DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - October 26, 2010) - Executives from Alcatel-Lucent, ng Connect, Ruckus Wireless, and Vidiator will discuss new mobile broadband strategies, including ways to contend with declining voice revenues, at a special CONNECTIONS™ Europe session on November 15. Applications such as messaging, social networking, and multimedia are initial revenue opportunities, and once the smartphone reaches into the home network, operators can extend services to include remote access, place-shifting content, and remote home monitoring.

International research firm Parks Associates details the challenges for mobile operators, including market oversaturation and diverse user populations, in the new white paper "European Mobile Market: Beyond Price-based Strategies." By 2014, data will account for over 46% of mobile service revenues in Western European countries.

"Changes in the market have made price-based strategies near obsolete in a competitive sense," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "Operators must explore new services and how to expand their footprint to other Web-enabled CE, including tablets and smartphones, in order to capture the revenue potential in these new devices."

Mr. Sikes will moderate the session "Mobile Broadband: Devices, Strategies, and Consumer Demand," Nov 15 at 2:30 p.m. This interactive session includes the following participants:

  • Andrew Bielinksi, Technical Sales Manager, Vidiator
  • Laureen Cook, Vice President, 4G/LTE Strategy - Emerging Technology and Media Group, ng Connect
  • Steven Glapa, Director, Business Development, Carrier Networks, Ruckus Wireless
  • Yves Tjoens, VP head of Product - Motive, Alcatel-Lucent

CONNECTIONS™ Europe, hosted by Parks Associates in Amsterdam on November 15-16, addresses key issues for manufacturers, operators, and content developers on value-added services, mobile data applications, Web-enabled CE devices, and consumer access to video content. Go to www.connectionseurope.com to download "European Mobile Market: Beyond Price-based Strategies."

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Sponsors are Accedo Broadband, ActiveVideo Networks, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB), Gigle Networks, Latens, PacketVideo, ProVision Communications, Radialpoint, Ralink Technology, Virgin Media, and Zeitera. Companies in the Premier Program include ActiveVideo Networks, Gigle Networks, Intel, ProVision Communications, PacketVideo, Rovi, and Verizon Wireless.

For information or to register, visit http://www.connectionseurope.com.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summits, produced by Parks Associates, are executive events offering high-level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging residential and mobile technologies and services. http://www.connectionseurope.com

Contact Information:

Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein
Parks Associates