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The Communications Management Association (CMA) is bringing together industry experts to debate “Broadband for Business in the 21st Century”. The seminar, which takes place on October 20th in London, will discuss universal broadband in the UK and the impact this will have on enterprises and other organisations. It will also look at the opportunities presented to UK businesses by the emergence of technologies such as Voice over Broadband and associated issues.

Speaking about the seminar, David Harrington, Leader, Regulatory Affairs Forum, CMA said: “Universal broadband promises to bring new business opportunities for early adopters. This seminar will help enable users and suppliers to understand and identify opportunities, whilst discussing key issues such as security and convergence. It is a must attend event for industry players wishing to capitalise on the potential business benefits brought by the widespread adoption of broadband in the enterprise.”

Key areas that will be discussed at the seminar include:

Broadband in the Retail Sector – the adoption of broadband in the retail sector has seen a large high-street retailer move most of its administration and sales functions into the remote workplace. The seminar will discuss the challenges brought by homeworking for the enterprise and what broadband-enabled IP VPN connectivity brings to the retail sector

Broadband and e-business – universal broadband is expected to allow large corporates to reach customers using new sophisticated services. The seminar will look at such services and discuss the ‘Next Big Thing’ for business users as they move from basic connectivity to seamless interoperability between different applications throughout the supply chain

Wireless broadband – the impact that wireless technology will have on the enterprise

Broadband Security – the seminar will call for the issue of cybercrime to be moved up the political agenda. The CMA believes that if this area is not addressed, business confidence in the broadband revolution will not emerge

Voice over Broadband - the CMA is heavily involved in an Ofcom consultation into how voice over broadband (VoB) services can be suitably offered to users by the industry. The impact VoB will have on the enterprise and key issues such as numbering will be discussed at the seminar

The Impact of the 21st Century Network – The impact on the enterprise of BT’s upgrade of the UK telecoms core

Broadband issues – the seminar will discuss a number of issues including the impact on competition, security, the interoperability of applications and the convergence of fixed and mobile

About the seminar
The “Broadband for Business in the 21st Century” seminar will be held on 20th October, 2004, at the Royal Overseas League, Overseas House, Park Place, St James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR, between 09.00 and 17.30

A limited number of media passes are available. Please contact David Cunliffe, Antares Marketing Communications, for more information

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

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For further information:

David Cunliffe
Antares Marketing Communications
Tel: +44 (0)20 8920 9643
Mob: +44 (0)7836 381874

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