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Alcatel, Siemens, Lucent nowhere to be seen

Oct 22, 20035 mins
Enterprise Applications

* Breaking news from Telecom World 2003, Gartner Symposium, OracleWorld Paris, CTIA * Counting down to Comdex * Links to upcoming trade shows * Links to free Network World Technology Tours

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Telecom equipment vendors Alcatel, Siemens and Lucent broke with tradition and chose not to exhibit at Telecom World 2003 in Geneva last week which attracted 900 exhibitors and thousands of visitors. Such telecom heavyweights not exhibiting at this major telecom show that’s organized by the International Telecommunication Union – what’s going on?

‘The entire show over the past years was all about technology,” David Nagel, president and CEO of PalmSource and formerly president of AT&T Labs and CTO of AT&T, told the IDG News Service . “Now the show is moving up the stack as the industry is beginning to see that applications and platforms are the way to go. The focus is clearly on companies that develop services for enterprises and consumers.” Maybe that would explain the high-profile presence at the show by Sony, NEC and Huawei Technologies.

Taking place over in Orlando, Fla., this week is Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Fall. Be sure to check Network World Fusion throughout the week for the latest headlines from the show ( See you again next month.

* Breaking news from Telecom World 2003, Geneva:

ITU – Telecom World was down but far from dead, 10/20/03

They came, they talked and they left – some with deals in their pockets, others with promising prospects. But will the more than 900 exhibitors and thousands of visitors who attended the Telecom World 2003 conference and exhibition in Geneva from Oct. 12-18 return for the next show in three years? Organizers of the event, the International Telecommunication Union, will need to answer that question in the months ahead.

Sprint beefs up SLAs on data services, 10/20/03

Sprint is streamlining service-level agreements for its global IP, ATM and frame relay data services to offer users more choices and stronger guarantees.

Alcatel, HP offer bundled IT, communication service, 10/13/03

Mid-size companies are the target of a bundled IT and communication service program announced Monday by HP and Alcatel.

Microsoft plans IP-based TV software for broadband, 10/10/03

Continuing its push into the emerging broadband television market, Microsoft this weekend plans to show prototype software for a new system that will allow cable and telecommunication operators to deliver new and existing TV services over broadband Internet connections.

* Breaking news from Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Fall, Florida:

Fujitsu takes integration software worldwide, 10/21/03

Fujitsu will soon be selling its suite of integration software in the U.S., Europe and Australia, hoping to take on established rivals such as BEA and IBM in the market for software used to link enterprise applications.

* Breaking news from OracleWorld, Paris:

Oracle offers easy 10g deployment for SMBs, 10/21/03

Oracle says that it is taking aim at small and midsized business customers by offering training, quick deployment and management enhancements with its 10g database software, due out later this year.

* Breaking news from CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment 2003, Las Vegas:

CTIA – iAnywhere upgrades sales app, offers Wi-Fi kit, 10/20/03

IAnywhere Solutions Monday released an upgrade to its mobile sales application, along with a developer kit offered in conjunction with Intel for small and midsized businesses looking to build and test Wi-Fi applications.


Comdex Las Vegas 2003>

Nov. 17-20

Wireless and mobility, and Linux and open source, will receive top billing at Comdex Las Vegas. According to the show organizers the wireless track agenda will include an examination of the current state of wireless technology, sessions on emerging developments such as Wi-Fi and Radio Frequency Identification, as well as prototypes of the newest wireless devices. In addition to the wireless Power Panels, Comdex’s After Dark program will feature networking activities for buyers and sellers that correspond with the wireless and mobility theme, including a “Ready-to-Wear” fashion show featuring runway models sporting the latest in wearable wireless technology.

Proprietary vs. open source software in the enterprise will be debated at a panel session moderated by Tim O’Reilly, open source visionary and CEO of O’Reilly & Associates. Among the open source educational programs available at Comdex will be Open Source 101, Choosing an Open Source Partner, Open Source Database Shootout, Contributing to Open Source Development, and Java Development for non-Web Applications.


Microsoft Professional Developers Conference>

Oct. 26-30, Los Angeles

Storage Networking World>

Oct. 27-30, Orlando, Florida

NGN 2003 (Next Generation Networks)>

Nov. 3-7, Boston


Network Assets (free registration), Nov. 5-13 at a city near you:

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there to gather the facts, find the answers, and explore the options ahead to achieve a new year of success. Join our editors and columnists for this free event at a city near you. You’ll get to meet leading LAN equipment vendors and pose questions to our panel of experts. We hope to see you there!

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