IEC's Broadband World Forum Europe Closes in Paris

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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

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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
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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 curricula.

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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