June 14, 2011

Light Reading Partners With COMPTEL PLUS on Summit About Backhaul Strategies for Competitive Carriers

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechWeb's Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), the largest research-led media company serving the global communications marketplace, and Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com), its prestigious market research division, is collaborating with COMPTEL (www.comptel.org), the industry-leading association representing communications service providers and their supplier partners, to produce a one-day summit on Backhaul Strategies for Competitive Carriers, which will take place at the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2011 Convention & EXPO on October 4, 2011 in Orlando, Fla.

The mobile backhaul market represents the single largest growth opportunity for competitive service providers, as the increased data traffic from smartphones and notebook computers drives up the need for mobile backhaul capacity. This market also has become a highly competitive space with incumbent telcos, cable companies and others seeking to provide the broadband connections that next-generation services will require.

Moderated by Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Patrick Donegan and Light Reading Chief Editor for Events, Carol Wilson, this summit will serve as a guide for the myriad choices and decisions backhaul providers must make when planning to serve 3G and 4G wireless network operators. Mobile operators are seeking flexible and cost-effective options to address the dynamic growth of backhaul capacity requirements associated with 4G networks. This summit will cover all aspects of the rapidly changing 4G network backhaul market landscape, including the global market opportunity, mobile operator requirements, technology alternatives and competitive market analysis.

"We are pleased to join forces with Light Reading on this comprehensive summit about backhaul strategies," said Roger Haisman, COMPTEL's vice president of Membership and Conference Services. "This partnership continues to strengthen our strategy to bring leading-edge content that will provide our attendees with new opportunities for expanding their business."

The COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2011 Convention & EXPO (www.comptelplus.org) offers three days of educational programming, featuring top-notch speakers with decades of industry experience, who will talk about the latest trends, present successful case studies and participate in interactive discussions about the business, technology and regulatory issues affecting the competitive communications industry. The event also includes a tradeshow featuring the newest and most innovative products and services for the competitive communications industry.

Admission to the Light Reading Backhaul Strategies for Competitive Carriers Summit during COMPTEL PLUS is included with your paid full conference and networking pass. The conference is sponsored by Telco Systems. To register, please visit: http://www.comptelplus.org/registration.

Carolyn Herr
Director of Events
Light Reading
Tel: 949.223.3614
Email: [email protected]

Gail Norris
Public Relations
202-296-6650 x711
[email protected]

About Light Reading

Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) is the world's leading research-led integrated media company serving the global communications market. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis for more than 300,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile, and wireline executives across five continents. As part of the Light Reading Communications Network, Light Reading combines its award-winning online communities and a rich events portfolio with the industry's most trusted telecom research brands, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, to contribute to the only integrated business information platform serving the $4 trillion global communications industry. Light Reading Communications Network is a division of UBM TechWeb (www.ubmtechweb.com), the global leader in technology media and business information.


The COMPTEL PLUS Convention & EXPO is the preeminent networking event for innovative communications companies and their supplier partners. Held twice a year, COMPTEL PLUS attracted almost 200 exhibitors and more than 3,700 attendees to our 2010 events. COMPTEL PLUS provides you with the opportunity to learn about new products, services and industry trends; meet potential customers and do business. In addition, COMPTEL PLUS offers comprehensive educational programming led by experienced industry speakers. COMPTEL PLUS is produced by COMPTEL, the leading industry association representing competitive communications service providers and their supplier partners. For more information, please visit www.comptelplus.org.


Based in Washington, D.C., COMPTEL is the leading industry association representing competitive communications service providers and their supplier partners. COMPTEL members are entrepreneurial companies driving technological innovation and creating economic growth through competitive voice, video, and data offerings and the development and deployment of next-generation, IP-based networks and services. COMPTEL advances its members' interests through trade shows, networking, education, and policy advocacy before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the courts. COMPTEL works to ensure that competitive communications providers can continue to offer lower prices, better service, and greater innovation to consumers. For more information, visit www.comptel.org.

SOURCE Light Reading