fam’s teleco news (14ªEd-Mayo 2011.) 1/12 Noticias TIC Mayo 2011 1.- Samsung Demos Ultra-Low Power Next-Gen HDTVs The increased definition of HDTV has motivated consumer premise manufacturers to move to ever- increasing TV sizes. With these increases in diagonal dimension, TV power consumption has grown at a rapid rate. The home TV is now a major consumer of power. At SID Display Week in Los Angeles, May 17-19, Samsung is exhibiting a technology, developed with its affiliate Nouvoyance, which enhances ultra-low power HDTV display products. In this demonstration, frame sequential color (FSC), PenTile technology, and red, green, blue (RGB) local dimming have been combined to produce a TV display technology that features a wider array of colors, virtually eliminates color breakup, and operates at approximately 25 percent of the power of legacy LCD TV technology, according to Samsung. Samsung and Nouvoyance have been able to blend fixed color filters with clear subpixels of FSC using a PenTile RGBCW (red, green, blue, cyan, and white) color filter array. A 2D dimming RGB backlight has been highly localized to work in conjunction with the PenTile RGBCW array. The PenTile technology’s white (W) subpixels are clear and capable of crisply transmitting Red, Green, or Blue light from the backlight as needed in any given display zone. For this technology demonstration, a 15.1-inch 816 x 490 LCD is used, but the panel can be readily scaled to larger sizes and finer resolutions. De: CT Reports 2.- Infonetics: ROADM WSS Component Market On Pace For Growth Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its ROADM Components report, which tracks the Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer optical network equipment market and the wavelength selective switch (WSS) components within it, measured by spacing technology and degree-count. "Sales of WSS components used for ROADM optical network hardware and ROADM subsystems more than doubled in 2010 over 2009, and we forecast continued strong revenue growth through at least 2015, with the market growing at a 20 percent CAGR," said Andrew Schmitt, Infonetics Researchs directing analyst for optical, in a statement. "WSS unit growth will actually outstrip revenue growth due to price reductions and an eventual shift to smaller degree counts as ROADMs are deployed further toward the edges of networks. Carriers large and small continue to embrace ROADMs as a way to lower lifetime capex." ROADM WSS Component Market Highlights: • The WDM ROADM optical equipment market is the fastest growing segment of the optical transport equipment business, outstripping the growth of the overall WDM optical market and taking share from the declining SONET/SDH market. • Within the WDM ROADM space, the key component is the wavelength selective switch (WSS), which allows wavelength route provisioning to become dynamic and protection switching to take place at the optical layer rather than the electrical layer • In 2010, WSS component revenue as a share of overall WDM ROADM equipment revenue grew to 13% from 7% in 2009 and is expected to climb to 15% by 2015
fam’s teleco news (14ªEd-Mayo 2011.) 2/12 • The huge increase in ROADM WSS sales in 2010 was due to a massive shift towards higher degree counts, as well as unit volume growth that outstripped the growth of the end equipment market • With demand outstripping supply, the average selling price (ASP) of WSS components actually increased in 2010 • Finisar and JDSU are neck-and-neck in the ROADM WSS component revenue market share race, with Finisar edging past JDSU for the first time in 2010. De: CT Reports 3.- FCoE SAN multi-hop technology primer Stephen Foskett, Contributor What you will learn in this tip: Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) storage-area network (SAN) technology is becoming more popular in data storage environments, but there are performance issues, primarily the lack of multi-hop switching support, that need to be addressed that could potentially stunt the growth of the technology. Find out what vendors and users are doing to improve FCoE SAN performance. FCoE SAN is gaining broad support from storage and network vendors, and customer adoption is also rising. Because its a new protocol and relies on many new features, FCoE remains somewhat limited in terms of interoperability and flexibility. One often-criticized element is the lack of multi- hop switching support in FCoE SANs, but what exactly does this mean? A quick Fibre Channel primer Fibre Channel (FC) initiators contain a number of Node Ports (“N_Port”) that connect to the Fabric Ports (“F_Port”) on switches. FC switches talk to each other using Expansion Ports (“E_Port”) before finally communicating with the N_Port on the storage array. This allows them to route traffic through the SAN to avoid data loss and congestion. FCoE SANs adopt a virtual version of this configuration, with a “VN_Port” talking to a “VF_Port,” and (if they support it) the network switches using “VE_Ports” to exchange data over an inter-switch link (ISL). One major difference between a Fibre Channel fabric and Ethernet network is intelligence: The fabric itself actively participates in access