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CO-HOST
Optical Internetworking Forum

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.. http://www.oiforum.com

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.. http://www.telekom.com/home

EVENT PARTNERS
OSA

The Optical Society (OSA) brings great business minds together with leading engineers and scientists through its Corporate Associates Membership Program.

The OSA Corporate Associates connect more than 220 companies through participation in timely programs, benefits and business opportunities. Member Companies represent a wide spectrum of industry segments including telecom, biomedical, energy, display, manufacturing, defense and many more. Corporate Members receive access to the OSA global community of more than 130,000 optics and photonics professionals from 175 countries.

For more information.. http://www.osa.org/partner

Ethernet Alliance

While IEEE 802 Ethernet technology has existed for over 30 years, it has lacked an industry voice that represents the spectrum of standards-based Ethernet. The Ethernet Alliance serves the Ethernet industry to assist with the on-going incubation, development, interoperability testing and support of technologies based or dependent upon Ethernet standards.

Who we are:

The Ethernet Alliance is a global community that includes system vendors, component vendors, end users, industry experts and university and government professionals who are committed to the continued success and expansion of Ethernet technology.

Mission:

The Ethernet Alliance brings Ethernet standards to life by supporting activities that span from incubation to interoperability demonstrations, and education.

For more information.. http://www.ethernetalliance.org

G√ČANT

The GÉANT network is the fast and reliable pan-European communications infrastructure serving Europe’s research and education community.

Co-funded by Europe's NRENs and the European Union, the GÉANT network is now supported by a third consecutive project (GN3), which has a clear focus on developing and rolling out innovative networking tools and services in collaboration with NRENs, aimed at better serving the evolving needs of the research and education community.

The project's core objective is to deliver real value and benefit to society by enabling research communities across Europe, and the world, to transform the way they collaborate on ground-breaking research.

For more information.. http://www.geant.net

Colt Technology Services

Colt is Europe’s leading information delivery platform, enabling its customers to share process and store their vital business information.

Colt is an established leader in delivering integrated networking and IT managed services to major and mid-sized businesses and wholesale customers. Colt operates a 13-country, 25,000 km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 34 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 16,000 buildings and 19 Colt data centres.

Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT).

For more information.. http://www.colt.net

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS
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.. http://www.broadband-forum.org

MEF

The MEF is a global industry alliance comprised of more than 210 companies, including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, systems integrators and testing organisations.

The MEF develops technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet world-wide. The MEF has driven the record-setting double digit growth of Carrier Ethernet world-wide since its inception in 2004. Membership is at record levels.

For more information.. http://www.metroethernetforum.org

ANALYST ASSOCIATES
Current Analysis

Current Analysis helps leading telecommunications, information technology, and business software companies differentiate themselves in the market to win more business.

As the only provider of real-time, tactical competitive intelligence, analysis, and advice, product managers, sales, and marketing executives rely on us to anticipate and quickly take action on market opportunities and competitive threats.

IT Connection is the premier source of unbiased analysis and assessments of IT equipment and telecom services. IT Connection provides cost-effective, non-vendor-sponsored research to IT professionals. The assessments on IT Connection allow you to easily and efficiently assess suppliers and determine the best technology solution to fit your needs.

For more information.. http://www.currentanalysis.com/itc

Analysys Mason

Analysys Mason is a trusted adviser on telecoms, technology and media. We work with our clients, including operators, regulators and end users, to:

- design winning strategies that deliver measurable results
- make informed decisions based on market intelligence and analytical rigour
- develop innovative propositions to gain competitive advantage
- implement operational solutions to improve business efficiency

With 250 staff in 12 offices, we are respected world-wide for our exceptional quality of work, independence and flexibility in responding to client needs. For 25 years we have been helping clients in more than 100 countries to maximise their opportunities.

For more information.. http://www.analysysmason.com

LightCounting

LightCounting LLC is the premier optical communications market research company, offering semi-annual market update, forecast and state of the industry reports based on analysis of publicly available information and confidential data provided by more 20 leading module and component vendors.

