CommunicAsia's Visitors Indicate US$4.5 Billion to Invest

Attendees to next week's "triple play" of communications and IT events in Singapore CommunicAsia, Enterprise IT and BroadcastAsia have indicated they have combined expenditure levels of more than US$4.5 billion to spend on equipment and solutions from exhibiting companies.

This news comes as exhibitor levels topped 2.300 companies, including 30 national pavilions, at the three shows making them the largest event of its type anywhere in Asia in 2006 and among the biggest in the world so far this year.

Major world vendors and operators confirmed at the show include Ericsson, Huawei, ZTE, LG, Lucent, Microsoft, Motorola, Samsung, SingTel, Siemens and Sony Ericsson among many others. They, and others, will reflect a range of technologies including mobile entertainment, IPTV, 3G, VoIP, NGN, WiMAX, information security, embedded technologies, banking and finance and e-government technologies.

The European ICT Pavilion brings together diverse organisations providing leading-edge technologies, products and applications. Interesting new specialist areas will include medical and healthcare technologies.

A medical image retrieval demonstration from Image Processing Applications Lab (IPAL) will be showcasing a new clinical prototype, allowing doctors to query large medical databases using both text keywords & image examples meaning that doctors can perform case-based diagnosis, research and teaching.

Philips Research Laboratories from Germany will be showcasing a technology for the prevention and early diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases MyHeart. The technology is a new approach for integrated disease management which has the potential to change the national healthcare system dramatically. The disease management scenario is targeting chronic heart failure patients.

Apart from the exhibition, the 2006 summit has attracted some leading names in the industry including Chief Operating Adviser of Globe Telecom, Skuli Mogensen, CEO & Founder of OZ Mobile, Don Rae, Chief Operations Adviser of Philippine Long Distance Company (PLDT), Allan Lew, Singapore CEO of SingTel, Dato Abdul Wahid bin Omar, Group CEO of Telekom Malaysia and Thorsten Heinz, Siemens CTO. The Summit's successful keynote session, CEO Perspectives, will feature CxOs from the telecom world's most forward-looking companies.

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