CableLabs® and EuroCableLabs Announce EuroCableNET at IEC's Broadband World Forum Europe in Paris
Louisville, Colorado and Brussels, Belgium, September 12, 2006—CableLabs® and EuroCableLabs have announced that 10 companies will participate in the EuroCableNET Pavilion that is part of the 2006 Broadband World Forum Europe conference and exhibition to be held 9–12 October in Paris at the CNIT La Défense.
The companies participating in EuroCableNET 2006 are ARRIS, CableMatrix, Gallery IP Telephony, JacobsRimell, Motorola, NETGEAR, an integrated VoIP demonstration from Nominum, NeuStar, Nortel, and Acme Packet; Nuera – an AudioCodes Company; OpVista, Strategy & Technology Ltd./UniSoft, and VectorMAX.
The technologies and services that these companies will demonstrate include 160 Mbps downstream transmission over the [Euro]DOCSIS high-speed data platform, PacketCable Multimedia™ applications, Internet Protocol video (IPTV) multicast of live video over a DOCSIS cable network, broadband wireless delivery of voice, video and data services and Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) using the cable network. The VoIP demonstrations will include optimizing call routing and guaranteed throughput features.
The Broadband World Forum Europe is organized by the International Engineering Consortium (IEC) to examine the market potential of broadband services and applications from top industry executives around the world. The EuroCableNET Pavilion, along with over 100 exhibiting companies displaying the latest developments in broadband technologies, is expected to attract over 7,000 attendees to this annual four-day program. More information and registration details on the show are available at www.iec.org.
“This year's showcase is our largest and most diverse, indicating that our industry and its suppliers continue to develop the technologies that have made cable a leader in providing innovative broadband services to meet the demands of our customers,” said CableLabs President and CEO Dr. Richard R. Green.
Added Niels Hersoug, Managing Director of EuroCableLabs: “Over the last years, the cable industry has benefited strongly from the development of [Euro]DOCSIS. The recent publications of DOCSIS 3.0 will allow speeds of 200 Mbps and more. The showcases at EuroCableNET will clearly demonstrate the competitive advantage cable has over competing technical platforms.”
Patterned after the CableNET® showcase that is co-sponsored by CableLabs and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) as part of the NCTA's annual convention, EuroCableNET will include separate displays by each participating company.
EuroCableLabs is the technical center of excellence for the European cable industry. EuroCableLabs' core activities are research on emerging technologies, developing standards for cable technology, and certifying vendor equipment. EuroCableLabs is a member organisation including all the leading cable operators in Europe, servicing TV, broadband Internet, and telephony services. The European cable industry services more than 64 million customers. EuroCableLabs Associate Supporters include vendors to the cable industry. EuroCableLabs has offices in Brussels (Belgium) and Braunschweig (Germany), and is part of Cable Europe, the European Cable Communications Association. More information about EuroCableLabs is available at www.eurocablelabs.com.
About the IEC
The International Engineering Consortium (IEC) is a non-profit 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. Visit: www.iec.org.
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 web sites at www.cablelabs.com; www.packetcable.com; www.cablemodem.com; www.cablenet.org, and www.opencable.com.
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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 different 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 expects to draw more than 7,000 executives, industry professionals, academia, and high-technology press to the CNIT La Défense in Paris this 9-12 October. Visit: www.iec.org.