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Current Members

Alcatel Lucent

Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries. 2002 sales were distributed geographically as follows: Western Europe 43%, Other Europe 7%, USA 15%, Asia 19% and Rest of World 16%. Income is derived from wire-line and wireless carriers as well as from private customers, be it enterprises, satellite operators, cable service providers, transport companies, utilities, the oil and gas sector, government institutions and many more.

In mobile communications, Alcatel has grown its market share in three years time by 20% in GSM and GPRS, adding up to a world wide market position by year end 2002 of 11%. Today, Alcatel provides mobile infrastructure solutions to one out of four GSM/GPRS operators in the world.


In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. That was the foundation of the company that would become AT&T — a brand that has become synonymous with the best, most reliable telephone service in the world. Today, AT&T is bringing it all together for our customers, from the revolutionary iPhone 4 to next-generation TV services and sophisticated solutions for multi-national businesses. Our strategy is simple – we mobilize everything: Web sites, video, music, social networks, business apps – everything.

AT&T is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands.

The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.


CBC/Radio-Canada is the home of Canadian content. Today, the radio and television services that have traditionally been the core business of CBC/Radio-Canada are accompanied by an array of programming offerings, including news and current affairs, arts and entertainment, children's programming, and sports, via a comprehensive range of services.

CBC/Radio-Canada brings Canadians programming when, where and how they want it ― through a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, satellite-based services and mobile devices.

In addition to offering its services in English and in French in six time zones, the national public broadcaster also provides coverage in eight Aboriginal languages, and in seven languages via our worldwide radio network, Radio Canada International (RCI). And we have foreign bureaus around the world, with correspondents reporting from places like Jerusalem, Washington and Beijing.


CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber-optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.


Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco provides end-to-end networking solutions that customers use to build a unified information infrastructure of their own, or to connect to other networks. Cisco IOS® software provides network services and enables networked applications; expertise in network design and implementation; and technical support and professional services to maintain and optimize network operations. The company has grown into a global market leader that holds the No. 1 or No. 2 market share in virtually every market segment in which it participates. Since shipping its first product in 1986, Cisco's annual revenues have increased from $69 million in 1990 to $12.2 billion in fiscal 1999.


The Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (DTT) Global Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Industry Group consists of the TMT practices organized in the various member firms of DTT. It includes more than 7,000 member firm partners and senior professionals dedicated to helping their clients evaluate complex issues, develop fresh approaches to problems and implement practical solutions.

There are dedicated TMT member firm practices in nearly 45 countries in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. DTT’s member firms serve 92 percent of the TMT companies in the Fortune Global 500. Clients of Deloitte member firms’ TMT practices include some of the world’s top software companies, computer manufacturers, semiconductor foundries, wireless operators, cable companies, advertising agencies and publishers.


At Ericsson we use innovation to empower people, business and society. We envisage a Networked Society that is sustainable, and where everything that can benefit from a connection will have one. Our mobile and fixed networks, multimedia solutions and telecom services make a real difference to people's lives, and the world we live in.

20th Century Fox

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) is a unit of News Corporation and the leading broadcast television network among Adults 18-49. FOX finished the 2008-2009 season at No. 1 for the fifth consecutive year – a feat that hasn’t been achieved since the mid-1990s – while continuing to dominate all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week as well as late-night entertainment programming, major sports and Sunday morning news.


Motorola has been at the forefront of communication inventions and innovations for more than 80 years. We have achieved extraordinary accomplishments along the way — such as making the equipment that carried the first words from the moon and leading the cellular communication revolution with the development of the world's first handheld cellular phone, the DynaTAC 8000x. More recently, Motorola has staked out a position at the forefront of 4G telecommunications.

We hold a market-leading position in WiMAX deployments around the world. In 2008, we demonstrated the world's first WiMAX 802.16e mobile handoff and the industry's first over-the-air data sessions in the 700 MHz spectrum using the Long Term Evolution standard, the next evolution of mobile broadband.

Ogilvy Red

OgilvyRED offers strategic advisory, consulting and real ideas to clients who are searching for new growth and innovation pathways. Powered by a strategic services community of more than 1,200 top talents sourced from across the Ogilvy Group, OgilvyRED is led globally by Chairman, Carla Hendra.

OgilvyRED makes the connection between deep strategy and creativity to uncover the actionable answers Clients need. Positive, measurable brand and business outcomes are OgilvyRED's single-minded goal.

Through our unique set of tools, partnerships with other WPP companies and selected industry partners, we activate the best talent to solve our clients' toughest challenges.

OgilvyRED has its global headquarters in New York with regional hubs in London, Sao Paolo, Beijing, and Singapore.


Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) is an international community of members from more than 50 countries with a shared vision to promote the development and use of telecommunications and information and communication technologies to enhance the lives of people in the Pacific Hemisphere.

PTC is the leading membership organization for telecommunications professionals with interests in the Asia-Pacific region. Through its annual conference, committees, events and initiatives including Projects and the PTC Academy, PTC brings together senior leaders in communications and provides them with opportunities to build partnerships with one another and to share insights on industry trends, business strategies, policy and regulations, best practices, and new communication technologies and services. PTC facilitates the open exchange of ideas and commerce and supports on-going research, education, and training that fosters positive social and economic development.


