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IEC's Broadband World Forum Europe Closes in Paris

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WED, 18 OCT 2006 12:51:33 -0500

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IEC's Broadband World Forum Europe Closes in Paris with
Record-Breaking Attendance and 2007 Exhibition Floor Nearly Sold-Out

The International Engineering Consortium's (IEC) Broadband World Forum Europe closed last week with nearly 6500 information and communication technology professionals and more than 110 exhibiting companies

PARIS -- 18 October 2006 -- The International Engineering Consortium
(IEC) today announced that its Broadband World Forum Europe closed
with attendance of nearly 6500 telecom professionals from 120
countries. Sixty different service providers attended the conference
and exhibition, which hosted more than 110 equipment vendors on the
exhibition floor. The event took place at CNIT La Defense, Paris
with France Telecom as the official host sponsor.

IEC President John Janowiak stated, "It's satisfying to know we've
created a rich marketplace for broadband opportunities in Europe.
Exemplifying this is the strong exhibitor response in rebook."

Janowiak continued, "We sold out ninety-five percent of next
year's exhibition floor in Berlin, Germany before the show ended
last week."

Key sponsors of the show presented leading-edge technologies on the
exhibition such as France Telecom (official host sponsor), Alcatel,
Siemens, Accenture, Ericsson, Huawei, Cisco Systems, ECI, Italtel,
Keymile, Motorola, NEC, PacketFront, ZTE, ADVA, AVM, Nokia, Pirelli,
Tellabs, Visionael, Texas Instruments, Operax, radialpoint, Redback
Networks, and more.

More than 250 leading industry experts spoke at the event providing
the world-class programming at the educational conference including
Keynoters Didier Lombard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, France
Telecom Group; Francois Loos, Minister Delegate for Industry France;
Alain Maloberti, Vice President, Network Architectures and Design,
France Telecom Group, Mike Quigley, President and Chief Operating
Officer, Alcatel; Jong-Lok Yoon, Senior Executive Vice President,
Research and Development Group, KT.

In addition to its focus on broadband, the event included the
co-located event, the WiMAX Global ComForum, devoted to the technology
and business challenges in implementing WiMAX wireless broadband
networks for fixed-wireless access and mobile broadband.

The InfoVision Awards also took place at the show recognizing the
industry's top innovators and the most successfully deployed
products, services, and applications in broadband.

Nearly 300 industry journalists and analysts covered breaking news and product announcements that place at the Broadband World Forum Europe.

For complete information including recordings of keynote addresses,
photos, news coverage, executive interviews, InfoVision-winning
products, TecPreviews, and more, visit or contact Lisa Reyes at or Howard Jones in Europe at

About the Broadband World Forum Europe:

Initiated in 2001, the Broadband World Forum Europe conference and
exhibition has grown proportionately since its inception, offering a
wide range of information and communication technologies topics under
the large umbrella of broadband. This year's World Forum features more
than 250 industry leaders to speak in nearly 70 sessions, complemented
by more than 100 top vendors from around the globe displaying the
latest products and services in broadband technology. Additional
featured annual programming offered includes the WiMAX Global
ComForum, a co-located event, and the InfoVision Awards. With the
support of France Telecom as the official host sponsor, the IEC drew
nearly 6500 executives, industry professionals, academia, and
high-technology press to the CNIT La Défense in Paris this past
9-12 October. Next year's Broadband World Forum Europe will take
place in Berlin, Germany. Visit

About the IEC:

The International Engineering Consortium (IEC) is a nonprofit
organization dedicated to catalyzing technology and business progress
worldwide in a range of high-technology industries and their
university communities. Since 1944, the IEC has provided high-quality
educational opportunities for industry professionals, academics, and
students. In conjunction with industry-leading companies, the IEC has
developed an extensive, free on-line educational program. The IEC
conducts industry-university programs that have substantial impact on

It also conducts research and develops publications, conferences, and
technological exhibits that address major opportunities and challenges
of the information age. More than 70 leading high-technology
universities are IEC affiliates, and the IEC handles the affairs of
the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association
and Eta Kappa Nu, the honor society for electrical and computer
engineers. The IEC also manages the activities of the Enterprise
Communications Consortium. For more information, visit

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