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Hot Wireless Technology to Be Showcased at TelecomNEXT

WiMAX, Wi-Fi, 3G, Wireless Broadband & More on Display (March 15, 2006)

Reflecting the converged communications marketplace, wireless technologies will play a key role on the TelecomNEXT exhibit floor and in conference programming when the communications industry meets in Las Vegas, March 19-23, 2006 at TelecomNEXT. The only place where the business and technology of communications and entertainment meet, TelecomNEXT replaces SUPERCOMM(R) as USTelecom's annual industry show.

"The future of communications is a marketplace where wired and wireless networks operate seamlessly, securely and in innovative ways to deliver exciting new products and services to consumers. TelecomNEXT is the only place where you can see all of these dynamic technologies come together," said John Abel, Senior Vice President - Membership, Marketing and Business Development for USTelecom.

On the TelecomNEXT exhibit floor, conference attendees can see cutting-edge wireless products and learn about what's next in wireless technology. Nortel, Cisco, and ADC are among the exhibitors showcasing wireless technology on the TelecomNEXT exhibit floor:


-- In Booth 1749, Nortel will demonstrate its WiMAX solutions, mobile gaming and wireless handset to PC video calling. Nortel's WiMAX solutions enable carrier-class, high-speed, broadband fixed and mobile services wirelessly to large areas with much less infrastructure than is needed today.

-- In Booth 1517, Cisco will demonstrate IMS-enabled Fixed Mobile Convergence, featuring seamless location, roaming and hand-off of voice calls between WiFi and cellular networks using a dual mode handset.

-- In Booth 1049, ADC will feature their Digivance(R) digital Distributed Antenna System (DAS) solutions that provide a range of products designed specifically to address the challenges associated with distributing and enhancing capacity and coverage in wireless networks.

To outline some of the new business opportunities, leading wireless providers Stan Sigman, President & CEO, Cingular and Scott Ford, President & CEO, Alltel will deliver keynote addresses at TelecomNEXT on Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22.

Conference attendees can also learn what's in store for the future of wireless with TelecomNEXT technology papers and conference programming. Several papers on WiMAX will be presented on Sunday, March 19 and papers addressing mobility, Wi-Fi, 3G, cellular/WiFi convergence, security, wireless broadband, MIMO, and wireless networks will be presented on Wednesday, March 22 on the exhibit floor.

Sigman and Ford are part of an elite group of leaders from top service providers, technology suppliers, content providers and policymakers speaking at TelecomNEXT. Other luminaries on the agenda include Duane Ackerman, Chairman & CEO, BellSouth; Robbie Bach, President - Entertainment & Devices Division, Microsoft; Glenn Britt, President & CEO, Time Warner Cable; Harald Braun, President, Carrier Networks Division, Siemens; Dan Hesse, President & CEO designee, EMBARQ; Robert Iger, President & CEO, The Walt Disney Company; Paul Lacouture, President, Network Services, Verizon; Kevin Martin, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission; Walter McCormick, President & CEO, USTelecom; John Meyer, President, Lucent World Wide Services, Lucent Technologies; Susan Miller, President & CEO, ATIS; Balan Nair, Chief Technology Officer, Qwest; Mike Quigley, President and COO, Alcatel; Chris Rice, Executive VP, Network Planning & Engineering, AT&T; Ivan Seidenberg, Chairman & CEO, Verizon; Bill Smith, Chief Technology Officer, BellSouth; Norio Wada, President & CEO, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone; Mark Wegleitner, Senior Vice President and CTO, Verizon; and Ed Whitacre, Chairman & CEO, AT&T.

TelecomNEXT will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 19-23, 2006. For more information on TelecomNEXT, go to www.telecom-next.com.

The rapidly growing U.S. telecommunications industry, an estimated $856.9 billion industry in 2005, is projected to reach $1.2 trillion in 2009, and overall international telecommunications spending is expected to reach $2.7 trillion in 2009, according to the 2006 Telecommunications Market Review and Forecast. Recent growth in the U.S. was led by double-digit increases in network equipment, wireless devices, wireless services, services in support of equipment, Internet access, unified communications, videoconferencing public room services and Web conferencing.

SUPERCOMM(R) is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the United States Telecom Association (USTelecom). The final SUPERCOMM(R) was held in 2005.


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