and routing decisions. Although its distributed, the FC fabric has some intelligence and thus FC switches are more involved in the network than basic Ethernet switches. In particular, each switch participates in making decisions about where to send data traffic, so each stream of initiator-to-target traffic gets its own route through the SAN rather than sharing a single route as in an Ethernet LAN with spanning tree path management. FCoE allows various Ethernet switches to be part of the SAN. Many assume the FCoE ideal is for each Ethernet switch to be a full FC Forwarder with ISLs, and thus an active participant in the SAN just like a traditional FC switch. But its possible and sometimes desirable to skip some or all of the SAN processing, and this causes much confusion in the press and among end users. A given Fibre Channel over Ethernet SAN might have a simple Ethernet edge for connectivity, a multi-tiered Ethernet switch infrastructure or be a full end-to-end fabric, depending on which features are used. Edge-only FCoE The earliest implementations of FCoE restricted Ethernet to the edge facing the hosts. This allowed FCoE to function in the absence of many data center bridging (DCB) technologies, and gave Cisco Systems Inc. and EMC Corp. bragging rights for being early implementers of the new storage protocol. Edge-only FCoE relies on a full FC SAN, including storage arrays, switches and fabric services, but allows hosts (or initiators in storage lingo) to connect using 10 Gb Ethernet (10 GbE) rather than FC HBAs. This Ethernet edge provides some cost and flexibility advantages, though these were modest at the start. But, more importantly, edge-only FCoE allows the protocol to see some real- world deployment and experimentation.
fam’s teleco news (14ªEd-Mayo 2011.) 3/12 But edge-only FCoE doesnt deliver on the “unified networking” promises made by proponents. At best, its a transition technology for companies wishing to leverage a large existing Fibre Channel investment and vendors that dont yet support advanced FCoE and DCB protocols. Edge-only FCoE will be phased out along with the base FC protocol, with multitiered and multi-hop FCoE SANs evolving to replace them now. A natural multi-hop FCoE SAN evolution? Although not the only approach for Fibre Channel over Ethernet, most would expect the final evolution of the protocol to be Ethernet switches with full FC fabric capabilities. This includes fabric login and ACL enforcement, VE_Port ISLs and A/B fabric isolation. Such an FCoE switch is truly a complete FC switch, and maintains the assumptions and best practices employed in the Fibre Channel world today. But this may not be the ideal situation. “Domain ID sprawl” might force the use of NPV even for fully capable FCoE switches, and many sites wont want the learning curve and operational load that comes with full FCoE SANs. Also, this political aspect might kill full FCoE before it starts: Network administrators might push back on building out Fibre Channel over Ethernet fabrics, and iSCSI or NFS might halt the growth of the protocol. Ultimately, it’s possible that the demise of FC might also fatally stunt the growth of FCoE. Three FCoE alternatives For now, there are three different approaches taken by various vendors and architects to improve the integration of Fibre Channel over Ethernet: 1. Ethernet-only bridging: As long as all of the Ethernet switches include the DCB extensions required to deliver FCoE traffic correctly, they don’t need to participate in the SAN at all. They can simply pass Ethernet frames as always, relying on the edge switches to integrate with the Fibre Channel endpoints. Such “non-participating” switches cant pass traffic along multiple routes without extra functionality, such as Brocade Communications Systems Inc.’s VCS Ethernet fabric technology. 2. FIP snooping: One technique to improve the integration of FC SANs is to allow the Ethernet switches to “snoop” on the FCoE traffic. These switches can then enforce FC settings and assist in fabric login without being full participants in the FCoE fabric. These devices exist in a grey area, with some architects calling such SANs “multi-hop” and others preferring the term “multitier” to differentiate them from full Fibre Channel or Fibre Channel over Ethernet fabrics. 3. NPV switches: One issue with large Fibre Channel SANs is the proliferation of so-called “domain IDs” and resulting limits in scalability. Both of the alternatives listed above avoid this situation simply by not participating in the SAN fabric, but there is another alternative: NPV switches virtualize the devices “behind” them, similar to how NPIV or NAT enable one endpoint to serve multiple devices. This technique is also popular for FC switches, and such SANs can rightly be called “multi-hop” even without ISLs and VE_Ports. Each of these alternatives is a valid approach to building a multi-hop FCoE SAN when used appropriately: Each allows multi-switch scalability beyond the limited “edge-only” approach that was the hallmark of first-generation FCoE. But none matches the textbook multi-hop FCoE SAN envisioned by those familiar with existing FC technologies. BIO: Stephen Foskett is an independent consultant and author specializing in enterprise storage and cloud computing. He is responsible for Gestalt IT, a community of independent IT thought leaders, and organizes their Tech Field Day events. He can be found online at GestaltIT.com, FoskettS.net and on Twitter at @SFoskett. De: Search Storage.com 4.