NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechWeb's Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), the leading research-led media company serving the global communications marketplace, has announced that its Second Annual Mobile Broadband Summit will be expanded to include an expo component. The event, titled Mobile Broadband Summit & Expo is slated for June 2-3, 2011 in New Delhi, India.
The 2010 Mobile Broadband Summit India was staged as a two-city road show in New Delhi and Mumbai and attracted over 265 attendees, with 53 percent representing service providers. Past sponsors included Alvarion, Aviat, Ciena, ECI, Intel, BelAir Networks, Ericsson, Huawei, Broadhop, Orckit-Corrigent, Samsung, Celtro, Tejas Networks and ZTE.
The conference will be led by Heavy Reading Senior Analysts Berge Ayvazian and Patrick Donegan, two of the leading experts on mobile core and access technologies in the world. Berge and Patrick will provide a global context to the business-model challenges and opportunities for operators as they upgrade current 3G architectures and migrate to LTE. Pyramid Research, which is also part of the Light Reading Communications Network, will present sessions best practices in pricing and packaging for India operators. Confirmed speakers include Prashant Gokarn, Head 3G, Reliance Communications Ltd; Gurdeep Singh, COO, Aircel Ltd.; Rajat Mukharji, Chief of Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, Idea Cellular Ltd.; and Vipin Tyagi, Director, C-DOT.
"Light Reading is proud to organize such a content-rich conference experience for the Indian telecom market," said Joe Braue, Executive Vice President of the Light Reading Communications Network. "India has lacked a major mobile-focused event. Mobile Broadband Summit & Expo is well positioned to fill that role – providing a thorough examination of the technologies and products for the mobile broadband market."
The event is part of the Light Reading Communications Network 2011 mobile broadband global event series. Other conferences in the series include Mobile Broadband China, May 26-27 in Beijing; Pyramid Research's Making Money on Mobile Broadband, June 15-16 in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Backhaul Strategies & Core Convergence for Mobile Networks, June 21 in New York; and Backhaul Strategies & Core Convergence for Mobile Operators, Dec. 6 in London. For more information on Light Reading's 2011 events calendar please visit: www.lightreading.com/live.
About Light Reading
Founded in 2000, Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) is the leading online media, research, and focused event company serving the $3 trillion worldwide communications market. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Expo London, The Tower Summit @ CTIA, and Optical Expo, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of UBM TechWeb.
About UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses - media solutions, marketing services and paid content - UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a UBM company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.
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United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb, and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $2.5 billion.
SOURCE Light Reading Communications Network