NEW YORK, February 12 /PRNewswire/ -- TechWeb's Light Reading (, the top research-led media company serving the global communications marketplace, today reminds its readers that it has a series of video clips to help them prepare for Mobile World Congress (, which takes place in Barcelona on Feb. 15 to 18.

Surviving Barcelona: The GSMA's Michael O'Hara gives us an update on the big themes at Mobile World Congress, and dispenses some personal safety advice for travelers:

Mobile World Congress Overview: Heavy Reading's analysts give you the top topics you'll be hearing about at the show and what questions they'll be asking of vendors and operators:

If you want a deeper look at the big themes in mobile broadband this year, we've tracked the following four topics and have analysts offering the latest insights on themes such as...

Backhaul Bottlenecks: Heavy Reading analyst Patrick Donegan gives us an update on the backhaul bottlenecks, and what vendors are doing to help carrier networks thrive under fire:

The State of LTE: Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown talks about Long Term Evolution's performance and what we can really expect when these new technologies are first deployed:

Mobile Growth in Africa: Pyramid Research Analyst Badii Kechiche discusses the market saturation happening in Africa's largest cities and contrasts that with what's going on in rural areas:

Traffic Management: Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Graham Finnie discusses how mobile broadband growth is demanding new and innovative ways to manage mobile traffic growth and implement new network policies:

All of Light Reading's Mobile World Congress coverage can be reached at, or by visiting its special show site:

Contact: Amy Averbook 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 TechWeb

TechWeb (, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events, Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat, and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and Wall Street Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services including next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than US$2.5 billion. *13.3 million business decision-makers: based on number of monthly connections

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UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation 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 organised 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

SOURCE: Light Reading

CONTACT: Amy Averbook, Light Reading, +1-212-600-3373,