Monday - Wednesday, May 14 - 17, 2018
Austin Convention Center,
The Revolution is coming soon
The communications industry is used to the occasional technology metamorphoses
An earthshaking reshaping of the competitive dynamic, which has helped spawn a tsunami of technology innovation.
Providing a live look-in on the fast-moving and fascinating process that is the telecom industry's current transformation process
The network operators' push to become nimbler providers of on-demand network services is driving technology, personnel and operational challenges at an unprecedented pace for the telecom sector. The shift to virtualization and a software-driven future, the adoption of agile IT working methods and a strong operational push to automation are preludes to the massive business process change reshaping telecom fundamentals.
BCE is uniquely positioned to capture the industry's progress on each of these fronts, directly from those in the trenches. Telecom thought leaders from all industry segments will come together to chart progress tackling mutual challenges and exploring diverse opportunities.
The industry's competitive dynamic continues to shift: Web-scale operators still represent both a threat and an opportunity as does growing distribution of over-the-top content. Recent M&A activity is not only redefining industry scale but also blurring the lines between content creation, ownership and delivery.
An event dedicated to telecom's business
BCE conference will bring new context to these changes
As the event dedicated to telecom's business and its ultimate profitability, BCE conference content will bring new context to these changes while raising new questions about what lies ahead. BCE delivers this context across the broad landscape of the telecom sector: networks of all kinds, data centers, cloud service providers, the booming IoT market, video service evolution and more.
2017 Featured Keynotes & Speakers
Key Benefits and Features
Keep your organization on the front lines of key industry trends, including virtualization, adoption of cloud-native software, rapid new service delivery, integration of IP and optical networks, improved network security services and preparing your networks for IoT.
Learn from service provider executives how they are working to tear down traditional silos and create integrated DevOps teams and how the IT talent crunch and need for retraining is being addressed.
See the New IP Agency interoperability demo, the latest in global testing to deliver interoperable virtualization platforms and virtual network functions.
All-new interactive features – share opinions and make new contacts through our interactive roundtables, audience polls, data debates, product demonstrations and more!
Exclusive Awards Ceremony – nominate your company, or a deserving player, for a Leading Lights Award, one of the industry's most prestigious.
BCE Kickoff Party @ The Container Bar - "One of Austin's Top 10 Bars" Tuesday, May 15th!
Women in Comms Luncheon & Pre-Event Workshop
Monday, May 14, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Join top female executives in the comms industry for a networking luncheon and lively discussion
Could you be a Winner?
Join us at the Annual Awards program run by Light Reading, Monday, May 14th 2018
For me this was a great show because rather than overarching product/solution themes it was the whole new software-defined networking trend that the Big Telecom Event was successfully able to capture from the keynotes to some very insightful session tracks. I think the Light Reading team did an excellent task in bringing the key industry thought leaders together in keynotes, panels, parties and on the show floor to coalesce around the whole software-defined networking industry theme.
SK Telecom Americas
Great and informative event. It's unlike any other conference I've attended before where vendors and customers collaborate and discuss issues together. I'm glad to see OTT players like Google also participating in events like this and sharing their expertise