- Satellite Role in Bin Laden Operation Emphasizes Importance of R&D According to accounts and details of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) operation to locate Osama bin Laden that have emerged over the past two weeks, satellite technology should be credited for its silent, crucial role in the mission’s success. Once the CIA located bin Ladens potential hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan, the agency was able to share intelligence with the Pentagon, which was then able to draw upon its military satellite
fam’s teleco news (14ªEd-Mayo 2011.) 4/12 imagery constellation, in a variety of wavelengths, to trace the history of the Al-Qaeda stronghold as far back as 2001. While the reports are short on details due to the classified nature of the operation, the satellite industry is well aware that this intelligence came courtesy of imagery companies such as GeoEye and DigitalGlobe. Satellite also were used to track the progress of the Navy SEAL operation that ended in bin Laden’s death, as well as to intercept calls coming over satellite networks. What’s both ironic and tragic about this situation is that the U.S. military’s research and development budget, which is largely responsible for acquiring the technology used to bring bin Laden to justice, is now under the congressional chopping block. The situation brings me back to an interview I once conducted with a particular satellite imagery company, during which an executive told me that when U.S. military forces first arrived in Afghanistan nearly 10 years ago, they relied on Russian maps from the 1980s for geolocation intelligence. It took the military years to acquire the technology it needed to properly plan and execute its operations. The latest budget resolution tells me that congress hasn’t learned its lesson and is willing to wait another 10 years if it has to bring another wanted terrorist to justice. DE: Via Satellite’s 5.- Fuga de Información, el principal incidente del mes de Abril Durante abril, un acceso no autorizado al sistema de Sony expuso los datos de 77 millones de cuentas de usuarios de PlayStation. Entre la información extraída se encontraría nombre, dirección (estado, ciudad y código postal), dirección de correo electrónico, fecha de nacimiento, contraseña y usuario de PlayStation Network y, posiblemente, datos de tarjetas de crédito. El incidente ocurrió entre el 17 y el 19 de abril y aún se desconoce cómo logró el atacante ingresar a la base de datos. La empresa asegura estar conduciendo una investigación exhaustiva sobre la que no dará más detalles, por tratarse de un problema de seguridad. “Dado que todos los usuarios de PlayStation Network han sido afectados, es recomendable cambiar la contraseña y, si desean una mayor seguridad, siempre es factible cancelar la tarjeta de crédito y pedir su reemplazo, ya que es posible que esos datos hayan sido comprometidos y podrían afectar su economía. Por otra parte, la exposición de datos puede hacer que circulen correos fraudulentos, por lo tanto, recuerden siempre verificar la legitimidad de los mismos”, aseguró Federico Pacheco, Gerente de Educación e Investigación de ESET Latinoamérica. En relación a este incidente, vale destacar que los resultados obtenidos en el ESET Security Report 2011, muestran que una de las principales preocupaciones en materia de seguridad informática de los profesionales latinoamericanos es la pérdida de datos o fuga de información, llegando al 42.52% del total de las respuestas. Tal como lo demuestran los últimos casos de resonancia internacional, este tipo de ataques inquietan profundamente a las organizaciones no sólo por los costos asociados a los mismos sino también por los riesgos relacionados a la reputación de la empresa. Sin embargo, el mismo estudio reveló que sólo 4 de cada 10 personas indicaron que cuentan en su empresa con herramientas de detección de incidentes, un valor por demás bajo si tenemos en cuenta la gran preocupación por la pérdida de datos. Por otra parte, durante Abril, los usuarios de Skype reportaron llamadas no identificadas informando que su equipo había sido atacado por un malware y debían visitar una página web para desinfectar el sistema. Pero en realidad, se trataba de una amenaza denominada vishing, una modalidad de phishing combinada con telefonía de voz sobre IP (VoIP) que hace uso de la Ingeniería Social con el fin de obtener información sensible del usuario, como puede ser número de tarjeta de crédito, PIN, etc. Al atender la llamada, una voz grabada afirma que el sistema ha sido infectado y que todos los usuarios de Microsoft Windows XP, Vista y 7 se encuentran en situación de riesgo. Por último invita en reiteradas ocasiones a visitar una página web en la que se encuentra una amenaza del tipo rogue, es decir, un falso antivirus que intentará cobrar al usuario por desinfectar su equipo.
