miércoles, 1 de abril de 2020

Pandemia del coronavirus: ventajas e inconvenientes de la virtualización

La tendencia a la digitalización en la Sociedad de la Banda Ancha comporta una ingente plétora de ventajas que se han puesto de manifiesto con motivo de la pandemia del coronavirus (conciliación vida laboral-vida familiar, sostenibilidad, cobertura en situaciones de emergencia, mayor rapidez y globalización de mercados, principalmente), pero también algunos inconvenientes, asociados en general a Internet y a su cobertura, que debe ser universal a medio plazo. Las zonas rurales son la prioridad: hasta las gallinas de la fotografía deberían poder conectarse.

El ecosistema virtual internetiano cuenta con una base real, física, sintetizada en leyes como las de Moore, Gilder, Metcalfe, Amhdal o Drucker, que apelan a la capacidad del hardware: servidores, discos, memorias, routers et altri. En la Sociedad de la Banda Ancha se está confirmando un crecimiento exponencial del tráfico de datos. Y ese tráfico es tan necesario que debe garantizarse, ya que una caída del servicio acarrea disminución en la facturación. Cada segundo en determinados días del año es sinónimo de ingresos. De ahí que entre creadores de contenidos y operadores de telecomunicación hayan surgido los acuerdos de nivel de servicio o Service Level Agreement (SLA).

jueves, 12 de marzo de 2020

Broadband in the Netherlands: the challenge of rural areas


The Netherlands is one of the European Union’s most advanced countries in terms of broadband. It has one of the world’s fastest average broadband speeds, and the highest percentage of broadband penetration per capita in the world: 99% of all households. In recent times, the Netherlands has become a digital hub, consisting of many digital media and internet companies. We analyse it with the collaboration of Candela Arias-Camison López, from UPF.



Especially Amsterdam, its capital city, is home to many data centres, startups, and multinational digital firms. For example, in a Broadband Society and cloud journalism way, the most important Internet exchange point in the world, AMS-IX, is based in Amsterdam. This is supported thanks to an advanced fiber optic network

jueves, 5 de marzo de 2020

Broadband in Venezuela: a slow network

Today, everyone, once in their life, have used broadband connection. This internet service is used, in most cases, with a cable connection; although it can be present by Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) or Fiber Optic networks. 


From the internet, messaging and communication never had an easy way as now. The importance of this tool has grown due to the evolution of broadband technology, for that reason, users have better channels of information exchange practically infinite. The speed and efficiency innovation of this technology has caused everyone in the world to be dependent on the internet, and the case of Venezuela, in collaboration with Lenny Yohana Gonçalves, from UPF, is a sample about it.

jueves, 20 de febrero de 2020

Broadband in Barcelona: reality and trends

In this article we analyse Barcelona’s broadband. To start with, maybe you are asking yourself: what is broadband? So, we want to start answering this question, thus you can understand better the article, in collaboration with Inés Rey de Olano (Pompeu Fabra University).


Broadband is a high-speed connection to the internet. Before broadband exists, internet access was achieved with ‘narrowband’ up connections that were very slow by today’s standards. Broadband is quicker and allows us to do more on the internet

sábado, 1 de febrero de 2020

The Spanish evolution of broadband

We will try to answer the many questions that arise when talking about broadband in Spain, in collaboration with John McAulay Solé. The internet appeared in the country for the first time in the early 1990s: the first Spanish commercial internet provider, Goya Servicios Telemáticos, was born in 1992, and only a year later the first Spanish web server started working in the Iberian country. 

Since then, internet has gone a very long way. In only a quarter of a century, it has gone from being an unknown futuristic concept to an element of every-day use. According to the Asociación de Usuarios de Internet, in 1996 there were only 320,000 internet users in Spain. Since then, that number has risen by more than 12,000% – up to 39.42 million users in 2018. Another interesting stat is the number of people who connect to the internet through their mobile phone. Last year, more than 35 million Spaniards used the internet through these devices, even though this is something which has only been possible since little over a decade ago.

viernes, 17 de enero de 2020

The adaptation of television to HbbTV


The growth of the television offer of HbbTV (Hybrid broadcast broadband TV) and the intention to reinforce the weight of the television service by cable telecommunication operators can convergently converge in a diaphanous intersection between audiovisual and telecommunications.


HbbTV is an interactive standard that, unlike Smart TV, confers power to networks, not manufacturers. Dialogue options with the end customer are multiplied, which can trigger creative news from the journalistic and audiovisual point of view and more seductive formulas from the advertising perspective.

martes, 7 de enero de 2020

Broadband and its local spreading

Which is the situation of Broadband at local sphere? Broadband Society embraces the municipal activity. It is known that broadband was born in extension of the path information does to all types of communication systems, like enterprises, media or your house. 


Broadband services were promoted by the potency of technology terminals, the support of new communication infrastructures – like fiber optic – and the initiative of administrations and industry (Redes de Banda Ancha). We analyse, in collaboration with Irina Carnicero Moreno, the Catalan case, focusing in Malgrat de Mar (a small village). 

miércoles, 1 de enero de 2020

Nuevos hitos del blog científico Telecomunicaciones y Periodismo: 60 millones de páginas vistas, 60 mil impactos

¡Más de 60 millones de páginas vistas, más de 60 mil impactos según Google! Datos positivos para iniciar por todo lo alto un 2020 que deseo sea fructífero para todas y para todos. Agradezco enormemente el reconocimiento y el bonito resultado cuantitativo del blog científico Telecomunicaciones y Periodismo, que continúa sumando alegrías. Los contenidos sobre la Sociedad de la Banda Ancha van acumulándose en un blog lleno de ilusión y espíritu de análisis, en plena vorágine de cloud journalism.  


Uno de los aspectos que más agradecemos es la ingente cifra de enlaces (backlinks) generados. La hipertextualidad es uno de los indicadores de calidad y de autoridad de un sitio web, y además la mayor parte de esos enlaces hacia nuestro blog provienen de entidades de prestigio: artículos científicos indexados, medios de comunicación, otros blogs especializados, redes sociales de referencia y una plétora de páginas diversas.