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Pub Talk


"IP-VPNs: Making Sense of All the Options"
By Mr. David Lowe, Director of IP Network Services, US Division, Cable & Wireless
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Open to the Public. The Pub Talk begins at 6:00 p.m.

Businesses undergoing changes, either due to market pressures, acquisitions, or geographical expansion, continually need to evaluate next steps and alternatives for their corporate networks. In doing so, IT departments need to meet the current business challenges of increasing network security, containing network costs, and providing access to remote workers on a global scale.

At this Pub, come hear Cable & Wireless discuss their IP-VPN solutions. With their full portfolio of IP-VPN solutions, they can provide the infrastructure required to meet the dynamic demands of your business. Whether your business is thinking of network security, incorporating new IP-based applications into your network, consolidating your network infrastructure, interoffice networking, remote access, videoconferencing, VOIP, or migrating from legacy technologies, Cable & Wireless can talk to you about business needs driving IP-VPNs, the solutions available, and the networks that make them work.

Their customers help design their IP-VPN networks, based on their security policies. They are managed, monitored, and maintained by security and networking experts, and they run on Cable & Wireless' global IP network. Furthermore, Cable & Wireless partners with the leading equipment providers, Nortel and Cisco, to ensure that they offer the latest in networking technology.


David Lowe, Director of IP Network Services for Cable & Wireless' US Division, oversees the development, from strategic conception through implementation, of the IP VPN portfolio. He has 15 years experience in the telecommunications industry in various roles in engineering, sales, and product management.


Cable & Wireless ( is a major global telecommunications business with revenue of over 5.9 billion (US$8.6 billion) in the year to 31 March 2002 and customers in 80 countries. It consists of two core and complementary divisions: Cable & Wireless Regional and Cable & Wireless Global. Cable & Wireless Regional offers a full range of telecommunications services in 33 countries around the world, with major businesses in the Caribbean, Panama, the Middle East, and Macau. Cable & Wireless Global provides IP (Internet Protocol), voice and data services, and managed solutions for business customers. It has developed advanced IP networks and value-added services in the US, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region in support of this strategy. Building on its strong national businesses in the UK and Japan, Cable & Wireless Global will focus on serving primarily multinational companies (both enterprises and service providers) in the US, UK, continental Europe, and Japan/Asia.