Transformative Power for Broadband World Forum

  Transformative Power for Broadband World Forum

   Success for opening day at broadband’s largest conference and exhibition

Broadband World Forum 2013

Business Wire

AMSTERDAM -- October 22, 2013

The Broadband World Forum has successfully reinforced its position as the
world’s largest broadband event as thousands of delegates today filled the RAI
Exhibition and Convention Centre in Amsterdam. Following an exciting opening
day, the event highlighted the transformative power of broadband with
visionaries from some of the most important individuals in broadband today in

The conference kicked off with show keynotes from Marcus Weldon, CTO at
Alcatel-Lucent, and Daniel Tang, CTO of Fixed Network at Huawei. The event
went on to showcase international representation from some of the most
innovate service providers who highlighted the latest digital innovations and
the industry’s opportunity for collaboration to please increasingly demanding
consumers. This included Erik Hoving, Chief Strategy, Innovation and
Technology Officer, KPN Group; Kevin Lo, General Manager of Access, Google
Fiber; and Wing Lee, Chief Executive Officer at YTL; Steve Unger, CTO at
Ofcom; and Julian Ashworth, Director-Group Industry Policy, BT Group.

The exhibition saw an array of exciting activity from exhibitors, including
the Broadband Forum who hosted its Interoperability Pavilion which showcased
some of the latest interoperability advancements, testing options and new
products in G-PON, VDSL2 Vectoring and TR-069. Lantiq, a supplier of broadband
access and home networking technologies, introduced its broadband solutions to
drive the next stage of wire line connectivity and in-home media distribution;
Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies and video
streaming servers for cable, IPTV, OTT, and hybrid TV operators worldwide,
unveiled a second application for its award-winning nanoCDN technology;
AudioCodes showcased its new Multi-Service Business Router (MSBR) which offers
all-in-one business communications services; InCoax, a provider of IP over
Coax solutions, launched its next generation Coax Link Controller; and Genesis
Technical Systems presented the recently launched mBond™ solution.

The opening day also saw a flurry of activity in the event’s content hubs,
including a special session which was hosted by the Home Gateway Initiative
(HGI) and focused on the broadband home and attracted the attention of many
broadband operators focussing on smart home gateways and functions; a security
workshop which was hosted by the Internet Society and focussed on security in
DNS and security concerns; and an analyst spotlight and industry forecast.

Looking to tomorrow, the conference and exhibition promise to be equally as
stirring, with the Executive Summit, which is hosted by Telstra, set to bring
together broadband’s most influential CxO level representatives. Day two also
plays host to the Broadband InfoVision Awards, which will welcome over 300 of
the industry’s elite to celebrate innovation and excellence in the industry.

Mark Dawson, Research Manager and Head of Content and Partnerships for the
Broadband World Forum, says: “We’re delighted with the reception we received
today and the amount of innovative solutions that have been unveiled in the
evolving broadband marketplace. With another busy day expected tomorrow (23
October), we're already looking forward to next year's event.”

To view the official event videos, please visit: The Broadband
World Forum is taking place at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam and will
run until Thursday 24 October 2012. Please feel free to view the full event
programme here: Alternatively, keep up to date
with the event in real-time on Twitter @BBWorldForum or using #BBWF.

About Broadband World Forum

Broadband World Forum is the world’s largest broadband event attracting
thousands ofdecision-makers from across the globe. Now celebrating its 13^th
year, the event is the only place to meet the entire broadband industry in one
place at one time. The programme will be delivered by over 300 visionary
speakers and panellists with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors showcasing
ground-breaking broadband technologies, applications, solutions and services.

About Informa Telecoms & Media

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events, attended by more than 70,000 executives worldwide. With a focus on
quality content, Informa Telecoms and Media deliver a key audience of
decision-makers from the mobile, fixed, alternative, wholesale, MVNO,
broadband and satellite operator communities. Informa Telecoms and Media is
also the leading provider of business intelligence and strategic services to
the global telecoms and media markets. Driven by constant first-hand contact
with the industry, its 90 analysts and researchers produce a range of
intelligence services including news and analytical products, in depth market
reports and datasets focussed on technology, strategy and content.

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