International Engineering Consortium (IEC) and International CTIA WIRELESS 2009® Partner to Provide Fixed-Mobile Convergence Solutions and Transform Networks

The International Engineering Consortium (IEC) today announced that it will premiere BBWF*Unwired at International CTIA WIRELESS 2009 ® in Las Vegas this upcoming 31 March through 2 April. Themed “Networks in Transformation,” BBWF*Unwired will bring together the world’s top thought leaders in ICT to speak in its world-class educational program.

BBWF*Unwired is the *Broadband World Forum ‘unwired,’” commented IEC President John Janowiak. “It is not a wireless or wireline program, but an event focused on the convergence of both networks’ respective communities, companies, and experts to provide solutions for challenges associated with this inevitable transformation.”

BBWF*Unwired will discuss the migration of fixed and wireless carrier networks and offer solutions to create a common infrastructure to meet the expanding needs and preferences of end users throughout the world.

Robert Mesirow, vice president and show director for CTIA, further commented, “The IEC produced a successful and well-received panel for International CTIA WIRELESS 2008, and we are delighted they have chosen to partner with us and expand our conference program to include the landline convergence space. Operators are looking for new ways to maximize their wireline business and capitalize on opportunities in wireless—and now, CTIA can offer them a comprehensive educational program led by experts in their field to navigate the challenges of convergence.”

Sessions will examine how service providers must now support a new communications and entertainment world governed by convergence at multiple levels—device, network, content and applications and end user. Preliminary conference tracks include the following:

  • Broadband content, entertainment and applications
  • Wireless broadband convergence
  • Broadband networking technologies and architecture
  • IPTV futures

The IEC is now accepting session proposals until December 1 st at http://www.iec.org/events/2009/iec_ctia/index_v2.asp .

All industry professionals are invited to register for the IEC’s BBWF*Unwired program by visiting the International CTIA WIRELESS 2009 ® website at https://registration.itnintl.com/ctiawireless09/regOnline/regLogin.aspx .

Visit www.BBWFunwired.com or contact IEC Communications Director Lisa Reyes at lreyes@iec.org or +1-312-559-3325 or Cheryl Delgreco, media strategies for CTIA, at cdelgreco@msipr.com or +1-617-723-4004.