August 7, 2002
Clyde Ensslin or
Ranjit de Silva, 202-482-7002
NTIA ROUNDTABLE TO ADDRESS CONVERGENCE ISSUES
Telephone Mapping Protocol Known As "ENUM" Among Topics on Agenda
Wednesday, August 14
First session from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on Wednesday, August 14, will host a roundtable to address issues relating to the convergence of communications technologies, including the Telephone Number Mapping (ENUM) Protocol. The ENUM Protocol creates a single identifier based on a user's public telephone number that could be used across various communications networks.
The roundtable will be open to the public and will be chaired by NTIA Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher. It will involve two sessions with leading U.S. experts in the field. The first session will focus on technology and competition issues and the second session will address policy issues in the areas of privacy, security and authentication. For more information, the Federal Register announcement may be found at: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/frnotices/2002/enumnotice7152002.htm
The roundtable will be Webcast via NTIA's Web site at www.ntia.doc.gov.