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Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola and Ciena Communications Confirm WiMAX Forum® Global Congress 09 Sponsorship Agreements

Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola and Ciena Communications Confirm WiMAX Forum® Global Congress 09 Sponsorship Agreements

Portland, OR – May 21, 2009 –  The WiMAX Forum® announced today that Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola and Ciena Communications have signed  sponsorship deals for the 2nd Annual WiMAX Forum Global Congress event, taking place on 2nd-3rd June 2009 at the RAI in Amsterdam.

Sanjay Singh, Head of Sales – WiMAX Forum Congress Series, Informa Telecoms & Media said “As the official event of the WiMAX Forum, the Global Congress will be the most influential gathering of the WiMAX ecosystem this year.  Building on the successful show last year, in 2009 we are very proud to welcome pre-eminent speakers from the ITU, The World Bank, US Defence Spectrum Organization, Ofcom, Time Warner Cable, Sony Electronics, Clearwire, Kodak, Worldmax, Yota, T-Mobile, Comstar, Korea Telecom, KDDI and many more.”

The free to attend exhibition  will host over 45 companies showcasing the latest solutions for WiMAX.  Live demos will demonstrate the capabilities of WiMAX today and together with a free to attend seminar theatre delivering free educational presentations over the two days.  The event will also feature a special focus day on the ‘Emerging Markets’, a packed two day conference agenda and a WiMAX Engineers Technical Symposium.

Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola and Ciena Communications will join the other key industry sponsors on this global event as follows:

Platinum Sponsors: Samsung, Alvarion, Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent
Gold Sponsors: Nokia Siemens Networks, NEC and Motorola
Silver Sponsor: WiTech
Analyst Breakfast Briefing Sponsor: MediaTek
Emerging Markets Focus Day Sponsor: Cisco
Seminar Theatre Sponsor: WiChorus
Lanyard Sponsors: Ciena Communications

About WiMAX Forum® Global Congress

WiMAX Forum® Global Congress 2009 is a premier global WiMAX event. This year, the operator led agenda of over 80 speakers features over 40 top level operator speakers who will present current case studies. Other program highlights include a pre-conference Special Focus Day on WiMAX in Emerging Markets: Greenfield and Incumbent Operator Strategies (1st June), Analyst Breakfast Briefings (2nd & 3rd June), a Technical Symposium (2nd & 3rd June) and a post conference workshop led by Celplan Technologies on 4th June. For more information please visit http://www.wimax-vision.com/global.

About the WiMAX Forum®

The WiMAX Forum® is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization formed to certify and promote the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon the harmonized IEEE 802.16e/ETSI HiperMAN standard. A WiMAX Forum goal is to accelerate the introduction of these systems into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified products are interoperable and support broadband fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile services. Along these lines, the WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements. Through the WiMAX Forum Congress Events Series of global trade shows and events, the WiMAX Forum is committed to furthering education, training and collaboration to expand the reach of the WiMAX ecosystem. For more information, visit the trade show link at www.wimaxforum.org.

“WiMAX Forum,” the WiMAX Forum logo and the WiMAX Forum Certified logo are registered trademarks of the WiMAX Forum. “WiMAX,” “Mobile WiMAX,” “Fixed WiMAX,” “WiMAX Certified,” and “WiMAX Forum Certified” are trademarks of the WiMAX Forum. Third-party trademarks contained in this document are the property of their respective owners.

About Informa Telecoms & Media

Informa Telecoms & Media is the leading provider of business intelligence and strategic marketing solutions to global telecoms and media markets. Driven by constant first-hand contact with the industry, our 90 analysts and researchers produce a range of intelligence services including news and analytical products, in depth market reports and datasets focused on technology, strategy and content. Informa Telecoms & Media also organizes 125 annual events, attended by more than 70,000 executives.

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For WiMAX Forum information, contact:
Margaret Bagan
Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: +1 503.924.3067
margaret.bagan@wimaxforum.org

For Informa Telecoms & Media information, contact
Steve Outridge
Marketing Executive
Tel: +44 20 7017 5822
Steve.outridge@informa.com


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