Network Capacity, More Affordable Communications, New Services Top of Mind for NXTcomm Exhibitors

NXTcomm08 exhibitors report new services, ability to generate new revenue and network capacity as top challenges and opportunities for the industry, event organizers today announced.

Arlington, Va. – NXTcomm08 exhibitors report new services, ability to generate new revenue and network capacity as top challenges and opportunities for the industry, event organizers today announced. In a recent survey, NXTcomm exhibitors identified top challenges and opportunities for the industry, beginning an industry dialogue which will culminate at NXTcomm08 in Las Vegas, June 16-19. NXTcomm replaces SUPERCOMM and is the one event delivering the ecosystem of network-enabled voice, video and data.

"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 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," stated Karl May, CEO, OpVista.

"The key to our customers' survival, in this extremely competitive entertainment delivery industry, will depend upon their ability to quickly deliver the most exciting and reliable content possible, while at the same time minimizing the time it takes to deliver these services, and reducing the cost associated with each subscriber turn-up. While they must aggressively fund the growth of these new services, they must also figure out a way to reduce the cost of ownership of legacy switch and transport infrastructure, while extending the life of that imbedded legacy investment for at least the next 10 years. The cost associated with maintaining this old wireline infrastructure, while wireline subscribers are dropping off like flies, will continue to be a major challenge," said CBM of America, Inc Michael C. Stephens, President & CEO.

"The top challenges in the Telco industry are adopting new technology while sweating current assets to the full. This often means that new services, such as those based around next generation IVRs, have to squeeze into current infrastructures (networks, buildings, power etc) while being open and flexible enough to be also useable in next generation networks slowly being adopted. Open standards and partnerships are key to this new ecosystem both of which significantly lower the risk of adopting new technology," said Tim Daniels, Product Marketing Manager, TeleSoft Technologies.

Complete survey responses from exhibitors including OFS, Telrad, Corning Cable Systems, EXFO and Procera Networks are available on the NXTcomm website at www.nxtcommshow.com/news_releases/what_they_are[...].

NXTcomm08 is expected to draw thousands of communications professionals from more than 100 countries and U.S. territories. NXTcomm08 will feature more than 500 exhibitors occupying 200,000 net square feet of exhibit space as well as 100 keynote addresses, sessions and conference events and coverage by over 450 press and analysts.

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