NOVEMBER 2002
IEC Newsletter
IEC Newsletter
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FREE ON-LINE WHITE PAPERS
Each month the IEC features white papers on its Web site, highlighting key industry technologies and trends.
Today's Satellite Markets, Dr. Joseph N. Pelton, Director of the Space and Advanced Communications Research Institute (SACRI) at George Washington University
The year 2002 has been one of enormous turmoil for most of the world of telecommunications, filled with red ink. This has also been the case for the world of satellite communications, although the fact is that some parts of the satellite communications world have been successful and profitable while others parts have experienced major losses and even bankruptcy. To understand the world of satellites, one must know that fixed satellite services and many of the broadcasting and entertainment satellite companies did very well while other sectors were struggling mightily. This paper, derived from The New Satellite Industry: Revenue Opportunities and Strategies for Success, studies the satellite industry's recent past to analyze its future, identifying the sectors and services that show short- and long-term growth potential.
UPCOMING IEC EDUCATIONAL FORUMS
DesignCon
January 27^÷30, 2003
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, California, USA
Practicing design engineers and industry professionals meet to discuss and find practical solutions to the EDA and semiconductor industry's most complex challenges.
NanoEngingineering TecForum
January 27, 2003
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, California, USA
The International Engineering Consortium and the Electrical and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) are proud to present a one-day NanoEngineering TecForum. Taking place at DesignCon, this forum will focus on the developments and effects that nanotechnology will have on industry in the near- and long-term future.
IN^÷IP World Forum 2003
March 10^÷13, 2003
Renaissance Orlando Resort
Orlando, Florida
Existing service providers and new entrants share transitioning alternatives and discuss IP-deployment strategies, including the mechanics of service creation, wireless applications, and emerging services in the next-generation network.
Global OSS Summit 2003
March 10^÷13, 2003
Renaissance Orlando Resort
Orlando, Florida
Much on the minds of network managers in today's industry are the challenges posed by migrating existing OSSs to next-generation systems that leverage emerging technologies. In an increasingly harsh economic climate, network managers are faced with the daunting task of not only keeping up with ever-changing technologies and more stringent customer demands, but also transitioning to entirely new systems^◊just to survive in the marketplace.

For the service providers, now more than ever, attention must be paid to reducing operational costs while increasing network efficiency and QoS. The Global OSS Summit 2003 will investigate what customers want from their services while offering the solutions needed to remain competitive in this ever-changing industry.

IEC PRESENTS ONE OF ITS LATEST iFORUMS
This unique on-line destination is ideal for communications professionals who want reliable, authoritative, and noncommercial perspectives on current technology topics and applications.
Yesterday's Challenges, Today's Solutions (DSL Forum)
The DSL Forum is pleased to sponsor three special presentations that aim to educate the industry regarding some of the most important issues for broadband today. Our first presentation, led by Jim Southworth, Chief Technical Officer of East by North Broadband Consulting and titled "Internet Security: Broadband Implications and Remedies," shares real-world security issues and how DSL users can prepare and protect themselves in the world of hackers and viruses. The second presentation, led by Jay Fausch, Senior Director of Marketing in the Broadband Networking Division at Alcatel, and titled "Yesterday's Challenges ^÷ Today's Solutions," provides an update on where DSL has encountered roadblocks in the past and how the technology solutions of today set the stage for a healthy DSL future. Lastly, the program is rounded out by Michael Brusca, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff for DSL and Broadband at Verizon Communications, whose presentation "A Service Provider's View: A Call for Employing Industry-Recognized Interoperability Program" provides a call to action for all service providers to get behind DSL product interoperability as a key component to DSL demand and ultimately adoption.
IEC ANNOUNCES NEW ADDITIONS TO ITS WEB PROFORUM SERIES
The IEC On-Line Education Web site welcomes the addition of a new, high-impact tutorial to the Web ProForum program:
Resilient Packet Ring Networks (Cisco Systems)
This tutorial will detail the benefits and basic operation of RPR networks focusing on a proposed standard by the IEEE 802.17 working group for an RPR MAC.
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM
Study from home, at work, or while traveling with convenient on-line courses.
C235 DSL Technologies
This course provides a thorough introduction and examination of the key technologies and network architectures associated with DSL service. The course begins with an overall definition of DSL, progresses through issues of loop plant architecture and transmission methods, and then examines the various varieties of DSL service, including SDSL, ADSL, and VVDSL. Key considerations involved with spectrum compatibility and management are also examined, as are key DSL applications and services. As a whole, this six-hour course provides individuals with a foundational understanding of DSL topics and their practical applications in network environments.
IEC PUBLICATIONS
The IEC has more than 50 industry-leading comprehensive and research reports available.
The New Satellite Industry: Revenue Opportunities and Strategies for Success offers a high-altitude view of where satellites stand today^◊and where they may successfully go in the future. Despite competing technologies, shifting regulatory constraints, and some highly publicized business failures, satellite communications can still provide successful business opportunities if approached with a well-constructed business model and a precisely targeted set of features. This report breaks the satellite monolith down to its constituent parts and identifies the strategies, tactics, products, and approaches that will thrive in an industry in flux.
IP Applications and Services 2003: A Comprehensive Report stands at the forefront of the development and deployment of IP applications and services, surveying the surrounding issues. The next-generation network will be characterized by distributed intelligence, packet-switched data communications, and value-added services. Creating and leveraging this new network requires examining the role of IP in service-provider networks now and in the future. Building on in-depth analyses of current technology trends and key markets, IP Applications and Services 2003 focuses on what makes IP applications and services work^◊and pay.
Advanced Messaging: Killer Application or Niche Market? is a valuable snapshot of what carriers and vendors believe today, in current market conditions, about the revenue potential of value-added messaging services. Carriers are caught in the dual bind of needing to cut capital expenditures and wanting to boost average revenue per user. In this predicament, deploying advanced messaging services can offer some bottom-line relief. Many of these products^◊instant messaging, short text messaging, multimedia messaging, unified messaging and unified communications^◊already exist in the marketplace, so they are understandable to consumers and in a sense pre-sold. Advanced Messaging will assist carriers of all types and the vendors that serve them in formulating a survival plan for today and strategizing for tomorrow.
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