CommunicAsia2007 - Part 1

Nokia Siemens Network


Reflecting the growing synergy between the media and infocomm industries, visitors to CommunicAsia2007 will witness the next wave of convergent technologies and applications that will enhance enterprises' mobility and general consumers' lifestyles. With over 2,400 exhibitors from 65 countries coming together under one gigantic roof for discussions and to negotiate deals that will determine the directions of several industries in years to come, some of the things you see here could potentially be ubiquitous sooner than you might think. was there right from the start and here's what we saw.

Nokia Siemens Network

 Our first stop was at Nokia Siemens Network. For those of you who are puzzled now, Nokia and Siemens had already merged their mobile and fixed-line phone network equipment businesses in a 50-50 stake. Siemens' contribution to the cause is their network business expertise while Nokia's end is their carrier-related operations.

 Ever since the formation of Nokia Siemens Network, IPTV has been a strong emphasis of the cooperative with IPTV deployment in Poland their latest deal to date. As such, we weren't surprised to be greeted by an IPTV demonstration setup as an illustration of the venture's IPTV expertise.

 Mobile TV, widely touted as the next big thing in digital mass media convenience, is also another strong arm of Nokia Siemens Network. Above was a live demonstration of mobile TV at work.

 Soon to be a reality in most cities around the world, WiMAX was being demonstrated at the booth as well. Here, we have the WiMAX transmitting module (far right) providing high-speed wireless connection for the notebook and a Nokia N770 Internet Tablet (far left).

 What you see here is a special Nokia N770 Internet Tablet that's been fitted with a WiMAX module.