Light Reading's Policy Control & Deep Packet Inspection Virtual Tradeshow Exceeds Registration & Attendee Goals

Light Reading's Policy Control & DPI Virtual Tradeshow debuted on Tuesday with the industry's leading policy control experts, more than 600 attendees, and 9 sponsors

Nov 19, 2009, 11:55 ET from Light Reading

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), the leading online publication for the telecom industry, and Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com), its prestigious market research division, produced the Policy Control & Deep Packet Inspection Virtual Tradeshow on November 17, with 1,216 registrants, 611 attendees, and 9 sponsors.

Heavy Reading's leading policy control experts moderated the Virtual Tradeshow conference sessions, led by Conference Chair and Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Graham Finnie, with participation from Senior Analyst Patrick Donegan. The Policy Control & DPI Virtual Tradeshow was designed to ensure high-quality communication across all segments of the value chain. The show focused not just on technology options, but also encouraged discussion and debate on what real value these tools can bring to network operators and service providers, focusing especially on the value they can add to broadband service packages. The Policy Control & DPI Virtual Tradeshow built off of Light Reading's Policy Control, DPI & the Mobile Broadband Revolution live event held earlier this year at CTIA.

Policy Control & DPI Virtual Tradeshow sponsors included Platinum Sponsor Allot Communications; Gold Sponsors Camiant, Continuous Computing, and Volubill; and Bronze Sponsors BroadHop, ComAbility, LSI, Openet, and Procera. The Virtual Tradeshow was promoted extensively via Light Reading's network of 300,000 unique visitors. With a registration goal of 1,000 registrants, the Policy Control & DPI Virtual Tradeshow surpassed goals with more than 1,200 registrants from 70 different countries.

"In today's environment with travel budgets under constant pressure, the virtual trade show format proved a hit with sponsors and attendees," said Conference Chair Finnie. "Panel discussions were lively with plenty of debate and questions from the virtual audience on topics ranging from net neutrality to the role of policy in customizing service packages."

"We could produce the largest virtual conference in the policy control and DPI market because of our emphasis on quality content led by Heavy Reading analysts, and the fact Light Reading is by far the largest and most influential online site in the worldwide communications industry," said Joe Braue, Light Reading SVP and Group Director.

The Policy Control & DPI Virtual Tradeshow, which took place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, included all the elements of a live event and more, such as an auditorium with three different panel sessions, one keynote session, live Q&A, and chat/networking sessions in the virtual lounge after each panel and keynote with participation from Light Reading editors, Heavy Reading analysts, and attendees. Additionally, exhibitor booths with downloadable materials were on the Virtual Tradeshow floor with chat features allowing suppliers and buyers to interact.

The Policy Control & DPI Virtual Tradeshow will be archived here on Friday, November 20: www.lightreading.com/virtualdpi.

For more information on Light Reading's upcoming virtual tradeshows please email events@lightreading.com.

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    Amy Averbook
    Light Reading
    212-600-3373
    averbook@lightreading.com

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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 TechWeb.

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