LR Partners With COMPTEL for Backhaul Summit

Summit will cover all aspects of the rapidly changing 4G network backhaul market landscape

June 14, 2011

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NEW YORK and WASHINGTON -- UBM TechWeb's Light Reading (, the largest research-led media company serving the global communications marketplace, and Heavy Reading (, its prestigious market research division, is collaborating with COMPTEL (, the industry-leading association representing communications service providers and their supplier partners, to produce a one-day summit on Backhaul Strategies for Competitive Carriers, which will take place at the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2011 Convention & EXPO on October 4, 2011 in Orlando, Fla.

The mobile backhaul market represents the single largest growth opportunity for competitive service providers, as the increased data traffic from smartphones and notebook computers drives up the need for mobile backhaul capacity. This market also has become a highly competitive space with incumbent telcos, cable companies and others seeking to provide the broadband connections that next-generation services will require.

Moderated by Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Patrick Donegan and Light Reading Chief Editor for Events, Carol Wilson, this summit will serve as a guide for the myriad choices and decisions backhaul providers must make when planning to serve 3G and 4G wireless network operators. Mobile operators are seeking flexible and cost-effective options to address the dynamic growth of backhaul capacity requirements associated with 4G networks. This summit will cover all aspects of the rapidly changing 4G network backhaul market landscape, including the global market opportunity, mobile operator requirements, technology alternatives and competitive market analysis.

“We are pleased to join forces with Light Reading on this comprehensive summit about backhaul strategies,” said Roger Haisman, COMPTEL’s vice president of Membership and Conference Services. “This partnership continues to strengthen our strategy to bring leading-edge content that will provide our attendees with new opportunities for expanding their business.”

The COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2011 Convention & EXPO ( offers three days of educational programming, featuring top-notch speakers with decades of industry experience, who will talk about the latest trends, present successful case studies and participate in interactive discussions about the business, technology and regulatory issues affecting the competitive communications industry. The event also includes a tradeshow featuring the newest and most innovative products and services for the competitive communications industry.

Admission to the Light Reading Backhaul Strategies for Competitive Carriers Summit during COMPTEL PLUS is included with your paid full conference and networking pass. The conference is sponsored by Telco Systems. To register, please visit:

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