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More than 30 Israeli hi-tech companies, including eight publicly traded firms, will take part in the 3GSM cellular fair in Cannes, France in February of this year. The fair is today considered the most important in the world in the field of cellular communication products and services.

About 460 technology companies from 135 countries will take part in the fair, which is to take place from February 19 to February 22. Israel will also receive ample representation in the fair, where some of the Israeli companies will co-launch new cellular services and products.

The New York traded Israeli companies expected at the fair include Comverse Technology (Nasdaq:CMVT), Amdocs (NYSE:DOX), AudioCodes (Nasdaq:AUDC), TTI Telecom International (Nasdaq:TTIL), Check Point Software Technologies (Nasdaq:CHKP) and Radcom (Nasdaq:RDCM), as well as the Comverse subsidiary Star*Home, and the ECI Telecom (Nasdaq:ECIL) startup Celtro, which is expected to reveal a solution it developed for the optimization of cellular networks' communication infrastructures.

The entire management of London-traded Emblaze (LSE:BLZ) will also be at the fair, including Emblaze CEO Eli Reifman and Naftaly Sharir, CEO of EMBLAZE Research. Emblaze, a developer of technology for video and audio file transfer via cellular, will display its new solutions, co-developments of the company and its business partners, some of which are Israeli startups.

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Other Israeli startups expected at the fair are XaCCT, CashU, Niragongo, Airslide Systems, Mobile Tornado and Regisoft.

Last year more than 24,000 visitors attended the convention and fair in Cannes last year. About 7,200 attended the professional conferences and 468 companies displayed their ware in the fair¿s booths.