NEW YORK, February 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Techweb's Light Reading (, the principal research-led media company serving the global communications marketplace, and Heavy Reading (, its prestigious market research division, will host their third annual Cable Next-Gen Broadband Strategies conference on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at the Cable Center in Denver. Cable Next-Gen Broadband Strategies -- hosted by Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Alan Breznick, Light Reading Cable Site Editor Jeff Baumgartner, and Heavy Reading Contributing Analyst Craig Leddy -- will take a comprehensive look at the cable industry's plans to deploy powerful Docsis 3.0 wideband technology, delve into wireless broadband, and develop such new fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) architectures as Radio Frequency Over Glass (RFOG) and Passive Optical Networks (PONs).

The Cable Next-Gen Broadband Strategies conference will feature morning keynote speaker Jorge D. Salinger, VP of Access Architecture for Comcast, who will describe a new access architecture for the cable delivery of broadband and video signals. The conference will also feature a joint afternoon keynote session with Peter Percosan, CTO of Cable Europe Labs, and Timothy J. Burke, VP of Strategic Technology for Liberty Global, who will outline the aggressive efforts by European, Asian, and other MSOs to deploy Docsis 3.0 services across the planet.

This should be the most comprehensive conference yet on the cable industry's next-gen broadband plans and ambitions, Breznick said. With our stellar lineup of speakers, we expect to break some news and dig deeper into cable's broadband progress and challenges.

Other featured speakers will include: Paul Brooks, Director of Network Engineering at Time Warner Cable; Jeff Finkelstein, Director of Network Architecture at Cox Communications; Saifur Rahman ( pkrs), Distinguished Engineer at Comcast Cable; Chris Bastian, Executive Director of Network Architecture at Comcast Cable; Matt Schmitt, Director of Docsis Specifications at CableLabs; Doug Jones ( pkrs), VP of Access Technologies at Comcast Cable; Eamon O'Leary, VP of Engineering Operations at Clearwire; Pragash Pillai, Senior VP of Engineering Technology at Bresnan Communications; Peter Roberts, VP of Sales Strategy Development at Starz Entertainment; Alan Tschirner, VP, Technology at NCTC; Joseph Jensen, Executive VP CTO at Buckeye CableSystems; and Dean Stoneback, Co-Chairman of SCTE IPS Working Group 5.

Speakers from sponsoring companies will also be presenting. The event's nine sponsors include: Platinum Sponsors Arris and Motorola; Gold Sponsors Aurora Networks, BigBand Networks, CommScope, Hitachi, and JDSU; and Silver Sponsors Alloptic and Calix. More than 130 cable and telecom executives are expected to attend the conference on Thursday at the Cable Center in Denver.

Registration for press and analysts is free. To register for Cable Next-Gen Broadband Strategies, please visit:

Contact: Amy Averbook Director of Corporate Marketing Light Reading +1-212-600-3373

About Light Reading

Founded in 2000, Light Reading ( is the leading online media, research, and focused event company serving the US$3 trillion worldwide communications market. is the ultimate source for technological and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, and TelcoTV Asia, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Europe, and The Tower Summit @ CTIA, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives in the US, Europe, India, and China. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.

About UBM TechWeb

UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its core businesses - media solutions, marketing services and professional information - UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands, applications and services in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs, IT and IT Support managers, Web Digital professionals, Software and Game developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively participate in UBM TechWeb's communities. UBM TechWeb brands includes: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Game Developers Conference (GDC), Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; large-scale online networks such as InformationWeek, Light Reading and Gamasutra; research, training and certification services, including HDI, Pyramid Research and InformationWeek Analytics; and market-leading magazines such as InformationWeek and Wall Street Technology. UBM TechWeb is part of UBM, a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to

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CONTACT: Amy Averbook, Director of Corporate Marketing, Light Reading,+1-212-600-3373,