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MPLS 2004 to Showcase Next Generation MPLS Products and Services in the 7th Annual MPLS International Conference in October in Washington DC

September 10, 2004; McLean, Virginia

Isocore today announced the technical program for the MPLS 2004 International Conference which will take place October 17- 19, 2004 in Washington, DC. MPLS 2004 is the premier event on the subject of Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), Generalized MPLS (GMPLS), and emerging Internet technologies. MPLS 2004 is sponsored and supported by leaders of the Internet industry from both service providers and vendor community which will showcase their latest IP/MPLS, optical products and services during the three days of conference and exhibits. The program consists of tutorials, technical sessions, industry panels, exhibits and live network deployment. It covers a wide array of IP/MPLS topics such as layer 2 & layer 3 virtual private network (VPN) services, voice over IP (VoIP), virtual private LAN services (VPLS), network convergence, network operation and management, network reliability and security, Quality of Service (QoS), inter-carrier MPLS issues, GMPLS, and IP-Optical Integration. "2004 has been a banner year for MPLS adoption by the large Carriers both domestic and international. The issues confronting the industry now focus on scalable operations and revenue generation," said conference co-chair Dr. Stuart Elby, Vice President of Network Architecture for Verizon. "This year's program of insightful presentations addresses these issues head-on. Whether you are concerned with providing legacy data services over a converged MPLS network or want to learn about the latest in providing VoIP over MPLS, MPLS 2004 will meet your needs." The MPLS 2004 is supported by Isocore and leading service providers, including AT&T, BellSouth, BtNAccess, Deutsche Telekom, Equant, France Telecom, Masergy, MCI, NTT, Verizon, and Acreo. Current sponsors of MPLS 2004 include ADC (NASDAQ:ADCT), Alcatel (NYSE:ALA), APC, Avici Systems (NASDAQ:AVCI), Chiaro Networks, CIENA Corporation (NASDAQ:CIEN), Cisco Systems, Data Connection, Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR), Ixia (NASDAQ:XXIA), Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR), Laurel Networks, Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU), Marconi, Movaz Networks, MRV, Navtel Communications, NetworkPhysics, NextHop Technologies, NexTone Communications, PIL (NTT, NEC, Fujitsu, Furukawa, Mitsubishi), Nortel Networks (NYSE:NT), Quarry Technologies, Redback Networks (NASDAQ:RBAK), Spirent Communications (NYSE:SPM), Sycamore Networks, and Tellabs.

The conference will be followed by the 5th Public Interoperability Demonstration which will take place at the Isocore Internetworking Lab. More information about the conference, including registration and the technical program, is available at


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