Record Participation at Light Reading's Backhaul & Core Convergence Conference for Mobile Operators

Jun 28, 2010, 11:09 ET from Light Reading

NEW YORK, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechWeb's Light Reading (, the largest research-led media company serving the global communications marketplace, in collaboration with Heavy Reading (, its prestigious market research division, hosted their tenth Mobile Backhaul Strategies conference on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, in New York City. Backhaul Strategies & Core Convergence for Mobile Operators, co-chaired by Heavy Reading Senior Analysts Gabriel Brown and Patrick Donegan along with Senior Consultant Berge Ayvazian, focused primarily on the progress that wireless operators are making in migrating their backhaul networks for dramatically increasing volumes and types of data traffic but also covered the theme of core convergence. Backhaul Strategies & Core Convergence for Mobile Operators was Light Reading's most successful Backhaul conference to date, with 150 attendees and 325 registrants, a 30 percent increase in both registration and attendee numbers from 2009.

In addition to a record number of attendees, Backhaul Strategies & Core Convergence for Mobile Operators included keynote and featured speakers from some of the industry's leading backhaul buyers and suppliers: AT&T, Verizon Global Wholesale, Wireless Communications Association, Tower Cloud, Level 3 Communications, and the MEF.

"This was the biggest and best of these conferences to date," said Patrick Donegan. The coupling of the backhaul and core issues seemed to work very well in terms of giving people a broader, end-to-end view of the challenges involved in dealing with rising volumes of data traffic in the mobile network."

Backhaul Strategies & Core Convergence for Mobile Operators sponsors included Super Platinum Sponsors Cisco and Tellabs; Platinum Sponsors Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson; Gold Sponsors Accedian Networks, Aviat Networks, Ciena, DragonWave, Fujitsu, LSI, Nokia Siemens Networks, Overture Networks, RAD Data Communications, Taqua, Telco Systems, and Transmode; and Silver Sponsors JDSU, NEC, and Transition Networks.

See highlights from Light Reading's Backhaul Strategies & Core Convergence for Mobile Operators conference here:

Building off the success of the Backhaul Strategies & Core Convergence for Mobile Operators, Light Reading will be hosting the Backhaul Strategies & Core Convergence for Mobile Operators Summit at 4G World in Chicago on October 18. Speaking and sponsorship opportunities are still available, for more information visit:


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