Digital NExsT will extend the current community of FTTx and broadband subscribers while bringing in the interactivity of an online blog and newly launched Facebook and Twitter accounts
Amsterdam, April 29, 2011 – Draka Communications, a global leader in the cabling and optical fiber industry, announces that NExsT magazine, the company’s news and industry information publication for the FTTx and broadband markets is now available in digital form. The online version can be viewed at www.nexstdigital.com.
Digital NExsT comprises an online blog together with associated Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Create in 2006 as an information source specifically dedicated to issues of concern to the fiber community, NExsT appears twice yearly in its print version. With an occasional additional themed edition, NExsT Magazine has built up a regular readership base of more than 6.000 readers worldwide. In addition to this, the magazine is widely distributed during key events and trade shows around Europe. The magazine’s readership includes leading names from the world of fiber, ranging from FTTH Council board members to industry leaders, academics and research gurus.
NExsT contributors have been fortunate to have access to leading opinion leaders and luminaries related to the evolution of next generation broadband. Recent interviewees include EU Commissioners Neelie Kroes and Vivian Reding, President Obama’s Technology Advisor Aneesh Chopra, German PM Angela Merkel and former UK PM Gordon Brown. Other interviewees include technology experts such as Eric Quarlman and Don Tapscott as well as a range of representatives from leading consultants and research companies.
Regular articles cover developments in the areas of technology, applications, legislation and markets. There's a particular emphasis on developments which stimulate fiber uptake, such as remote healthcare, IPTV and Smart Grids. Although the magazine is underwritten by cable manufacturer Draka, it acts as an independent publication, with room for critical views and discussion.
In 2011 Draka was acquired by Prysmian, a leading player in the industry of high-technology cables and systems for energy and telecommunications, with sales exceeding 4.5 billion Euro in 2010. The Prysmian Group is a truly global Company, with subsidiaries in 39 countries, 55 plants in 24 countries, 7 Research & Development Centres and 12,000 employees. Prysmian is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange in the Blue Chip index.
Draka, headquartered in Amsterdam, has 9400 employees in countries worldwide and 2010 revenues of over € 2.4 billion. Draka has a presence in 31 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Draka’s activities are divided into three groups: Energy & Infrastructure, Industry & Speciality and Communications. Draka Communications with its four business units, Telecom Solutions, Multimedia Specials, Optical Fiber and Cable Solutions is a global market leader in the development, production and sales of fibers, cables and advanced network solutions. More information at www.draka.com/communications.
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