Telecom Visionary Stephen Bye, Sprint CTO, to Keynote Light Reading's Big Telecom Event in June

NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Light Reading (, the market-leading online community for the global communications sector, today announced that Stephen Bye, Chief Technology Officer, Sprint, will keynote the Big Telecom Event (  BTE, to be held June 17-19 at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago, is a demo space and conference that brings real-world, cutting-edge technology demonstrations and insight to communications service provider executives.

Bye brings unique insights to the Big Telecom Event, as the man driving Sprint's corporate technology strategy, and as chairman of the board at ATIS, the North American telecom standards group. He not only understands the video-driven, multi-screen-supporting wireless deployments of the future, but can also clearly lay out how the industry will get there.

"I can't think of a better person to kick off Light Reading's Big Telecom Event than Stephen Bye," says Stephen Saunders, CEO of Light Reading. "It is hard to imagine someone better versed in the show's over-arching theme of bridging the gap between next-gen tech and business acumen."

The Big Telecom Event combines the educational power of interactive conference sessions devised and hosted by Heavy Reading's experienced industry analysts, with multi-vendor interoperability and proof-of-concept networking and application showcases. BTE is geared toward helping attendees better understand the business rationale for concepts such as software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), small-cell architectures, next-generation policy and charging, big-data analytics, and mobile network security.

BTE sponsors include:  ADVA, Alcatel-Lucent, Champion ONE, Ciena, Cisco, Cyan, Fujitsu, Infinera, MRV, SpiderCloud,, and Symantec.

Speaking and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information contact:

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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