Telecom Giants Google, Cisco, and Alcatel-Lucent Set to Keynote Light Reading's Inaugural New IP 2015 Summit

Event Scheduled for February 19, 2015 in San Jose, CA Explores How to Monetize Advanced IP Communications

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Light Reading (, the market-leading online community for the global communications sector, today announced telecom giants Google, Cisco and Alcatel-Lucent are keynoting at The New IP 2015 (, a unique one-day Summit focused on how to monetize advanced Internet protocol (IP) communications. The Summit will take place on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA.

Presenters include: 

  • Bikash Koley, Principal Architect & Manager, Network Architecture, Google
  • Kelly Ahuja, Senior Vice President of Service Provider Business, Products, and Solutions, Cisco
  • Basil Alwan, President, IP Routing and Transport, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Scott Borg, Chief Economist, US Cyber Consequences Unit
  • Christos Kolias, Senior Research Scientist, Orange Silicon Valley

There's a revolution underway in today's IP networks. Service providers around the world are using the latest technology to convert IP infrastructure into intelligent virtualized networks that save money on capital expenditure (capex) and operational expenditure (opex), and make money by enabling new content-driven services and applications.

Stephen Saunders, Founder & CEO, Light Reading and The New IP 2015 Conference Chair said, "IP networks are in the middle of a historic shift. IP is now the lingua franca of global communications networks, which means that service providers and enterprises – as well as a number of other fast-growing markets, including municipalities, utilities, healthcare and financial services – must plan their migration to 'The New IP' now. Our Summit will provide network architects and CTOs with the key information they need to formulate a successful and profitable strategy based on 'The New IP' technology."

Saunders will lead discussions on the following issues:

  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud Management
  • Internet of Things
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Customer Experience
  • Virtualization (NFV) & Software-Defined Networking
  • Network Automation
  • Gigabit Cities
  • OSS/BSS Transformation
  • Application Dev/APIs

A "Women in Telecom" breakfast event will take place in advance of The New IP 2015 Summit.  The event celebrates the influential group of women in telecom and provides a forum for discussion of important industry issues, as well as an informal setting for women in the industry to meet, exchange ideas and network.    

For additional information on The New IP event and Women in Telecom breakfast, visit: To register to attend The New IP and the Women in Telecom breakfast, click here.

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About The New IP

Targeted to the telecom ecosystem and large enterprise businesses, The New IP ( community is focused on helping IP architects build and monetize next-generation Internet Protocol networks, which will be massively scalable and significantly more flexible in the way they support new and innovative services. 

About Light Reading

Light Reading ( combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile, and wireline executives across five continents.

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