The COMPTEL Plus Spring 2010 Convention and Expo may have wrapped over a week ago, but FierceTelecom believes there were a number of trends that are worth mentioning that will likely continue to resonate throughout 2010.
Being a smaller and more focused event, about 1,750 plus attendees and 100 exhibitors came to the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN to converse about the state of the competitive telecom industry.
As in year's past, the primary company segments attending the COMPTEL Plus Spring show were CLECs and wholesale carriers. CLECs accounted for 23 percent of company segment exhibitor profile, while wholesalers made up 26 percent, respectively.
Some of the highlights of the show included a keynote address by Jonathan Adelstein, RUS Administrator as well as the FCC's delivery of its broadband plan to Congress. In addition, COMPTEL re-elected Joe Ambersley, a founding officer of PAETEC Communications, to his second consecutive term as chairman and other officers to its board.
After two of my flights to Nashville were cancelled due to rainy weather in the Boston area, I finally made it onto the show floor on Tuesday to cover the COMPTEL Plus 2010 show where I spent my day talking with a number of high-level executives from the competitive and wholesale carriers. You can check out our show coverage here as well as our special report on wholesale carriers.
Following in the footsteps of my colleagues at FierceWireless who just chronicled the recent MWC Congress and CTIA show, FierceTelecom thought it would also be good to compile a scorecard on the companies, technologies and trends we think were either a winners or loser during the recent COMPTEL PLUS Spring show.
Of course, I encourage everyone to share your thoughts about the trends you thought were relevant during COMPTEL PLUS. --Sean
Check out the COMPTEL PLUS scorecard: