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Media Coverage

Below is a selection of articles, reports and interviews about Eurescom and its activities, which  were published in the press or on electronic media.

23 December 2004 Simplifying complexity for mobile devices
Cordis IST Results / News in Brief

28 October 2004 BT working on ‘ambient’ future study
By John Tilak,

06 September 2004 Abkommen zwischen Eurescom und MATIMOP unterstützt gemeinsame Telekommunikationsforschung
Agreement between Eurescom and MATIMOP supports collaborative telecommunications research

ITB Info Service

November 2003

Multimodal Interaction –
Will Users Tap and Speak Simultaneously?

Article based on Eurescom project MUST, Telektronikk 2/2003 (PDF)

09 October 2003 From mobile to TV (TV report about the Eurescom Summit 2003)
RNF Plus / Campus TV (German)

04 October 2003 Radio interview with Takeshi Natsuno at Eurescom Summit 2003
Deutschlandfunk / Forschung aktuell: Computer und Kommunikation

30 June 2003 Radio interview with P. Stollenmayer on Ambient Intelligence
Radio Singapore International / Frontiers

01 February 2003 Datenschutz für Location Based Services
Data protection for Location Based Services
By Dr. Thomas Hafen in NetworkWorld (German)

17 December 2002 Wissenschafts-Pressekonferenz zu UMTS
Scientific Press Conference on UMTS
Manfred Kloiber, Deutschlandfunk / Forschung aktuell

17 December 2002 UMTS: "Es kommt nicht auf die Technik an"
UMTS: "It doesn't depend on the technology"
Christiane Schulzki-Haddouti, Heise Newsticker

16 November 2002 Radio interview with Uwe Herzog on Parlay/OSA
Deutschlandfunk / Forschung aktuell: Computer und Kommunikation

16 November 2002 Service statt Megabytes:
Bandbreite allein macht noch kein Netzwerk

Service instead of megabytes:
bandwidth alone doesn't make a network

By Dr. Rolf Froböse in aboutIT (German)

26 October 2002 Radio interview about future telecom networks at Summit 2002
Deutschlandfunk / Forschung aktuell: Computer und Kommunikation

25 October 2002 Europe paves its way to broadband
By Susan Polyakova, Communications Daily

23 October 2002 Integration von Festnetz und Mobilfunk
Integration of fixed and mobile networks
funkschau / Top News (German)

21 March 2002 Wireless Networking for Pocket PC Devices
By John D. Ruley in Windows & .NET magazine (online edition)

18 March 2002 Mobilfunkgerät für mehrere Netze
Mobile devices for multiple networks
3SAT (national German TV), science magazine "nano"

15 March 2002 Funk-PDA mit Zugang zu allen Netzen
Wireless PDA with access to all networks
Pressetext Deutschland (German online news portal)

13 March 2002

The first wireless device for multiple networks (technology news portal)

12 March 2002 Erstes Mobilfunkgerät für mehrere Netze
First mobile device for multiple networks

Heise Online (German IT portal)

16 February 2002 Radio interview with Milon Gupta on multilingual Web sites
Deutschlandfunk / Forschung aktuell: Computer und Kommunikation

08 February 2002 Researchers set to break web's language barriers (European media news portal)

07 February 2002 European researchers tackle language barriers on the Internet

19 January 2002 Radio interview with Uwe Herzog on Location-Based Services
Deutschlandfunk / Forschung aktuell: Computer und Kommunikation

January 2002 WOMBAT: Where are the others?
NET 1-2/2002

January 2002 Online media coverage of project results from WOMBAT

08 December 2001 Meilensteine auf dem Weg zu 3G-Diensten (German original)
Milestones on the way to 3G services
(English translation)

Article by Dr. Rolf Froböse about the EURESCOM Summit 2001
in the German online IT magazine 'aboutIT'

November 2001 Communications research: International, effective, virtual
IHK. Wirtschaftsmagazin Rhein-Neckar

14 November 2001 Radio portrait of EURESCOM
Kurpfalz Radio / SWR 4

14 November 2001 Virtually endless opportunities
Telecommunications researchers at EURESCOM Summit

Article about the EURESCOM Summit 2001 in the
Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (German regional newspaper)

13 November 2001 Radio interview about the opportunities of UMTS applications
with Milon Gupta in Kurpfalz Radio / SWR 4

July/August 2001



High press coverage in Norway for P904 project results on the impacts of telework on social development and quality of life

