Google Opens Up at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event (BTE) Major communications industry players such as Google and Alcatel-Lucent have been sharing their industry insights at BTE in Chicago

CHICAGO, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Telecom Event 2014 -- Major communications industry names such as Google, Alcatel-Lucent, and tw telecom have been sharing their insights and strategies with a large and select audience of service provider executives at the Big Telecom Event in Chicago ( this week.

The two-day event, held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, has witnessed keynote speeches from senior executives on hot industry topics such as software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), cloud services, and next-generation communications network planning, all of which have highlighted the new wave of innovation ongoing in the telecom sector.

"Speaker after speaker has provided amazing insights into the technologies and business models that are driving the next generation of communication services. BTE truly has been the event where next-gen tech meets business logic," said Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading.

All the key developments from BTE are being reported by the Light Reading editorial team – some of the highlights from the past day include:

Google to Open Key Network Models for Industry Comment, Standardization

BTE Day 1: The Big Pictures

Carriers Warm Up to Service Innovation

AlcaLu: Going With the Flow

Is the Cloud Eating the World?

Telcos Report From NFV Front Lines

tw telecom Embraces Ethernet Everywhere

Keep an eye on Light Reading ( for further coverage of the event, including reports, pictures and videos from keynote presentations from Sprint, Telefonica, Verizon Terremark, Telus and more.

About Light Reading

Light Reading ( combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 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.

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Meryl Franzman
Beyond Words Communications Inc.

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