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October 7-10, 2012

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Do you want to share your insights into business strategies, innovative technologies and/or regulatory trends that are shaping the future of the competitive communications industry?

If so, we invite you to submit a session proposal for the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2012 Convention & EXPO, scheduled for October 7-10 in Dallas.  The submission deadline is June 1, 2012.

Below you’ll find some general themes we are considering for our Fall agenda. We also welcome your input on other relevant, thought-provoking and timely topics, panel discussions and case studies that would be of interest to the communications industry.


  • Business Models for ILECS: Offering Competitive Services Outside their Home Service Areas
  • Cloud: Techniques for Selling Cloud Services to SMBs
  • From Start-up to Sustaining Business: How Do You Grow Your Business to the Next Level?
  • Implementation of Intercarrier Compensation Reform: The Impact on Your Business Models
  • M&A – How does Industry Consolidation for Incumbents and in the Competitive Sectors (service providers, suppliers, content providers) Impact Your Business?
  • New Markets & Products:  Energy Resale and Other New Solutions
  • Deployment of Super Wi-Fi/White Spaces: Building Networks to Meet Customer Demand


  • Cloud: How to Implement and Optimize the Cloud Services
  • Content: Impact of Increasing Content Delivery Demands on Network Capacity
  • Data Centers: Green, Power, and Product Challenges/Opportunities
  • Ethernet Over Copper: Future Forecast – Where is this Technology Going?
  • New Solutions for Moving Network Architecture Closer to the Edge
  • Interconnection: Connecting IP Networks with other IP Carriers for SLAs
  • Mobile Backhaul: Technologies and Applications
  • Network Security: Prevention,  Protection and Securing the Cloud
  • Wireline and Wireless: Transitioning your Business Model from TDM to IP World? 


  • Connect America Auction: How Can Competitive Providers Participate?
  • 2012 Elections: A Forecast
  • Impact of USF Order on Contributions on your Customer Base
  • Intercarrier Compensation Phase II
  • IP-to-IP Interconnection Agreements: Analyzing the Canadian Model
  • Lifeline Reform Phase I and II
  • Spectrum Auction – FCC rules

Submission Requirements*
For your session idea to be considered, you must include:

  • Proposed session title
  • Abstract of the proposed topic, and brief description of the timeliness and relevancy of the topic.
  • 150-word biography of the proposed speaker
  • Names of other suggested speakers, if a panel discussion is proposed

COMPTEL PLUS will only accept session topic proposals submitted via its Website.

* Please note that submitting a topic for consideration does not guarantee that you or anyone from your company will be included in the agenda. COMPTEL also reserves the right to modify the content and/or format of the session.

DEADLINE: June 1, 2012
Any submissions received after this date will not be considered for the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2012 Convention & EXPO.


Deadline for Session Proposals to be Submitted
June 1, 2012

Preliminary Agenda Published
July 2012

Speaker Invitations Issued
July-August 2012

Agenda Finalized
September 2012      

To view all of the questions for the session proposals please click here.  Please note COMPTEL only accepts proposals via web submission.

For more information about speaking at
COMPTEL PLUS, e-mail Tracy MacDonald 
or call 202-296-6650.

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