Telecom Transformation Makes the News at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event (BTE)

CHICAGO, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Big Telecom Event 2014 – Some of the most pressing challenges facing the telecom sector, including the introduction of virtualization, the transformation of communications networks, and the challenge posed by alternative and OTT service providers, were addressed by leading industry executives and analysts on the first morning of Light Reading's Big Telecom Event 2014 ( in Chicago.

Axel Clauberg, VP of Transport, Aggregation and IP & Fixed Access in the CTO Team at Deutsche Telekom, addressed the issues of deploying software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) capabilities in wide area networks, while Heavy Reading chief analyst Graham Finnie presented the results of an exclusive survey of telecom operator concerns, which show they are more concerned about business and market conditions than taking advantage of technology changes.

"It's been a great start to BTE, with a packed auditorium for the first morning's keynote presentations. There's a real buzz at the show," stated Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre. "Topics such as NFV, OTT, and business transformation are key to this audience."  

A number of companies also made major product announcements at BTE Tuesday morning. The key headlines from the first morning's coverage on Light Reading include:

Nothing Is Sacred, DT's Clauberg Tells BTE

tw telecom Embraces Ethernet Everywhere

Cyan Debuts Planet Orchestrate to Manage Physical & Virtual Network Resources

Amartus Adds OpenStack to Service Orchestration

WebNMS, Omnitron Partner for Net Automation

What Carriers Can Learn From Shipping

Keep an eye on Light Reading ( for further coverage of the event, including reports from keynote presentations from Google, Alcatel-Lucent, and many more major industry names. 

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