Traditional telecommunications is under siege, according to the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC).
Network scarcity is giving way to bandwidth abundance. Application and content services are growing more valuable than transport and access. Historical boundaries between networks, media, entertainment, software, and advertising have blurred.
Competition comes from all quarters. Value chains are in turmoil. Predictable earnings are jeopardized by the uncertainty of on-demand services. It's The End of the World as We Know It. And it's about time...time to look Beyond Telecom, Beyond Transport, Beyond Telecommunications as a utility service.
PTC'07 - the Pacific Telecommunications Council's (PTC) 29th annual conference and exhibition – will do just that, and address the threats and opportunities that come with "the end of the world."
Policy makers will explore also the options and impact of next generation service licensing, net neutrality and IPTV. Vendors will demonstrate the infrastructure platforms and consumer devices that enable the transition to forward-looking business models. Satellite, fiber and VoIP CEOs will share their vision through annual executive roundtables.
And PTC'07 will continue PTC's commitment to illuminate the positive role IP and low-cost access technologies can play in humanitarian relief, disaster management, distance learning, health care, social advancement and poverty reduction.
PTC'07 will be held from 14-17 January 2007 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
[It is organized by PTC, an international, non-profit, non- governmental, membership-based organization, which has been actively promoting the development of telecommunications and related industries in the Pacific region for the last 30 years. The annual PTC conference is considered by many to be the premier telecommunications event in the Asia-Pacific rim.]