April 21, 2016 | Parule
POINT TOPIC – OLIVER JOHNSON, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, TO SPEAK ON 1ST SATELLITE BROADBAND PANEL AT NAB SHOW TUESDAY APRIL 19TH 2016
By the end of 2015 fixed broadband passed 750 million lines worldwide that is three quarters of a billion lines and this number is still growing.
“Broadband growth continues to be strong. Even as one technology starts to falter and tail off another starts to take off. The one constant is the demand for bandwidth and the primary driver is, still, video,” says Oliver Johnson, Chief Executive at Point Topic.
The need to deliver more video more quickly to more people was behind the development of the DSL and cable modems and services and that continues to be the case today. Most of the bandwidth consumed today is video in both residential and increasingly business markets.
“We know that bandwidth is in demand everywhere. Often the problem is how to get it there cost effectively. Satellite offers a real solution for millions and now that Ka band and high capacity solutions are blasting off the production line regularly, the coverage, and the audience, is really coming online now,” says Johnson.
Oliver Johnson will be on the first satellite panel to be included at the NAB show in Las Vegas from April 16 – 21 2016.