fam’s teleco news (14ªEd-Mayo 2011.) 5/12 “Si bien el usuario que realizó estos ataques ya ha sido reportado, es muy probable que aparezcan nuevos intentos, por lo que se recomienda cambiar la configuración de Skype y habilitar únicamente las llamadas entrantes de usuarios que se encuentran en nuestra lista de contactos. Como queda evidenciado, los ciberatacantes están continuamente explorando nuevos medios para acceder a los usuarios, por lo que es importante mantenerse atentos”, concluyó Sebastián Bortnik, Coordinador de Awareness & Research de ESET Latinoamérica. De: Mundo en Linea 6.- Cisco Adjusts Its Business Model Cisco is making significant changes to its business structure and operations. The company will streamline its sales, services and engineering organizations as it focuses on the five areas driving the growth of networks and the Internet: core - routing, switching, and services; collaboration; data center virtualization and cloud; video; and architectures for business transformation. The changes announced today include: • Worldwide Field Operations will now be organized into three geographic regions, to drive faster decision making with greater accountability and alignment. These regions include the Americas (U.S., Canada, and Latin America); Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Asia Pacific/Japan/Greater China. While the business will continue to be primarily managed by geographic regions, the organization will continue its focus on key customer segments and partners, with dedicated teams for Enterprise including large enterprise, public sector, commercial and small businesses, Service Provider, and Cisco Partners. Executive vice president Robert Lloyd will continue to lead the worldwide field operations and sales organization. • Cisco Services will organize around key customer segments and delivery models in alignment with Field Operations. Gary Moore, executive vice president and chief operating officer, will continue as leader of the services organization, in addition to his duties as COO. • Cisco Engineering will organize functionally to drive technology innovation, accountability and alignment across all five company priority areas. Senior vice president Pankaj Patel and senior vice president Padmasree Warrior will now co-lead the engineering organization. Within engineering, a dedicated Emerging Business Group will focus on select early-phase businesses and will be led by senior vice president Marthin De Beer, with continued focus on integrating the Medianet architecture for video across the company. The engineering organization under Patel and Warrior will continue to report to Gary Moore, COO. • Cisco will refine its cross-functional Council structure to three councils that reinforce consistent and globally-aligned customer focus and speed to market across major areas of the business: Enterprise, Service Provider and Emerging Countries. These councils will serve to further strengthen the connection between strategy and execution across functional groups. Resource allocation and profitability targets will move to the sales and engineering leadership teams, which will have accountability and direct responsibility for business results. The majority of these changes will take place over the next 120 days, with the new Sales organization in place at the start of Ciscos fiscal 2012 (July 31, 2011). De : CT Rerports 7.- DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON Draws More Interest At an April interoperability testing event focused on DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE), 13 industry suppliers converged on CableLabs to participate. The second DPoE interop event attracted five new suppliers while overall participation increased 30 percent. Suppliers participating in the event included Adva, Arris, Atheros, Broadcom, Ciena, CommScope, CTDI, Finisar, Huawei, MRV, Sumitomo, Telco Systems, and ZTE. The interop focused on the DPoE v1.0 specifications. In addition to providing provisioning requirements for Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) equipment, version 1.0 of the DPoE
