Arlington, Va. - It's all about the customer. Faster, better access to applications and services, anywhere, anytime, using any device. Service providers are challenged to leverage their network assets in delivering a broad array of business, residential and mobile services. Wireless and fixed-line transport infrastructure play a critical role in giving customers satisfactory service.
Leading technologists and strategists looking for answers to address limited capacity, cell-tower shortages, migrating technologies from legacy systems to IP networks, security breaches and network outages are coming to Dallas May 17-20 to attend TIA 2011: Inside the Network, the new annual Summit and Exhibition hosted by the Telecommunications Industry Association.
Among seven primary educational tracks relating to the central theme, "Inside the Network," is Converged Networks. The track, which is sponsored by Nokia Siemens Networks, offers both Technology sessions designed for network engineers as well as a separate Services and Applications series.
The key driver in network convergence is the accelerating move from last-generation technologies such as TDM (time division multiplexing) for voice and ATM (asynchronous transfer mode) for data to a more consolidated network running on an IP, Ethernet and an optical foundation. The result is improved flexibility and cost of today's networks. It is also enabling networks to be much more application- and service-focused – a key requirement for carriers to deliver Web and cloud services online, not to mention the IP mobile apps and services delivered over today's 3G and tomorrow's 4G networks.
Service providers must establish scalable backbone infrastructures while reducing transport costs and increasing network efficiency. Converged network backbones leverage optics and IP together to deliver the lowest cost per bit for reliable transport across the backbone for the breadth of existing and emerging services.
TIA recently produced a preview TIA 2011 Converged Networks webinar, featuring Nokia Siemens Networks, Yankee Group and NII Holdings Inc.
The TIA 2011: Inside the Network event features educational sessions covering Converged Networks; Smart Grid; Machine to Machine; Cloud Computing; Mobile Backhaul, Video and Data; Sustainable Networks; Regulatory Issues; Security and more. The all-star Keynote Lineup includes industry visionaries such as:
» Randall Stephenson, Chairman, CEO and President, AT&T
» Anthony J. Melone, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Verizon
» FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski
» Jeff Gardner, CEO and President, Windstream Corp.
» Robert Vrij, Executive Vice President, Alcatel-Lucent, President of Americas Region
» Charles Vogt, CEO and President, GENBAND
» Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas)
Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)
» FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell
» Tim Harden, President, Supply Chain & Fleet Operations, AT&T
» Kittur Nagesh, Senior Director, Mobility and Security Solutions Marketing, Juniper Networks
» Joseph Ambeault, Director, Product Development and Management, Video Services, Verizon FiOS
» Jeremy Legg, Senior Vice President of Business Development & Multi-Platform Distribution, Turner Broadcasting System
» Rose Schooler, GM, Communications Infrastructure Division, Embedded Computing Group, Intel Corp.
» Milo Mendin, Vice President, Fiber to the Communities, Google
Virtual Attendee Brochure
Early Bird Registration for TIA 2011: Inside the Network runs through April 15. Register today. Media registration is free and provides access to all keynotes, panels, conferences in this summit. For more information about media participation in TIA 2011: Inside the Network, please contact Mike Snyder at email@example.com or at +1.703.907.7723.
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry through standards development, advocacy, tradeshows, business opportunities, market intelligence and world-wide environmental regulatory analysis. Since 1924, TIA has been enhancing the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment and entertainment.
TIA's 2011 Market Review & Forecast, is available for purchase online at the TIA store. TIA members receive a discount of more than 60 percent off of the cover price. Review copies are available for qualified media.
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TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Visit tiaonline.org.
TIA's Board of Directors includes senior-level executives from ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent, ANDA Networks, AttivaCorp, Cisco Systems, Dow Chemical Company, Ericsson, Inc., GENBAND, Inc., Henkels & McCoy, Juniper Networks, ILS Technology, Intel Corporation, Intersect, Inc., LGE, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia Siemens Networks, OneChip Photonics, Panasonic Computer Solutions Co., Qualcomm, Research In Motion, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corporation, Tellabs, TE Connectivity, Ulticom, Inc., Walker & Associates and WirefreeCom, Inc. Advisors to the Board include FAL Associates and Telcordia Technologies.
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