Several national Norwegian media reported extensively on the
P904 project results. Here is just a small selection:

Aftenposten (major Norwegian daily newspaper), 5 August 2001:
"Family struggle because of home office"
The article presents some major results quoting project leader Sigmund Akselsen (Telenor): Telework leads to conflicts between partners, because the teleworking partner pays more attention to office work than to home work. Teleworkers work more than expected and more than in the office. This is based on the exploration of the behaviour of 864 test persons in Norway, England, Portugal and Iceland. For their boss it is difficult to evaluate the teleworkers' effectivity. According to Akselsen, the bosses are less satsified with women than with men, because they think female teleworkers are less efficient. Altogether teleworking creates social problems, which differ, however, in different European countries.

Other media reports about P904:
NRK P1 (National Norwegian Radio), 13.07.2001:
Digitoday, 12 July 2001:
"Women with home office thought to be less productive"
Nordlys, 10 July 2001:
”Losing because of your home office. Women lose in relation to men”

A complete list of the Norwegian media coverage (in Norwegian) can be found at:

August 'The Astronomical Debt', by Philippe Collier, in Connectis 8/2001, cover theme: Telecommunications. The Debt Threat
The report quotes EURESCOM's director Dr. Claudio Carrelli:
'Deteriorating economic conditions could force telcos to freeze spending on research and development ... Dr Claudio Carrelli, head of Eurescom, a European research centre based in Germany, sees this as an alarming trend: "The future prosperity of telecoms operators depends heavily on their capacity to innovate and introduce profitable new services. All the major players in this sector seem to have frozen their R&D budgets over the last few years, and this inertia will inevitably have a negative payback."
According to Dr Carrelli, the difficulties experienced in setting up and selling new UMTS services can be explained by insufficient initiative in innovation, which contributes to falling share prices. He also notes the eternal conflict between short-term profitability and long-term investment on innovation. "Cuts in R&D might produce a momentary increase in profits, but only by jeopardising long-term profitability," he warns.'
See complete article

19 July 2001 Article about the international R&D activities of France Télécom in CNET News mentioning EURESCOM
"France Telecom R&D [...] is participating in a variety of European research initiatives, including PCRD, Eurescom, IST and others."
See complete article

May 2001 NET 5/2001 (German magazine for communications management), editorial by Frank Backasch (editor-in-chief):
"Good times, bad times"

"[...] The arising bad times increasingly raise the question, whether the companies are cutting costs at the wrong end if they decrease their proportionate expenditures for research and development. EURESCOM's director Claudio Carrelli has publicly expressed this worry ... "Not enough research threatens the share value of the telecom companies," reads his short formula of the worries from the senior level of the European network operators' reseach institute, which will also be the theme of a conference on occasion of the 10th anniversary of EURESCOM on 16 and 17 May in Heidelberg. [...] However, the relationship between innovation and share value is still complicated, as the example of Bell Labs teaches us ... Much research and innovation - Carrelli also knows - are not yet a guarantee for rising shares ..."

17 May 2001 Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (German regional newspaper), article by Peter Wiest:
"Virtual success story. EURESCOM yesterday celebrated its 10th anniversary"

"Ten years are a short time," said Claudio Carrelli,"but in the area of telecommunications you have to multiply everything by three." In this case EURESCOM would have become 30 years old yesterday - but even the 10th anniversary was a reason to celebrate for the institute at Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg that in its way is still unique. [...]
"Actually, we are a virtual company that performs research without own laboratories" said director Claudio Carrelli. Yesterday, however, what was taking place at Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg was everything else than virtual: In the garden of the EURESCOM villa there was a tent built up, in which there was a lively party going on in the evening.
Before that there was a reception with representatives from the shareholders and other VIPs. On this occasion the young institute and its achievements were recognised. 'EURESCOM is an equally important and successful institution,' said vice mayor Raban von der Malsburg. [...]
The chairman of the Board of Governors, Joachim Claus, expressed his pride that EURESCOM is developing high-quality technologies and also contributes to the shareholders communicating about these technologies. [...]"

September 2000 Article by Alexandre Haeffner and Jason Donahue in TELOSSOURCE Magazine
EURESCOM's proposals for common standards for XML-based OSS interconnection has found prominent recognition by an article published in the recent issue of TELOSSOURCE Magazine.

01 July 2000 Only the pioneers will survive
Article in the regional newspaper "Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung", Heidelberg

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