Workshop on DVB and Internet Protocol draws healthy response

Over 150 attendees from 67 organisations, including government, institutions, international corporations, Internet Service Providers and broadcasters attended the Delhi workshop on Digital Video Broadcasting and Internet Protocol.

Dishnet DSL, a leading ISP and the first ISP in India to offer the DSL, broadband access, sponsored the workshop as an existing customer of PCM, along with other co-sponsors. (this site) was the on-line partner for the event

Speaking at the inaugural function, director engineering of Prasar Bharati Y Pratap highlighted the advantages of DVB and IP via satellite for broadcasters and telecommunications player. He said: "As IP via satellite can offer more bandwidth, the service offered can be many and the quality will also be of good quality".

During the same function, senior V-P sales and marketing of Pacific Century Matrix Loo Tong Mun said that the company intends to offer a global network that serves as a single resource for customers' worldwide requirements. According to Mun, there has been exponential growth in traffic over Internet and PCM, while exploiting the opportunities, will develop beyond Internet access to a caching and multicasting and content distribution facilitator.

Focussing on the advantages of satellite for IP, Mun said that it makes the whole process "distance insensitive" while being reliable and scalable mechanism for delivery.

Other speakers during the inaugural function included RRN Prasad of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Amitabh Singhal, secretary of Internet Service Providers' Association of India and Guru Hariharan of Call Centers Association of India.

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