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Industry Events—Archive

There are many interesting conferences and events related to various aspects of the broadband home. Here are earlier events that we attended and wrote about in our report. More recent events are listed on the Events page.

These are listed in reverse chronological order - most recent first.


2005 Events

Telco TV 2005

November 8-10, 2005    San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA
www.scievents.com/telcotv05/

An IPTV industry event for telecom service providers, TelcoTV 2005 conference and expo was focused on video via broadband from a telecom service provider’s point of view. All the recent developments and announcements in the industry indicate that this is the biggest year yet for IPTV. We covered this show in Switching Channels at TelcoTV (BBHR December 15, 2005).

WiMAX World 2005

October 26-28, 2005    Boston, MA, USA
www.wimaxworld.com/

With WiMAX ready to move from vision to reality (at least in its fixed version), we attended WiMAX World 2005 for an update from key industry players. The event included discussion of the issues surrounding WiMAX and mobile broadband, with a view of the related technologies plus regulatory and spectrum challenges. We covered this show in WiMAX World: Rabbits, Gorillas, and More (BBHR November 7, 2005).

WCA 2005

June 28-July 1, 2005    Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC, USA
www.wcai.com/event/05/05agenda.htm

A symposium and expo focused on important developments in broadband wireless. WCA’s mission is to promote technologies and relationships which advance the interests of wireless carriers that provide high-speed data, Internet, voice and video services on broadband spectrum through land-based systems. We covered this show in "The Dawn of Mass Market Broadband Wireless"" -- WCA 2005 (BBHR July 13, 2005).

Shaping New Jersey's Telecommunications Future

May 20, 2005    Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

We participated in this conference organized by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, the New Jersey Legislative Caucus on Science and Technology and Princeton University. We spoke on Video's High-Tech Future: TV and More (PowerPoint, 1.0 MB). We covered the show in New Jersey and Telecom: Can this Marriage Be Saved? (BBHR May 23, 2005).

The 2005 National Show (NCTA)

April 3-5, 2005    Moscone Center, San Francisco, CAlif.
www.thenationalshow.com

The National Show is the event of the year for the cable industry. Sponsored by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), its tradeshow now includes the CableNet exhibit by CableLabs.

We organized and moderated a panel discussion on the role of wireless for cable operators. Our panel included the senior strategists from the top three operators.

We covered the show in Cable's Future: More Than the Triple Play (BBHR May 23, 2005).

WCA's 11th Annual International Symposium & Business Expo

January 12-14, 2005    San Jose, California, USA
www.wcai.com/event/05/ts11gen.htm

The annual winter conference and exhibition of the wireless broadband industry, organized by the Wireless Communications Association. We covered the show in WCA Winter Conference--An Update on Mobile WiMAX and WiBro (BBHR January 24, 2005).

SCTE Conference on Emerging Technologies (ET)

January 11-13, 2005    Huntington Beach, California, USA
et.scte.org/

ET is an annual conference sponsored by the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE). We covered the show in Cable's Look at Emerging Technologies: SCTE-ET (BBHR January 24, 2005).

We spoke about new wireless technologies in two conference sessions:

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

January 6-9, 2005    Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
www.CESweb.org/

CES is the largest technology show in the United States and the largest annual consumer technology show in the world. We covered the show in depth in Consumer Electronics Show 2005 (BBHR January 24, 2005).

We organized and moderated a conference session "Broadband on Steroids" covering 802.11n (the next generation of Wi-Fi), WiMAX and Wireless USB. Click here for a summary of the session and links to the presentations.


2004 Events

Healthcare Unbound

July 8-9, 2004    Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
www.tcbi.org/hu2004/index.html

Healthcare Unbound is a Conference & Exhibition on the Convergence of Consumer & Healthcare Technologies. We attended the conference and spoke on Broadband and the Home Healthcare Ecosystem (PowerPoint, 2.0 MB) in a post-conference workshop on the broadband home/smart home. We covered the show in Transforming Disease Care Into Health Care: Can Broadband Help? (BBHR August 15, 2004).