PwC focuses on audit and assurance, tax and consulting services. Additionally, in the US, PwC concentrates on 16 key industries and provides targeted services that include — but are not limited to — human resources, deals, forensics, and consulting services. We help resolve complex issues and identify opportunities.


QUALCOMM Incorporated ( is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. The Company's business areas include integrated CDMA chipsets and system software; technology licensing; Eudora® email software for Windows® and Macintosh® computing platforms; digital cinema systems; and satellite-based systems including portions of the Globalstar!" system and wireless fleet management systems, OmniTRACS® and OmniExpress!". QUALCOMM owns patents that are essential to all of the CDMA wireless telecommunications standards that have been adopted or proposed for adoption by standards-setting bodies worldwide. QUALCOMM has licensed its essential CDMA patent portfolio to more than 90 telecommunications equipment manufacturers worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2000 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.


Rovi Corporation is a global leader in digital entertainment technology solutions, powering the creation, distribution, discovery, and enjoyment of entertainment at home or on the go.

We are revolutionizing the entertainment landscape with an extensive platform of products and services for consumer electronics manufacturers, service providers, studios, retailers and portals, advertisers, mobile carriers, and STB manufacturers.

These customers use our offerings - guidance technology, entertainment data, video production tools, video delivery platforms, content protection, content networking and advertising technologies, and media playback solutions - to bring consumers unique and exciting entertainment experiences anywhere.


Founded in 1979, Seagate is a world leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions.

From the videos, music and documents we share with friends and family on social networks, to servers that form the backbone of enterprise data centers and cloud-based computing, to desktop and notebook computers that fuel our personal productivity, Seagate products help more people store, share and protect their valuable digital content.

Seagate offers the industry's broadest portfolio of hard disk drives, solid-state drives and solid-state hybrid drives. In addition, the company offers an extensive line of retail storage products for consumers and small businesses, along with data-recovery services for any brand of hard drive and digital media type.

Seagate employs more than 50,000 people around the world.


Suddenlink ( is the seventh largest cable broadband company in the United States, supporting the information, communication and entertainment demands of approximately 1.4 million residential customers and thousands of commercial customers in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, and elsewhere. Suddenlink simplifies its customers' lives through one call for support, one connection, and one bill for TV, Internet, phone, and other services.

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Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a diversified telecommunications company which provides high-quality telecommunications services in the telephone, cellular telephone, portable communications, and radio paging industries. TDS is a Chicago-based Fortune 500 telecommunications corporation founded in 1969 with established wireless and local wireline businesses. Through its strategic business units, U.S. Cellular and TDS Telecom, TDS provides wireless and local telephone service to customers in rural and suburban markets around the country. The company employs approximately 11,500 and serves 6.1 million wireless and local telephone customers in 36 states. TDS's business development strategy is to expand its existing operations through internal growth and acquisitions and to explore and develop other telecommunications businesses that management believes utilize TDS's expertise in customer-based telecommunications.

TELUS Corporation is one of Canada's largest telecommunications companies, offering a full range of telecommunications products and services, including local, long-distance, and wireless phone services; high-speed data networks; advanced data, Internet, and e-business solutions; and multimedia, advertising, mapping, and information services. TELUS is the number one Internet service provider in Western Canada, and the largest private sector employer in Western Canada, employing more than 23,000 Canadians. The company was created in January 1999, when Alberta-based TELUS Corporation and British Columbia-based BC TELECOM joined in a merger of equals.


Universal Music Group (UMG) is the global music leader with strong market positions in recorded music, music publishing, and merchandising.

The recorded music business discovers and develops recording artists and then markets and promotes their music across a wide array of formats and platforms. UMG's music publishing company, Universal Music Publishing Group, discovers and develops songwriters, and owns and administers copyrights to musical compositions for use in recordings, public performances, and related uses, such as films and advertisements. Bravado, UMG's merchandising company, sells artist and music branded products via multiple sales points including online, fashion retail, and live performances.

Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., Verizon Wireless is the largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues.

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In the wonderful world of entertainment, Walt Disney's kingdom is one of the biggest. Based in Burbank, California, The Walt Disney Company is the second-largest media and entertainment conglomerate in the world (behind AOL Time Warner), with operations encompassing movies, broadcasting, the Internet, and theme parks. Walt Disney Studios produces a wide variety of movies through such banners as Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, and Miramax. Its broadcasting units (nearly 40% of sales) include the ABC network (#3 behind NBC and CBS) and cable channels such as the Disney Channel, ESPN (80%-owned) and A&E Television Networks (38%). ABC also owns 10 TV stations and nearly 55 radio stations. Its Walt Disney Studios produces films through imprints Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, and Miramax. Walt Disney has a 50% stake in entertainment magazine US Weekly, while its Walt Disney Internet Group (formerly oversees the company's network of Web properties.

YouTube Founded in February 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.