fam’s teleco news (14ªEd-Mayo 2011.) 6/12 specifications defines requirements and functionality to support Metro Ethernet services such as Ethernet Private Line (EPL). “Significant progress has been made since the first interop event," said Curtis Knittle, director of Digital Video Services at CableLabs, in a statement. "This interop featured several combinations of equipment from multiple suppliers to create a DPoE network that supports Metro Ethernet services. For these network services, all devices were provisioned using the same back-office systems normally used to provision DOCSIS equipment.” The next interoperability event for DPoE products is scheduled for August 22. De: CT Reports 8.- Huawei, LG and Samsung Join Wi-Fi Alliance Huawei Technologies, LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics have become sponsor members of the Wi-Fi Alliance, and each has appointed a director to the organizations Board. The companies join Apple, Atheros, Broadcom, Cisco, Comcast, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions, Nokia, Sony Corporation, T-Mobile and Texas Instruments as sponsor members of the nearly 400-member Wi-Fi Alliance. The Wi-Fi Alliance is a global industry group of service providers, equipment makers and software companies, devoted to the proliferation of Wi-Fi technology. Its Wi-Fi Certified product logo and testing program was launched in March 2000 and provides a widely-recognized seal of interoperability and security. The Wi-Fi Alliance has completed more than 10,000 product certifications. De: CT Reports 9.- Femtocells Important To LTE Rollouts London’s The Femto Forum just published what it describes as an “operator-friendly” guide to Long Term Evolution (LTE) femtocell architecture options now contained in the 3GPP standard. According to the report, the three femtocell architecture options outlined in the LTE standard support a wide variety of operator deployment scenarios. It details what operators need to consider to make the most prudent architecture choice, based on their specific business and technology circumstances. It also finds that operator choice should be dictated by how quickly they wish to bring a femtocell service to market, their current network architecture and how widely they intend to deploy femtocells in the longer term. Says Professor Simon Saunders, chairman of The Femto Forum, “Femtocells bring powerful benefits to LTE by ensuring that users receive the best possible experience and operators maximize their investment in the new networks. The operator and vendor community in the Femto Forum have examined the LTE standard in detail and this guide for operators firmly establishes the virtues of the different architecture options.” Adds Peter Jarich, mobile ecosystem service director at Current Analysis, “LTE femtocell endorsements and trials from operators including China Mobile, NTT DoCoMo and Telefonica point to growing interest. Of course, just as LTE requires new network architectures in the macro-cell RAN, operators looking at LTE femtocells need to carefully plan out their small-cell architecture.” To download the new LTE Femtocell Architecture Guide, click here c DE: CT Reports 10.- Synchronization Still a Mobile Backhaul Challenge Network operators worldwide have commercial deployment of Ethernet backhaul underway on a large scale now, but most of them continue to leverage time division multiplex (TDM) timing or synchronization because it is the approach they understand best.
fam’s teleco news (14ªEd-Mayo 2011.) 7/12 As operators begin the transition to packet backhaul that will ultimately see TDM timing eliminated altogether, three primary methods have emerged as contenders for the de facto synchronization standard that will eventually allow network operators to retire their TDM networks: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Precise Time Protocol 1588v2 and Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) standards and the U.S.-based Global Positioning System. While each of these standards has its own strengths and weaknesses, 1588v2 is the only one that possesses three key characteristics. It can be deployed easily at any cell site irrespective of its design and location; it has no commercial political barriers to operators adopting it; and, critically, it supports frequency synchronization but also has a roadmap for time and phase synchronization. For the next few months, Light Reading will be operating a Mobile Backhaul Synchronization Briefing Center at http://www.lightreading.com/mobile_bh where you can follow the industry’s progress on deploying 1588v2 in large-scale commercial volumes. To get started, check out these articles and analyst notes for a discussion of the challenges network operators face in deploying Ethernet backhaul and how they have finally begun pushing the technology out of trial mode and into commercial deployments: • At Last: Ethernet Backhaul Booms for Carriers • Ethernet Europe: Busting the Backhaul Bottleneck • Packet Backhaul Busts the Pain Barrier • P-OTS for Mobile Backhaul For more a more detailed discussion of proposed synchronization standards, listen to this Webinar, hosted by Heavy Reading’s Patrick Donegan. Originally broadcast in April, it provides an excellent explanation of the key approaches and their advantages and disadvantages: • Synchronization in Ethernet Backhaul Networks These recent video clips from CTIA 2011 and Ethernet Europe also give us