At the moment, since march 2002, Anders is working as Teamleader for the 12 employees in the Content Services department at the 3G operator "3" in Sweden. The Content Services department is developing and running the technology behind the Content Services (News, Sport, MTV etc) and the Enabling Platforms such as Streaming, Download, Search, Content Encoding and Content Management Systems.
Recently, The Bredbandsbolaget (B2) period:
Before joining 3 Anders worked for Bredbandsbolaget (B2). Bredbandsbolaget is a Swedish broadband company deploying Fibre-To-The-Home. Today only 10 Mbit/s full duplex is offered to each customer. The last mile to each apartment is made by Ethernet CAT6 wires capable of 1000 Mbit/s. The last mile switch is a standard 10/100 Mbit/s switch which by just a change in the software can be switched up to 100 Mbit/s per apartment. This is planned for the future when TV and Video services are offered. Today only ISP services are offered which is why only the reason for using the 10 Mbit/s mode.
Anders has been the Project Manager for the B2 Video on Demand (VoD) project from March 1st 2000 to date. This project has the goal of serving up to 500.000 customers with VoD all over Europe and is therefore the biggest Video on Demand project, to date in the world.
The project went through the phases of specification, business case, procurement of platform and content, lab tests, negotiations with vendors and the preparation and forming of the organisation for implementation and operation of the platform. The project was put on hold at the beginning of December 2000 just as it had reached the point of contract signing with the chosen vendor. This was a board decision that affected all TV/Video related services at B2 since the financial market had drastically changed.
From January 2001 and forward Anders has been working with evaluation of vendors for PC-streaming, VoD, STBs and IPTV, both 3rd party vendors with both platform and content and also just technology vendors. Anders has also been making different plans for pilots and several business case scenarios trying to find a workable way forward. Included in these cases have been pure R&D work involving new hardware that is not available on the market and trying to find vendors willing to manufacture this hardware.
Anders also took the role as Project Manager for the IPTV pilot with 54 households running Pace DSL4000 STBs over Ethernet when the former Project Manager left B2. He has also been involved in the negotiations for solving remaining contract issues with the vendor for the IPTV head end that was deployed in October 2000.
Pre Bredbandsbolaget (B2):
Education: Anders spent 4 years studying Mechanical Engineering at the Swedish college and continued with several courses, including Radio Technology.
Sales/Marketing: Experience includes several years in sales, both industrial B2B and consumer sales in different roles. For example Anders has held the position of B2B Product Manager with budget responsibility and Store Manager. Also has marketing experience in various roles.
Communication: Experience includes several years as a Disc Jockey at a local radio station. Several years experience as Freelance Journalist and Photographer, mainly focused on the IT and computerized Video/TV business. Anders has worked as Editor in chief for the PC-games magazine “Attack” and the consumer PC-magazine “PCaktiv” at IDG Sweden, and is the author of two IDG books about the Internet.
Education/seminars: Anders has taught classes on Internet, web publishing and writing for the web and held several seminars about Internet, streaming and working with add agencies in web projects.
Economy: Anders has a good understanding of economy routines within a company due to the fact that he started a one man company of his own, called Infomania, which was established in 1992. This company is still trading and Anders undertakes the yearly bookkeeping and economy reports. Infomania operates in addition to Anders normal employment in those cases where the additional employer has approved.
Internet: Anders had an Internet connection installed at home as early as 1992 and worked as Technical Project Manager in several web projects. Some of these projects included integration between databases and web servers with legacy (Unix) computer systems.
Experience also includes working as a project manager for one of the first ISPs in Sweden, started in 1994 and working as a CTO for an advertising agency’s interactive department. This role involved making web sites for customers such as Telenordia, Arlanda Express and Hästens Sängar, which involved much streaming technology.
Anders has also worked as Project Manager at Framfab, mainly working with Streaming and building a complete NT-based VoD system that includes, front end, back end, film and customer database, authentication and billing. The system is built to be integrated with a video streaming server and thereafter to be deployed in field tests.
Anders websites: www.infomania.se and www.lattermann.com contains more information in Swedish.
The full CV and other documents about Anders and his works in Swedish or English can be requested by emailing Anders at firstname.lastname@example.org