New conference brings telecom education to the Caribbean

March 13, 2007
March 13, 2007 -- The Caribbean Telecommunications Conference, to be held June 6-8 in San Juan, PR, will address a number of telecom and datacom toics.

The first-ever Caribbean Telecommunications Conference ( will take place Wednesday, June 6 through Friday, June 8 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Organizers say their goal is 'to deliver value to telecommunications professionals by providing the greatest technological breakthroughs in our industry in a professional and constructive atmosphere.' The three-day conference program and accompanying exhibits each evening will be held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

The organizing organization, also called Caribbean Telecommunications Conference, is a non-profit organization. Conference attendees will earn continuing education credits toward BICSI credentials. The conference fee is $350 for BICSI members and $450 for non-members.

CTC has organized a preliminary program, and expects to set a final program closer to the conference date. The preliminary program includes sessions addressing such topics as cable management, power and cooling needs, grounding/bonding, standards, fiber-optic cabling installation, and 10-Gbit systems.

The speaker lineup is subject to change, and more information will be available on the conference Web site,, in the coming weeks. The preliminary program is as follows.

Wednesday, June 6
'Standards,' delivered by Steven Elmore of CommScope
'Using netflow for network monitoring and analysis' delivered by Jim Davis of Fluke Networks
'Untangling the cable-management mystery,' delivered by Lance Whithey of Chatsworth Products Inc.
'Progressive grounding system,' delivered by Martin Havelka of ERICO
'Power and cooling solutions to meet the futuristic demands of the IT world,' delivered by Camilo Vidal of APC
'Voice, data, and video IP revenue,' delivered by Orlando Phillips of Guest-Tek
Exhibits will be held from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. on June 6.

Thursday, June 7
'Grounding and bonding per ANSI-J-STD-607-A,' delivered by Mark Harger of Harger Lightning & Grounding
'Intelligent 10-gig data centers'What are the options'' delivered by Rodney Casteel of CommScope
'Surge protection for telephone, data, and security,' delivered by Eric J. Sadler of Porta Systems Corp.
'Outrigger media access portal'Your triple-play advantage,' delivered by Martin Pucheer of TII Network Technologies
'Being a true carrier's carrier'The hunger for bandwidth,' delivered by Jose Casilla of PrepaNet
Exhibits will be open from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on June 7.

Friday, June 8
'FTTH from the central office to the living room,' delivered by Kent Brown of AFL Telecommunications
'The future of the residential system,' delivered by Bob Fallert of OnQ Legrand
'VoIP carrier solutions,' delivered by Francisco Muniz of WorldNet
'State-of-the-art methods of fiber-optic cable installation' delivered by Charles Cole of American Polywater Corp.
'V2oIP'IP voice and video collaboration,' delivered by Rafael Chavez of Polycom
Exhibits will be open from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on June 8.

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