MPLS Leaders Converge on New York

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The MPLScon conference attracts high quality attendees including major enterprises, carriers and service providers, from across the country. New York proved to be the ideal location for a great cross section of attendees at this year’s event as well.

May 22-25, 2006 is when the MPLS industry leaders converge on New York City during MPLScon.

Conference Director, Irwin Lazar has assembled the a "who's who" list of MPLS and VPN speakers for MPLScon in New York, plus the MFA Forum will hold four tutorial sessions to kick-off the conference.

The keynote speakers:

Tuesday through Thursday are:

Douglas Hill, Associate Technical Fellow, Boeing Corporation, Next Generation Backbone for the Boeing Company

Rose Klimovich, Vice President Global Services, AT&T Enterprise Networking

George Swallow, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems, Co-Chair IETF MPLS Working Group, MPLS: Ten Years After

Mike Marcellin, Senior Director, VPN and Data Services, Verizon Business Services From Layer 2 to Layer 3 and Back Again

Additional presenters:

Service Providers: AT&T, BT Infonet, Verizon Business, Level 3, Telstra, UeComm (Australian subsidiary of Singtel) & Broadwing, Equant/France Telecom

Research/Consultants/Industry groups: IPSphere, Nemertes, EDS, Chesapeake NetCraftsmen, Ernst and Young MPLS/Frame Relay/ATM Forum,

Vendors: Alcatel, Avici, NextHop, Hammerhead Systems, HP, Nexagent, Nortel Networks, Data Connection, Cisco, Lucent, PacketDesign, Riverstone, Juniper, Tellabs, EMC Smarts & NetScout Systems

End-User: Boeing, A.G. Edwards, Edward Jones, and SIAC.

Plus, MFA Forum will host an end-user bird of a feather session (MPLS User Group (MUG)) meeting on Wednesday and hold an interoperability demo session.

The MPLScon conference attracts high quality attendees including major enterprises, carriers and service providers, from across the country. New York proved to be the ideal location for a great cross section of attendees at this year’s event as well.

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