What: ITU together with sponsors BT,
Cisco, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Nortel and Siemens is holding a one day event to mark a new
milestone in ITU's work on next-generation networks (NGN). The event will
present an overview of NGN work so far, details on future direction and some of
the business drivers for NGN. In addition to announcing this completion of work
on the Release 1 standards for NGN by ITU-T's Focus Group on Next-Generation
Networks (FGNGN), the event will communicate the next phase of NGN work to be
progressed under the banner of the NGN Global Standards Initiative (NGN-GSI).
Morning sessions will focus on technical aspects of the NGN work, while the
afternoon will be devoted to market/business drivers. Registration is required.
When: 18 November, 2005
Where: Hilton, Gatwick, London, UK
Why: Operators from around the globe are implementing NGN strategies and
plan to invest billions of dollars in the eventual rollout of new packet-based
networks. Their involvement in global standards stimulates innovation and
superior technology; enables interoperability allowing multi-vendor product
offering; and protects current and future investment.
The operators, systems vendors and governments that have driven this
standardization work see NGN as delivering substantial cost savings due to the
economies of scope inherent in a single converged network. They believe that
standards will facilitate an open market for systems, lowering costs and
allowing a mix and match approach to implementation, while also allowing
interoperability on a global scale. NGN will see consumers benefit from
innovative new services, greater control and personalisation, ease of migration
between services as well as offering continuity for existing services.
Who: The event is aimed at those involved in product planning and
service creation, whether from systems vendors or service providers. Typically
that will mean systems designers or product implementers from systems vendors
and those involved in service development from service providers.
Media/analysts wishing to attend please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.