lunes, 18 de marzo de 2019

Broadband snapshot of Italy

We will analyze the Italian broadband in collaboration with Filippo Picerno. Italy is linked to Internet and the fist steps of the Broadband Society since 30 April 1986 when the first “ping” message was sended with a computer in Pennsylvania to the Cnuce (“Centro nazionale per il Calcolo Elettronico”) researchers in Pisa, Italy is the fourth country in the world linked to Internet. 

Afterwards the World Wide Web (WWW) birth by Tim Berners-Lee in 1991, in Italy was founded an organization called GARR (“Gruppo per l’Armonizzazione delle Reti deal Ricerca”), its work is to link the major universities and research centers of the country. 

sábado, 9 de marzo de 2019

Broadband evolution: the case of Gavà


The telecommunication world has been constantly changing during the last years thanks to all the technological advances that have been appearing in our Broadband Society. Because of that, all the network infrastructures needed to improve to be as actualized as the digital world, and also to have the possibility to offer the best and fastest service. So, all these developments need more bandwidth to let the user be able to have access to these new applications and contents, with less download times and more appropriate costs. 


This is the reason why the broadband development became one of the main purposes of many countries in the world, such as has happened in Spain. The country connected to the Internet for the first time on 1990 and since that moment, theinformation technologies have been constantly evolving and improving. In the present article we analyze, with Laia Calaf Navarro from UPF, the broadband evolution in the concrete case of Gavà, one of the biggest towns from the Baix Llobregat county.

jueves, 28 de febrero de 2019

¡Muchas gracias por los 50 millones de páginas vistas del blog!

¡Muchas gracias a todas y a todos por los 50 millones de páginas vistas del blog científico Telecomunicaciones y Periodismo! Es emocionante alcanzar cifras como esta, y también el homenaje por sorpresa recibido en la Universitat Pompeu Fabra, que agradezco de corazón.
  
Se trata de un éxito de todas y de todos, ya que el autor cuenta con numerosos colaboradores (individuales, empresas y entidades), seguidores y lectores que configuran una estimulante comunidad para analizar y debatir sobre la Sociedad de la Banda Ancha y el Cloud Journalism

sábado, 23 de febrero de 2019

Broadband implementation in the province of Lleida



During a lot of years, great efforts have been carried out to provide this Catalan region with great connection facilities in the Broadband Society. During the first years of the 21st century, broadband arrived to Catalunya, but often in a non-regular way. For this reason, in 2003, during the rise of Internet and communication technologies, the local government, the Generalitat of Catalonia, launched the program ‘Catalunya Connecta’. 

A plan that intended to provide access to the new communication technologies - including broadband - to the Catalan territories, especially within the rural areas. We analyse it in, focused in the Lleida’s reality, essential for tourism, in collaboration with Lluís Tomàs Bassa, from UPF.

sábado, 16 de febrero de 2019

Broadband in Catalunya: the gap in rural areas


Broadband is increasing in all European countries; this is also the case of Catalunya. Broadband Society axioms are the universalizations of the service and a guaranteed broadband flow. But, is this broadband network available at the same level in urban and rural areas? We analyze it with Ariadna Coll, from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).
One of the latest broadband news that Catalunya received was on September 19 of 2018, published by El Periódico. “Catalunya tightens the accelerator in the ultrafast internet access”. With this title El Periódico explains that Catalunya has stood out in the last years in comparison to other autonomous communities.

sábado, 9 de febrero de 2019

Mataró, a powerful broadband connection


Broadband Society is essential for all the municipalities. We will analyze the case of Mataró, with Oriol Agramunt, from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. The capital city of El Maresme has had 95% of broadband penetration for the last 4 years.
                                               Laia l’arquera Sculpture in Mataró  (Image: Oriol Agramunt)

Nowadays European citizens live in the Broadband Society, but it is also true that there is a wide range of broadband penetration depending on the area the people live. The same happens in Spain and Catalonia.

sábado, 2 de febrero de 2019

Broadband in Viladecans: a fiber optics challenge

We analyze the Viladecans broadband case in collaboration with Laura Martín Encinas. Nowadays, in the Broadband Society, it is unquestionable that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is one of the basic fundaments of the XXI century society. Getting into this ICT, the networks, and more specifically broadband, are having an impact so revolutionary in our society just as the transport or electric net had in the past. This is due to the broadband internet service is the most used form of Internet access thanks to its high access speed. Moreover, it is usually commercialized with other important services such as fixed and mobile phone service or television. 
Just to give a specific definition of broadband, we have to know that this service offers to the users a permanent data connection and a high transmission capacity to upload and download files by a determined terminal like for example a laptop, a mobile phone or a television. It is offered in four different forms: DSL, fiber optic, cable and satellite. In the present article it will be analyzed which and how is the broadband in the town of Viladecans, belonging to the region of El Baix Llobregat. But first, it will be important to have a general look on this important net in Spain and also specifically in Catalonia.

sábado, 26 de enero de 2019

Agradecimiento por el éxito del I Congreso sobre Banda Ancha y Contenidos Digitales en Cantabria


¡Muchas gracias a todas y a todos por la espectacular acogida al I Congreso sobre Banda Ancha y Contenidos Digitales en Cantabria! En contenidos, ha quedado de manifiesto que el impacto del HbbTV mejora la eficacia del mensaje periodístico y publicitario, y que la banda ancha en Cantabria presenta una salud positiva aunque optimizable.


Las apariciones en medios de comunicación han sido numerosas. He aquí alguna de ellas, a la manera de recogida de conclusiones del I Congreso sobre Banda Ancha y Contenidos Digitales en Cantabria.

martes, 1 de enero de 2019

¡Feliz 2019!: en enero, el I Congreso sobre Banda Ancha y Contenidos Digitales en Cantabria


¡Comenzamos 2019 tras un gran 2018! Y de inicio organizamos, desde el Centro de Estudios sobre el Cable (CECABLE) y el Centro Universitario Cesine, el I Congreso sobre Banda Ancha y Contenidos Digitales en Cantabria-2019, que se llevará a cabo el 24 y 25 de enero de 2019 con la colaboración de Blanquerna-Universidad Ramon Llull en el Auditorio Cesine (C/ José Simón Cabarga, 6, Santander). La relación entre la creación de contenidos (con el HbbTV a la cabeza) y la banda ancha centrará el ilusionante evento.

La economía digital depende del cloud journalism y de una conectividad universalizada y garantizada que proviene de la Sociedad de la Banda Ancha. Una adecuada combinación de la comunicación y las telecomunicaciones lleva armónicamente al social journalism commerce, esto es, a una sinergia natural, sin forzar, entre los contenidos y la publicidad. El estándar HbbTV puede reconfigurar los lenguajes creativos.

domingo, 2 de diciembre de 2018

Nuevas fuentes de ingresos para empresas informativas y operadores telecomunicativos


Conseguir ingresos (con el máximo margen comercial posible) es el objetivo angular de las empresas. Los departamentos de contabilidad dependen directamente de los de marketing y comerciales: sin ingreso no hay lugar a nada más. Y eso es así en periodismo, telecomunicaciones y el resto de sectores.


En esta línea, la búsqueda de nuevas fuentes de ingresos es el eje vertebrador de la estrategia de medios de comunicación y de operadores de telecomunicación. Los creadores de contenidos y las empresas tecnológicas son el dúo dinámico de la Sociedad de la Banda Ancha, de la cual dependemos todos. En principio, los operadores centraban su eje de negocio en la infraestructura (mejorándola de forma constante, como se puede observar con el FTTH o el 5G), y la empresa informativa alimentaba de contenido las redes.