Internet World Wireless Convention, NYC Feb. 20-23

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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East coast wireless developers get ready for Internet World Wireless 2001, February 20-23 at New York City’s Javits Convention has posted a summary of what to expect from this years Internet Wireless Convention.

Penton Media’s (NYSE: PME) Internet World Wireless 2001 is gearing up for its East Coast debut, when it moves into New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from February 20 – 23, with a wide-ranging slate of educational sessions, plus more than 150 top vendors showcasing hundreds of the latest technologies. The event is reflecting both opportunities and challenges in an industry that is clearly still in a stage of development.

The creation and deployment of wireless strategies are going to be the next big steps for most corporations, and the industry is on the threshold of forever changing the way we communicate, share and receive information…much like the Internet a few years ago. Yet, there is still a need for the adoption of standards, such as the Wireless Multimedia Forum’s RTFD (Recommended Technical Framework Document), which specifies a standardized set of technologies to be used in the end-to-end delivery of streaming multimedia content, and will be reviewed and discussed at Internet World Wireless. And, headlines such as the recent security flaw discovered in the 802.11b wireless networking protocol point to an industry that has serious issues to address before it can realize its full potential.

Despite this, industry analysts remain optimistic. Jupiter recently forecasted that at the end of 2004, approximately 95 million cellular handsets will be capable of accessing interactive services, and that mobile Internet usage will surpass PC-based access in many regions of the world by 2005.

“This is inarguably the era of opportunity in the wireless world,” stated Jack Powers, Conference Chairman, Internet World Wireless. “Neighborhoods are creating their own wireless networks, and businesses are getting broadband access in areas that were previously inaccessible by land lines. Enterprise and commerce databases can now be accessed wirelessly by Voice XML. ISPs can service hundreds of customers simply by installing an inexpensive antenna on the roof of an office complex. These are merely a few examples of the true power of the wireless Internet, all of which will be explored in-depth during our four days of conferences.”

Other Internet World Wireless 2001 conferences will address fixed wireless technologies, m-Commerce, wireless platforms, content, advertising, business models and investment strategies. A complete conference sketch can be found online at

“As the wireless Internet evolves at a breakneck pace, it’s critical for IT executives and business strategists to review and comprehend the impact this will have on the enterprise,” observed Dean Russo, Group Show Director. “At Internet World Wireless 2001, we’ll provide these leaders with an unparalleled opportunity to gain the knowledge and insight required to exploit this potential.”

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