Donegan’s assessment of the importance of a recent Symmetricom announcement regarding 1588v2 and give us insight into how network operator BT is planning to roll out the 1588v2 standard for synchronization with its wholesale Ethernet backhaul service for operators such as Vodafone UK: • CTIA 2011: Backhaul Bravado • Ethernet Europe: BTs Backhaul Boss A comprehensive Heavy Reading Insider report, "Ethernet Backhaul Testing: Confronting the Timing & Synchronization Challenge," which details the synchronization challenges associated with Ethernet backhaul, is also available here for purchase. Information is also available directly from the standards bodies and interoperability forums hashing out synchronization issues. Check out these white papers: • Synchronization in Packet-based Mobile Backhaul Networks. • Progressing Advanced MPLS & Carrier Ethernet Solutions Public Multi-Vendor Interoperability Test. Finally, be sure to mark your calendars for June 6 when Light Reading will present a Webinar that brings together leading vendors and network operators to discuss 1588v2 implementation. — Dawn Bushaus, Contributing Editor, Light Reading DE: LINKEDIN Today: Top Headlines in Telecommunications 11.- LEY DE TV DIGITAL EN CHILE CONTINÚA CON POLÉMICAS
fam’s teleco news (14ªEd-Mayo 2011.) 8/12 Según el Observatorio de Medios chileno, FUCATEL, sigue la controversia por un artículo del proyecto de Ley para el tránsito a la televisión digital, que obliga a los cableoperadores a llevar en su parrilla a los canales locales y regionales de la TV de libre recepción, en cada zona de cobertura del territorio nacional y, además, la posibilidad que tendrían los canales abiertos de tener hasta un 50% de sus señales de pago. La semana pasada, la Comisión de Transporte y Telecomunicaciones del Senado, donde se debate actualmente el proyecto de ley de TV digital, escuchó, entre otras organizaciones, a Anatel que agrupa a los canales de la TV abierta y a diversos operadores de la TV de pago, tanto satelital como por cable. Los dos sectores en discordia reafirmaron las posturas mantenidas en este último tiempo. Por parte de operadores de pago intervinieron representantes de VTR, Direct TV, Telefónica Movistar, Entel y GTD Manquehue, entre otras. Advirtieron ante los parlamentarios respecto a los peligros de la llamada “retransmisión consentida”, ya que según ellos deja abierta la posibilidad de que los concesionarios de radiodifusión televisiva abierta puedan cobrar a la TV de pago por el traslado de sus señales, lo cual atentaría contra el espíritu en virtud del cual fueron otorgadas las concesiones de libre recepción y generaría nuevos costos en los consumidores. Anatel, por su parte, hizo un llamado a regular las relaciones entre la TV abierta y de pago, citando los casos de Europa y Estados Unidos donde se han establecido normas de must y may carry, reconociendo los derechos que tiene los canales de libre recepción sobre sus contenidos DE: Digital Broadcaster 12.- LLAMADO A LICITACIÓN DEL ORGANISMO ADMINISTRADOR DE LA PORTABILIDAD NUMÉRICA 20 de mayo de 2011, HOY SE INICIÓ EL LLAMADO A LICITACIÓN DEL ORGANISMO ADMINISTRADOR DE LA PORTABILIDAD NUMÉRICA. El inicio de este proceso permitirá avanzar en la implementación de la portabilidad y definir la empresa que operará y administrará este sistema en Chile. Luego que la Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones (SUBTEL) aprobara el día de ayer las bases de licitación del Organismo Administrador de la Portabilidad Numérica, las empresas de telefonía iniciaron hoy el llamado a licitación de esta entidad, que tendrá un relevante rol una vez que entre en funcionamiento el sistema de portabilidad en el país. De este modo, el Comité de la Portabilidad, entidad que representa al 100% de las empresas de telefonía presentes en el país, dio inicio al proceso de licitación en el que sólo podrán participar compañías internacionales con al menos dos instalaciones exitosas en mercados similares a Chile y que actualmente operen o hayan operado este tipo de sistemas. La empresa que se adjudique esta licitación deberá tener un único giro e instalarse físicamente en Chile, para lo cual contarán con 120 días hasta completar el despliegue de sus sistemas. Adicionalmente, las bases de licitación estipulan la obligatoriedad de la implementación de dos sitios redundantes con una distancia mínima de 200 kilómetros entre ellos, para asegurar un correcto respaldo de la información. "Este es un paso muy importante para avanzar en la implementación de la portabilidad numérica. Con el inicio de este proceso podemos proyectar que el 4 de julio estaremos recibiendo los sobres para determinar qué empresa asumirá esta función", explicó el presidente del directorio del Comité de la Portabilidad, Cristián Cortés.
