Alcatel expert elected to Board of the Broadband Services Forum, a leading broadband industry organization
Paris, June 28, 2006 - Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced that Ajay Pande, was recently elected to a two-year term on the Broadband Services Forum’s Board of Directors. Mr. Pande is responsible for marketing Alcatel’s innovative triple play applications and facilitating co-operation between Alcatel’s IPTV customers and the content industry.
The Broadband Services Forum (BSF) is an industry organization that addresses the fundamental business and technology issues vital to the growth and health of the broadband industry. The BSF fosters collaboration across the broadband value chain with membership from content, service and technology providers around the world.
“For 2006 and 2007, the BSF’s efforts will continue to focus on IPTV and interactive broadband services,” said Ajay Pande. “As an independent association, the BSF is uniquely positioned to view the issues surrounding the adoption of new broadband services from different perspectives.”
“The BSF membership has representation from the world’s leading companies in the areas of IPTV and broadband services,” says Monika Maurer, president of Alcatel’s fixed solutions activities. “Alcatel supports the BSF’s efforts and believes that the delivery of these services is essential to the future success of broadband service providers around the world.”
For more information about the BSF, including details on its upcoming quarterly meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (September 14-15, 2006) visit www.broadbandservicesforum.org.
About the Broadband Services Forum
The Broadband Services Forum is an international industry resource that provides a forum for dialogue and development, along with the tools and information to address the fundamental business and technology issues vital to the growth and health of the broadband industry. The Broadband Services Forum fosters collaboration across the broadband value chain including content, service and technology providers. For more information, visit www.broadbandservicesforum.org
Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or employees. Alcatel brings its leading position in fixed and mobile broadband networks, applications and services, to help its partners and customers build a user-centric broadband world. With sales of EURO 13.1 billion and 58,000 employees in 2005, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries. For more information, visit Alcatel on the Internet: http://www.alcatel.com
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