ATLANTIC-ACM President to Lead CEO Panel at Metro Connect USA 2013

Feb 5, 2013

Leading telecommunications industry research consultancy ATLANTIC-ACM announced today that Fedor Smith, ATLANTIC-ACM’s president, will moderate a CEO panel addressing opportunities and threats in the metro marketplace at Metro Connect USA 2013 at 9am EST on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in Miami, Fla.

The session, entitled “CEO Interviews: Mapping the Metro Market – Opportunities and Threats for 2013 and Beyond,” will address strategy and planning topics, including:

  • Adaptive business modeling (price and margin maintenance, navigating the regulatory landscape)
  • Threat assessment in a widening marketplace (government and municipal involvement in laying fiber, cable MSOs entering the service provider space)
  • Accessing new revenue streams and scaling up business activities (matching product portfolios with demand, evaluating small-cell opportunities for future backhaul revenues, timelines for SDN and 100G rollouts, customer base diversification amid booming content and CDN markets)and
  • Strategic predictions for the year ahead, including consolidation and growth prospects

Executives on the panel include Mike Miller, CEO of FiberLight, Kevin O’Hara, CEO of Integra Telecom, Clint Heiden, President of Sidera Networks and Dan Caruso, CEO of Zayo Group.


Boston-based ATLANTIC-ACM is a leading provider of strategic research and consulting services for the telecommunications and information industries. In addition to producing the industry’s principal benchmarking, sizing and opportunity studies, the company assists clients in evaluating telecommunications opportunities for successful investment, market entry and long-term planning. For more information, visit ATLANTIC-ACM’s website at .

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