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CMA Announces Details of Second Convergence Programme

The Communications Management Association’s (CMA) second programme on Convergence will commence in May, following a successful events programme in 2003.

The CMA have partnered with Nortel Networks and Telewest Business for this year’s information programme, to help users identify all the issues surrounding implementing an IP network.

There will be three meetings between May and September covering Local Area Convergence (11th May), Wide Area Convergence (22nd June) and Issues to Consider when Implementing Convergence (September (TBC)).

The first event within this programme is focused on Convergence in the Local Area, and will include an overview of the solutions available, an enterprise case study, as well as discussions on the issues around interoperability and security.

This event should be of interest to IT and Communications Managers who are implementing or planning a converged network. Non-CMA members are welcome to attend subject to qualification.

Speakers for the first event on May 11th include:

• Barrie R Kerswell CMA, Future Technology SIG Leader
• Convergence - The Network Solution, Chris Tolmie, Solutions Marketing, Nortel Networks
• Convergence - A User View, Robin Hoyle, CTO, CB Richard Ellis
• Security Considerations in a Convergent Local Area Network, Nigel Strutt, Mason Communications
• Convergence Interoperability, Tony Corlett, TIA

Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion. The event will take place at:
THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING
29 Great Peter Street Westminster London SW1P 3LW
Between 1.00-5.30pm

If you would like to register for this event please contact Sylvia Scottow sscottow@thecma.com or telephone 01372 361234


Notes for Editors:

About Communications Management Association (CMA)
CMA is the premier association of communications professionals working within business user organizations. It’s members are responsible for a combined direct annual spend on information and communications technologies of £11 billion.

More information can be found at http://www.thecma.com


About Telewest Communications:
Telewest Communications, the broadband communications and media group, currently passes 4.9 million homes and provides multi-channel television, telephone and internet services to 1.72 million UK households, and voice and data telecommunications services to around 70, 800 business customers. Its content division, Flextech, is the BBC's partner in UKTV. Together they are the largest supplier of basic channels to the UK pay-TV market with a portfolio that combines wholly owned and managed channels, including the eleven joint venture channels with the BBC.

More information can be found at http://www.telewest.co.uk/business

About Nortel Networks:
Nortel Networks is an industry leader and innovator focused on transforming how the world communicates and exchanges information. The Company is supplying its service provider and enterprise customers with communications technology and infrastructure to enable value-added IP data, voice and multimedia services spanning Wireless Networks, Wireline Networks, Enterprise Networks, and Optical Networks. As a global company, Nortel Networks does business in more than 150 countries.
More information about Nortel Networks can be found on the Web at www.nortelnetworks.com or www.nortelnetworks.com/media_center


For further information:

David Cunliffe
Antares Marketing Communications
Tel: +44 (0)20 8920 9643
Mob: +44 (0)7836 381874
davidc@antarespr.co.uk
www.antarespr.co.uk


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