These are historic times for our industry. Service providers in North America today are investing in upgrading their networks at levels not seen since the turn of the century (AT&T and Verizon alone spent over $20B on network infrastructure last year).
This spend is driving an extraordinary wave of technology innovation. Back in 2000, when Light Reading was founded, the telecom industry had to wrestle with one (1) revolutionary new technology: optical networking. Today, more than a dozen technologies are poised to revolutionize the world:
- Virtualization (SDN, NFV)
- OTT Service Delivery
- Advanced telecom analytics
- Telco data center
- Next-Gen OSS and BSS
- Telecom Application Development
- Service provider IT
- The New IP
- Gigabit Cities
- 4G Advanced
- Future Wireless Networks
- Next-Generation Video
- Utility communications
- Drone comms
Today’s telecom decision-makers are tasked with much more than answering the very ‘nineties’ question of: “will it work?”
Today, their employers now expect them to build the business case for new technology deployment by creating holistic network strategies which balance network requirements such as capacity and reliability; service proficiencies like application development, analytics and billing; and financial metrics – including ROI and TCO.
Such extraordinary times demand an extraordinary event. And that’s what Light Reading’s Big Telecom Event, or BTE, is all about.
For more information visit: Big Telecom 2015