PTC'15The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region has been named ground zero this year by the International Data Corporation (IDC) for expected strategic growth initiatives and collaboration around Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT), as more vendors and market sectors work together to gain market share.[1] With 3.9 billion people, APAC represents almost half of all Internet users worldwide and more than half of all active social media users.[2] The challenge for IT network operators will be finding creative ways to host, store and analyze an anticipated 40 zettabytes of data generated by an expected 28.1 billion IoT devices by 2020.[3] Today’s bandwidth-intensive products and services are causing changes in the way network infrastructure is deployed in order to extend network flexibility and capacity.

From the launch of Transport Software-defined Networks (T-SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), to multi-layer convergence and switching integration, to on-demand, SDN-enabled bandwidth and the inclusion of mobile and wireless architecture, telcos and other solution providers are transforming legacy network architectures via new business models and open source solutions to capture a greater percentage of this growing revenue stream.[4]

From January 18-21, 2015, telecommunications leaders from around the globe will gather together to discuss new strategies and trends in network architecture during the Pacific Telecommunications Council’s (PTC) 37th annual PTC conference, titled PTC’15: Networked Planet. As Asia-Pacific region’s premier telecommunications event, PTC’15 will also offer a number of industry perspectives on core data transport, social networking, distributed Big Data, the IoT, and more. Key areas of focus include terrestrial, subsea, satellite and mobile applications, the growing concern around cyber threats and new strategies for global and regional network service providers and over-the-top players they are enabling.

The four-day conference features more than 200 speakers and 60 sessions and is attended by 1,700 executives representing service providers, broadband, Voice and VoIP, IT and wireless companies, legal/policy/regulatory firms and business support organizations.

Key featured companies attending PTC’15 include: 111 Town Square Place, Cologix, Digital Realty, EdgeConneX, Global Capacity, Hidalgo Communications, iMiller Public Relations, INOC, ITW 2015, Open-IX, NANOG, New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX), Pacnet, Spread Networks, Telstra, The Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association and ZenFi Networks.

Digital Realty, Spread Networks and Telstra will be hosting networking events at the Hilton Hawaiian Village® during PTC’15. Attendees are encouraged to stop by for a beverage and an opportunity to network in an intimate atmosphere.

You can request to meet with iMPR or any of our clients at PTC’15 by emailing

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