60 Top Carriers at IECís Broadband World Forum Europe 2008

The International Engineering Consortium (IEC) announced that 60 service provider and content provider companies are registered to attend its flagship event to learn of the latest developments and innovations in broadband. Belgacom serves as the official host sponsor of the Broadband World Forum Europe 2008 and BT, France Telecom and Telecom Italia serve as service provider sponsors.

Co-located with Belgacom's 35th ICT Symposium, telecommunications professionals as well as enterprise will benefit from more than 50 sessions. The conference and exhibition will feature the latest developments in broadband technologies, services, and innovative applications as well as reveal how business leaders can improve their performance by implementing information and telecommunications technologies to drive business innovation and growth.

"With 60 carrier and content provider companies pre-registered, we are on track to host more than 100 at the event, " commented IEC President John Janowiak. "One of the most unique characteristics of IEC events is the ability to draw a strong presence of these companies and we're pleased to continue our tradition of developing strong educational programming alongside exciting exhibitions to draw the world's best to Brussels."

To date, carrier and content provider companies that have registered for the World Forum include Belgacom Sony Pictures Television International; Bouygues Telecom Swisscom; Brasil Telecom Telecom Italia; Brightcove Telecom New Zealand; British Sky Broadcasting Telefonica; Broadband TV News Telekom Austria AG; BT Telekom Slovenije; Deutsche Telekom Telekomunikacja Polska; FON Wireless Telenet NV; France Telecom - Orange Telenor; Globe Telecom TeliaSonera; Hong Kong Broadband Network Telifonex; KPN Telkom South Africa; Magyar Telekom Telmex; Makedonski Telekom Telstra; Maxcom Telecomunicaciones, SA TELUS Communications; Maxim Telecom Pvt Limited T-Mobile; Mobistar TransTeleCom.

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)T-Systems; OJSC DalSvyaz Ukrtelecom; Orange Business Services Verizon Business; PCCW Limited Vodafone; Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa Volgatelecom; Portugal Telecom VRT; Rapidshare Walt Disney Company; Saudi Telecom Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group; SingTel Warner Bros. Entertainment; Slovak Telekom WorldMAX; Sonaecom Zattoo.

Other top sponsors of the event include Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks, Huawei Technologies, NEC, Thomson, ZTE, Italtel, ADVA Optical Networking, Allied Telesis, Astra, AVM, Actelis, ADC KRONE, Soapstone Networks, and Cisco.

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