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. 

domingo, 4 de octubre de 2020

Broadband in Hong Kong: fast, very fast

Hong Kong is a city near China, which is different from China. In Hong Kong we have our own broadband provider with high broadband penetration rate. The fiber optical is also developed by Hong Kong people Sir Charles Kuen Kao. Nearly every part of Hong Kong has internet. 


The internet is well-developed in Hong Kong and people rely on the internet for their daily life, in a Broadband Society and cloud journalism environment. In this essay, we will analyze, with the collaboration of Lin Wing Kwan, from UPF, the questions you may rise when talking about broadband in Hong Kong.

domingo, 6 de septiembre de 2020

Development of Broadband in Rural and Urban Irish Areas


Broadband in Ireland is now considered one of the fastest in the world. And while this might be true for our major cities like Dublin, Cork and Galway, broadband connectivity and speed in rural Irish areas has great potential for improvement. 




For the last 19 years since the first DSL connection went live in Ireland, great lengths have been taken to increase connectivity for the greater population in rural areas. We analyse it in collaboration with Aileen O'Shea. Broadband is becoming more and more of a necessity in our day to day lives, workwise and personally.

miércoles, 1 de julio de 2020

The Danish Broadband Society: step by step

In Denmark, 1981, were 231 computers from different Danish universities bound together by the Internet, and 10 years after the numer had increased to 300.000. In 1996 did 12 percent of the Danish population use the Internet two hours each week. 88 percent did not use the internet. In July 2007 did 83 percent of the Danish population, according to Statistics Denmark, have access to the broadband from their private homes. In a new research by Statistics Denmark in 2010 did the number increase to 91 percent of the Danish population who had access to the broadband from their personal homes.




This is why Denmark, studied here in collaboration with Nanna Torp, Peter Ullum, Karoline Neel and Amalie Arendt, is such an interesting country to look at when it comes to the broadband and the development. Denmark was one of the early adopters of broadband and Internet at the same time, and is now leading the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) with a broadband penetration rate of 29,3 subscribers per 100 inhabitants. The broadband rate signifies the amount of the Internet access market that high speed or broadband Internet has captured.


lunes, 1 de junio de 2020

Periodismo y modelos de pago: la estrategia digital de "The Economist"


El periodismo está protagonizando un claro cambio de paradigma desde la irrupción de internet. El advenimiento de las versiones digitales (que en muchos casos ha eliminado las de papel) requiere un hábil manejo de la hipertextualidad, el multimedia y la interactividad, como en el audiovisual ocurre con el estándar Hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV). 
En este artículo analizamos, con la colaboración de Martín González (que trabaja en la sección de periodismo de datos en The Economist desde septiembre de 2017), de la UPF, uno de los referentes del periodismo internacional, con una fecunda trayectoria y un modelo de pago bastante consolidado.

sábado, 9 de mayo de 2020

El periodismo en los tiempos del coronavirus

La Sociedad de la Banda Ancha, avalada por la comunidad científica, está mostrando aún más su poder y vigencia durante la pandemia del coronavirus. La entente cordiale entre periodismo y telecomunicaciones, entre creación de contenidos y redes de banda ancha, ha capitalizado la actividad de manera mucho más intensa que de costumbre.


El flujo constante de datos, es decir, el cloud journalism, se ha acentuado por el hecho de que las audiencias están en el hogar muchas más horas que la media habitual. El mes de marzo de 2020 se convirtió en insólito para los medios de comunicación: en contraste con el hundimiento de las campañas publicitarias, se dispararon las audiencias de televisión y los diarios digitales.