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[January 03, 2005]

INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO Announces New Sessions for Service Providers

NORWALK, Conn. --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 3, 2005 -- Peering, Peer-to-Peer, E-911, "UNE-P to VoIP" Among Topics/Opportunities Covered at Leading VoIP Conference in Miami Next Month

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) today released an updated conference agenda for INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO in Miami next month. The conference, February 22-25 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Miami, Florida, now features four tracks dedicated to educating service providers about profitably delivering VoIP services to customers worldwide.


The theme of the conference is Witness the Evolution of IP Telephony: VoIP 2.0!

According to Rich Tehrani, TMC president and conference chairman, service providers, perhaps more than any other group, need education about the opportunities and pitfalls of delivering new VoIP services.

"As VoIP has exploded over the past 18 months, service providers have been in a race to bring products to market, some doing so without knowing all the implications. There are regulatory issues like E-911 to deal with. Plus, without full knowledge of concepts like 'peering,' terminating calls without routing them over the PSTN, today's hasty providers will not be able to compete financially with more savvy carriers," said Tehrani.

He added, "More than half of the educational content at the upcoming INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO in Miami has been designed specifically for service providers. We've created a venue where they can gather to learn and network and become fully prepared to seize the VoIP opportunity in front of them."

Topics of particular interest to service providers which will be covered in the conference program at INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO Miami 2005 include:

-- Securing Carrier VoIP Networks

-- Access Challenges of Deploying VoIP to the Enterprise

-- Session Border Control Shootout (Panel Discussion)

-- A Close Look at P2P VoIP

-- Cable Telephony & VoIP

-- Migrating to VoIP to Remain Competitive

-- Evolving Broadband Services: Beyond the Triple Play

-- The Triple Play: A Winning Strategy for Service Providers

-- Mission Critical Considerations for Service Providers

-- Integrated Carrier-Grade Platforms

-- Revenue Generating VoIP Apps - Differentiated Services

-- The State of VoIP Peering

-- The Future of Enterprise Network Peering

-- Developing a VoIP Network Exchange Infrastructure

-- Clearing & Peering: Business Models and Technologies

-- Is There Life After UNE-P?

-- Decisions, Decisions...To Build or To Buy?

-- How To Sell Hosted IP Applications

-- What To Look For In A Wholesale VoIP Partner

-- Wholesale VoIP Strategies

-- The Relationship Between VoIP & E-911

-- What's the Deal With E-911? Panel Discussion

-- CALEA Implementation on VoIP Networks

-- A Close Look at P2P VoIP

-- Regulation & Taxation: Where Do We Stand? Panel Discussion

Registration for the show is now open. Anyone interested may register by visiting http://www.itexpo.com. Very limited booth space remains as well. Vendors interested in exhibiting at the show should contact Dave Rodriguez right away at 203-852-6800, ext. 146. Or send e-mail to drodriguez@tmcnet.com.

Press inquiries regarding INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO can be directed to Mostafa Razzak of 23-31 Communications: 646-442-3361 or m.razzak@23-31.com.

About TMC(R)

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes two print magazines: Customer Interaction Solutions, and Internet Telephony; five digital publications, SIP Magazine, Speech-World, WiFi Telephony Magazine, VoIP Developer, WiMAX Magazine; and the online publications TMCnet.com, Planet PDA Magazine, WiFi Revolution, Alternative Power and BiometriTech. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. TMC also produces The VoIP Developer Conference, Speech-World Conference, IP Contact Center Summit and The Global Call Center Outsourcing Summit. TMCnet.com publishes more than 25 topical online newsletters. For more information about TMC, visit its Web site at www.tmcnet.com.

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