Those attending this year's 8th annual TelcoTV conference and exposition
, and delegates at EXPO, NECA's signature training event in Orlando, Fla., get the opportunity to double up on their conference trip thanks to a partnership between NECA and TelcoTV 2009 show organizers. When registering for either event, delegates are offered the option to obtain a special rate day-pass to the other event's exposition floor, making the most of the fact that TelcoTV (November 10-12, 2009) and EXPO (November 8-12, 2009) are taking place concurrently and are conveniently located within a few minutes distance of each other in Orlando. This presents a significant opportunity to forge links between major carriers and rural communications providers, and for NECA members to explore the benefits of media, entertainment, and telecom convergence.
is the administrator of the FCC's interstate access charge pooling system. Based in Whippany, N.J., NECA is a not-for-profit association of over 1,400 incumbent local exchange carriers across the United States and its territories. EXPO is NECA's signature training event for members and features a vendor showcase offering a premier opportunity for vendors to meet with and market to the rural telecommunications industry. Telcos from across the United States and its territories attend EXPO to visit with vendors in the telecommunications, cable, Internet, and IPTV businesses. They also attend classes to increase their knowledge of the industry and to become aware of the increasing options for communications providers. NECA EXPO will be held from November 8-12 at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., and just a few miles from TelcoTV. Seats for the EXPO sessions are already filling fast.
TelcoTV 2009 provides a comprehensive overview of the changing telecom video landscape, with presentations delivering meaningful insight into, and analysis of, the evolving world of entertainment convergence, plus more than 150 exhibitors showcasing the latest solutions and products for the IPTV and video markets. It is a joint production of Light Reading and NTCA. This year's event will be held November 10-12, 2009 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.