sábado, 17 de marzo de 2018

Broadband in Greece? Better late than never

Broadband is necessary for all the countries. We analyze the case of Greece in collaboration with Athanasia Karastogianni.Broadband was and still is, since the moment of its appearance, the most common form of accessing the internet due to the high speeds it can provide to its users. Before broadband there was the dial-up. The dial-up still exists and is a very cheap solution but of course it cannot be compared with the faster broadband.

From 1990 to 2003 Greece was relying to PSTN/ISDN modem dial-up. Of course this kind of connection was innovatory at the time but it was extremely slow and eliminated the user from other abilities, like the telephone.

sábado, 10 de marzo de 2018

The development of the Broadband in Germany

We analyze the German broadband case in collaboration with Sophie Fuchs. In 1989 ISDN went into the practice service and was expanded with high investment costs. The “Integrated Services Digital Network” or “Integrated Voice and Data Network” is an international standard for a digital telecommunications network. The German term “Integriertes Sprach- und Datennetzwerk” was the original term, it was equal (sometimes even preferred) in addition to the English-language term, which was also introduced in German-speaking countries, to take into account the internationality of the system.

Until the 2000's, ISDN was widely available in Germany, with the spread of IP technology for telephony (VOIP), but ISDN quickly became a discontinued model. In the course of the All-IP conversion, probably the last ISDN connections in 2019 or 2020 are likely to go off the net. ISDN was originally developed for high-quality telephony and quickly became a DSL predecessor with "rapid" transmission rates at that time. A single base channel offered up to 64 Kbps. By cascading a maximum of 6 channels, peak values ​​of 384 Kbit / s were feasible. So-called ISDN primary multiplex connections in the business area even reached summation bit rates of 2 Mbit / s. But such additions were practically priceless at the time.

sábado, 3 de marzo de 2018

Keys to improve broadband in Argentina

We analyze the Argentinean development of broadband in collaboration with Agustina Aguirre and Mia Baccanelli. The Internet and the use of broadband connections are accelerating the global digital transformation process. Nowadays, having a good network connection is the key to maintain the user interrelated with the world. The broadband not only made a radical change in the way humans communicate but also facilitated the access to new content in a more rapid way. Moreover, better services were created and employment was developed.
The massification of broadband services in Argentina has increased throughout the years. In 2013, the service was slow compared to other border countries such as Chile and Brazil. Nowadays, broadband has increased significantly. The government is expecting to develop a better relationship between quality and speed, universalize the digital inclusion, amplify the internet connection throughout the country, boost regional economies and create quality work. Actual government is looking forward to taking action on the plan in 2018.