ANGA Cable 2010 – Cologne. The stand builders are putting the finishing touches to Europe’s largest Trade Fair for Cable, Broadband and Satellite, which will open its door tomorrow, Tuesday, May 4 at 9.00 am. Sky Deutschland CEO Brian Sullivan is joining the opening discussion of the ANGA Cable show tomorrow. “I am pleased that he has chosen this occasion to speak for the first time to the industry,” said Dr. Peter Charissé, Managing Director, ANGA. Traditionally, the opening session – also know as ‘the elephants’ round’ – sets the tone for the event.
Fortunately, the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano and the following disruption of European air traffic, did not have an impact on the event, “If it would have lasted a bit longer, things would have been different,” said Dr. Charissé, who again can claim a fully booked exhibition hall with 370 exhibitors from 30 countries.
“We are pleased with the renewed confidence of our exhibitors. Our concept with a close connection between exhibition and congress with a clear focus on business clients of the TV and broadband sector has again proven its success. This year again, ANGA Cable Show will be the most important trade event in Europe, where network operators, producers and content providers are equally doing business. Our event has a clear focus on the growing industry sector “broadband” (cable, fibre and satellite), which pays off even in an overall difficult economic environment. The bookings show that in 2010 ANGA Cable will again stake out its position as leading industry market place in Europe.”
The highlight of the second day will be the International Broadband Summit. Under the headline “Cable, Fibre and LTE – Who will win the Broadband Battle?“, top managers of the European broadband industry will discuss the increasing competition between the different broadband technologies. Alcatel-Lucent, Cable Labs from the US, Cisco Systems, Kabel Baden-Württemberg, Liberty Global, Motorola and YouSee Denmark will be present. Broadband TV News’ Julian Clover will chair the session; Manuel Kohnstamm, president of the European cable association Cable Europe, will present the keynote.
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