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Light Reading Launches Green Telecom Conference: Solutions for Energy-Efficient Communications Infrastructure

First Telecom Industry Conference Focused on 'Green' Issues Facing Network Operators: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Resources, and Greenhouse Gas Management

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TechWeb's Light Reading, the world's leading online publication for the telecom industry, announced today it is launching an industry conference focused on timely "green" issues facing telecom network operators and their equipment suppliers. Green Telecom: Solutions for Energy-Efficient Communications Infrastructure is scheduled to take place October 27, 2008, at the Westin Park Central Hotel in Dallas.

Network operators and equipment manufacturers alike are in the spotlight for designing and utilizing equipment - broadband, video, data-center, network, and even customer premises equipment - that uses reduced power consumption and heat dissipation.

Green Telecom features thought leaders from the telecom community with knowledge and experience in solving energy-related challenges for network operators. Confirmed speakers include Stanley Hubbard, Senior Analyst for Heavy Reading; Keith Hayes, Vice President of Network Operations, Charter Cable; Jake MacLeod, Chief Technology Officer, Bechtel Telecom; Kathy Loshbaugh, Vice President Network Engineering, Sprint; and more.

"This is the first stand-alone industry conference focused on what the communications industry can expect in three-, five-, or ten-year time horizons, with regard to next-generation communications network topology, components, energy management, and more," said Conference Chair Timothy Downs. "We expect an audience of network operators and suppliers to learn more about evolving environmental and regulatory climate, and the likely impacts to telecom network owners."

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information email [email protected].

About Light Reading

Founded in 2000, Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. It reaches an extensive audience of executives and technologists within the telecom and enterprise networking communities, as well as the financial/industry analysts and investors who track these sectors. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a member of its TechWeb division.

About TechWeb

TechWeb (http://techweb.com/aboutus), the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events, Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat, and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise, InformationWeek.com, bMighty.com, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services including next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on number of monthly connections

     Amy Averbook
     Director of Corporate Marketing
     Light Reading
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     [email protected]

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