UTC Telecom 2004

May 16-19, 2004    Nashville, Tennessee, USA
www.utctelecom2004.utc.org

UTC Telecom 2004 is the Annual Conference and Exposition of the United Telecom Council. We went to the show and its Broadband over Power Line Symposium, one of nine related events taking place at the same time. We covered the show in BPL Part 2: UTC Telecom and PLCA Conferences (BBHR May 31, 2004).

The National Show (NCTA)

May 2-5, 2004    New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
www.thenationalshow.com

The National Show is the event of the year for the cable industry. Sponsored by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), its tradeshow now includes the CableNet exhibit by CableLabs. We covered the show in The 2004 National Show -- Opportunities Galore (BBHR May 31, 2004).

PLCA 4th Annual Conference & Strategic Business Briefing

April 21-22, 2004    Herndon, Virginia, USA
www.plca.net

This conference by the Power Line Communications Association covered the present status of broadband access over powerline (BPL). We covered the show in BPL Part 2: UTC Telecom and PLCA Conferences (BBHR May 31, 2004).

FastNet Futures 2004/VON Spring 2004

March 28-April 1, 2004     Santa Clara, California, USA
pulver.com/fastnet/

FastNet Futures is an event on the Fast Internet held alongside the Voice on the Net (VON) conference. We organized and moderated a session at FastNet Futures on "Broadband Entertainment" and wrote about it in The Changing Face of Entertainment -- FastNet Futures 2004. We reported on the VON conference in "Changing the World" -- Spring VON 2004 (both in BBHR April 26, 2004).

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

January 8-11, 2004    Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
www.CESweb.org/

CES is the largest technology show in the United States and the largest annual consumer technology show in the world. We covered the 2004 show in CES 2004: The Future Is Here (BBHR January 22, 2004). We saw lots of "digital media adapters" at CES and covered them in The Year of the Digital Media Adapter (BBHR January 22, 2004).


2005 Issues

The Western Show

December 2-5, 2003    Anaheim, CA, USA
www.thewesternshow.com/

The Western Show was always our favorite cable conference, and we were sorry that 2003 was the end of its run. See The Western Cable Show: Nostalgia and Pride (BBHR December 14, 2003) for our coverage of the show.

Broadband World Forum 2003

September 8-11, 2003    London, UK
www.iec.org/events/2003/bbwf

The program at Broadband World Forum was directed toward executives in carrier and supplier companies. Sandy's talk The Broadband Home: It’s Hard to Make It Easy (PowerPoint, 4.0 MB) in the "Broadband Home Network Architectures: The Digital Home" session used our own home to illustrate the difficulties in bridging the many "islands" of technology in the home.

We reported on this conference in Broadband World Forum -- It Takes More Than Bandwidth (BBHR September 23, 2003).

Lead With Speed

May 19-21, 2003    Madrid, Spain

We were guest speakers at this conference where Alcatel brought together 125 executives from 75 telcos based in 40 countries. The theme of the conference was broadband, its status and prospects.

Cable-Tec Expo

May 12-14, 2003    Philadelphia, PA, USA

We spent two days at the sessions and on the show floor of this conference on cable technology. We reported on it in SCTE Cable-Tec Expo: Two Tidbits (BBHR June 17, 2003)

Broadband Wireless World 2003

April 9-10, 2003    San Jose, California, USA
www.shorecliffcommunications.com/bwwf03

We’ve been noticing increased investment and attention in broadband wireless. Many technologies for broadband wireless access are being deployed, and "hot spots" are getting a lot of attention. We spoke twice at this industry event targeted at those who want to learn more about the growth in broadband wireless. We reported on this conference in Broadband Wireless World - The "Big Boys" Have Arrived (BBHR May 14, 2003).

