AT&T and Verizon to Keynote CONNECTIONS(TM) Conference

CONNECTIONS(TM) features Parks Associates research and analysis on Networked Devices, Digital Content, and New Services

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Parks Associates announced today CONNECTIONS(TM) : The Digital Living Conference & Showcase will feature keynotes from AT&T and Verizon executives on topics including wireless connectivity and entertainment services in the home. CONNECTIONS(TM) tracks developments, trends, and opportunities in the four key areas Communications & Entertainment Services, New Media and Digital Content, Home Systems, and Consumer Electronics.

The event will take place June 2-4, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Glenn Lurie, President of Emerging Devices and Resale, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, will present the opening Keynote on June 2. Joseph Ambeault, Director, Product Development and Management, Video Services, Verizon, will present the morning Keynote on June 3.

CONNECTIONS(TM) includes interactive panels with over 80 speakers, moderated by Parks Associates' expert analysts and featuring the latest research on converging content, services, and hardware. The white paper The Future of Networked Devices and Digital Content highlights the key areas covered by the event tracks, including trends impacting all industry players:

- Commoditization of voice and bandwidth
- Growth of bundled services
- Growth of over-the-top service providers
- Convergence of platforms and networks

"U.S. revenues for broadband value-added services will exceed $1 billion by 2012," said Kurt Scherf, vice president, principal analyst, Parks Associates. "As consumers acquire entertainment and support services, home systems, digital content, and CE, providers and manufacturers must craft solutions that can distribute these offerings seamlessly throughout the home. CONNECTIONS(TM) provides a venue for all companies in the value chain to discuss business strategies and analyze the latest consumer research on service preferences and buying habits."

CONNECTIONS(TM) Sponsors include PUCC, PlumChoice, Allegro, Control4, the DiiVA Consortium, SingleClick Systems, support.com, Syabas Technology, and Valens Semiconductor. CONNECTIONS(TM) Global Sponsors include ActiveVideo Networks, Affinegy, DSC, HD-PLC Alliance, Icron, Irdeto, Macrovision, MoCA, ProVision Communications, Radialpoint, Telcordia, and Zilog.

The white paper is available at www.connectionsconference.com. For information on CONNECTIONS(TM) , contact Parks Associates at sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113.
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