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Status & Future Directions for Communications Industry – 3/9/11 ComSoC Meeting

IEEE ComSocSCV has assembled a power panel of five telecom/photonics/networking industry experts to present and discuss the status, trends, and future directions of the “Network” in each of their subject areas. Included will be: the Mobile Broadband Operator’s Dilemma (and techniques to solve it), Photonics, Optical Components & Networks, DSL and evolution of high-speed Internet access over copper twisted pair, Evolution of Ethernet (will it be everywhere?), Comcast’s Triple Play Delivery Network and Business Class services to enterprise customers.

The panelists will comment on the current state of each of these areas, how it has changed from prior decades, what’s driving it now (growth engines), and what may be coming in the near future (e.g. cloud computing, higher speed wireline Internet access, 4G mobile broadband, more video services, etc). For example, the mobile operator’s dilemma- the revenue is in voice services, but the demand is for high-speed data with low latency.

Details and RSVP instructions at the ComSocSCV web site

Author Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

By Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

Ken Pyle is co-founder of Viodi, LLC and Managing Editor of the Viodi View, a publication focused on independent telcos’ efforts to offer video to their customers. He has edited and produced numerous multimedia projects for NTCA, US Telecom and Viodi. Pyle is the producer of Viodi’s Local Content Workshop, the Video Production Crash Course at NAB, as well as ViodiTV. He has been intimately involved in Viodi’s consulting projects and has created processes for clients to use for their PPV and VOD operations, as well authored reports on the independent telco market.

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3 replies on “Status & Future Directions for Communications Industry – 3/9/11 ComSoC Meeting”

Ken, Thanks a lot for posting our signature meeting for 2011! This will be the 3rd IEEE ComSocSCV meeting within 6 days – an all time record for any IEEE Soceity/Section/Chapter! This as well as all our technical meetings is held at National Seminconductor in Santa Clara, CA. We start at 6pm with food, drinks and a networking session which offers the opportunity to meet and interact with our officers and panelists. The meeting is convened at 6:30pm with the Chair’s opening remarks, followed by the presentations and panel discussion/ audience Q & A.

It will be the only meeting of the year that I chair and moderate the panel.
All are welcome to attend and we hope there will be lot’s of good questions for our panelists.

Here’s a backgrounder article on this special event:

Please check out our Facebook page for additional info on IEEE ComSocSCV:

Alan J Weissberger
IEEE ComSoc SCV Chairman

Meeting was a great success! Thanks to all the panelists, IEEE ComSoc officer and attendees. Slides have been posted on our web site: in the 2011 Meeting Archives section along with slides from the SPRINT M2M tour on March 7th. Our next 2 meetings are posted on the main web page.

This meeting really showed the true spirit and good intentions of IEEE in helping to educate and enlighten our members on the true state of the networking/ telecom industry and the role ComSoc plays.

The panelists interesting and enlightening contributions were very much appreciated by all in attendence as I had very good feedback from attendees as I was leaving the auditorium.

The March 9th Town Hall meeting presentations as well as Sprint’s March 7th presentations from IEEE ComSocSCV seminar and tour have been posted to the ComSocSCV web site:

Our April 19 meeting announcement on “De-mythifying Cybersecurity” is at

Pics of this and other events will be posted on our IEEE ComSocSCV Facebook page. Also check for backgrounder articles.


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