Contact: Paige Darden
March 24, 1998

***** Media Advisory *****

New Directions in International Telecom

A Dialog with Industry Players and Washington Policymakers

WHAT: The U.S. Department of Commerce will host a roundtable of telecommunications industry representatives and U.S. policymakers to discuss business opportunities and related issues in dealing with the new, liberalized global telecommunications market, a $675 billion international market in telecom equipment and services. Issues to be discussed include:

WHEN: April 1, 1998, Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30a.m.

WHERE: National Press Club
13th Floor, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

The forum will be broadcast live via the Internet. Information about how to access the broadcast will be available on NTIA's home page at

The forum is open to public participation. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 9:00 a.m.. For more information, please contact: Patrice Washington at 202-482-7002

The Commerce Department's NTIA serves as the principal adviser to the President, Vice President and Secretary of Commerce on domestic and international communications and information issues and represents the Executive Branch before the Congress, other Federal agencies, foreign governments and international organizations. For more information, visit NTIA's homepage at