Delegates at the eighth Sommet de la Francophonie in Moncton, N.B., each received his or her own distinctive telephone number and e-mail account, provided by NBTel, for the duration of the Sommet. The summit, which took place from Sept. 3 to 5, was attended by 52 countries and members of the international francophone community. Incoming phone calls and faxes for delegates were forwarded to a personal voice-mail system. Courtesy computers were available to the delegates on site, so that they could check their e-mail and faxes from that same account. Using technology from Lucent Technologies, NBTel implemented the Intuity Message Manager. And, as part of its sponsorship of the Sommet, NBTel installed Vista 350 telephones at every location so the delegates and media could access the company’s QuickAds offered through CallMall Interactive Services for scheduling and other information. Sites were linked with NBTel’s Vibe Internet service. NBTel, a subsidary of Aliant Inc., is at www.nbtel.nb.ca. Lucent Technologies Canada is at www.lucent.ca.
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