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e-interview with Mr. Aytaç Biber on 5G Broadcast

I did not have chance to personally meet with Mr. Aytaç Biber who is working at Qualcomm as Director of Product Management, but with the help of IBC 2022, we managed to know each other. I prepared the questions with my collegue Mr. Halil US.   I appriciate for the answers of Mr. Biber, hope you enyoj the interview.   Q1. Can you please tell us your 5G solution. 5G broadcast is a new media delivery framework defined by 3GPP standardization body. It defines two modes of communication: 1- Standalone broadcast where a dedicated broadcasting network such as a single frequency network (SFN) is used for downlink broadcast . This could be live distribution of mass media content such as digital TV, live sports and digital advertisement content for billboards. This would be more tailored towards traditional broadcasters. 2- Mixed mode broadcast where low power , low tower networks could be used in hybrid mode with media client switching between unicast and broadcast for more efficient delivery o

e-interview with Varnish Software

As it was the first face to face event after pandemic, at IBC 2022, each participant was very busy. I personally thank to Mr. Lars Larsson, the Chief Executive Officer of Varnish Software for the chat we had at IBC. I also want to thank to  Mr. Robert Brownlie, Account Executive at ​Bob Gold & Associates , who helped a lot during this e-interview. And finally I really appriciate for his time and explanary answers to the questions, Mr.  Adrian Herrera, Chief Marketing Officer of Varnish Software .  Below you will find the answers to my 4 questions. Varnish Software is the first company which I post the e-interviews. Hopefully will not be the only one.  I thank again for their support to this blog... Q1. Can you tell us a bit about Varnish Software and your insights on the Turkish market? Over 20% of the world’s top websites use Varnish Software ’s caching and CDN solutions, which help content providers of any size deliver lightning-fast, reliable, and high-quality web and streami

post IBC 2022: 5G Broadcast

There is a saying in Turkish. If I try to translate it, I guess it is something like this: "Everyone describes an elephand depending on where he/she grabs." I believe there is also one in English which has similiar meaning, I would be glad if you can share that in the comments. I have been working in broadcast since 1998 and worked on digital terrestrial broadcast since 2003. So, the my main interest was DTT again. But this time not DAB+ / DRM+ nor DVB-T2. My main point of interest was 5G Broadcast.  There was actually one single company which was demonstrating 5G broadcast, namely Rohde & Schwarz. They were doing the demonstration with the receivers which have chipsets from Qualcomm. So this demonstration was in a way the demo of R&S and Qualcomm. But I had the chance to talk to other big transmitter companies. The advance of IBC is that you can find top level executives to talk with on the subjects that you are interested in. So these guys told me that even though t

post IBC 2022 move IBC 2023 to Istanbul

Before starting to write on the technology & services that I encounter at IBC 2022, let me write a little bit on Amsterdam & Schipol Airport.  As an engineer who believes that "another life is possible other than we live", i.e. a socialist version of life is possible, I do respect the strikes. I think that it is the most powerful way of being seen by the authorities. So the strike of railway when I came to Amsterdam was something I already know, thanks to my dear friend BM from UK. But the long ques that all of us waited at Schipol when we were trying to quit Amsterdam, was not because of a strike at all.  The overpriced restaurants, twice / sometimes triple times priced hotels, cosy but noisy city center... I can understand all of these, but can not understand standing in que for 3 hours just to exit the country. So I, once again, offer IBC to think Istanbul for IBC 2023.  I believe you all know that Istanbul with its two international airports, train & ferry con

step by step

If I could add a song to this post it would be "step by step". It really explains how I build this blog or website or portal, in near future.  Hopefully you will be able to read exclusive interviews with professionals, companies. Also the news regarding the broadcast business in Turkey will be on the portal.  But for these, I want a little more time... As the song says...  Step by step, bit by bit...

Press releases pre IBC 2022

As I am a registered press member, firms attending to IBC 2022 started sending me their press releases. I have posted these in previous years and realized that they actually do not get any attention of my readers.  I, personally, am not also interested in the general descriptions of the new products of the firms. I do want to learn the key points of the new technology and the pros & cons of it when compared with the old one or the competitors.  So I recommend firms attending to IBC 2022 to focus on making e-interviews. By this I once again announce that my blog is open to e-interviews. See you at RAI... photo is from Kadıköy, İstanbul...

While IBC is fast approaching...

If you are reading this post, I believe that you already know that IBC 2022 is fast approaching. I am not quite sure if I will manage to attend the event because of the COVID - 19 issues but I will try to follow the latest press releases and hopefully publish some e-interviews with both industry leaders and also start-ups.  So, if you are representing a company that will attend the IBC 2022 please do not hesitate to contact me through my email.