fam’s teleco news (14ªEd-Mayo 2011.) 9/12 El Organismo Administrador de la Portabilidad será el ente encargado de administrar los sistemas y actuará como intermediario entre los usuarios y las distintas empresas en el proceso de validación de las condiciones para que las personas puedan realizar el cambio de compañía telefónica. Por su parte, el Subsecretario de Telecomunicaciones, Jorge Atton, resaltó el avance en el proceso: "como Gobierno aprobamos la Ley, dictamos los reglamentos y ahora visamos las bases de la licitación presentadas por el Comité de la Portabilidad, para que la industria telefónica pueda seguir adelante con la implementación conforme al marco fijado en la legislación". "La puesta en marcha de la Portabilidad Numérica es un gran anhelo de los usuarios y todos debemos bregar por una implementación rápida, cautelando ante todo la calidad técnica y eficiencia de los procesos que darán garantía de un funcionamiento óptimo del sistema", indicó el Subsecretario. DE: Subtel Noticias 13.- World Telecommunication and Information Society Day marks ITU’s 146th anniversary Geneva, 17 May 2011— The 2011 World Telecommunication and Information Society Award was presented to three eminent personalities: President Tarja Halonen of Finland, telecommunication innovator Sam Pitroda, and CEO and co-founder of Inveneo Kristin Peterson. The Award ceremony took place on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, 17 May. ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré lauded the laureates who have devoted their attention towards promoting ICTs as a means of providing a better life through global sustainability, particularly in rural communities. “ICTs are the powerhouses of the global economy and offer real solutions towards generating sustainable economic growth and prosperity,” Dr Touré said. “ITU is committed to connecting the world and to ensuring that the benefits of ICTs reach the remotest corners of the world as well as the most vulnerable communities, especially in rural areas.” President Tarja Halonen of Finland In her message of acceptance, President Halonen said the Award was in recognition of Finland for its efforts to promote the use of and equal access to ICTs, both nationally and internationally. “Finlandhas worked hard to develop an equitable and inclusive information society,” President Halonen said. “We were the first country in the world to ensure — by legislation — that all our citizens have the opportunity to use digital services, irrespective of their place of residence, whether in the city or the countryside, or the level of their income.” President Halonen added, “Communications technology can provide effective tools for the empowerment of people and development of democracy, the respect for human rights and the rule of law. ICTs can help raise the standard of living in all places of the world.” She said, “We have recognized that, in order to attain the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, access to ICTs is of key importance — especially in areas such as health care, the prevention of illnesses and of course education. These are among the core areas of the Millennium Development Goals, and also vitally important to the promotion of the role of women.” President Tarja Halonen was represented by Minister of Communications Suvi Lindén. Sam Pitroda “I strongly believe that technology is a great social leveller and has the potential to bridge barriers across domains, enhance access and enable a move towards a more participative and open society,” Sam Pitroda said. “In the present information society, ICTs can play an unparalleled role in linking people, communities, driving collaborations and improving service delivery to the poorest of the poor.” Recognized as the architect of India’s telecom revolution, Pitroda noted that when he decided to work in India on building India’s telecom infrastructure, he “was greeted by a fair degree of scepticism” as it was “unheard of in the development paradigm of the time to bring state-of-the-art technology to a third world country”. However, Pitroda saw an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people: “I saw in technological development an opportunity for radical
fam’s teleco news (14ªEd-Mayo 2011.) 10/12 social transformation, enhancing capacity and delivering benefits and opportunities which would allow people to cross the threshold of development.” Sam Pitroda is currently Adviser to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations and chairs the countrys National Innovation Council and the Smart Grid Task Force set up under the aegis of the Ministry of Power. He also heads the Expert Committee on the use of ICT in Railways. He is widely considered to have been responsible for India’s telecommunications revolution and has been a leading campaigner to help bridge the global digital divide. Kristin Peterson In accepting the World Telecommunication and Information Society Award, Kristin Peterson noted that delivering technology to rural communities can present many challenges, including environmental factors such as heat, dust and humidity as well as lack of power. “At Inveneo we have made it our mission to find the right technologies that can help organizations in these communities — schools, clinics, relief camps — successfully use ICTs to deliver better vital services,” said Peterson. “So we’ve been building an eco-system of certified in-country ICT entrepreneurs that we partner with around the world. Together, with these partners, we are implementing projects that range from solar-powered computer labs going in to hundreds of schools in Uganda and Tanzania, to building a rural broadband network in rural Haiti.” Kristin Peterson is the co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Inveneo, a non-profit social enterprise focusing on information and communication technologies in rural areas throughout the developing world. She has led Inveneo’s efforts to provide ICT to deliver education, health care, economic development and relief projects in Haiti and in 25 countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Inveneo has also worked in partnership with ITU in delivering training in low-cost rural wireless networking in developing countries, such as Kenya, Uganda and the Caribbean. World Telecommunication and Information Society Day The World Telecommunication and Information Society Award was presented on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), which marks the establishment of ITU on 17 May, 1865. It highlights the potential of information and communication technologies (ICT) in meeting the development and economic aspirations of societies and on the importance of the Internet as a global resource. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon In a message delivered on videotape, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, “On World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, let us resolve to connect the entire world as a means to foster peace and prosperity for all.” Noting that Information and communication technologies continue to transform the global landscape, drive the world economy and help people communicate across distances and cultural divides while providing access to critical resources such as healthcare and education, Mr Ban added: “Recent events in North Africa and the Middle East have also highlighted the catalytic role that mobile phones and social media can play in galvanizing public opinion against repression. And in the aftermath of natural disasters, these technologies are a vital part of the aid response, establishing lines of communication that save lives, reunite families and help emergency relief reach people in need.” This year’s theme for WTISD, “Better Life in Rural Communities with ICTs” brings attention to those who reside in rural districts and far flung communities — half the global population, or nearly 3.5 billion people — representing the poorer, less educated, and more deprived cousins of the world’s urban citizens. Among them are as many as 1.4 billion of the world’s extremely poor people, who are also among the least connected to ICTs. The WTISD ceremony was wrapped up with a demonstration of rural connectivity through cloud computing. Claudio Giugliemma of the Dominic Foundation presented the Digital Inclusion Initiative in Tanzania and the Lucy Portal on the cloud, which can provide easy access to e-services to users in rural communities and has built-in assistive technologies in the browser for persons with disabilities.
