TelecomNext: In Pictures

There's nothing more distracting than working a tradeshow in Vegas. Not that we're complaining

Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2006

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TelecomNext: In Pictures

Odds are always heavy that you'll get distracted while you're working in Vegas. And the TelecomNext tradeshow, which wrapped last week, was no exception.

At the show, there were lots of tech topics to ponder and pontificate on, which we did. (See TelecomNext: Notebook Nuggets, M2M Needs Tech Fusion, Alcatel Shrinks Access Router, Glenn Britt Keynote, TelecomNext Booth Reviews, RBOCs to Vendors: More Nines, Please, Whitacre, Martin Line Up on Neutrality, and TelecomNext: Even More Ethernet.) But there was also the insanity that comes with always being within a stone's throw of any number of time-sucking activities. Casinos. A shark tank. A snack foods convention. Bars. A sports book. Several pricey, but passable, restaurants. Hula girls. And did we mention the House of Blues features weeknight karaoke with a live backing band?

Well, being the overachievers that we are here at Light Reading, we took it all in. And we remember most of it. Several times, we even had the presence of mind to take the camera lens cap off before snapping a picture. As you'll see in this photo montage from the debut of TelecomNext, telecom policy wasn't the only show in town last week:

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Phil Harvey

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Phil Harvey has been a Light Reading writer and editor for more than 18 years combined. He began his second tour as the site's chief editor in April 2020.

His interest in speed and scale means he often covers optical networking and the foundational technologies powering the modern Internet.

Harvey covered networking, Internet infrastructure and dot-com mania in the late 90s for Silicon Valley magazines like UPSIDE and Red Herring before joining Light Reading (for the first time) in late 2000.

After moving to the Republic of Texas, Harvey spent eight years as a contributing tech writer for D CEO magazine, producing columns about tech advances in everything from supercomputing to cellphone recycling.

Harvey is an avid photographer and camera collector – if you accept that compulsive shopping and "collecting" are the same.

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