Pyramid Research to Lead NGT20 Session at NGT Latin America Summit

Nov 2, 2009

Pyramid Research (, the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network, has been chosen to participate in the Next Generation Telecom Summit for Latin America, to be held on November 10-12 in Panama (

Cristiano Laux, Manager of the Global Telecom Consulting Practice for Pyramid Research will lead discussions around the direction of technology investments and business strategy in Latin America's telecoms market, including the NGT20 Session on November 10 and a workshop entitled "From 3G to LTE: Latin America's Path to Mobile Broadband."

"The Pyramid Research group has a fantastic reputation in emerging markets worldwide and especially among operators in Latin America which is why they have chosen to support the NGT Latin America event this year in Panama," comments Paul Southwell, NGT LA Summit Director. "Cristiano Laux will be attending his second NGT event and will lead discussions on what technology strategies have worked in the region, where they have worked, and why."

Pyramid's custom research and consulting practice offers expert market intelligence and strategic advice to help clients quantify market opportunities, mitigate risk, and develop insightful growth strategies. As the Manager of the Global Telecom Consulting Practice, Laux helps to provide strategic advice across technology verticals and functional areas for more than 120 markets worldwide. Some of Laux's latest projects include:

  --  Mobile Broadband for the Masses: The Case for Bundled Netbooks
  --  Market sizing and segmentation of handset devices, smartphones, and
      netbooks in Latin America
  --  Multi-market prototype testing, research, and analysis for
      introduction of new mobile Apps platform solution for feature phones
      in emerging markets
  --  M&A valuation of a wholesale network service provider in Latin America
  --  Strategy repositioning of late entrant mobile operator

  --  Due diligence for a leading Latin American telecom operator applying
      for debt financing from the Inter-American Development Bank

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