Broadband Forum Pavilion Creates a Center for Interoperability
at the Broadband World Forum

Includes first public multi-vendor Vectoring Interoperability Demonstration

WHAT: The Broadband Forum’s Interoperability Pavilion is a unique industry flagship event promoting multi-vendor equipment interoperability and broadband innovation taking place at the Broadband World Forum. The Pavilion showcases some of the latest products that adhere to global standards and some of the companies that are helping to forge the next wave of industry innovation. This includes Actelis, ADB SA, ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent, AVM, D-Link, Huawei Technologies, Ikanos, Juniper Networks, LAN Laboratories, Technicolor, Telebyte, UNH-IOL, ZTE and ZyXEL. (See the attached documents for supporting quotes from the participants)

The Broadband Forum invites you to attend a special news conference, held in the Pavilion Theater, which will provide an industry progress report, including the latest Broadband Forum news, and of the release of a new Informa report exploring the issues around interoperability and broadband deployment, and looking at the global ROI of certification programs in superfast broadband.

All press and analysts who attend the news conference will be given passes to an exclusive Service Provider Drinks Reception to be held at the Pavilion opening night at 17:30.

WHERE: Booth B20, Broadband World Forum, Amsterdam

WHEN: The news conference will take place at 1:45pm, 22 October 2013 in the Pavilion Innovation Theater area.

BRIEFINGS: The Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh also is available for personal briefings during the week.

To register your attendance at the press conference or to arrange a briefing, please contact:

Dana Corson            +44 (0)7795 615 466           [email protected]

Sheila Lashford        +44 (0)7986 514 240           [email protected]

About the Broadband Forum

Broadband Forum, a non-profit industry organization, is focused on engineering smarter and faster broadband connections. Its work defines best practices for global networks, enables service and content delivery, establishes technology migration strategies, engineers critical device & service management tools, and is key to redefining broadband. Free technical reports and white papers can be found at www.broadband-forum.org.

Our spokesperson: Robin Mersh, Broadband Forum CEO

Robin Mersh, Broadband Forum Chief Executive Officer, joined the Broadband Forum in July 2006. Robin has held leadership positions in the telecommunications industry for over 18 years and was recently named on the Power 100 List by Global Telecoms Bu