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Broadband Year 2000
Call for Presentations
The Premier Networking Event for Broadband Services
June 26-30, 2000 San Jose, CA

The BBY2000 PROPOSAL SUBMISSSION DEADLINE was Friday, October 15, 1999. If you are interested in speaking please email

Broadband Year 2000’s mission is to bring together the leaders in the networking industry and to deliver an event that facilitates the development of end-to-end broadband networks and services to the business and consumer markets. This year’s conference will have both a technical program and a business of broadband program incorporated into 10 one-day tracks and 1 two-day track.

Technical Program:
We are looking for top experts in the field to address the following topics within the tracks listed below. Your proposals should target: service provider technical staff (network planners, network managers, network engineers); network manufacturers (development engineers, product manager engineers); enterprise who are building their own private broadband WAN.

1. Designing an Optical Network

  • Optical Cable
  • Architecture
  • DWDM
  • Switching (Optical vs. Electrical; DPT vs. Wave Wrapper)
  • IP over Glass vs. SONET
  • OSS
  • Network Management System
  • Case Study

2. Building Next Gen Voice Networks (two-day track)

  • Transport & Technology Alternatives
  • Media Gateways
  • Signalling Gateways
  • Voice Feature Software
  • Unified Messaging
  • Integrating Voice & Web Applications
  • Billing
  • Migration Strategies
  • Business Case
  • Case Study

3. Building the Last Mile to the Business

  • Transport Technology Alternatives
  1. Frame Relay
  2. ATM
  3. Satellite
  4. LMDS
  5. XDSL
  • Integrating Voice/Video/Data
  • Billing
  • Case Study
    • traffic engineering

4. Building the Last Mile to the Home

  • Technology Alternatives * potential debate
  1. Cable *
  2. DSL *
  3. DBS *
  4. Wireless Cable *
  5. LMDS
  6. Other (Blue Tooth, etc.)
  • Integrating Voice/Video/Data
  • Mpeg transports
  • Case Study
    • traffic engineering

5. Developing a Wireless Network

  • Technology Alternatives
  • Global System for Mobile Communications/North American Cellular Interoperability
  • Wireless LANs
  • Broadband Satellite Services
  • Case Study

6. Managing a Multiservice Broadband Network

  • Structure of Existing Management Systems
  • Survey of Existing Products
  1. major hardware vendors
  2. third party software vendors
  • Managing Phases of Service Delivery Lifecycle
  1. Service Registration Provisioning & Activation
  2. Operations Management & Service Levels
  3. Accounting & Billing
  • Security
  • Impact of Policy Management on Service Delivery
  • Cover Related Core Edge Access Management Considerations
  • Case Study or Panel Discussion

7. Architecting VPNs

  • Remote Access VPN Services
  • Product Infrastructure – Service Provider
  • Product infrastructure - Customer Premises Equipment
  • Security Management
  1. PKI
  2. Integration w/ Certification Authorities
  3. Authentication/Encryption
  4. Access Control
  • Design/Capacity Planning
  • Provisioning
  • Supporting ASPs
  • SLAs & QoS
  • Standards for Core VPNs
    • MPLS-based
  • Multiservice VPNs
  • Case Study

8. Interoperating Broadband Technologies

  • ATM vs. IP Cores
  • Terabit Routers vs. Terabit Switches (level 2 vs. level 3)
  • MPLS Standards Status; interoperability status; deployment status
  • Migration from IP Routing Networks
  • Differences of Services
  1. IP
  2. DiffServ
  3. ATM-based end-to-end PVCs
  • Frame Relay over ATM
  • Mpeg Transport Streams to IP
  • Scaling Internet Backbone
  • Network Design Issues/LAB
  • Regulatory & Standards Issues
  • Multicasting
  • Packet over SONET
  • Extending Public Network to Enterprise
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Case Study

9. Interactive Broadband Services

  • Configuring the Network for Voice/Video/Data
  • End-to-end Solutions
  • Technology Alternatives
  • Transport Options
  • Class of Video (video options)
  1. Entertainment
  2. Desktop
  • Licensing Content
  • QoS
  • Developing New Applications for the Convergence Industry
  • Real time encoders & IP Multicast Services
  • Client Devices
  • Case study – desktop
  • Case study – consumer

Business of Broadband Program:

We are looking for top experts in the field to address the following topics within the tracks listed below. Your proposals should target:

    1. Service provider business development staff who want to understand how their companies can make money.
    2. Service provider operations managers who need to figure out how to streamline their operations and save money.
    3. Enterprise IT Directors or VPs who are looking at the implementation of advanced services that can either help their companies make money, reduce their management costs or some combination of the two.
    4. Venture capitalists who are looking for the next great opportunity investment(s).

1. Successful Service Delivery in Internet Time

Provider Specific Topics -- ISP, CLEC, CATV/MSO, Telco (ILEC/IXC, PTT)

  • Provider Specific Market Assessment – Service implementation profiles, customer requirements, market share #s, etc.
  • Product & Technology Futures.
  • Customer Service as a Competitive Advantage – session specific to provider types.
  • Business case for Broadband Services

Provider Generic Topics

  • Service Planning & Development
  • Streamlining Operations Management
  • Effective Service Marketing & Merchandising
  • Managing a Strategic Provider Relationship (from the perspective of both the provider & the enterprise)
  • Partnering for Success

2. A View on Technology & Business Issues

  • Building a high-tech start-up
  • Venture Capitalist Update
  • New broadband network trends and products
  • New Services offered
  • How eCommerce and business & consumer applications affect the Internet


The following kinds of proposals are preferred:

  • A high-profile IT executive communicating a compelling vision.
  • A knowledgeable expert describing an important new technology or product.
  • A researcher describing a breakthrough in the lab, and why it is significant.
  • Best of all, a service provider or corporate end-user describing real-world examples of how they are using Broadband technologies and why, as well as what they have learned and what they would like to see from their suppliers.

The following kinds of proposals will not be accepted:
Our goal at Broadband Year 2000 is to educate our attendees. Please do not submit marketing or product pitches, as they will not be chosen. The most successful speakers are the ones who give their audience the most information, insight and perspective -- and the least commercialism.

Proposal Requirements: When submitting your presentation please include the following:

  • Your complete contact information, including: name, title, company, address, phone, fax and email
  • Type of company in which you are employed (e.g. Manufacturer, ISP, CLEC, Carrier, Enterprise)
  • Your track of interest
  • Target Audience of your proposal
  • Five bullet points of what the audience will learn by attending your session
  • 250 word abstract describing your topic
  • 50 – 75 word professional biography
  • Previous speaking experience (i.e., what other conferences have you spoken at and when)

Speaker Requirements:
If you are chosen to participate as a Broadband Year 2000 speaker, you will be required to submit a PowerPoint presentation no later than April 5, 2000. This early submission deadline is necessary for our production process and to maintain the high-level of quality in both content and presentation that Broadband Year conference attendees have come to expect.

The BBY2000 PROPOSAL SUBMISSSION DEADLINE was Friday, October 15, 1999. If you are interested in speaking please email

Please send the proposal by electronic mail to:
Dana Basilone, Broadband Year Conference Manager
Imark Communications, Inc.
Phone: (508) 647-8612
Fax: (508) 647-0241



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