Behzad Nadji to deliver conference keynote at Heavy Reading's Links 2005 Executive Summit next month

October 7, 2005

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NEW YORK, October 7, 2005 – Dr. Behzad Nadji, Chief Architect at AT&T (NYSE: T) and the company's top network technologist, will be on hand to deliver the keynote address at Heavy Reading's Links 2005 Executive Summit, an exclusive gathering of telecom industry leaders to be held November 8 and 9 at the prestigious St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa in Dana Point, Calif.

As the keynote speaker for the event, Dr. Nadji joins a stellar lineup of telecom service provider industry experts who will be presenting at the Links 2005 summit, which features a series of intensive, hands-on business and technology sessions covering the most pressing issues now facing telecom end users, service providers, and technology suppliers.

Sessions are led by senior analysts from Heavy Reading, the telecom industry's fastest-growing independent research firm, and will include original research available only to Links 2005 attendees.

"As head of AT&T Labs Research and AT&T's Chief Architect, Dr. Nadji brings a breadth of knowledge that perfectly suits our mission at Links 2005 this year – namely, tracking network transformation from services to infrastructure and the management required to tie them all together," notes Scott Clavenna, Chief Analyst at Heavy Reading. "We are delighted to have him as our keynote and guest."

In addition to Dr. Nadji, leading service provider executives who are scheduled to speak at Links 2005 include:

  • Ralph Ballart: VP, Broadband Infrastructure and Services, SBC Labs (NYSE: SBC)

  • Paul Hibbert: CTO, BT Infonet (NYSE: BT; London: BTA)

  • Dan Moffat: President and CEO, New Edge Networks

  • Scott Beaudoin: Chief Technologist, WilTel Communications

  • Jamey Heinze: Director, Data Services, Broadwing Communications (Nasdaq: BWNG)

  • Tom Issenhuth: Principal Architect, Core Network Development, Level 3 Communications (Nasdaq: LVLT)

  • Thom Sumbler: VP of Business Development, OnFiber Communications

  • Anurag Lal: VP of Business Development, iPass (Nasdaq: IPAS)

Representatives from the telecom industry's top technology suppliers will also participate in Links 2005 as event sponsors and presenters, including executives from:

  • Fujitsu (London: FUJ)

  • Motorola (NYSE: MOT)

  • Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO)

  • ADVA Optical Networking

  • Bay Microsystems

  • Hammerhead Systems

  • Mangrove Systems

  • Meriton Networks

  • RadiSys (Nasdaq: RSYS)

  • Tropic Networks

Heavy Reading's Links 2005 Executive Summit is an annual two-day event that brings together 200 of the telecom industry's leading executives and decision-makers to identify and analyze the key business and technology trends that will drive the telecom sector in the coming year. In addition to intensive strategy sessions, the event offers unique one-on-one networking opportunities in social functions, including a gala banquet and executive golf tournament.

For more information about attending Heavy Reading's Links 2005 Executive Summit, please visit:

Or contact:

Dave Williams
Sales Director, Heavy Reading
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Press/analyst contact:

Dennis Mendyk
Managing Director, Heavy Reading
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About Heavy ReadingHeavy Reading is an independent market research organization offering quantitative analysis of telecom technology to service providers, vendors, and investors. Its mandate is to provide the comprehensive competitive analysis needed today for the deployment of profitable networks based on next-generation hardware and software.

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