Lightower LogoWith consolidation still widespread and new applications driving rapid changes in bandwidth demand, the North American telecommunications industry continues its dynamic path forward. In addition to Lightower’s dramatic organic growth, the company has successfully completed seven acquisitions over the past six years, which have combined to establish Lightower as a key player in the North American telecom landscape.

Philip Olivero, Lightower’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), will participate in Capacity North America 2013’s opening keynote panel titled, “Reshaping the North American Telco Landscape.” Based on his experience, Olivero will help to dissect the trends impacting the North American telecom industry, with a particular focus on mergers and Photo Phil Oliveroacquisitions (M&A), navigating a challenging financial climate and the strongest investment and technology strategies for wholesale carriers doing business on the continent.

“The adage ‘the only constant is change’ is particularly relevant in the telecommunications industry,” confirmed Olivero. “To remain successful in our industry, service providers must constantly balance rapidly changing technology, a demanding customer base, strategic investment opportunities and a dynamic competitive environment that require us to be as cost-efficient as possible.”

The Capacity North America 2013 event takes place October 23-24 at the Hilton Toronto in Ontario, Canada. For more information on Capacity North America 2013, visit

Lightower boasts one of the largest and densest all-fiber networks in the United States, counting more than 20,000 route miles of fiber with more than 7,500 service locations. To learn more about Lightower, visit