blog, que acumula más de 60 millones de páginas vistas y es líder mundial de sus áreas de conocimiento, arrancó con el objetivo de analizar científicamente los vínculos y las interacciones entre periodismo y telecomunicaciones, los principales ejes motores de la sociedad de finales de siglo XX y de lo que llevamos de siglo XXI. Los conceptos de Sociedad de la Banda Ancha y cloud journalism, validados y galardonados por la comunidad científica, reflejan la vigencia y necesidad de aunar los avances comunicativos y tecnológicos.

martes, 26 de enero de 2021

¡10 años en Twitter!

¡Hemos cumplido años en Twitter! Ya llevamos 10 años divulgando nuestras investigaciones científicas, actividades e hitos en la red de microblogging. En el Grupo de Investigación sobre Periodismo Digital y Banda Ancha y en el Grupo de Investigación Sistemas Innovadores de Monetización del Periodismo Digital (SIMPED) y en el Plan Nacional  “Nuevas formas de publicidad interactiva en televisión, Internet y los medios digitales. Aplicaciones reales en HbbTV” estamos analizando la evolución y el impacto digital y social de Twitter y las redes sociales desde hace años.


Así, presentamos la comunicación científica “Social networks and learning: new challenges, new opportunities. Facebook and Twitter in the classroom” en Madrid (UNED), en el 6º Congreso Internacional de Aprendizaje y Cibersociedad (CG Publisher, Common Ground), el 14 y 15 de noviembre de 2013. Asimismo, expusimos la comunicación científica “Facebook and Twitter in education: a new factor to improve classes” en el Congreso INTED2014 (8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference), del 10 al 12 de marzo de 2014 en Valencia.

sábado, 16 de enero de 2021

Broadband South Korea: a pioneer 5G

Broadband Society is evolving. On April 3, 2019, South Korea commercialized 5G for the first time in the world. This was the gateway to the 5G era, and it was a monument to Korea’s success in preempting the title of ‘world’s first commercialization of 5G’ among the big countries like China and the United States. 





With its fast-paced commercialization of 5G, a key mobile factor in the Broadband Society, Korea has dominated the world's largest 5G subscriber base among the giant countries. Thirty years ago, it was inconceivable that Korea would take the top spot against the United States and China. How was Korea able to achieve rapid growth in IT industry? We analyze it with Min Kyung Kim, from UPF.

viernes, 1 de enero de 2021

¡Feliz 2021!

¡Feliz 2021! Desde el Blog Telecomunicaciones y Periodismo os deseamos un feliz año 2021, cargado de proyectos, ilusión, paz y salud. Al menos durante los inicios de este nuevo año aún habrá que ir con cuidado y extremas las precauciones a raíz de la pandemia provocada por la COVID-19.


En este sentido, la relevancia de la infraestructura de
telecomunicaciones, tanto fija (liderada por las redes de fibra óptica) como móvil (con el gran reto del 5G), es esencial para garantizar la virtualización creciente, que ha permitido llevar adecuadamente los confinamientos.

En este entorno, la creación de contenidos es fundamental. De ahí que conceptos científicos como el de Sociedad de la Banda Ancha y el de cloud journalism estén liderando la reacción periodística y telecomunicativa ante las circunstancias actuales. Esperemos que durante 2021 podamos llevar a cabo la edición 25 de las Jornadas del Cable y la Banda Ancha en Cataluña, organizadas por CECABLE, Blanquerna-URL y otras entidades y universidades. ¡Adelante y a disfrutar de un gran 2021!

martes, 22 de diciembre de 2020

¡Feliz Navidad!

¡Hola a todas y a todos! ¡Os deseamos desde el Blog Telecomunicaciones y Periodismo una feliz Navidad! En un año tan singular como este, marcado profundamente por la pandemia provocada por la COVID-19, hemos analizado cómo la infraestructura de telecomunicaciones (fija y móvil) ha sido capaz de soportar la elevadísima demanda de banda ancha a raíz de la generalización del teletrabajo. También hemos estudiado casos por países y municipios concretos y éxitos diversos que hemos conseguido.


 

Los conceptos de Sociedad de la Banda Anchacloud journalism han alcanzado su máximo esplendor. La videoconferencia y el streaming se han popularizado en paralelo a un flujo de datos que ha crecido exponencialmente. Esperamos que paséis una Navidad bonita, en familia y respetando las medidas de seguridad, por el bien de todas y todos. ¡Feliz Navidad! 

 


martes, 8 de diciembre de 2020

Broadband in Zamora: the goal of getting rid of white zones

Broadband has become part of the reality of advanced societies (Broadband Society), especially with the emergence of new technologies and with the developments carried out in this field. Broadband and the type of technology varies according to the plan of telecommunications of each territory, since the characteristics of this are taken into account to know whether to establish one type or another.

Along the following article, in collaboration with Cristina Poyato Santiago, from UPF, we are going deeper into rural and most neglected areas of Spain, specifically we are going to focus in the province of Zamora, located in the autonomous community of Castilla y León. Zamora is known as a zone with a high level of depopulation, that is due to the large extension of the rural area, since a generous part of the province is made up of low-density locations.



(Map of the territory of Zamora. MICHELIN)

First of all, we are going to define some concepts that we are going to talk about, in order to make it easier to understand along the article. Starting with broadband, this is a service that offers data connection and the transmission of documents and files, whether you want to download or upload on certain devices such as mobile phones, computers and laptops, or televisions, for example. In the case that we are going to analyze, we will specify in the type of ADSL broadband. The ADSL (Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line) technology, is a technology that runs by cable and it is characterized by being asymmetrical, that is, it has a download speed different than the upload speed (10Mbps and 4Mbps, respectively). This technology of telecommunications allows the Internet connection and the transmission of files through the copper wires of the telephone line.

sábado, 7 de noviembre de 2020

Extra fast broadband in the Basque Country

Nowadays we are in a digital era, so broadband is a necessity. The broadband is a high-capacity transmission technique using a wide range of frequencies, which enables a large number of messages to be communicated simultaneously. The medium can be coaxial cableoptical fiberradio or twisted pair


The broadband creation is going to create a huge impact in our society becoming an essential tool. We talk about the situation in Euskadi in collaboration with Ixone Arana Arana, from UPF. It is located in the western Pyrenees, straddling the border between France and Spain on the coast of the Bay of Biscay. Broadband here is very good.