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FierceMarkets to Host ``IPTV Evolution'' Workshop at TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO West 2006; Full-day program educates service providers seeking to deliver profitable IPTV services
[July 24, 2006]

FierceMarkets to Host ``IPTV Evolution'' Workshop at TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO West 2006; Full-day program educates service providers seeking to deliver profitable IPTV services

NORWALK, Conn. --(Business Wire)-- July 24, 2006 -- Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) announced today that FierceMarkets, a leading publisher reaching over 375,000 subscribers in over 100 countries, will host "IPTV Evolution," a full day workshop educating service providers about delivering profitable IPTV services to subscribers, at TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO West 2006 in San Diego, California.

INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO West 2006 will be held October 10-13, 2006 at the San Diego Convention Center. "IPTV Evolution" takes place on Wednesday, October 11th.

Spearheaded by FierceMarkets telecom experts, the IPTV Evolution will deliver insight from leading service providers, technology vendors, and some of the industry's top analysts. Through two parallel tracks, one on services and content and one on technology deployments, the IPTV Evolution will dissect the business case for IPTV. Topics to be covered include the rigors of on-demand programming, quality of service issues, scalability, billing, and more.

"We are pleased to be working with TMC to bring the industry a forum in which they can hear the latest trends and strategies in the IPTV market," said, Jeff Giesea, president of FierceMarkets. "Attendees of this year's Internet Telephony show will have the advantage of staying ahead of the competitive landscape by hearing directly from those that are leading and innovating the IPTV market worldwide."

According to TMC President and INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference Chairman Rich Tehrani, IPTV Evolution is the perfect complement to the other content offerings at INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO.

"IPTV is one of the fastest-growing segments of IP Communications. FiereceMarkets' IPTV Evolution sessions provide a critical educational experience to our service provider attendees at INTERNET TELEPHONY. In conjunction with existing tracks covering IMS, Voice Peering, Triple Play, WiMAX, e911 and other critical service provider topics, IPTV Evolution ensures these attendees leave the event fully equipped to take advantage of the great opportunities available to them delivering IP-based services to their subscribers," explained Tehrani.

Sessions currently planned for FierceMarkets' "IPTV Evolution" Workshop include:

-- Marketing IPTV 101: Will Subscribers Choose Based on Features?

-- The Politics of Content Acquisition

-- Shaping a Fiber Strategy: Managing Costs of the Network

-- Increasingly on Demand: The New TV Business Model

-- Ensuring QoS and Scalability

-- IPTV Billing Options Explained

-- The Future of the Set-Top Box

-- DRM Solutions that Will Not Limit IPTV's Potential

-- Round Table Discussion: The Future of IPTV in the Connected Home

For more information or to register for IPTV Evolution or INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO West 2006, please contact Dave Rodriguez at [email protected], or visit or

For information about speaking or sponsorship opportunities at the IPTV Evolution, please contact Heather Cox at [email protected]

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Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes four print publications: Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, SIP Magazine, and IMS Magazine. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. Ranked in the top 1,500 sites in the world by, TMCnet serves more than one million unique visitors each month. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. TMC also produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, VoIP Demo, IMS Expo, and Call Center 2.0 Conference. For more information about TMC, visit

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About FierceMarkets

FierceMarkets is a Washington, DC-based digital business media company that provides critical market information for elite business decision-makers in specialized industries. Our market-leading email publications, events, and related services focus on niche sectors in the telecom, finance, enterprise IT, and life sciences industries. Every business day, we reach more than 375,000 top executives in over 100 countries. For more information on our publications and events, visit

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