Supercomm closes it doors for good

* Next year two new, separate telecom shows will take its place

Another Supercomm has come and gone… in fact, Supercomm is gone for good after 18 years. The TIA and USTA have parted ways and each will sponsor its own telecom conference next year. The TIA will commence GlobalComm, which will be held in Chicago June 5-8, 2006, roughly the same time that Supercomm did. USTA is running off to Las Vegas to start TelecomNEXT, a carrier-focused show scheduled for March 19-25, 2006. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2005/060705-supercomm-final.html

Another Supercomm has come and gone… in fact, Supercomm is gone for good after 18 years. The TIA and USTA have parted ways and each will sponsor its own telecom conference next year. The TIA will commence GlobalComm, which will be held in Chicago June 5-8, 2006, roughly the same time that Supercomm did. USTA is running off to Las Vegas to start TelecomNEXT, a carrier-focused show scheduled for March 19-25, 2006.

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2005/060705-supercomm-final.html

Businesses need to upgrade their networks to support more efficient interactions with their business partners, suppliers and customers, according to the keynote panel that opened Supercomm 2005. Convergence of voice, video and data onto corporate networks will streamline this process and give businesses better performance overall, panelists said. Supply chains that bring needed resources from around the world must be set up quickly and securely, and be reliable. Businesses that have not started to shift their infrastructure to support this model need to start now in a big way, some panelists said.

http://www.networkworld.com/edge/news/2005/060605-supercomm-keynote.html

Look for the FCC to set regulations on IP services sometime early next year, Chairman Kevin Martin told a crowd of hundreds at Supercomm 2005. He said the commission needs to decide what rules apply to IP services "pretty quickly." Creating a level playing field for service providers is a key goal for his tenure. But the task is complicated by the fact that telephony service providers closely regulated by the FCC, such as phone companies, must compete with others such as ISPs and cable TV companies that have not offered voice services before and do not fall under traditional FCC jurisdiction on that score. At the same time, Martin says he wants to encourage competition between non-traditional phone companies and the established carriers.

http://www.networkworld.com/edge/news/2005/060705-fcc-martin.html

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