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!
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.
While 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!
As 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.
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.