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Deutsche Telekom CTO Friedrich Fuss Headlines IEC's Broadband World Forum Europe 2007 Next Week in Berlin.



Key industry players gather next week at the IEC's Broadband World Forum Europe 2007 to discuss winning solutions in the information and communications technology (ICT (1) (Information and Communications Technology) An umbrella term for the information technology field. See IT.

(2) (International Computers and Tabulators) See ICL.

1. (testing) ICT - In Circuit Test.
) field

CHICAGO -- The International Engineering Consortium (IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iec.ch) An organization that sets international electrical and electronics standards founded in 1906. It is made up of national committees from over 60 countries.

IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission
) presents Broadband World Forum Europe 2007 Chair Friedrich Fuss who will captain more than 260 World Forum speakers next week in Berlin. The BBWF BBWF Broadband World Forum  Europe 2007 takes place at the Estrel Convention Center this 8-11 October with Deutsche Telekom AG (DT) as the official host sponsor.

"The challenges facing all of us in the telecommunications industry are enormous -- and the opportunities are enormous as well. The BBWF Europe 2007 will bring us all together, for a few days, for some intensive discussion," commented World Forum Chair Fuss. "This four-day conference will give us an opportunity to share our experience and to learn from each other about the most promising strategies. And the accompanying exhibition will be sure to offer some tantalizing tan·ta·lize  
tr.v. tan·ta·lized, tan·ta·liz·ing, tan·ta·liz·es
To excite (another) by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach.
 views of the future of our exciting industry."

IEC President John Janowiak continued, "Mr. Fuss leads a stellar lineup of champions in the industry at the BBWF Europe next week...we're confident that attendees will learn of countless winning strategies from him and the many experts we will present both in the conference and exhibition."

Fuss concluded, "Broadband lines are playing an increasingly important role...networks will converge as providers work to make broadband access more versatile and customizable...NGN (Next Generation Networks) An umbrella term for mixed voice and data networks running over the IP protocol. See IP Multimedia Subsystem. , or next-generation networks, will soon supplant today's legacy networks...the VDSL See DSL.

VDSL - Very high bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line
 network that Deutsche Telekom is rolling out will be an important NGN component [and our] group is planning to invest up to three billion euros in it."

Other Broadband World Forum Europe 2007 keynoters who take the stage next week include Simon Beresford-Wylie, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Nokia Siemens Networks Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) is a telecommunications solutions supplier which was created as the result of a merger (by means of a 50-50 joint venture) between Siemens AG's COM division (minus its Enterprise business unit) and Nokia's Network Business Group. ; Sushel Bijganath, managing director of RTL Online; Bridget Cosgrave, executive vice president of the enterprise business unit at Belgacom; Michel Rahier, president of the wireline business group of Alcatel-Lucent; and Berit Svendsen, VP and head of the Nordic Fixed division at Telenor.

Register at www.iec.org/events/2007/bbwf/register/

Media may register at www.iec.org/events/2007/bbwf/press/press_reg.html

Visit www.iec.org/events/2007/bbwf or contact Lisa Reyes at lreyes@iec.org or +1-312-559-3325.
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