fam’s teleco news (14ªEd-Mayo 2011.) 11/12 DE: ITU News Room 14.- Resultados operacionales de Movistar y entel del 1Q2011
fam’s teleco news (14ªEd-Mayo 2011.) 12/12 Informes: http://www.movistar.cl/PortalMovistarWeb/ShowDoc/WLP+Repository/Portlets/P030_Generico/Documentos/PresentRdosFinanc_1T11_MOVIL _web.pdf http://www.entel.cl/inversionistas/pdf/Entel%201Q2011.pdf 15.- Huawei Wins Two Awards at LTE World Summit 2011 [Amsterdam, 17 May 2011] Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today announced that it won two awards in recognition of the companys achievements in LTE commercialization and product solutions at the LTE World Summit 2011. The awards are: "Significant Progress for a Commercial Launch of LTE by a Vendor" and "Best LTE Network Elements." As of May 2011, Huawei has deployed over 100 SingleRAN commercial networks, which are capable of evolving into LTE, and of those that have deployed SingleRAN networks, more than 40 operators have announced the launch or the imminent launch of distinct LTE services.
fam’s teleco news (14ªEd-Mayo 2011.) 13/12 In 2010, Huaweis LTE eNodeB shipment was ranked number one in the world, and Huawei won the "Significant Progress for a Commercial Launch of LTE by a Vendor" award at the LTE Summit 2011, which recognized Huaweis endeavors and achievements in the commercial rollout of LTE. Huaweis SingleRAN 5-Band 3-Mode 1-Cabinet solution (BTS 3900L), which won the "Best LTE Network Elements" award, leverages a sole cabinet to support up to three technologies across five frequency bands, allowing for the coexistence and interoperability of GSM/UMTS/LTE networks to make true convergence a reality and to minimize costs for operators. This solution has been selected by leading operators worldwide, including Vodafone Germany and TeliaSonera Norway, to replace their outdated legacy base stations while simultaneously initiating their LTE network deployment. "Huawei has invested heavily in the development of the LTE industry since 2004, having contributed world-class LTE technologies, patents, standards and commercial experiences," said Ying Weimin, President of LTE Product Line, Huawei. "Huaweis advanced LTE technology and SingleRAN LTE solution incorporates GSM/UMTS/LTE as three features to help operators realize network development strategies from the perspective of end-to-end O&M and to maximize the value of each carriers core assets. Huawei has managed to create a successful business model that enables operators around the world to remain profitable while meeting an unprecedented demand for mobile broadband services anywhere and anytime." DE: Huawei Press Releases 16.- Próximos Eventos: *JUN 16th-17th; ARABCOM; BEIRUT, LEBONAN *JUN 14th-17th; COMMUNICASIA; SINGAPORE *JUN 29th-01th;CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE WORLD; LONDON, UK *JUL 21st-23rd; EXPOCOM WIRELESS , JAPAN; TOKYO, JAPAN * SEP 08-09th; OSS/BSS WORLD SUMMIT; LONDON, UK * SEP 20th-22nd; CARRIERS WORLD; LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM * SEP 15th-16th; TELEXPO WIRELESS; SAU PAULO, BRASAIL *SEP 21st-23rd; VON CONFERENCE & EXPO ;SOUTH BEACH, USA *SEP 21st-23rd;WIRELESS ENTERPRISE WORLD; LONDON, UK *SEP 21st-23rd; WIRELESS CHINA; BEIJING, CHINA *SEP 30th-2nd; WiMAX WORLD USA; CHICAGO, USA *SEP 30th-2nd; BROADBAND WORLD FORUM; BRUSSELS, BELGIUM fam / Mayo de 2011 http://cl.linkedin.com/in/famapablaza Serán bienvenidos sus comentarios a: firstname.lastname@example.org Presentaciones Técnicas disponibles para consulta y Noticias de meses previos en: http://www.slideshare.net/fapablaza Debe estar registrado como usuario. COMPARTA CON SUS COLABORADORES Y COLEGAS