Traditional telecom is under siege. Historical boundaries between networks, media, entertainment, software, and advertising have blurred. Value chains are in turmoil. Competition comes from all quarters. Network scarcity is giving way to bandwidth abundance. Predictable earnings are jeopardized by the uncertainty of on-demand services. While application and content services are growing more valuable than transport and access. It’s The End of the World as We Know It. And it’s about time.
Nowadays, constructing corporations must deal with a mixture of complex disputes: frequent design alterations, disparate schemes with incompatible information, regulative abidance, and more. At the same time, internationalization and altering manpower demographics are driving fresh needs for optimized good development procedures, more efficient collaboration, and administered information control.
Beyond Telecom. Beyond transport. Beyond telecommunications as a utility service. A new information and communications ecosystem is evolving – with a new language for defining product innovation and service delivery. Digital lifestyles combine voice, packaged and spontaneous video, location based services, sponsored relationships and close integration with the web – and flow seamlessly between work, home and leisure. Mobile is broadband and television is mobile. Telephones are computers and computers are telephones. Networks are getting faster, smarter, more secure, and more reliable, even as prices continue to fall. Consumers have never had it so good. And service providers have never been more deeply challenged as they migrate traditional business models to the emerging paradigm of digital choice.
Beyond Telecom. PTC’07 will explore the technology, business and policy issues created by the accelerated and continued convergence of communication and entertainment services on IP. Leading providers from Asia and around the world will discuss successful strategies for advanced information services, video, youth and lifestyle marketing, cyber communities and gaming. Policy makers will explore the options and impact of next generation service licensing, net neutrality and IPTV. Vendors will demonstrate the infrastructure platforms and consumer devices that enable the transition to forward-looking business models. Satellite, fiber and VoIP CEOs will share their vision through annual executive roundtables. And PTC’07 will continue PTC’s commitment to illuminate the positive role IP and low-cost access technologies can play in humanitarian relief, disaster management, distance learning, health care, social advancement and poverty reduction.
Beyond Telecom. At the heart of PTC is the opportunity to network. To establish and deepen real business connections. To learn from and with a diverse community of smart and enthusiastic participants from nearly 60 countries around the world.
At PTC’07 we will unveil a powerful one-on-one meeting reservation system to help you reach the thousands of industry experts, investors and service providers who will converge on Honolulu next January. And we will more closely link our exhibits, conference areas, company private meeting rooms and Planet PTC to further facilitate information-sharing and business exchange.
Everyone who has been to PTC knows there is no conference like it. It brings together the best minds, creating the most productive business buzz and provocative dialogue for social change in the global ICT community.