OSP® Magazine and Parks Associates Announce Partnership for OSP EXPO 2013


OSP®Magazine and Parks Associates Announce Partnership for OSP EXPO 2013

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OSP® magazine and international research firm Parks Associates today announced a partnership to provide custom education at OSP EXPO 2013. Parks Associates is the exclusive research partner for OSP EXPO 2013.

Parks Associates will be the content provider and sponsor of OSP EXPO Education Track 6: Research/Trends/Analyst. Each seminar in this dynamic track is structured as a panel discussion comprised of industry experts and moderated by Parks Associates. Attendees will learn how consumer trends such as smart homes, telemedicine and technical support needs impact the telecom network and those who work to evolve it.


  • Telemedicine - New Solutions for Healthcare

  • Advanced Tools and Infrastructure for Consumer Tech Support

  • Blending Mobile and Video - Providing Quality Video

  • Device Interoperability: Standards for the Connected Home

  • Integration of Connected CE with Home Services

  • The Future of the Personal Cloud

  • BYOD's Impact on the Network for SMBs

"We are proud to continue our partnership with Parks Associates, and especially excited about the leading edge topics they have chosen for OSP EXPO 2013," said Sharon Vollman, President/Editorial Director OSP Magazine.

"We are pleased to be hosting multiple educational sessions at OSP EXPO offering executive insight and analysis on business strategies for the connected home," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "Parks Associates analysts moderate all sessions, which feature executives from Broadcom, Qualcomm, Technicolor, Hitachi, iYogi, and many more. By 2017, consumers worldwide will buy nearly 330 million connected TV devices annually, which include smart TVs, gaming consoles, Blu-ray players, and streaming video media devices. These devices are challenging traditional business models but also opening new opportunities for companies willing to innovate."

"Service providers in particular are under increasing pressure to innovate as content costs escalate and households adopt connected and mobile CE," said Patrice Samuels, Research Analyst, Parks Associates. "Tech support offers an avenue to maintain strong customer relationships and generate additional revenue, with revenues for the total U.S. tech support market reaching $8.25 billion by 2017."

OSP EXPO 2013 is the must-attend telecom tradeshow for everything network related. The event will feature a sold-out exhibit floor with more than 200 exhibitors, and a powerful attendee base, 70% of whom will be armed with purchasing authority and influence. OSP EXPO will offer 2 educational DAS field trips, 44 free educational seminars, two outstanding industry leading keynotes, a free exhibit floor happy hour, and live OSP TV studio.

For complete information about OSP EXPO 2013 and to register, visit http://www.ospmag.com/expo. Registration is free, when prompted, enter priority code: OSP2013E


OSP EXPO is owned by Practical Communications Incorporated (PCI), a world-class publisher of technology information resources, dedicated to advancing technology businesses with niche magazines and trade shows. OSP EXPO, the industry leader in telecom network education, will bring together OSP professionals from the ILEC, IOC, and CLEC communities delivering the latest OSP technologies and seminars offering attendees the opportunity to receive continuing education credits from BICSI, ETA, and BCSP. The Network Solutions Marketplace, OSP EXPO 2013, will take place October 8 - 10, 2013 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. For more information and to register, visit www.ospmag.com/expo.

About Parks Associates

Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, and Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer. http://www.parksassociates.com

Carrie Naber
Parks Associates
Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein



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