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SUPERCOMM 2005 Turns the Spotlight on Global Infrastructure
[June 02, 2005]

SUPERCOMM 2005 Turns the Spotlight on Global Infrastructure

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 2, 2005--SUPERCOMM® 2005, the world's premier annual exhibition and conference for communications service providers and private network managers, opens next week bringing more than 600 exhibiting companies from around the world to Chicago's McCormick Place, June 6-9. SUPERCOMM attendees will have an opportunity to hear from the industry's leading executives and visit an array of specialty pavilions, hands-on interoperability demonstrations and exhibitor showcases all under one roof.

Opening SUPERCOMM 2005 with the keynote address, Ivan Seidenberg, Chairman & CEO, Verizon Communications will share his vision in a presentation titled "Future Proof: Creating a 21st Century Communications Industry." FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin will also be a featured keynote speaker, addressing the SUPERCOMM audience Tuesday, June 7 at 3:15 p.m. Other industry visionaries who will address attendees include John Chambers, President & CEO, Cisco Systems and F. Duane Ackerman, Chairman & CEO, BellSouth Corporation.

An additional highlight to SUPERCOMM programming is a debate "Who Wins Triple Play to the Consumer" scheduled for Tuesday, June 7 at 11:00 a.m. The debate, produced by industry analyst firm Current Analysis, will feature top executives representing the leading providers of both cable and ILEC companies.

Exhibition Highlights

Organizers of SUPERCOMM, along with Telecommunications® Magazine, will feature the third annual "10 Hottest Technologies Pavilion." The Pavilion reflects the editors' annual selection of the product sectors and innovations that will have a significant impact on communications networks over the next year. SUPERCOMM attendees will have the opportunity to view specialized demos from participating exhibitors in the Pavilion, which will include the latest in:

OTA (wireless over the air) technology
Web Services (services made available from a company's server for Web users and other Web-connected programs)
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
Dry Martini/PWE3 (pseudo wire edge-to-edge)
Copper Pair Bonding
Intelligent Demarc Points
IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem)
HSDPA (High Speed Data Packet Access)
OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing)
Another feature on the SUPERCOMM exhibit floor, SUPERDemos will offer visitors the opportunity to view demonstrations of leading-edge technologies in action. Through this live collaboration, SUPERDemo participating companies will create a dynamic, interoperable infrastructure. Participants in the 2005 SUPERDemos include the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF).

International Focus - Exhibition and Programming Highlights

Attendees visiting the exhibit floor can expect to see countries including China, Taiwan, Korea, Italy, as well as the province of Ontario and more, represented in pavilions where companies from their regions will showcase the latest technologies and solutions.

SUPERCOMM's international program spans both the educational sessions as well as the exhibit floor. Educational programming highlights include:

Monday, June 6 - Plenary Session, "Global Communications: Realizing the Vision," featuring chairperson Hassan Ahmed, Chairman & CEO, Sonus Networks, and speakers Hugh Bradlow, CTO, Telstra; Bill Huang, Senior Vice President & CTO, UTStarcom; Sacchio Semmoto, Founder, Chairman, CEO, eAccess; Scott Alcott, COO, Belgacom and Matt Bross, CTO, BT.

Monday, June 6 - ChinaTel Forum @ SUPERCOMM, a paid one-day conference addressing telecom market opportunities in China. Executives from leading Chinese telecom operators, equipment manufacturers and international telecom companies are expected to address the event's attendees.
Wednesday, June 8 - Keynote Session, "The State of Global Communication Networks and Services," featuring keynoters Lothar Pauly, President & CEO-Carrier Networks, Siemens; Pat Russo, Chairman & CEO, Lucent Technologies; Bill Owens, President & CEO, Nortel Networks and Krish Prabhu, President & CEO, Tellabs/AFC.

SUPERCOMM, the world's premier annual exhibition and conference for communications service providers and private network managers, comes to Chicago's McCormick Place, June 6-9. This year's event will provide attendees with nine keynotes and three plenary panels - all are free to all attendees. Participants will also have access to more than 150 hours of educational programs and three days of exhibits. A wide range of fee-based seminars, executive workshops, conferences and presentations on broadband, converged wireless, infrastructure solutions, enterprise networks and more will be presented beginning June 6.

SUPERCOMM is managed by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), Arlington, Va. and is owned jointly by TIA and the United States Telecom Association (USTA), Washington, DC. For more information about SUPERCOMM, please visit

SUPERCOMM® is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the United States Telecom Association (USTA).

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