Back by popular demand for its fifth straight year, The Future of Cable Business Services 2011 is a one-day conference that will explore the continuing progress that cable operators are making in the roughly $140 billion U.S. business telecom services market. This live event will address the growth trends in the market as the cable industry scales the $5 billion mark for commercial services revenue and the nation’s three largest MSOs all seek to top their $1 billion revenue records last year. The conference will also address cable’s latest commercial initiatives, including metro Ethernet, hosted voice, SIP trunking, managed services, cloud-based applications, mobile broadband, cellular backhaul, and Docsis Provisioning of EPON (DPoE). Further, the event will look at cable’s growing efforts to expand beyond the small-business market to medium-sized firms and the enterprise sector, as well as the different delivery technologies (coax, fiber, Wi-Fi, WiMax, LTE and small cells) that MSOs are deploying to serve the lucrative commercial sector.
The Future of Cable Business Services 2011 sessions will examine the strategies that cable operators are now pursuing to bring new commercial customers into the fold. In particular, panel sessions will analyze the market opportunities that offer the most promise for MSOs, equipment suppliers, and business users, including hosted VoIP service, SIP trunking, metro Ethernet, mobile broadband, cell backhaul, managed services, cloud-based applications, DPoE, and other emerging areas. The sessions will also focus on the pros and cons of the main infrastructure options available for delivering business services, including cable’s traditional hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) plant, all-fiber extensions, and several different wireless broadband technologies.
The Future of Cable Business Services 2011 will spell out the latest trends in the commercial market and show attendees numerous ways to compete and succeed by:
• Gauging the cable industry’s progress in deploying business services so far, looking at vendor equipment orders, product plans, industry capital spending budgets, cable operator deployments of different services, and MSO strategies for future commercial rollouts.
• Examining the technical, operational, competitive, and cultural issues raised by the commercial services market, weighing the key problems encountered by MSOs deploying business services, and exploring the innovative methods that industry players are developing to resolve these problems.
• Laying out the course that the cable industry will likely follow over the next year, reviewing the current strategies of equipment vendors and cable providers, and predicting how they will pursue various sectors of the business services market in 2012.
• Assessing the cable industry’s costs of delivering mission-critical business services, looking at both the capital and operating expenses of upgrading cable HFC plant for two-way reliability and redundancy, installing new fiber and microwave links, expanding into mobile broadband, serving 3G and 4G cell sites, offering Ethernet solutions, and meeting the demanding performance standards of commercial customers.
• Providing constructive and practical advice to cable operators on the way forward, offering suggestions from tech vendors, MSO officials, industry consultants, market analysts, customers, and even competitors for developing and deploying business services without disrupting their core residential service operations.
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Who Should Attend The Future of Cable Business Services 2011?
• Cable operators seeking ways to offer data, voice, video and mobile broadband services to commercial customers.
• Small, medium-sized and larger firms seeking alternatives to their incumbent telecom and CLEC providers.
• Equipment and software vendors that support cable’s rollout of commercial services and products.
• Service integrators, commercial consultants and agents that act as brokers for businesses purchasing telecom services.
• Telcos and other competitive service providers seeking information on cable’s initiatives.
The Future of Cable Business Services 2011 is presented by Light Reading. Founded in 2000, Light Reading is the leading online media, research, and focused event company serving the $3 trillion worldwide communications market. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading’s research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Expo London, The Tower Summit @ CTIA, and Optical Expo, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.