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Date/Time: Thu, October 26, 2000 at 4:57 PM GMT
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Subject: 3Com Internet-Telephony Executive nominated to ITAB Board


        The Internet-Telephony Addressing Board (ITAB) ( announced today that Mr. Ikhlak Sidhu of 3Com Corporation accepted a nomination to the ITAB Board of Directors. 

Sidhu is Vice President of the Internet communications group within 3Com Corporationís Network Systems Business Unit.  He has overall responsibility for voice communication systems and product lines based on intelligent client devices.  His approach is based on a "power to the user" model, which places more features and applications under the control of the user.  Recently, Sidhu received 3Com's Inventor of the Year Award for 1999.

Previously, Sidhu spent four years as the director of 3Comís advanced technologies research centre where he worked on architectures, technologies and new services for next generation IP network access.   Technically, he has contributed to over 20 research papers and over 25 inventions in the areas of image compression, statistical multiplexing analysis, transport and viability of Internet telephony, performance measurement of the Internet, forward error correction for real time services over the Internet and capacity planning for network access. 

Sidhu is an accomplished presenter and session chair and has spoken at numerous conferences around the world including Networld + Interop, Voice on the Net, International Symposium of Internet Telephony and The National Communication Forum.  He has published several articles and spoken at University conferences throughout North America.

About ITAB:   ITAB is an international non-profit association that provides an independent, open and transparent mechanism for defining operational policies for the ".tel" TLD. The ".tel" TLD is a proposed global resource for the IP-Communications industry that maps standard telephone numbers to Internet addresses.  The underlying role of the ".tel" TLD is to facilitate the smooth convergence of global communications services between the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and the Internet by allowing telephone numbers to be used as a common addressing mechanism for both PSTN and Internet services.


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