Yep, it's CommunicAsia time again, when the Asia/Pacific region's carriers and vendors converge on Singapore for a four-day jamboree of technology, strategy, and brightly colored cocktails. (Wadda ya mean you've never supped a Singapore Sling?)
Last year we checked out fiber access, IPTV, and mobile business models, and took photos of all sorts of wonderful characters. (See CommunicAsia: APAC's TV Times, Singapore Unveils Digital Hub Vision, CommunicAsia 2008, Slide Show: CommunicAsia 2008, and CommunicAsia 2008, Part II.)
But what's going to be hot in Singapore this year (apart from the lip-smacking chilli noodles)? Here are a few of the things the Light Reading Asia crew is expecting to hear about (and see with our very own eyeballs) at the show.
It's the subject of one of the major conference strands this week, and we expect to see pretty much all of the infrastructure companies on the exhibition's show floor pushing their green credentials. Among those highlighting low power usage will be media gateway vendor TelcoBridges Inc. , which is here to shout about its Green Total Cost of Ownership (TCOgreen) program.
During the show the Broadband Forum will unveil the Asia/Pacific region's latest TV-over-broadband statistics; specialist vendor Broadband Network Systems Ltd. (BNS) is set to unveil a new interactive e-commerce application for IPTV service environments; and carriers including Chunghwa and PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk. (Telkom) are set to discuss their IPTV service strategies.
Intelsat Ltd. will be one of the many satellite service providers at the show. It's launching five new satellites in the Asia/Pacific region between now and the end of 2012 to provide new or replacement capacity to meet growing demand for enterprise and broadband services, mobile applications, and TV services, including high-definition TV.
Here's a snapshot of some of the companies here in Singapore this week:
- Tandberg TV Heads to CommunicAsia
- Keymile Heads to CommunicAsia
- Topex Takes Mobilink to CommunicAsia
- SeaChange Heads For CommunicAsia