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Cox, Time-Warner, Clearwire, and Optimum Lightpath to Keynote Light Reading Cable Business Event
Nov 04, 2010 (01:11 PM EDT)

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechWeb's Light Reading (, the largest research-led media company serving the global communications marketplace, and Heavy Reading (, its prestigious market research division, will host their fourth annual joint conference on cable commercial services, The Future of Cable Business Services 2010, in New York on December 2nd.

Moderated by Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Alan Breznick and Heavy Reading Cable Industry Insider Contributing Analyst Craig Leddy, The Future of Cable Business Services 2010 is a one-day conference that will explore the progress that cable operators are making in the $130-billion-plus US business telecom services market. This live event will address the growth trends in the market as all three of the nation's largest MSOs approach $1 billion in annual commercial services revenue for the first time. Last year's event attracted 270 registrants, with 57 percent representing cable operators, telcos, or other service providers.

The Future of Cable Business Services 2010 will feature keynote speakers from four leading cable providers or cable-backed consortiums: Craig L. Collins, SVP, Business Services Sales & Marketing, Time Warner Cable Business Class; Teresa Elder, President, Strategic Partnerships & Wholesale, Clearwire; Kristine Faulkner, VP, Product Development and Management, Cox Business; and Dave Pistacchio, President, Optimum Lightpath.

"We will have major cable operators, engineers, equipment vendors, tech standards experts, and industry analysts addressing such critical areas as commercial phone, Ethernet, mobile broadband, and enterprise services, as well as the industry's brand-new Docsis Provisioning of EPON (DPoE) initiative," Breznick says. "This is easily the biggest, most important speaker lineup we've ever assembled for this conference. So we expect some major industry news and developments to be discussed."

Other featured speakers include: Ernie Hoffmann, VP, Product Management, Optimum Lightpath; Doug Jones, VP, Access Technologies, Comcast; Jim McGann, SVP, Charter Business; Craig E. Moffett, Senior Analyst, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.; Brian Rose, Product Development Manager, Cox Business; Glenn Russell, Director, Business Services, CableLabs; David Strauss, Founder, Marketing by Strauss & Partners; and Jeffrey Cowan, Director of Technical Services, Rogers Business Solutions.

Speakers from more than a dozen sponsoring companies will also be presenting. Sponsors include Platinum Sponsor Clearwire; and Gold Sponsors ARRIS, Alcatel-Lucent, Cedar Point Communications, Cisco Systems, Convergys, Fujitsu, Metaswitch, SMC Networks, Taqua, and Tellabs. MRV will also be participating in the event as a Silver Sponsor and the SIP Forum is an Association Sponsor.

Registration for press and analysts is free. To register for The Future of Cable Business Services 2010 in New York, please visit:

About Light Reading (

Founded in 2000, the Light Reading Communications Network is the world's leading research-led integrated media company serving the global communications market. is the ultimate source for technological 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, and TelcoTV Asia, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Europe, and The Tower Summit @ CTIA, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives in the US, Europe, India, and China. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.

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 includes: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, 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 UBM company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

About United Business Media Limited (

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to

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