Cox Communications, CableLabs® and American-Israel Chamber of Commerce to Host Second Annual Broadband Business Exchange
Atlanta, October 31, 2005 – CableLabs® is teaming with Cox Communications, Inc., and the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, to host the second annual U.S.-Israel Broadband Business Exchange in Atlanta, Feb. 13–14, 2006. The event is designed to encourage business relationships among emerging broadband technology companies from Israel and the Southeast U.S. with major North American-based companies.
The U.S.-Israel Broadband Business Exchange will be held at Cox Enterprises' headquarters at Central Park, 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., NE. “Atlanta is both the headquarters of Cox Communications and a major center for telecommunications, with noted leadership in cable-delivered broadband,” said Jim Robbins, President and CEO of Cox Communications. “Cox is proud to again host the US-Israel Broadband Business Exchange as yet another effort to work with our industry partners in CableLabs in fostering the development of new technologies that will bring advanced services to cable customers.”
In Atlanta, through the Georgia Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technologies and Georgia Tech's Broadband Institute, the cable industry also has access to state support and academic research resources for major corporations and emerging companies.
The U.S.-Israel Broadband Business Exchange is unique in that participation is based on a pre-event matching procedure. The Exchange also will include keynote presentations, receptions and special workshops on issues related to “Doing Business with Israelis.” In addition, CableLabs will provide a workshop on how it operates and will discuss how supplying companies may participate in CableLabs' initiatives. For program and registration information, interested companies should visit the event's Web site (www.usisraelexchange.com).
The event will provide attendees with exposure to a wide range of unique, cutting-edge broadband technologies from innovative Israeli and Southeastern U.S. companies. Pre-arranged one-on-one meetings will foster joint-venture research and development, investment and marketing alliances. Attendees also will enjoy networking opportunities with top executives in the areas of technology, operations and investment.
“The 2005 broadband exchange was very successful by any metric, and we hope to see continued growth and participation as this event becomes established as a key driver of innovation on the East Coast,” said CableLabs President and CEO Dr. Richard R. Green.
Israeli companies expected to attend include emerging technology companies in the areas of digital and IP video, multimedia technologies, operating and provisioning systems, content management, voice-over-IP, wireless voice, data and video, Internet security applications and interactive television applications. U.S. companies expected to attend include cable operators, equipment/infrastructure vendors, systems integrators, content providers, and venture capital firms.
Israel is one of the world's most dynamic sources for high-tech companies with original and cutting-edge technologies, particularly in the field of communications. The country has produced more than 4,000 start-ups in the past few years, and has a robust venture capital industry to support entrepreneurs. Outside of the U.S. and Canada, Israel has more companies publicly traded on the U.S. exchanges than any other country. Virtually every major U.S. technology company has development operations in Israel or investments in Israeli companies, including IBM, Motorola, Cisco, Microsoft and HP. A joint U.S.-Israel foundation, BIRD, supports joint venture R&D projects between American and Israeli companies.
About The American-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC)
The American-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) is a private, not-for-profit association focused on promoting investment and trade between the U.S. and Israel. The Southeast Region is based in Atlanta. Business relationships between U.S. and Israeli companies are thriving. Over the last 13 years, AICC has been involved in completed transactions valued at more than $800 million. These relationships have resulted in thousands of jobs and have had a powerful economic impact in the Southeastern U.S. and in Israel.
AICC targets a range of projects involving import, export, research & development, direct investment, and joint ventures. Key areas of focus include software, telecommunications, medical technologies, and security.
About Cox Communications (www.cox.com)
Cox Communications Inc., a Fortune 500 company, is a multi-service broadband communications company with approximately 6.7 million total customers, including approximately 6.3 million basic cable subscribers. The nation's third-largest cable television provider, Cox offers analog cable television under the Cox Cable brand as well as digital video service under the Cox Digital Cable brand, featuring advanced services including digital video recording, high-definition television and video-on-demand. Cox provides an array of other communications services including local and long-distance telephone under the Cox Digital Telephone brand, high-speed Internet service under the Cox High Speed Internet brand, and home networking. Commercial voice and data services are offered via Cox Business Services. Local cable advertising, promotional opportunities and production services are sold under the Cox Media brand. Cox is an investor in programming services including Discovery Communications Inc. Cox Communications is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc.
About CableLabs: Cable Television Laboratories (www.cablelabs.com) was founded in 1988 by members of the cable television industry. A non-profit research and development consortium, CableLabs delivers innovations that enable cable operators to be the providers of choice in their markets. Cable operators from around the world are members. CableLabs maintains additional web sites at www.cablenet.org.
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