TelecomNEXT Exhibits to Triple TELECOM 05 in Size

While TELECOM 05 this week at the Venetian Conference Center has 50,000 net square feet of exhibit space and is expected to draw 7,000 attendees.

USTelecoms next big event, TelecomNEXT, will be about three times that size, says Walter B. McCormick Jr., president and CEO of USTelecom. “TelecomNEXT is a new kind of trade show, says McCormick of next years event, March 19-23, at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. It is about the new world of communications.

It is a new show that will reflect the new realities of a telecommunications world that brings together in a thoughtful and coherent way the various technologies, services and applications that define the telecommunications marketplace of the 21st century.

TelecomNEXT is going to be a show that is all about whats next whats next domestically and whats next internationally, continues McCormick. We are bringing to this show the nations largest and most successful service providers and coupling them with some of the most innovative providers of content and applications.

The program reads like a whos who of innovators and entrepreneurs in the industry. Anybody who is anybody in telecommunications is going to be at TelecomNEXT.

According to McCormick, TelecomNEXT will appeal to an international audience, featuring Michael J. Sabia, president and CEO of Bell Canada Enterprises, and Norio Wada, president and CEO of NTT Corp., as well as other internationally known speakers for the March 2006 show.

In addition, TelecomNEXT will include specialty programs led by technical industry group ATIS and investment firm Legg Mason.

ATIS is going to bring the leading CTOs of our industry to the ATIS Forum, says McCormick. Legg Mason will be conducting an investment program that is really going to focus on where the new business opportunities are and where capital markets are headed.

TelecomNEXT also will include an IP video track to focus on the hot area of IPTV, including timely discussions of content and new applications of nterest to attendees in all areas of the telecommunications world.

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