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IEC's Broadband World Forum Asia Presents IPTV Developments

Lisa Reyes (
WED, 14 DEC 2005 15:16:11 -0600


Contact: Lisa Reyes
Phone: +1-312-559-3325


CHICAGO December 14, 2005 The International Engineering Consortium's
(IEC) Broadband World Forum Asia 2006 will bring information
technologies 15-18 May 2006 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition
Centre in Hong Kong, China, with PCCW as the official host sponsor.

As Asia leads the world in broadband penetration and innovative
services, telecommunications professionals will have the opportunity
to learn from top-level executives at the forefront of quadruple-play
profitability and real-world deployment. They will address issues such
as content licensing, market realities, managing broadband services
over IP/MPLS core, security environments, digital rights management,
personalization and interactivity for the end user, and more.

Chairperson of an IPTV workshop Mr. Jeffrey Soong, Chief Executive
Officer, BNS Ltd., commented, "With content universally accepted as
being the most important differentiator for an IPTV service,
understanding the licensing and copyright environment is paramount for
telecommunications operators' success. However, the content
business is also a largely new territory for telcos. This workshop
brings together a lineup of content industry specialists to give telco
IPTV operators a fundamental understanding of the basic components of
content licensing, negotiations, and copyright management, which are
crucial to the success of an IPTV service."

The Broadband World Forum Asiass first-ever IPTV Global ComForum
focuses on communications service providers who must shift from a
voice-centric revenue model to a broadband IP-centric model. The
IPTV Global ComForum will also allow attendees to forge business
relationships with key deal makers in the rapidly expanding Asian
broadband market. Additionally, the IPTV Global ComForum will provide
a unique experience to examine in detail access networks to services
control, delivery to QoS and customer experience, content, and
multimedia applications.

Mr. Vince Pizzica, Chief Technology Officer, Alcatel Asia Pacific,
further commented on another IPTV workshop: "The future of a more
participatory, rewarding TV experience lies in how we creatively
combine communication with entertainment. Triple play will "socialize"
and at the same time "personalize" the TV experience. The key
question, then, for telecom operators, is how to realize the power of
merging triple-play components, as this represents unprecedented
opportunity to differentiate themselves by creating a user-centric,
interactive TV experience for viewers. The session will focus on
exploring the market potential of interactive, personalized video
services, and how different players in the ecosystem can exploit this
new business opportunity."

Key Speakers at both the Broadband World Forum Asia and its co-located
IPTV Global ComForum include the following: Keynote speakers Alex
Arena, Executive Director and Group Chief Financial Officer, PCCW, and
Tadanbu Okada, Senior Vice President, Executive Director, Information
Sharing Labs Group, NTT. Additional speakers include the following:
Eric Li, Regional Sales Director, Asia Pacific, Microsoft TV; Paul
Berriman, Head of Strategic Market Development, PCCW; Thorsten Heins,
Member of the Group Board and Chief Technology Officer, Siemens
Communications; Paolo Pastorino, Chief Technology Officer and Chief
Business Officer, Home Gateway Initiative; Michelle Guthrie, Chief
Executive Officer, STAR; and Jonathan Spink, Chief Executive Officer,
HBO Asia.

Broadband World Forum Asia 2006 will also feature a Wireless Broadband
track, a Broadband Networking Technologies and Architectures track,
and a Broadband Convergence track.

Mr. Soong further commented, "The Broadband World Forum is a
well-organized event which maintains a high-quality standard in terms
of speakers and presentations. This ensures a well-attended and
fruitful discussion platform for networking and learning about latest
industry issues."

Last year's Broadband World Forum Asia in Yokohama, Japan, drew more
than 3,000 people to register, included more than 150 presentations,
and presented more than 120 industry experts as speakers. A two-day
technology exhibition accompanied the show, featuring the latest
broadband services, solutions, and products by more than 40 of the
world's leading manufacturers and producers. NTT served as the
official host sponsor in the show's second year. This year's Broadband
World Forum Asia 2006, hosted by PCCW, expects to grow on the
exhibition floor as well as in attendee registration.

Registration for the event is now open at For more
information, please visit or
contact Lisa Reyes at +1-312-559-3325 or


A nonprofit organization, the IEC is 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. Please

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