Dozen top speakers Sept 24 & 25. If you're on the Huawei favored customer list, they'll probably fly you to London and might still have some rooms in the Savoy, the $700/night conference hotel. If so, the butler will show you to your suite. 

   The rest of us will have to settle for the webcast, It will only be a fraction of the size of next month's BBWF, but the people speaking are choice. I may try to find a way to go next year.

Gavin Young of Vodafone, who has worked on DSL since 1993 or so.

Paul Berriman of PCCW, who faced competition from the world's first inexpensive gigabit service from HKBN and seems to have survived.

Peng Ye of Alibaba, about to become very rich in the IPO

Clive Selley, BT. Ask him why BT is falling behind Germany by not installing vectoring. 

Gianfranco Ciccarella of Telecom Italia, who's promised the Italian government they'd do cross-DSLAM vectoring but it doesn't work yet. 

Markus Reber of Swisscom, whose Fastweb subsidiary was supposed to be the beneficiary of that cross-DSLAM vectoring. Swisscom is itself rolling with vectoring, but they won't tell me the actual speeds. "Up to 100 megabits" could mean 3 or 6 megabits so is meaningless. 

Deutsche Telekom speaker to be announced. They've also told their regulator their vectored network will meet the EU "100 megabit" standard but almost certainly will not deliver 100 megabits to most of the homes. The German regulator expects DT to be about as truthful as the average politician so probably will do nothing.

Hon. Ed Vaizey MP, who will find a way to assert Britain is the European leader in just about everything. Politicians are like that. 

   and others you can see at

   Huawei is working with Steve Saunders' Light Reading on the event and the promotion at LR has been exemplary, thoughtful and accurate reporting.