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2011 Editorial Calendar - Q1 Update

Connected Planet covers the telecom industry every day via news, analysis, blog, commentary, Twitter and more. But we also recognize the need to step back and see the big picture. To that end, Connected Planet is publishing this online editorial calendar to give our readers and the industry a sense of what we’re working on – and a chance to help us out.

Special Topics and Projects

Connected Planet editors focus on a number of special custom projects each quarter, typically bringing together an interactive Web feature, Webcast series and follow-on Smart Guide (please note – these are custom projects dependent on sponsorship support). Look for updates on new efforts throughout the year. For the first quarter:

Network Outsourcing on the Rise
Service providers of all sizes are increasingly passing large portions – if not all – of their network operations to vendor partners. We’ll examine the success stories thus far, detail vendor strategies and shed a light on best practice strategies across network and back-office operations.

The Service Provider Guide to Multi-Screen Video
Quad-play video and TV Everywhere strategies are becoming a reality. How do carriers enable this environment? What are the necessary infrastructure and connectivity components and options both inside and outside of the home? What are the conditional access and rights issues? What will be the role of app stores? All that and more.

Carrier Opportunities in the Smart Grid
The nation’s utility companies are gearing up for the first major overhaul of their network infrastructure in decades – with smart grid networks driving the way. Communications service providers can be a critical partner – if they act now. In partnership with Transmission & Distribution World and the Intelligent Energy Portal.

Virtual Events

After a successful Connected Planet 2010-Building the New Telco Network “virtual event,” we will be running two full-blown online shows this year:

•Spring – Focus on Building Broadband Networks
•Fall – Focus on 3G/4G Networks

Industry Events

Connected Planet attends and covers many industry events. Places where you will see us in the first half of 2011 include:

Mobile World Congress
CTIA Spring
TIA Inside the Network

NOTE: Connected Planet has been chosen as the Show Daily Publisher the new TIA 2011 – Inside the Network event! May 18-20 – Dallas.

We will also be publishing regular content updates and newsletters leading up to the show this May.

See The Path to TIA 2011 – Inside the Network for editorial and sponsor opportunities

Editorial Webcast and SmartGuide Topics

Connected Planet editors are prepared and ready to deliver editorially-focused Webcasts on a wide variety of evergreen topics of vital importance to service providers today, across our key coverage areas:


3G/4G
LTE – WiMax – Mobile Backhaul – Evolved Packet Core – Femtocell/Data Offload

Mobile Apps
4G Services – App Store Strategies – OSes (iPhone, Android, WinMobile 7, etc)

BSS/OSS and Data Center
Billing Platforms – Network Analytics – Business Intelligence – OSS and Testing Systems

IP/NGN
Service Oriented Networks– Service Delivery – DPI and Policy – Sustainable Networks – Content Delivery Networks – IP Security

Residential Services
IPTV – FTTx – Multi-Service Access Platforms – Broadband Strategies

Business Services
Cloud Services – IP-MPLS – Secure VPNs – Carrier Ethernet

Independent
Small Telco Issues – Industry Consolidation – Regulatory Issues

Commentary and Columns


Staff Commentary Schedule

  • Residential Broadband (every other Monday) – Dan O’Shea
  • Business Services (every other Monday) – Joan Engebretson and Rich Karpinski
  • Wireless (every Tuesday) – Kevin Fitchard
  • Next Gen Services (every Wednesday) – Rich Karpinski & Susana Schwartz
  • Mobile Apps (every Friday) – Kevin Fitchard and Dan O’Shea
  • Independent (every Thursday) – Joan Engebretson
  • Breaking News (every Tues/Thurs) – Connected Planet Staff
Contributed Columns
Danny Briere, TeleChoice
John Celentano, Tessco
Peter Jarich, Current Analysis
Laura Lee Gentry, Egon Zehnder Intl.
Steve Hawley, tvstrategies
Liz Kerton, The Kerton Group
Peter Lynch, Next-Gen Marketing
Joe McGarvey, Current Analysis
Vince Vittore, Yankee Group
Dan Warren, GSMA
Kevin Walsh, Zeugma Systems
Plus various analysts from:
Altman Vilandrie & Co.
AT Kearney
IEEE
Infonetics Research
Juniper Research

Want to be considered as a columnist, joining our more than 20 current commentary providers? Drop us a line: richard.karpinski@penton.com.

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