Altan Alpay

Adventures of a Nerd in Mobile Internet Revolution

LTE trials start with 100mbps – Another Nail on WIMAX’s Coffin?

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Long Term Evolution (“LTE”) trials jump start with a whopping speeds exceeding 100 Mbps!

The joint testing activities led by an impressive list: Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, France Telecom/Orange, Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, Nortel, T-Mobile and Vodafone. The long list of telecom giants indicate that Intel’s WiMAX gambit has taken seriously and LTE is the response.

As an insider, I see that the things are changing very fast on LTE side, huge investments are flowing in, 3G operators are hugely enthusiastic, since LTE designed to minimise the cost of upgrades for existing 3G networks.

It would be very interesting to watch next battle: WiMAX vs LTE. Stay Tuned!

6 May 2007 at 14:39 - Comments
I am trying to find some information of the WiMax vs LTE situation. To me it seems to be depending ...
19 August 09 at 01:06

T-Mobile Campus in Bonn

Today I had some free time and went out to take pictures of T-Mobile Campus in Bonn. It is a strange building looks like a shape of space ship. The massive 123,000 m² campus has an impressive entrance hall itself covering 2,300 m² and houses Europe’s largest indoor LED wall. When compared, It dwarfs Googleplex by three times.

T-Mobile Headquarters in Bonn Germany T-Mobile Headquarters in Bonn Germany
T-Mobile Headquarters in Bonn Germany T-Mobile Headquarters in Bonn Germany
T-Mobile Headquarters in Bonn Germany T-Mobile Headquarters in Bonn Germany
23 January 2007 at 18:42 - Comments
Ryan
i thought that it would look nicer.
2 February 07 at 13:40
Teoman
T-Mobile campus Led screen was made by AG4. The Worlds First Transparent Media Facade. Outdoor 300sqm, 87x704px, 245.000 led used.
25 October 07 at 04:27

Coming Soon: Do It Yourself Podvertising for Dummies!

Just a Joke. But seriously Podcasting really need a book like this. Thanks Emre for pointing out the Dummies Cover Creator. Good one!


Myspace Layouts

15 January 2007 at 18:16 - Comments

Gaffur emerges as Mahir 2.0

GaffurWhile Mahir tries to find a way to sue Borat for capitalizing on his persona, a genuine internet/digital media star emerges as Mahir 2.0: Gaffur!!

Gaffur is yet another internet phenomen just about to explode worldwide. In reality he is a cult chacter played by Peker Acikalin in a TV-Series called Avrupa Yakasi (European Side) in Turkish TVs. He recently joined to the series about 2 months ago and immediatelly managed to start Gaffurmania craze. In a blink, his videos spread around internet and become one of most sought video clips.

Here is remix of Gaffur dancing on Kenan Dogulu’s hit song ‘Cakkidi’. Enjoy!

14 January 2007 at 16:34 - Comments

Tribute to Ahmet Ertegün

Ahmet ErtegunAs you already heard the news, Ahmet Ertegun, a Turkish immigrant, one of the modern music industry’s most influential figures who shaped the sound of music for the past 60 years, passed away last month. Ertegun co-founded Atlantic Records in 1947 and helped to popularize Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Cream, Ray Charles and many others.

Revolutionizing the record industry didn’t stop Ahmet, he also popularized soccer in U.S. by co-founding legendary New York Cosmos. Cosmos brought in some of most influential soccer players like Pele, Franz Beckenbauer and Carlos Alberto.

As a person making a living from Digital Media, I owe a great debt to  his larger-than-life persona for producing some of the greatest content currently reside in my ipod. 

I found this interesting interview on Google Video and couldn’t resist sharing the story of 20th Century American Music History from the very own words from Ertegun himself.

 

 

13 January 2007 at 18:04 - Comments

CNN TURK Podcasts 30+ programs

 CNN Turk Podcasts

Arguably this years most important podcasting event, first time in the podcasting history, a top-tier media company, CNN Turk, a joint venture between CNN International and Dogan Media Group in Turkey, started to podcast all of its 30+ original programming on internet.

The programs can be obtained in audio and video format using different RSS feeds from here, also from itunes.

The credit goes to Serdar Kuzuloglu and the rest of CNN Turk team to realise this bold move.

 

22 March 2006 at 15:35 - Comments