FastNet Futures 2003/VON Spring 2003

April 1-3, 2003     San Jose, California, USA

FastNet Futures is a new event on the Fast Internet held alongside the Voice on the Net (VON) conference. We organized and moderated a session "Wireless: The Road to Broadband Anywhere" with speakers representing fixed and mobile broadband access and hotspots. We wrote about our session at FastNet Futures in Wireless: The Road to "Broadband Anywhere" and reported on the VON conference in VoIP Coming of Age -- Thoughts on the VON Conference (both in BBHR April 16, 2003).

WCA's 9th Annual Technical Symposium & Business Expo

January 13-15, 2003    San Jose, California, USA
www.wcai.com

The WCA show covered a wide spectrum of broadband wireless access technologies, from those appropriate for small service providers in areas unserved by wireline providers to those appropriate for major rollouts of competitive services. We covered the show in BBHR January 21, 2003. We were especially interested in wireline providers thinking about using wireless to extend their coverage areas, and the field tests and initial deployments of technologies promising easy consumer self-installs.

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

January 9-12, 2003    Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
www.CESweb.org

CES is the largest technology show in the United States and the largest annual consumer technology show in the world. Everywhere we turned at the 2003 show we saw the influences of broadband, of home networking and of wireless. If those words conjure up visions of PCs and Internet access, think again, because much of the focus was audio and video entertainment.

We covered the recent show in BBHR January 21, 2003. From the many companies and exhibits we visited, we chose to cover three primary areas: networked audio and video entertainment; what Bill Gates thinks is in store for consumers; and the chips upon which all the products depend.


2005 Issues

BroadbandPlus — The New Western Show

December 3-6, 2002    Anaheim, CA, USA
www.broadbandplus.org

The Western Show has always been our favorite cable conference. We spoke on "All-digital Networks" in a session titled "They're Just Over the Horizon: Emerging Technologies, Friend or Foe?" moderated by David Reed, CTO of CableLabs. We covered the show in several articles in BBHR December 17, 2002.

IntelligentCities 2002

October 1-2, 2002    Chantilly, VA, USA
www.hhevents.com/intelligent_cities2002.html

Some municipalities in the U.S. and Canada are implementing their own telecommunications broadband network infrastructure and allowing “open” broadband Internet access, cable TV and telephony services. We've been tracking this market and associated technologies - mostly fiber to the home (FTTH) and broadband wireless access (BWA) - for some time. Our article about the show "The Rise of Community Broadband" in BBHR October 8, 2002 said "Communities that feel left behind by the incumbent providers are taking matters into their own hands, often with public funding. If this trend continues, smaller and more remote communities may have better broadband service than larger ones."

2002 BUILDER Technology Conference

June 11-12, 2002 Washington, DC, USA
www.hanley-wood.com/inperson/btc

At this conference for builders and developers, we spoke about the future of home broadband, the changes builders should keep an eye on and what they will mean for technology plans and purchases. Our talk included a movie on how we use broadband and digital consumer elecronics devices in our home. We reported on the conference in BBHR July 9, 2002.

Electronic House Expo Spring 2002

March 6-9, 2002 Orlando, Florida, USA
www.EHexpo.com

EH Expo is a trade show for the connected home industry. We spent three days at the show and reported on it in BBHR April 2, 2002.

National Builders Show

February 8-11, 2002 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
www.buildersshow.com

New construction is one of the natural places to incorporate the latest in broadband home technology and design. This show featured tecHOMExpo, where we looked at the latest products, technologies and design ideas and how builders are reacting to them. We reported on the show in BBHR February 25, 2002.

4th IEEE International Workshop on Network Appliances (IWNA4)

January 15-16, 2002 Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
www.cmr.nist.gov/iwna4/

The focus of the event was approaches and technology for interconnecting appliance-like devices. Our talk on "Setting a Context for Networked Appliances" is now available for viewing or download on our Presentations page.

Broadband Home Conferences

In association with pulver.com, System Dynamics organized five Broadband Home Conferences in 2000 and 2001. They drew more than 600 attendees from more than 25 countries around the world, spanning all sectors of the industry ecosystem.

Although System Dynamics is no longer associated with pulver.com and the organization of their conferences, we continue to provide consulting services and this website as a service for the Broadband Home community.