UL Announces Exclusive Co-Sponsorship of Verizon's NEBS Conference Through
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    UL CEO Keith Williams to give 2010 keynote on the evolving convergence of
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<p>NORTHBROOK, Ill., <span class="xn-chron">Aug. 25</span> /CNW/ -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a world leader in product safety testing and certification, announced today that it will be the exclusive co-sponsor of Verizon Communications' Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) Conference through 2014. This year's event - Verizon's 16th annual conference - takes place Oct. 6-7 at the Camelback Inn in <span class="xn-location">Scottsdale</span>, Ariz. and will focus on the convergence of wireless and broadband networks.</p>
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<p>"Verizon is pleased to collaborate with UL because of its unmatched expertise in the NEBS and Fiber Optic Compliance (FOC) arena," said <span class="xn-person">Chuck Graff</span>, director, Corporate Network & Technology, Verizon. "UL and Verizon have a long-standing relationship helping the industry in past conferences navigate through complex changes in the telecommunications industry. We look forward to UL's continued leadership in future conferences."</p>
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<p>The event will provide a unique opportunity for participants to learn how the convergence of wireless and broadband networks will create new services, applications and products that providers will use to transform their networks and businesses. There will be an emphasis on the wireless sector, which is quickly advancing 3G systems while developing the architecture and tools needed to move to 4G.</p>
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<p>UL's leadership team will speak to equipment manufacturers, test laboratories and systems integrators. <span class="xn-person">Keith Williams</span>, president and CEO, UL, will deliver the keynote on the evolving convergence of technologies. <span class="xn-person">Clyde Kofman</span>, senior vice president, UL, will discuss smart grid wireless applications.</p>
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<p>"We are honored to be Verizon's exclusive co-sponsor for the next four years," said <span class="xn-person">Carlos Correia</span>, vice president, UL High-Tech Division. "UL is in a great position to provide specialized knowledge of equipment conformance and performance needed as technologies continue to evolve and converge in the global marketplace."</p>
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<p>In addition to network convergence, the event will focus on how Long Term Evolution (LTE) and IP Multimedia Subsystems are shaping technologies in the radio access and core networks. The conference will also explore energy efficiency as providers seek to push operational cost lower while extending the service life of products. Finally, innovations in fiber optic technology will be examined in the context of supporting LTE backhaul networks that operate at increasingly fast speeds.</p>
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<p>To register for the event, visit: <a href="http://www.uluniversity.us/catalog/display.resource.aspx?resourceid=147207">http://www.uluniversity.us/catalog/display.resource.aspx?resourceid=147207</a>.</p>
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<p>To see UL's NEBS testing services, visit: <a href="http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/offerings/industries/hightech/telecommunicati">http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/offerings/industries/hightech/telecommunicati</a> ons/nebs/.</p>
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    About Underwriters Laboratories
    
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<p>Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for over a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems annually with 20 billion UL Marks appearing on 66,000 manufacturers' products each year. UL's worldwide family of companies and network of service providers includes 68 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 102 countries. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.UL.com/newsroom">http://www.UL.com/newsroom</a>.</p>
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    About Verizon
    
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<p>Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq:   VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 92 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon last year generated consolidated revenues of more than <span class="xn-money">$107 billion</span>. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.verizon.com">www.verizon.com</a>.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Millicent Mak, Manager, Global High-Tech Industry of UL, +852 2276 9539, Millicent.Mak@hk.ul.com; or Danika Kmetz of GolinHarris, +1-312-729-4354, dkmetz@golinharris.com, for UL Web Site: http://www.ul.com http://www.verizon.com

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