TelcoTV Announces Keynote Speakers

Top operator and industry speakers to discuss how to drive profitable video and other broadband services for carriers

Jul 10, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TelcoTV, the largest conference and expo focused on video broadband network service providers in the U.S., has announced the keynote speakers for this year's conference being held October 24–26 at the Las Vegas Hotel. Notable industry experts will be addressing a number of aspects of this year's theme: "Fast-Track to Profitable Broadband". Now in its 11th year, the annual TelcoTV event produced by UBM TechWeb in collaboration with the NTCA (the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, a group of 570 small and rural U.S. carriers), provides an opportunity for operators large and small as well as the equipment, services, and content vendors that serve them, to connect and discuss the latest business technologies, trends and regulatory insights. For more information visit



"The industry has evolved and so has TelcoTV," says Carol Wilson, chief editor of events at Light Reading, which is co-producing the TelcoTV conference with UBM TechWeb and NTCA. "Speakers at this year's event will examine infrastructure challenges and profitable solutions for driving success in the delivery of voice, video and cable over carrier networks and the Internet."

Keynote lineup includes:

  • Jeff Gardner, chief executive officer, WindStream, who will share his organization's broadband strategy and what's working for them;
  • Dave Wittwer, chief executive officer, TDS Telecom, who will discuss his firm's IPTV strategy and its push into other advanced IP services;
  • Jeff Weber, vice president, video product and strategy, AT&T, who will share his thoughts on in-home technology (tablets and TV);
  • Bob Mudge, president of Verizon's consumer and mass business, who will examine how telcos can rethink their business strategies for survival;
  • Ade Kishore, senior analyst with Heavy Reading, who will present his latest research on over-the-top (OTT) trends and their impact on voice, video and data service distribution; and,
  • Shirley Bloomfield, chief executive officer, NTCA, who will discuss the direction of the industry and how telcos need to implement a competitive strategy.

"The experts we have lined up to speak at TelcoTV will provide answers to some of the most compelling questions being asked by broadband service providers today," says Wilson. "Is outsourcing an option? What other alternatives are available? What role will OTT play? How can you ensure long-term survival? Ultimately attendees will gain important insight into how they can operate more efficiently, while remaining competitive."

Informative panel discussions will look at topics such as building an OTT business and opportunities for wireless. For additional conference details, visit

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Registration Discount
To receive $200 off the cost of an Executive or Standard pass for TelcoTV, use the TTVPR12 discount code, or follow this link to register:

About TelcoTV
TelcoTV is the industry's largest conference and expo focused on broadband network service providers. Hosted by UBM TechWeb in partnership with NTCA (National Telecommunications Cooperative Association) and Light Reading (part of the Light Reading Communications Network), this annual event provides rural broadband network service providers across the U.S. with fast, actionable strategies to enhance the monetization of their investments in the face of increasing competition and decreasing government support. Now in its 11th year, TelcoTV is an increasingly popular forum for network operators and builders, equipment vendors and content providers to connect with their peers and share best practices. The event is hosted and led by the industry's recognized experts delivering the latest critical business, technology and regulatory insights, along with opportunities to grow business and partnerships. TelcoTV 2012 sponsors include Calix, Adtran, CHR Solutions, Alcatel-Lucent, and Cisco.

About UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Cloud Connect, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a part of UBM plc, one of the world's largest media businesses as a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

About NTCA
The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association is the premier association representing more than 570 locally owned and controlled telecommunications cooperatives and commercial companies throughout rural and small-town America. NTCA provides its members with legislative, regulatory, and industry representation; meetings; publications and educational programs; and an array of employee benefit programs. Visit for more information.


For further information: Caroline McGrath of Echo Communications (for TelcoTV), +1-416-972-1642, cell: +1-416-357-2702, or