November 03, 2005 12:42 ET

Leading Telecom Service Provider Executives Dominate GLOBALCOMM 2006 Speaker Lineup; CXOs from Mundivox, Orange, SBC and Telecom Italia to Offer Global Industry Perspectives

ARLINGTON, Va.--(CCNMatthews - Nov 3, 2005) -

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), owner and organizer of GLOBALCOMM™, today announced a stellar lineup of top executives from worldwide service providers to address 20,000 delegates at its 2006 debut event. Speakers include Alberto Duran, founder and CEO, Mundivox Communications; Sanjiv Ahuja, CEO, Orange; John T. Stankey, CTO, SBC; and Stefano Pileri, CTO, Telecom Italia. GLOBALCOMM, the next-generation communications marketplace and summit, will be held June 4-8, 2006, at Chicago's McCormick Place. For TIA, GLOBALCOMM replaces SUPERCOMM® as TIA's annual ICT industry event. The association managed SUPERCOMM since its inception in 1988.

"Industry dynamics and technology advances are altering the service provider business model. GLOBALCOMM 2006 will bring together all the players impacting the market from technology vendors to service providers and their enterprise customers," says TIA President Matthew J. Flanigan. "The event offers an invaluable mix of worldwide vision from these top executives along with timely content on how to translate global communications into global commerce."

SBC CTO John T. Stankey will participate in a keynote session jointly organized by TIA and OSP EXPO. In 2006, OSP EXPO will be co-located with GLOBALCOMM creating comprehensive exhibits featuring the latest communications solutions from network convergence to end-user deployment. OSP EXPO, the industry leader in telecom network education, will bring together OSP professionals from the ILEC, IOC and CLEC communities delivering over 250 of the latest OSP technologies, 50+ regular and advanced seminars offering attendees the opportunity to receive continuing education credits, and powerful keynotes by top SBC executives. The robust educational lineup will focus on DSL, fiber optics, triple play deployments, OSP emerging technologies and much more.

This service provider lineup is just a glimpse of the world-class speaker program planned for GLOBALCOMM 2006. The event will provide attendees with a comprehensive view of the global information and communications technology (ICT) marketplace. The conference program will include a series of GLOBALCOMM Summits, produced by TIA, focusing on the Americas, Europe-Middle East-Africa, and Asia-Pacific, as well as an Innovations Summit -- the latter featuring presentations by new and emerging technology companies. In addition, TIA, organizer of the Supplier Diversity summits held at SUPERCOMM, will produce a new TIA Supplier Diversity Summit at GLOBALCOMM.

Industry topics scheduled for GLOBALCOMM 2006 conferences will range from global business opportunities, Internet protocol (IP) video and voice over IP, to enterprise communications solutions, next-generation networks, wireless broadband, IMS, standards, wireless, broadband, regulations and ICT vendor/customer case studies.

GLOBALCOMM™ 2006 will also feature 450 exhibitors, free keynote addresses and panels, paid conferences by the International Engineering Consortium and other organizations, and co-location with OSP EXPO, the Outside Plant Exposition and Conference. More than 80 percent of the 200,000 net-square-foot exhibition has been sold, showcasing global ICT solutions.

About TIA

TIA is the leading trade association for the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. As owner and producer of GLOBALCOMM™, TIA serves ICT suppliers serving global service provider and enterprise customers through its leadership in standards development, domestic and international policy advocacy, and facilitating member business opportunities. TIA represents the communications sector of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA). Visit us at


GLOBALCOMM™ is a trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). The Next-Generation Communications Marketplace and Summit will take place June 4-8, 2006, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Visit


OSP EXPO is owned by Practical Communications Incorporated (PCI), a world class publisher of technology information resources, dedicated to advancing technology businesses with niched magazines and trade shows. The OSP EXPO 2006 is the telecom industry's only "how-to" educational trade show showcasing more than 250 exhibitors, over 50 regular and advanced paid seminars offering attendees the opportunity to receive continuing education credits. The Broadband Deployment Marketplace, OSP EXPO, will take place June 5 -8, 2006 at Chicago's McCormick Place. For more information call (847) 202-4688 x. 228 or visit

SUPERCOMM® is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the United States Telecom Association (USTA). The final SUPERCOMM® was held in June 2005.

Contact Information

    Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
    Sharon Grace, 703-907-7721