Jason Meyers Joins Light Reading Editorial Team

Experienced telecom industry editor joins award-winning online community to focus on utility communications, Gigabit Cities and the Internet of Things (IoT).

July 15, 2014

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NEW YORK -- Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), the market-leading online community for the global communications sector, has further strengthened its editorial team with the hire of experienced and respected telecom industry editor Jason Meyers, who has joined on a permanent basis as Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT with immediate effect.

East Lansing, Michigan-based Meyers, whose previous positions include multiple senior editorial roles at Telephony and Wireless Review and Executive Editor at Entrepreneur Magazine, will be responsible for tracking and reporting on developments in the Internet of Things (IoT), Gigabit Cities and emerging utilities communications sectors. He has already made his mark at Light Reading, having worked on the development of the Big Telecom Event (BTE – www.bigtelecomevent.com/chicago/), the highly-successful conference and expo that took place in Chicago in mid-June.

Meyers is pumped to be back on the telecom circuit just as the industry is undergoing massive change and entering a new era of baffling terminology. "I missed the acronyms more than anything," he said. "In the entrepreneurial world, I could talk to CEOs and CFOs about their IPOs, ROI, capex, and maybe even a little CAGR -- and yeah, a lot of those guys had SaaS -- but that was about their limit. I would watch as Light Reading reveled in SDN, OTT, NFV, SPIT, DOCSIS, LTE -- even VoLTE, for crying out loud -- and I just wanted to be a part of it all again. Now I'm really getting into IoT and GigE -- not to mention utility stuff like AMI, DA, AMR, and SCADA. It's like coming home," he added.

"Jason is a great addition to the Light Reading team, not only because of his extensive industry knowledge and communications skills, but also because he knows all the late-night joints in Chicago and can find his way around a karaoke stage," noted Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre. "He's already uncovering great stories about the networking plans of the utilities players and the ecosystem that is developing around the IoT, so he's going to be a major presence in our coverage in the coming years."

Light Reading has been expanding its editorial team and coverage topics during the past year, and now has editors across the US (west coast, Chicago area, New York City) and in the UK, as well as regular contributing editors in the Washington DC area and Hong Kong. Utility communications and IoT are just two of the developments that command their own content channels on the Light Reading community (see www.lightreading.com/iot.asp and www.lightreading.com/utilities.asp).

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