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Telecom Industry Leaders to Convene at Heavy Reading's Links 2005 Executive Summit

Top Execs from Leading Telcos and Technology Vendors will Discuss the Telecom Industry's Future November 9 & 10 in Southern

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 20 senior executives representing some of the world's most influential service providers and technology vendors will share their insights into the ongoing transformation of the global telecom industry at a unique industry event hosted by Heavy Reading (http://www.heavyreading.com/), the research division of Light Reading Inc.

Heavy Reading's Links 2005 Executive Summit, to be held November 9-10 at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa in Dana Point, Calif., will bring together up to 200 top-level industry thought leaders for a two-day conference that includes a rich mix of intensive conference sessions and invaluable personal networking opportunities. Heavy Reading's team of senior analysts will present the firm's latest industry findings exclusively to event attendees, while speakers and panelists will weigh in with their thoughts on the trends and developments covering these critical issues:

* The new models of optical networking * Migrating to the MPLS edge * Carrier Ethernet service hype and reality * The future of fixed/mobile integration

Keynotes will be presented by two of the telecom industry's most influential service provider executives:

* Dr. Behzad Nadji, Chief Architect, AT&T ; Vice President, AT&T Labs Research; and Vice President, AT&T Network, OSS & ITS Architecture

* Scott Beaudoin, Chief Architect, WilTel Communications

Additional featured speakers will present from the following companies: SBC , BT Infonet, Broadwing, New Edge Networks, OnFiber, iPass, Level 3 Communications, Vesbridge, Fujitsu, Motorola , ADVA, Bay Microsystems, Cisco Systems , Hammerhead Systems, Mangrove Systems, Meriton Networks, MRV Communications, RadiSys, and Tropic.

The complete conference program can be found here: http://www.lightreading.com/live/event_information.asp?survey_id=113

Press registration is free. Click here to register: http://www.heavyreading.com/links2005

For more information, please contact: Dave Williams Sales Director, Heavy Reading 858-485-8870 [email protected] Press/analyst contact: Dennis Mendyk Managing Director, Heavy Reading 201-587-2154 [email protected] About Heavy Reading

Heavy Reading is an independent market research organization offering quantitative analysis of telecom technology to service providers, vendors, and investors. Its mandate is to provide the comprehensive competitive analysis needed today for the deployment of profitable networks based on next- generation hardware and software.

Heavy Reading

CONTACT: Dave Williams, Sales Director of Heavy Reading, +1-858-485-8870,
or [email protected], or Dennis Mendyk, Managing Director of
Heavy Reading, +1-201-587-2154, or [email protected]

Web site: http://www.lightreading.com/

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