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FBR Announces Living in a Gigabit World Conference

ARLINGTON, Va., June 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FBR & Co. (Nasdaq:FBRC) (FBR), a leading investment bank serving the middle market, announced its Living in a Gigabit World Conference. The event will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at The Paley Center for Media in New York City.

This unique conference brings together thought leaders from service providers, equipment vendors, network infrastructure contractors, policy makers, and other enablers to delve deep into the Gigabit World through panel discussions, interactive Q&A and one-on-one meetings with company executives. Featured presenters will include executives from Airvana, Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, Dycom Industries, Ericsson, EZchip Semiconductor Ltd., Energous Corporation, Federated Wireless, Ikanos Communications, Lions Gate Entertainment, Nokia-Siemens Networks, PMC-Sierra, Inc., Samsung Electronics, Tarana Wireless, Inc and Verizon.

"Consumer demand for HD video, over-the-top media and new applications like Internet of Things are driving demand for faster data speeds into the home. As a result, carriers are deploying gigabit speed networks as they either seek to profit from new services or compete against new offerings like Google Fiber," said David Hilal, senior managing director and director of research for FBR. "At our conference we will examine the drivers of data consumption, the carrier capex dilemma and the various technologies that seek to provide faster and cheaper network equipment and content."

The conference will be held at the renowned Paley Center, the world's foremost institution dedicated to collecting and preserving the best of media. The Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley and is dedicated to the discussion of cultural, creative and social significance of television, radio and emerging platforms and evolving media landscape.

Registration is required for attendance. For more information about this conference, including the complete schedule and list of participating companies, as well as registration, please visit, www.fbr.com/gigabit15

FBR & Co. (Nasdaq:FBRC) provides investment banking, merger and acquisition advisory, institutional brokerage, and research services through its subsidiary FBR Capital Markets & Co. FBR focuses capital and financial expertise on the following industry sectors: consumer; diversified industrials; energy & natural resources; financial institutions; healthcare; insurance; real estate; and technology, media & telecom. FBR is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with offices throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.fbr.com.

CONTACT: Media: Shannon Hawkins at 703.469.1190 or shawkins@fbr.com Investors: Linda E. Eddy at 703.312.9715 or leddy@fbr.com

Source:FBR & Co.