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June 13, 2012

Super Wi-Fi Summit Puts White Spaces in the Spotlight

Spectrum (News - Alert) issues, backhaul opportunities, devices and equipment top agenda October 3-5 in Austin

NORWALK, CT – June 13, 2012 – The future of white space spectrum will be in the spotlight this fall, as TMC (News - Alert) and Crossfire Media today announced the agenda for the Super Wi-Fi Summit, to be held October 3-5 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. Super Wi-Fi Summit is collocated with ITEXPO, the world’s largest and best-attended communications and technology trade show.

“This is an extremely disruptive technology which could completely change how the wireless market works. The challenges, opportunities and technical issues surrounding white spaces have been one of the hottest topics in wireless broadband, and we’re excited to be bringing this discussion to a broader audience in Austin,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC and chairman of ITEXPO.

The Super Wi-Fi Summit  will cover all aspects of the white spaces market, including: spectrum issues, technical trial results and next steps, backhaul opportunities, database issues, white spaces devices, standards and more.

Rick Whitt, Director/Managing Counsel for Google (News - Alert), will kick off the conference at 9 am CST on Wednesday, October 3, with an industry perspective on white spaces. Immediately following is a panel session “From Technical Trials to Marketing Trials…What's the Next Step?” featuring speakers from Carlson Wireless, Microsoft, Keener Law Group and Adaptum. In a following session, panelists from Google, Telcordia, Microsoft and K&L Gates LLP will discuss the latest rulings from the FCC (News - Alert) on white spaces.

Additional Super Wi-Fi Summit sessions will explore:

  • White Spaces Backhauling the Cache: What is the Opportunity?
  • US Roll out Report: Is Adoption Here?
  • Standards Update: Using standards to drive White Spaces Innovation and Investment
  • White Spaces and the TV Industry: Incentive Auctions & TV Broadband Service
  • White Spaces: Base Stations and Edge: The Alpha Report
  • The WISPs Perspective: Why WISPS like TVWS
  • Sizing the Market Opportunity: Is this a win/win for both the Database Manager and the Device Maker?
  • Sharing the Future of Spectrum
  • Database Roundup

“The companies at the forefront of the White Spaces market segment, including Microsoft, Google, Telcorida, Spectrum Bridge, 6Harmonics, and others, will be joining the Super Wi-Fi Summit as speakers, sponsors and exhibitors,” said Carl Ford (News - Alert), co-founder of Crossfire Media and VP of content for Super Wi-Fi Summit. “This market segment is quickly gathering steam, and it’s the perfect time to bring the conversation to the audience in Austin.”

The complete agenda for Super Wi-Fi Summit is now available, and registration is open. For Super Wi-Fi Summit sponsorship and exhibitor information, contact Matthew Gleeson at mgleeson@tmcnet.com or 203.852.6800, ext. 145. For media registration, contact Ashley Baster at abaster@connect2comm.com.

Keep up to date on Super Wi-Fi Summit sessions, schedules and speakers on Twitter: #SuperWiFiSummit.

About TMC:

TMC is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online.TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility, and Cloud Computing magazines. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event. TMCnet.com, which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events:  Cloud Communications Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; CVx (ChannelVision Expo); DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; LatinComm Conference & Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobility Tech Conference & Expo; MSPAlliance MSPWorld; StartupCamp; SUITS (Synoposis Under IP/Patents Telecom Sourcing); Video World Conference & Expo and more!

Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

About Crossfire Media:

Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. Crossfire services communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars, and newsletters and provide community websites with the latest information in our industries.

Media and Analyst Contact:        
Sue O’Keefe      
Connect2 Communications          
(508) 494-7771   
sue.okeefe@connect2comm.com




Edited by Brooke Neuman
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