Founding Partners with Packet Optical Transport Networking
CO-HOST

The Broadband Forum

The Broadband Forum mission is to develop the full potential of broadband. Focused on home-to-core network and management solutions, our standards empower providers to achieve more with their broadband deployment. The Broadband Forum is a global consortium of approximately 200 leading industry players covering telecom equipment, computing, networking and service provider companies.

Established in 1994 as the ADSL Forum and later as the DSL Forum, the Broadband Forum has seen its work over the past 14 years evolve from addressing physical layer ADSL transport specifications to advanced transport and management specifications for all forms of broadband. With its union with the IP/MPLS Forum, the Broadband Forum is now the central body for next generation IP network specifications.

The Broadband Forum’s formal BroadbandSuite™ Release Program and all technical reports are publicly available.

For more information, please visit.. www.broadband-forum.org
 

LEAD OPERATOR

Deutsche Telekom

As one of the world's leading telecommunications and information technology service providers, Deutsche Telekom AG is setting international standards.

Deutsche Telekom offers millions of private and corporate customers all over the world the entire spectrum of modern information technology and telecommunications services – whether fixed-network, wireless and broadband or complex IT and telecommunications (ICT) solutions for business customers.

For more information, please visit.. www.telekom.de/international
 

SPONSOR - PLATINUM

Cisco

Cisco is the world-wide leader in networking, providing the broadest line of solutions for transporting data, voice, and video within buildings, across campuses, or globally. Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of the Internet and most corporate, education, and government networks world-wide.

Cisco is recognised as a pioneer, using the Internet to provide customer support, sell products, offer training, and manage finances. The tradition of innovation continues as Cisco creates leading products and key technologies to make the Internet more useful and dynamic in the years ahead.

For more information, please visit.. www.cisco.com
 

SPONSORS – GOLD

Alcatel-Lucent

The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE : ALU) is a leader in mobile, fixed, IP and optics technologies, and a pioneer in applications and services. Alcatel-Lucent includes Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost centres of research and innovation in communications technology.

With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organisations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 16 billion in 2010 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

Read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the Company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent

For more information, please visit.. www.alcatel-lucent.com
 

Huawei Technologies

Huawei is a leading telecom solutions provider, owned entirely by its employees. Through continuous customer-centric innovation, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom network infrastructure, application & software, devices and professional services.

With comprehensive strengths in wireline, wireless and IP technologies, Huawei has gained a leading position in the All-IP convergence age. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 100 countries and have served 45 of the world's top 50 telecom operators, as well as one third of the world's population.

For more information, please visit.. www.huawei.com
 

SPONSORS – SILVER

Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks® delivers innovative software, silicon, and systems that transform the experience and economics of networking for global service providers, leading enterprises, and public sector organisations. Our core routers, switches, and security hardware and software run the world’s largest and most demanding global networks.

Today, Juniper remains uniquely positioned to maintain industry leadership based on our core competencies in architecture, silicon design, and our open cross-network software platform that includes the popular Junos operating system, Junos Space network application platform, and Junos Pulse integrated network client. Juniper has an exclusive focus on providing solutions that solve the toughest and most complex networking problems—delivering on the promise of the “New Network.”

For more information, please visit.. www.juniper.net
 

Ericsson

Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and related services to mobile and fixed network operators globally.

Over 1,000 networks in more than 175 countries utilise our network equipment and 40 percent of all mobile calls are made through our systems. We are one of the few companies world-wide that can offer end-to-end solutions for all major mobile communication standards.

For more information, please visit.. www.ericsson.com
 

SPONSORS – ASSOCIATE

Cyan

Cyan enables service providers to scale, simplify and transform metro, regional, wireless backhaul and data centre networks for more profitable packet-optical transport and management of services.

Economically scaling from 1 Gigabit to 10 Gigabit Ethernet, SONET/SDH or OTN transport rings to meshed multi-layer DWDM/ROADM grooming networks with 40G to 400G capacities per fibre, Cyan’s Z-Series is redefining transport and management scalability across access edge, metro and regional networks. Introducing a revolutionary new architecture, the Z-Series platforms support unprecedented scale from tens to hundreds of Gigabits of service capacity per card slot and Terabits of capacity per shelf.

As multi-layer transport scales across the network, Cyan’s revolutionary CyMS provides transformational planning, operations and management tools to optimise network design and utilisation for maximum network efficiency. Cyan backs the Z-Series products with advanced support services collectively yielding the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry.

For more information, please visit.. www.cyaninc.com
 

RECEPTION SPONSOR

JDSU

JDSU enables broadband and optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets.

JDSU is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, network equipment manufacturers, enterprise customers, and mobile operators. JDSU is also a leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications. Follow JDSU on Twitter: www.twitter.com/jdsu

For more information, please visit.. www.jdsu.com
 

ANALYST PARTNERS

ACG Research

In tight economic times, being successful means realizing as much as possible from your existing telecom operations and capabilities. To do this involves understanding what your competitors are doing, how efficient and effective your own operations are, and what your customers are saying about you.

ACG Research offers a comprehensive program of services that addresses Managing and Selling at the Business Level and Strategic and Technical Product Planning. We help service providers and vendors design new business models that focus on understanding customers and the market.

Through ROI and TCO analysis, product and service message testing, and business model review, ACG Research provides answers to service providers and vendors so that they can grow their operations more efficiently and make business decisions with confidence.

For more information, please visit.. www.acgresearch.net
 

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS

OIF

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) promotes the development and deployment of interoperable networking solutions and services through the creation of Implementation Agreements (IAs) for optical networking products, network processing elements, and component technologies.

Implementation agreements will be based on requirements developed cooperatively by end-users, service providers, equipment vendors and technology providers, and aligned with world-wide standards, augmented if necessary.

This is accomplished through industry member participation working together to develop specifications (IAs) for:

- External network element interfaces
- Software interfaces internal to network elements
- Hardware component interfaces internal to network elements

The OIF will create Benchmarks, perform world-wide interoperability testing, build market awareness and promote education for technologies, services and solutions. The OIF will provide feedback to world-wide standards organisations to help achieve a set of implementable, interoperable solutions.

For more information, please visit.. www.oiforum.com
 

PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS

MEF

The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 160 organisations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors, and testing organisations.

The MEF’s mission is to accelerate the world-wide adoption of carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet world-wide.

For more information, please visit.. www.metroethernetforum.org