The joint ITU-T/Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) workshop on next generation networks (NGN), 1 - 2 May, 2005, Geneva, reported in last month's e-Flash has attracted sponsorship from global networking company, Cisco Systems.
Cisco has agreed - using ITU's voluntary contribution mechanism for
donating funds beyond membership fees - to contribute to NGN activities
in general, including this and a future workshop.
Jeff Spagnola, VP Worldwide Service Provider Marketing will deliver
an address to the workshop outlining the Cisco vision for NGN. Ahead of
the event he said: "Cisco is pleased to provide support for this
important event, as well as ongoing NGN activity simply because we
believe strongly in the value of standardization for NGN and the
emerging definitions that will put us on the road to a truly converged
ICT world. Cisco has been very active so far in NGN technology, and
Cisco will continue to play a key role in this work as we move forward."