Tuesday, October 3, 2006

TIA and USTELECOM Agree to Host NXTcomm Event in June 2007

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) have set aside their differences and agreed to host a single industry event -- NXTcomm -- in Chicago from June 18-21, 2007.

NXTcomm will replace both GLOBALCOMM and TelecomNEXT in 2007.

"TIA is pleased to join forces once again with USTelecom to create NXTcomm," TIA President Matt Flanigan said. "Our organizations' members want one premier show. GLOBALCOMM and TelecomNEXT exhibitors want one premier show. The industry wants one premier show. And in June, 2007, that one premier show arrives at Chicago's McCormick Place, when USTelecom and TIA unveil NXTcomm, the one venue to showcase the leading telecommunications companies in the new converged ICT industry who are merging communications and entertainment via innovations fueled by broadband deployment."

NXTcomm will be a 50-50 ownership venture held in an independent company that will be overseen by a Board of Directors with equal representation from the two trade associations.



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