LightCounting is the optical communications market’s source for accurate, detailed and relevant information necessary for doing business in today’s highly competitive market environment. Privately held, LightCounting is headquartered in Eugene, Oregon.

For more information.. http://www.lightcounting.com

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.. http://www.acgresearch.net

Heavy Reading

Heavy Reading is an independent research organization offering deep analysis of emerging telecom trends to network operators, technology suppliers, and investors.

Its product portfolio includes in-depth reports that address critical next-generation technology and service issues, market trackers that focus on the telecom industry's most critical technology sectors, exclusive worldwide surveys of network operator decision-makers that identify future purchasing and deployment plans, and a rich array of custom and consulting services that give clients the market intelligence needed to compete successfully in the $4 trillion global telecom industry.

Heavy Reading is part of the Light Reading Communications Network.

For more information.. http://www.heavyreading.com

Ovum

Ovum is uniquely positioned to provide practical, actionable advice to the technology, telecoms and other business sectors.

With access to Ovum's research and support from best-in-class analyst and consulting teams, companies can turn analysis and insight into action. Our aim is to make our clients' planning more effective, and to help them identify and assess relevant business opportunities. We don't just advise our clients: we collaborate with them to help them exploit these opportunities and to turn them into business results. At the heart of our approach is our mission to help, to be approachable, responsive and focused on your business issues and to provide pragmatic and actionable advice and recommendations.

Ovum research is based on independently audited methodologies that ensure that our clients can base decisions on rigourous and fact-based research, rather than on unqualified and unjustified opinions. The research draws upon over 400,000 interviews a year with business and technology, telecoms and sourcing decision-makers, giving Ovum and our clients unparalleled insight not only into business requirements but also the technology that organisations must support.

For more information.. http://ovum.com/section/telecoms/

Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research, founded in 1990, is an international market research and consulting firm helping clients plan, strategize, and compete in the global communications market.

We offer the following services:
- Market share, market size, and forecasts
- Insightful, strategic, and timely analysis
- Service provider and enterprise buyer surveys
- Service provider capex and subscriber tracking
- Custom research, consulting, events, and papers

Known for our perceptive analysts, accurate forecasts, and quickly adapting to market changes, Infonetics defied the recent recession with a 27% increase in revenue and a 98% renewal rate in 2010. Our clients include the majority of the largest equipment vendors, communications silicon vendors, and investment banks.

Our analysts, who have an average tenure of 8 years with Infonetics and 18 years in the communications industry, are some of the most influential in the business, advising the world's service providers, vendors, and financial community. Infonetics is consistently ranked by Apollo Research in the Top 200 for media coverage among thousands of U.S. tech companies.

For more information.. http://www.infonetics.com

OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNERS
Telecompaper

Telecompaper is a well respected, independent research and publishing company focused on the telecommunications industry.

Telecommunications is a fast changing industry which makes it difficult for telecom professionals to keep up with the latest developments. Telecompaper tracks the
world-wide telecommunications industry and publishes need-to-know information and market insights.

We provide international customers with breaking news, newsletters, expert analyses, reports and advisory services. Telecompaper was founded in 2000 and now employs 18 staff and also employs correspondents in various countries who track the local telecom industry.

For more information.. http://www.telecompaper.com

InfoCom

InfoCom is a market research and consultancy company with 20 years experience in providing expert strategic planning assistance to stakeholders in the telecommunications, IT and multimedia industries.

InfoCom's independent and fact-based analyses highlight trends and opportunities, supporting decision makers to understand market dynamics in order to improve their competitive advantage. Our independent and fact-based perspective provides decision makers with an authoritative assessment of market dynamics, trends and opportunities in their key markets.

InfoCom's Mission
To assist decision makers to create competitive advantages and improve their market position through the timely delivery of accurate and reliable market intelligence:
• Entirely independent from any operator or manufacturer
• Extensive experience in IT & telecoms market analysis
• Leading edge content management system for market intelligence

For more information.. http://www.infocom-de.com