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TMC and Crossfire Media Announce Keynote Presenters for 4G Wireless Evolution in Los Angeles
[August 24, 2010]

TMC and Crossfire Media Announce Keynote Presenters for 4G Wireless Evolution in Los Angeles

NORWALK, Conn. --(Business Wire)--

TMC (News - Alert) and Crossfire Media today announced the lineup of Keynote Presenters participating in the upcoming 4G Wireless Evolution Conference, taking place October 4-6, as part of ITEXPO, in the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Now in its fourth iteration, the expanded 4GWE explores the trends driving a shift towards an anywhere, anytime, broadband mobile network. The event focuses on the evolution to a 4G infrastructure and the mobile broadband applications that it will enable. As part of ITEXPO, 4GWE has become the industry's premier gathering place for Mobile Network Operators, fixed carriers, handset manufacturers, mobile internet device manufacturers, application providers, and venture capitalists.

Details on the entire conference program are now available online, with the following Keynote Addresses highlighting the conference content:

  • Monday 10/4, 11:45 AM, Keynote Lunch - "So Much Demand, so Little Time" by Jeff Thompson, President, CEO and Director, Towerstream will share his vision for the new age of devices, applications and carrier services.
  • Monday 10/4, 3:15 PM, "WiFi - The Real 4G" by Brough Turner, Founder of BigBroadband.Net, will look at current WiFi deployments and illustrate why we are the tipping point of Broadband Wireless.
  • Monday 10/4, 4:00 PM, "The Paths to LTE Deployment" by Jean-Pierre Lartigue, CTO and VP of Strategy for Alcatel-Lucent's Wireless Division, will discuss deployment possibilities and share his insights regarding the trends in spectrum utilization.
  • Tuesday, 10/5, 8:30 AM, "Keynote: Enabling 4G Backhaul without Breaking the Bank", by Joe Schraml, VP of Marketing, Bridgewave Communications, will discuss how mobile operators can cost-effectively expand their networks backhaul capacity while enhancing their coverage.
  • Tuesday, 10/5, 9:00 AM, Alvarion Keynote featuring Dr. Mohammad Shakouri, Corporate Vice President Alvarion and Vice President WiMAX Forum, an industry visionary and well-known expert in the field, Mr. Shakouri will share his 4G broadband vision with the 4GWE audience.
  • Tuesday, 10/5, 10:30 AM, "Changing Tires on the Go: Bringing LTE to the Network and Building for Mobility" by Chris Neisinger, Executive Director of Network Planning for Verizon (News - Alert) Wireless, will discuss Verizon's build-out strategy and plans to support customer requirements.
  • Tuesday, 10/5, 11:30 AM, "Providing Value as a Carrier's Carrier" by Qwest VP of Wholesale Services, Beth Halvorson, will discuss the future of Backhaul backbone Networks and the requirements of an expanding market.
  • Tuesday, 10/5, 12:15 PM, "Supporting the Next Generation of Backhaul" by Peter Allen (News - Alert) President and CEO of DragonWave, will present ideas for providing the reach and scale needed to make wireless broadband a reality everywhere.

"The conference content presented at 4GWE is unlike any other in the industry, delving deeply into the challenges posed to U.S. carriers; identifying the strategies needed to bring 4G technologies to consumers; and assessing the regulatory arena in a way that gives attendees a thorough understanding of the Broadband Policy's effect on the wireless industry," said Cossfire Media's Carl Ford. "Anyone working in the wireless industry - Mobile Network Operators, fixed carriers, handset manufacturers, mobile internet device manufacturers, or application providers - should plan to join us at 4GWE this fall in Los Angeles."

Event sponsors for 4GWE include: Alvarion; AT&T (News - Alert) BridgeWave Communications; CDMA Development Group; DDB Unlimited; Qwest Wholesale, and Xirrus. Sponsorship, exhibiting, and advertising opportunities are still available, and interested parties should contact Anthony Cassio at 203-852-6800 ext. 105.

Members of the media can reserve media credentials by contacting Todd Keefe at

About Crossfire Media:

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

About TMC:

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends. TMCnet has ranked within the top 3,500 in Quantcast's (News - Alert) Top U.S. sites, placing TMCnet in the nation's top .03% most visited Web sites. In addition, TMC produces ITEXPO; 4GWE Conference and M2M Evolution (in conjunction with Crossfire Media); Digium|Asterisk World (in conjunction with Digium); and Smart Grid Summit (in conjunction with Intelligent Communication Partners). TMC serves other communications market segments with the Cloud Communications Summit (in conjunction with Light and Electric); CVx ChannelVision Expo (in conjunction with Beka Publishing); and MSPWorld™ (in conjunction with the MSP Alliance).

TMC also serves technology professionals with industry-specific Web sites: InfoTech Spotlight, 4GWE, M2M,, Smart Products Ecosystem,,, Satellite Spotlight,,, and

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