It appears that the telecom industry's biggest show, Supercomm, is officially headed towards extinction.
In a press release issued today, EXPOCOMM Events said that it would not renew the contract to manage the SUPERCOMM event following careful review with co-owning SUPERCOMM associations, TIA and USTelecom. Both the TIA and USTelecom said they would not produce a SUPERCOMM event at all this year.
An official announcement by show organizer EXPOCOMM appeared this morning following a LightReading article on Friday that broke the news that the show is "being canceled."
Perhaps show organizers created their own problems by deciding last year to reschedule the show suddenly to the fall in order to coincide with the broadband stimulus award timetable. Or maybe show organizers need to, as Carol Wilson opined in a column last fall, create a more focused event that addresses the telecom industry's need for information about emerging technology and regulatory trends.
- LightReading has this article
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