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Thousands escape the cold hard winter to bask in the Vegas sunshine, do some interconnection deals, and debate the future of competition
SlideshowSee Comptel Plus 2014 in Pictures: Springtime in Vegas
Carol Wilson
3/21/2014
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LAS VEGAS -- Comptel Plus Spring 2014 -- Competitive service providers nationwide flocked to Vegas, many to escape unseasonably cold and snowy weather in their home venues. The usual interconnection deal-making took place, but this time against the backdrop of coming changes in the industry's structure, fuelled by the Federal Communications Commission's upcoming IP transition review.

Light Reading was there with an iPhone camera to bring this slightly blurry view of the proceedings.

Click on the image below to start the slideshow.

Oh, Look, Pretty Flowers
The Aria is four years old, but still feels new and fresh, like these blossoms.
The Aria is four years old, but still feels new and fresh, like these blossoms.

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— Carol Wilson, Editor-at-Large, Light Reading

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kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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3/23/2014 | 1:51:38 PM
Re: Debating the Future of Copper
From Spring flowers to solemn copper discussing men, to March kite flying and the gamblers, what a perfect place for Comptel 2014. Yep, it would be interesting to know if anything was solved and the FCC has been duly advised of industry recommendations.
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DOShea,
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3/23/2014 | 1:15:43 PM
Debating the Future of Copper
All five of those guys look pretty grumpy to me... Did they figure it all out, and notify the FCC they had the solution?
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DHagar,
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3/21/2014 | 8:08:28 PM
See Comptel Plus: Springtime in Vegas
@FakeMitchWagner - it looks like March Madness may be your best bet!

Carol, did you note any signs of change in response to current FCC rulings?

 
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FakeMitchWagner,
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3/21/2014 | 5:04:22 PM
Food
Not enough food pix. :)

I'll be in Vegas in two weeks for Interop. Any tips?
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