IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TelcoTV, the largest video conference and expo focused on the U.S. service provider market, is celebrating its tenth anniversary in New Orleans from Oct. 25 to 27. The three-day schedule includes vendor-hosted workshops, a Cloud Services summit, TelcoTV learning tracks, keynote presentations and opportunities for networking. TelcoTV brings together more than 100 vendors who will showcase solutions for operators to be more competitive and improve service quality.
TelcoTV educational sessions will focus on the cornerstone of a multiservice bundle—video. Keynote presentations will feature executives from AT&T, Calix, ESPN, NCTA and Verizon. These presentations will be streamed live from TelcoTV's eShow News site.
The signature sponsor of this year's event is Calix, a provider of broadband communications access systems and software. TelcoTV sponsors also include Adtran (Platinum), Pace (The State of the Video, Consumer), CHR Solutions and Nokia Siemens Networks (Gold). More than 25 sponsors have helped set the stage for this year's event to offer more sessions and events than ever before.
Three Vendor-Hosted Sessions Kick Off the Event
From 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, attendees can visit one of three vendor-hosted workshops. Admission is complimentary with any TelcoTV badge. The sponsors and topics are:
- Alcatel-Lucent: What's Next for the Video Business Model?
- Cisco: Enabling the IP Next Generation Video Network
- Conklin-Intracom: Bringing Profitability to IPTV Services
10th Anniversary Party in the Big Easy
After a full day of sessions and immediately following the TelcoTV General Session, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Oct. 25, the place to be for all attendees is the 10th Anniversary Party. Party sponsors are Adtran, Entone, Ericsson, Harmonic and Mariner. Party entertainment is sponsored by Edgeware.
Light Reading Cable Breakfast Seminar
On Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 am, a panel of experts will discuss the topic Cashing In on CDNs. SeaWell Networks and Viamedia will host a complimentary breakfast for seminar attendees. An RSVP is required.
Booth Crawl Features Exhibit Viewing With a Twist
The Booth Crawl has become a mainstay of the TelcoTV event. Think of it as a twist on the traditional exhibit hall cocktail party. Held in the TelcoTV Exhibit Hall, participating exhibitors will have refreshments (including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks) right in their booths on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This year's participating vendors are:
- Actiontec – Booth #647
- BTI Systems – Booth #449
- Comtest Networks – Booth #704
- Intel – Booth #439
- Kansys – Booth #745
- RGB Networks – Booth #233
- Skitter Inc. – Booth #215
- Viamedia – Booth #136
Unscripted Sessions, a TelcoTV First
New for 2011, the TelcoTV Unscripted Sessions provide a forum for small groups to discuss a hot topic. Each session will be facilitated by an industry expert. There is no pre-defined agenda as the attendees themselves will help steer the discussion and conversation. The sponsors and proposed topics are:
- Skitter TV: Is OTT Video Your Best Option & Can You Monetize it?
- Ericsson: What Is the Best Broadband Architecture for the Multi-Screen Video Future?
- Ericsson: The Future of IPTV: Capitalizing on IP
- IneoQuest: Assuring Quality of Experience in the Video Realm
- Sigma Designs: The Digital Home: What's Changing & How Can You Capitalize?
- NTCA: Video in the Cloud: Is This the Future of CDNs?
Cloud Services Summit
On Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., an executive summit, produced by Pivot Media, will provide attendees a place to discuss and review the cloud services business opportunity for Tier 2 and 3 broadband carriers.
A joint production of UBM TechWeb and NTCA, TelcoTV offers a unique venue for solution providers to showcase their new product and service offerings. This year's theme, "Ten Years Transforming Telecom & Entertainment," reflects the strides the industry has made since the inception of the tradeshow in 2001, along with the challenges it faces going forward. Visit http://www.TelcoTVonline.com for a complete conference and expo agenda.
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