Despite taking place some three weeks earlier than its traditional late May date and suffering from some unseasonably miserable weather, the ANGA Cable Show managed to continue its success story in 2010 and closed with another record in exhibitor and visitor numbers.
For the first time 15,000 trade visitors attended the Trade Fair and Congress for Cable, Broadband and Satellite, this signifies a 10 per cent growth compared to 2009. 395 exhibitors from 31 countries were present in Cologne, 383 in the previous year. At the same time, 1,500 telecommunications and media experts attended the congress, which ran alongside the trade show.
Event officials suggest that ANGA Cable has indicated further growth in the cable and broadband industry. “With their modern HFC networks, cable operators have a competitive broadband infrastructure. Deployment of the DOCSIS 3.0 standard allows bandwidths of over 100 Mbps. With this, we will lead the field for all kinds of imaginable services and programme offerings. Also, cable has the footprint, capacity and customer base to become the strongest force to drive digital offerings' growth and innovation”, said Thomas Braun, President of ANGA Association of Cable Operators.