Blog articles from 05/2013

Hispasat announced entry into service of the first satellite offering telecommunications services to Latin America over Ka band this week following the launch of its satellite Amazonas 3. In addition to broadband internet without any geographical limitations, the satellite also offers TV platform diffusion and deployments of fixed and mobile corporate networks. The $350 million satellite has 52 simultaneous transponders, 33 in Ku band and 19 in C band, as well as 9 spot beams in Ka band,...
 
by Parks Associates | May. 29, 2013
Tags: Latin America
Rogerio Takayanagi, CEO of TIM Fiber, Brazil, is speaking on Day One of the Broadband Latin America conference taking place on 2-3 July 2013 at the Grand Hyatt, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Ahead of the show we speak to him about how Brazil’s broadband infrastructure is developing at a pace and how TIM Brasil is readying itself for the rapid expansion of demand for data in the country in time for the World Cup and Olympics. The world’s eyes will be on Brazil in time for the upcoming...
 

Parks Associate and Verisure will host the upcoming webcast “Outlook for the Smart Home in Europe.” Different channels have introduced connected products in the past with limited success, but current early indicators show momentum for this market is building in European households. This webcast focuses on the market for connected products and services in Europe. It examines specifically the factors that will make the smart home a viable market, including the integration of...
 
by Julia Homier | May. 29, 2013
Tags: Europe, industry event, smart home, Webcast
The upcoming webcast, "Success Factors in the Connected Home" hosted by Parks Associates and Sigma Designs , reviews key trends in the home monitoring and controls market. Parks Associates and Sigma Designs examine the underlying technology trends that are enabling the growth in both the number of security and broadband service providers that offer connected home services and the number of manufacturers launching connected products. Multiple factors determine the...
 
by Julia Homier | May. 29, 2013
Tags: industry event, smart home

Shawn Score, Best Buy's senior vice president of U.S. retail, who started out selling VCRs and camcorders at a Best Buy in North Dakota, acknowledges the electronics chain has weak customer-service. Poor customer service is a big problem for a retailer that derives more than 90% of its annual revenue from stores, and considers the know-how of its staff to be a bulwark against price competition from the likes of Amazon.com Inc. But Mr. Score, who has a white binder on his...
 
by Julia Homier | May. 3, 2013
Tags: retail

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