It is no secret that I have been hearing great things about the future of the optical market. Check out this post for optimistic interviews regarding the space with Hunter Newby of Allied Fiber and Jim Theodoras of Adva Optical Networking. Between the need for faster enterprise and consumer broadband connections and the need for more backhaul capacity to satisfy the needs of an ever-growing number of 3G and eventually 4G devices, the need for speed is real and consumers and businesses are paying for it.
The new iPad 3G I just picked up with its corresponding $30/month connection should be a reminder to the skeptics of the insatiable desire for bandwidth on-the-go.
Speaking of paying, Wall Street too is spending massive amounts of money to increase the speeds of their trades and high frequency trading has become a huge money-maker for many firms. In this race, the trophy is huge piles of cash and the investment becomes commensurate with the rewards. Translated roughly - banks and hedge funds are pouring billions of dollars into faster computers and optical connections worldwide. The ability to know where the market is going a fraction of a second faster than the rest of the Street is worth virtually any price.
This global trend is speeding up and even a slow economy has not reversed the trend. And this is the reason I am very excited to announce that the LIGHTWAVE ONE conference will collocate with ITEXPO this October 4-6 in Los Angeles.
Presented by LIGHTWAVE, the world-renown optical news and analysis media company, LIGHTWAVE's ONE Conference is the only event exclusively focused on real-world optical communications strategies for network owners, managers, and service providers. The ONE Conference provides a unique educational and networking opportunity for enterprise and service provider managers who are evaluating, implementing and managing fiber-optic networks.
Perhaps the reason I am most excited about this new relationship is LIGHTWAVE's 25-year track record of excellence in explaining the technologies, strategies and products for building, maintaining and upgrading optical networks.
It is no secret that the demise of SuperComm has left a hole in the optical conference market for education. Part of the reason for this event is to continue the spirit of excellence associated with optical events which is missing from the market. Many companies in the market have been asking me solve this industry problem and I believe we have.
At this moment LIGHTWAVE is at the call for papers stage - and on deadline so please feel free to submit ASAP or ask Lightwave's Stephen Hardy for details (603-891-9454, stephenh (at) penwell.com). In terms of sponsorship and exhibits please contact TMC's Joe Fabiano for details. (203-852-6800 x132, jfabiano (at) tmcnet.com).
Many exhibitors and attendees have told me over the last few years that with ITEXPO, TMC has assembled a communications and technology super-store or super-event by putting together related conferences with partners under a single roof. Our goal continues to be to provide attendees with the most complete selection of products and technologies in tech and telecom in one location. It is our goal, our passion and our mission. We promise to keep partnering and providing you with events which make your job easier to do by allowing your time out of the office to be as productive as possible.