Light Reading's Big Telecom Event Showcases the Trends Driving the Future of the Telecom Industry in 2014

 Light Reading's Big Telecom Event Showcases the Trends Driving the Future of
                         the Telecom Industry in 2014

Innovative Event Brings the Global Communications Industry Together Through
Intelligent Conversations and Technology Demonstrations

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, June 19, 2014

NEW YORK, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --More than 1,500 attendees from across
the world, 60% of which were service providers, gathered at Light Reading's
flagship event -- the Big Telecom Event (BTE) (bigtelecomevent.com) -- this
week in Chicago to hear from telecom leaders, discuss business insights and
see real-world, cutting-edge technology demonstrations.

Telecom Giants to Share Insights on Next-Gen Communications Networks at Light
Reading's Big Telecom Event in June.

Industry giants from Deutsche Telekom, Google, Alcatel-Lucent,tw telecom,
Sprint, Telefonica, Verizon Terremark, Telus and many others took an in-depth
look into the key trends driving the future of the global communications
industry. They include: software-defined networking (SDN), network functions
virtualization (NFV), cloud services, next-generation communications network
planning, small cell architectures, big-data analytics, mobile network
security, and mergers & acquisitions (M&A).

"As the global communications industry continues to innovate, our
business-of-technology conference allowed telecom executives to learn,
experience and have intelligent conversations about monetizing next-gen
networks, all while having a little fun," said Stephen Saunders, Founder and
CEO of Light Reading.

Saunders added, "We also found that professional connections were easier to
make when we tore down the booths and created an 'Innovation Zone' focused on
technologies and applications that offer proof of concepts and real-world
applications. Our goal is to help provide our audience with the information
they need to get business done. We succeeded in that this week."

BTE combined an unrivaled mix of interactive panels and presentations created
and hosted by Heavy Reading's industry analysts with more than 60 show floor
demonstrations of networking technologies and applications from companies such
as Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei and Infinera as well as structured,
targeted networking opportunities.

BTE also attracted an unprecedented level of support from industry standards
development groups and forums including the ONF, the Internet Society (ISOC),
ETSI's NFV ISG, the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab
(UNH-IOL), Broadband Forum, Dark Fiber Community, IEEE, Small Cell Forum and
Smart Rural.

Here's what attendees had to say about BTE:

  o"BTE brought together industry peers for a very collaborative event, with
    thought-provoking conversation and very appropriate content. We
    appreciated the opportunity to engage in the discussion," said Jennifer
    Spaude, director of marketing, Enventis.
  o"The quality of the speakers was exceptional, definitely a notch or two
    above other shows. People were engaged -- they were really leaning in and
    listening,"said Michael Tschirret, marketing director, JDSU.
  o"For me, the show attracted the caliber of telecom executive that we
    wanted to meet with. The right people were here," said Tony Gomez,
    president and general manager, North American region, ECI.

The Leading Lights awards, the telecom industry's most prestigious awards
program and the Light Reading Hall of Fame inductees were announced at an
exclusive awards gala.

The Big Telecom Event will return to Chicago in June 2015.

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About Light Reading
Light Reading(www.lightreading.com) combines its research-led online
communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global
communications industry make informed decisions.Lightreading.com is the
ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each
month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation.
Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day
conferences each year for cable, mobile, and wireline executives across five
continents.

Media Contact:
Meryl Franzman
Beyond Words Communications Inc.
franzman@beyondwords.com
617 739 1769

Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) combines its research-led online
communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global
communications industry make informed decisions. Light Reading leverages the
industry's most trusted telecom research brands, Heavy Reading and Pyramid
Research, to contribute to the only integrated business information platform
serving the $4 trillion global communications industry.

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