Next Generation Networks

Nov. 5-9 Boston

Next Generation Networks

Now in its 15th year, Next Generation Networks (NGN) is focused exclusively on future trends in high-performance networking, typically looking at the decisions service providers and enterprise users will have to make two to five years down the road. The NGN2001 conference program will concentrate on breakthroughs in optical networking, the continuing migration of services and applications to an IP substrate and the critical business challenges confronting broadband service providers, vendors and users.


Nov. 6-8 Toronto

Communications 2001 Conference & Exhibition

Hosted by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, this event will bring together more than 6000 business and government leaders in telecommunications, IT and B2B to discuss the convergence of the wireless industry with other sectors. Exhibitors include manufacturers and distributors of infrastructure and hardware, content providers, ASPs, software developers, portal and service providers, and featured speakers include John Sheridan, president of Bell Canada, and Industry Minister Brian Tobin.

Fee: $450 – $690



Nov. 20 Ottawa

CITO TechTalk on Challenges in Wireless Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Communications and Information Technology Ontario’s one-day session will explore challenges in wireless ad hoc networks, including those associated with mobile networks that can be set up anywhere and anytime, outside the Internet or another pre-existing network infrastructure. Topics will include how the mobile terminals must cooperatively carry out the routing function, route maintenance due to nodal mobility, and MAC problems resulting from the absence of a centralized authority.

Fee: CITO Members $150; non-members $250


Dec. 4-6 Atlanta

Metro Optical Networks

Entitled “Deploying Fibre in the Local Loop”, this conference will address crucial issues being faced by RBOCs, ILECs, BLECs, ISPs, enterprises, municipalities and leading vendors as they pioneer optical networks in the metro space. These issues include: expanding metro bandwidth, developing an intelligent metro optical edge, integrating gigabit Ethernet with integrated metro DWDM, and the future of SONET.

Fee: US$700-$2295


Dec. 12-13 Ottawa

Broadband Canada: Connecting Canadians to the Information Super-Highway

The conference will bring together numerous government and private organizations to examine the legislative, economic and practical aspects of developing broadband capability across Canada. Topics will include network projects focused on the cost-effective delivery of community services, the social and economic benefits of citizen-based broadband networks, and insight into the future capabilities of broadband.