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September 01, 2010

Qwest's VP of Wholesale Services, Beth Halvorson Presenting Keynote Address at 4GWE in Los Angeles

Norwalk, CT – September 1, 2010  – TMC and Crossfire Media today announced that Qwest’s vice president of wholesale services, Beth Halvorson, will deliver a keynote address to the audiences of their collocated 4GWE and ITEXPO conferences in Los Angeles.

The session, entitled, "Providing Value as a Carrier’s Carrier: Wireless Backhaul Services" will discuss the future of Backhaul Backbone Networks and the requirements of an expanding market. It is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 5, at 11:30 AM in the Los Angeles Convention Center, day two of the three-day event.

Beth Halvorson is a seasoned professional with nearly three decades of experience in the telecommunications industry.  As Qwest’s Vice President of Wholesale Services, Beth is responsible for the company’s wholesale data sales for all wireless, ISP, reseller, CLEC, IXC and cable accounts. Beth has served as Vice President of Wholesale Major Markets; Regional Executive Director of Public Policy for US West Communications; Executive Director of Marketing for US West Business & Government Services; and Executive Director of Strategic Planning for US West’s Exchange Carrier Services.

 “Fixed operators are the backbone of the wireless network, and ensuring that the backbone network meets the service levels and quality requirements of their partners is essential for success,” stated Carl Ford, 4GWE event producer and Co-founder of Crossfire Media. This session will discuss the future of backhaul backbone networks. It will address the expanding requirements for this rapidly growing marketplace, and it will also address how fiber deployments are being pushed into base stations, to allow networks of SONET, DWDM and Metro Ethernet to be used when providing services.”

Details on the entire conference program are now available online. Sponsorship, exhibiting, and advertising opportunities are still available, and interested parties should contact

Anthony Cassio at 203-852-6800 ext. 105. Members of the media can reserve media credentials by contacting Todd Keefe at todd@firpr.com.  

About Crossfire Media:
Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars, newsletters and provide community web sites with the latest information in our industries. 

About TMC:
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. MobilityTechzone, TMC's website, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. MobilityTechzone is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends. MobilityTechzone has ranked within the top 3,500 in Quantcast's Top U.S. sites, placing MobilityTechzone in the nation’s top .03% most visited Web sites. In addition, TMC produces ITEXPO; 4GWE Conference and M2M Evolution (in conjunction with Crossfire Media); Digium|Asterisk World (in conjunction with Digium); and Smart Grid Summit (in conjunction with Intelligent Communication Partners). TMC serves other communications market segments with the Cloud Communications Summit (in conjunction with Light and Electric); CVx ChannelVision Expo (in conjunction with Beka Publishing); and MSPWorld™ (in conjunction with the MSP Alliance).

TMC also serves technology professionals with industry-specific Web sites: InfoTech Spotlight, 4GWE, M2M Evolution.com, Smart-Grid.MobilityTechzone.com, Smart Products Ecosystem, Robotics.MobilityTechzone.com, Cable.MobilityTechzone.com, Satellite Spotlight, Green.MobilityTechzone.com, Healthcare.MobilityTechzone.com, and Education.MobilityTechzone.com.

Contact Information:
Todd Keefe
For Immediate Release PR (for ITEXPO)
617-262-1968 x 101

To find out more about Qwest, visit ITEXPO West 2010. To be held Oct. 4 to 6 in Los Angeles, ITEXPO is the world’s premier IP communications event. Don’t wait. Register now.

Edited by Erin Monda

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