- Carriers and Service Providers
- Enterprise Executives
- Financial and Industry Analysts
- Telecommunications Vendors
- Content Creators and Distributors
What They’re Saying About NXTcomm08 and the Industry
What do you see as the top challenges for our industry?
“One top challenge lies in the backbone networks and their ability to grow commensurately with the crush of high-bandwidth services flooding in from wireline and wireless broadband access networks. We all know that hi-def video and the like are straining network capacities and the operators find themselves in a real economic dilemma in upgrading the backbones from 10 to 40G, and eventually 100G. Service providers must find a way to fully utilize their 10G deployed optical networks and break the traditional – and increasingly shorter - cycle of continued capital investment in network upgrades, as we saw in going from 2.5 to 10 Gbs.”
Co-locating with InfoComm08
NXTcomm 2007 Highlights
NXTcomm, a major event to serve as the one show that would unify the converged communications industry, attracted 15,273 attendees to its debut at Chicago's McCormick Place on June 18-21. Some 500 NXTcomm exhibitors occupied more than 200,000 net square feet of exhibit space, and nearly 450 members of the press/analyst community reported on the show.
NXTcomm generated more than 480 industry announcements and press statements, as well as coverage of Randall Stephenson’s first keynote as chairman and CEO of AT&T, a video Q-and-A with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin, and addresses by Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg, Motorola CEO Ed Zander, GEVice-Chairman and Executive Officer Bob Wright, and Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers.
NXTcomm07 was where NXTcomm’s conference affiliates -- ATIS, BICSI, Digital Hollywood, FierceMarkets, IEC, Stifel Nicolaus, Telecommunications Magazine, Wiley Rein, DiversityNXT and the City of Chicago -- presented more than 100 educational sessions. NXTcomm 2007 was where the next big things in IPTV, VoIP, video, broadband, WiFi, networks, fiber optics, voice, wireless, FTTX, Ethernet solutions, WiMAX, triple play and quadruple play were rolled out.
If you missed NXTcomm 2007, learn more about the exciting keynotes lead by the industry visionaries who are charting the course of the converged universe, review the exhibitor showcase, and share in the activities via photographs. NXTcomm, presented jointly by TIA and USTelecom, is the new industry event uniting the premier information and communications technology suppliers with the world’s leading communications and entertainment companies.