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Light Reading Network X Americas: future-proofing the telco industry in North America

Light Reading Network X Americas will gather the top minds and companies in North American telecoms, for the region's most comprehensive B2B telecoms event, taking place on May 21-23, 2024 at the Irving Convention Center, Dallas, Texas.


The debut event is the evolution of renowned Big 5G, expanding to explore the latest opportunities and address the roadblocks to a hyperconnected, fiber-fueled future as the most innovative network operators and technology leaders meet to exchange ideas in this unique forum. More than 1000 attendees and over 120 leading speakers will convene under one roof to explore key themes of wireless network evolution, broadband access, cloud and edge while navigating a new perspective on the industry through innovative talks and panel discussions, as well as access to dedicated analyst insights.

Network X Americas partners with editors from media outlet, Light Reading and analysts from its research division, Heavy Reading to deliver on profound expertise with the programme committee of experts including Jim Hodges, Heavy Reading Research Director and Phil Harvey, Light Reading Editor-in-Chief.

Employing the power of specialized media and research experts, the event will cover the pivotal future trends and risks in the North American market, bringing together key players from mobile, fiber and cable to unlock network transformation strategies, future revenue opportunities and insights into this changing industry.

"Network X Americas - previously the Big 5G Event - has a full program of wireless coverage from the radio interface through to operator strategies for network-as-a-platform services and monetization. This reflects our view at Heavy Reading that investment in advanced network capability can deliver better, more compelling, services to customers and society, and at the same time create long-term value for operators", said Gabriel Brown, Senior Principal Analyst at Heavy Reading, who is chairing a 6G Workshop in partnership with ATIS and Next G Alliance at the event.

With a wide range of specialists sharing their expertise, headline speakers include Eben Albertyn (Chief Technology Officer at DISH Network), John Keib (Chief Technology and Product Officer at Google Fiber), Josh Goodell (Vice President Broadband Product Development at AT&T), Anil Guntupalli (Vice President Technology Strategy, Product Engineering, Architecture and Network Planning at Verizon) and Mike Finley (CEO at Boingo Wireless) who will lead the conversation into the particularities of the North American telecommunications industry with an emphasis on future-proofing the industry.

Part of Informa Tech, Light Reading Network X Americas is committed to sustainability and has a dedicated sustainability set of measures, including partnering with the Irving Convention Center which has achieved LEED® Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Diversity and inclusion are also feature parts of the programme with a dedicated summit at the event.

With a high profile set of credentials, the event has attracted global business sponsors, including Ericsson, Fujitsu, IBM, Cisco, Red Hat, Alianza, AMD, Netscout; and participant companies including AT&T, Verizon, Telus, T-Mobile, DISH Network, USCellular, Lumos Technologies, Google Fiber, WOWInc and more.

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Published Wednesday, May 15, 2024 7:50 AM by David Marshall
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