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Leading Telecom Executives Take the Stage at IEC’s Broadband World Forum Europe 2008 this Month in Brussels

Thousands of industry professionals will convene at the International Engineering Consortium’s (IEC) Broadband World Forum Europe 2008 to discuss the latest developments in broadband this 29 September through 2 October at the Brussels Expo CHICAGO – September 17, 2008 – The International Engineering Consortium’s (IEC) Broadband World Forum Europe 2008 will feature a welcome address by World Forum Chair Mr. Scott Alcott, executive vice president of the service delivery engine of Belgacom and Keynoters Mr. Didier Bellens, president and chief executive officer of Belgacom; Mr. Ben Verwaayen, chief executive officer of Alcatel-Lucent; Mr. John McMahon, president and managing director of Europe for Sony Pictures Television International; Mr. Carl-Henric Svanberg, president and chief executive officer of Ericsson; and Mr. Julio Linares López, chief operating officer of Telefónica S.A. The principal speakers will lead more than 250 industry experts to speak in the educational conference discussing the latest developments in broadband including technologies for the home as well as fixed and mobile networks. Highlighted topics include femtocells, long term evolution (LTE), regulatory issues and IPTV. Additionally, there will be representation from the European Commission, major content providers and cable companies. “Our sensational lineup of keynoters will lay down the framework for the World Forum’s agenda and set the underlying tone for the most important broadband discussions taking place in the industry today,” commented IEC President John Janowiak. “In line with our mission of catalyzing positive progress in business and academia, we’re delighted that access to all our keynotes, plenary panels, and exhibition are included with our general entry package – the Exhibits PLUS Pass.” Welcome Scott Alcott Executive Vice President, Service Delivery Engine Belgacom Opening Keynote Address Didier Bellens President and Chief Executive Officer Belgacom Monday Keynote Address Ben Verwaayen Chief Executive Officer Alcatel-Lucent Tuesday Keynote Address John McMahon President & Managing Director, Europe Sony Pictures Television International Tuesday Keynote Address Carl-Henric Svanberg President and Chief Executive Officer Ericsson Wednesday Keynote Address Julio Linares Lopez Chief Operating Officer Telefónica S.A. Major sponsors of the event include Official Host Sponsor Belgacom, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks, Huawei Technologies, NEC, Thomson, ZTE, Italtel, ADVA Optical Networking, Allied Telesis, Astra, AVM, Actelis, ADC KRONE, Soapstone Networks, and Cisco. All industry professionals are invited to attend with any conference package available at www.iec.org/events/2008/bbwf/register. All accredited members of the media are entitled to full and complimentary access to the entire four-day event by registering at www.iec.org/events/2008/bbwf/register/press_reg.asp. Visit www.iec.org/events/2008/bbwf or contact Lisa Reyes at lreyes@iec.org or +1-312-559-3325.