LTE focus event in Amsterdam ..

LTE focus in Amsterdam is an interesting, niche event which I will be speaking as a panel/analyst. Draft agenda below. Some interesting names and themes(spectrum, wimax etc). Should be interesting to attend and if you are attending we can meet

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LTE Focus Amsterdam, 10 September 2009

Draft Programme

Track 1

The LTE business environment

Chaired by Stephen Lowe, Digital Communications KTN and Chairman, Broadband

Wireless Association

09:30 LTE Regulatory Challenges

Val Jervis, Aegis Systems Ltd

09:55 Making the most of the LTE spectrum

Nick Anderson, Technical Manager, Standards, IPWireless

10:20 The 3GPP standards roadmap

Speaker TBA, 3GPP

10:45 Implications of the growth in complexity of the wireless ecosystem

Moray Rumney, Lead Technologist, Agilent Technologies

11:10 COFFEE

Track 2

Technology challenges for LTE

09:30 Migration to LTE and its cost-effective deployment

Ljupco Jorguseski, TNO

09:55 Gathering intelligence in the LTE network

Keith Cobler, Marketing Manager, Tektronix Communications

10:20 Study case WiMAX & LTE in Indonesia: convergence, cooperation or

conflict

Gunadi Dwi Hantoro, Telkom Indonesia

10:45 Cost-effectively increasing network efficiency and capacity

Adrian Hall, Chief Marketing Officer, Bytemobile

11:10 COFFEE

PLENARY SESSION

Strategies for LTE deployment

11:30 OPERATOR KEYNOTE: Meeting the challenges of migration to LTE

Speaker TBA

12:00 ANALYST PANEL SESSION: Strategies, opportunities and threats

towards evolving LTE networks

 Caroline Gabriel, Rethink Associates (Moderator)

 Richard Kramer, Arete

 Frank Bernhard, OMNI

 Randall Schwartz, Wireless2020

13:00 LUNCH

Track 1: Realising a profitable LTE network

Chaired by Caroline Gabriel, Rethink Associates

14:15 The role of deep network sharing

Hans Kuropatwa, Ventura (former CEO Telenor Sweden)

14:40 LTE: how to transform a promising technology into a real business

Andrea Calcagno, CEO & EVP, WiTech

15:05 Maximizing services to ensure the lowest total cost of ownership for

migration to LTE

Bob Smith, Director Services Portfolio Development & Strategy, Motorola

15:30 COFFEE

15:50 Why LTE needs small cells

Rupert Baines, VP Marketing, picoChip

16:15 Leveraging Wi-Fi in the LTE network

Stephen Rayment, CTO, BelAir Networks

16:40 Building a 4G Wireless Ecosystem: The ng Connect Initiative’s

benefits for service provider partners

Derek Kuhn, VP, Emerging Technology & Media, Alcatel-Lucent

Track 2: Enabling technology for LTE

Chair TBA

14:15 PANEL DISCUSSION: Chipsets and front ends for multi-standard

wireless broadband integration

 Raj Singh, President and CEO, Wavesat

 Eran Eshed, VP of Business Development, Altair

 Avi Sharon, Director of LTE Marketing, Comsys Mobile

 Ebrahim Bushieri, CEO, Lime Microsystems

15:05 The role of microwave packet radio in the evolution to 4G mobile

networks

Giacomo Mirelli, Director, Optics CTO for Mobile Evolution Transport

Architecture, Alcatel-Lucent

15:30 COFFEE

15:50 Bringing LTE to life: Field trials and deployment scenarios

Alexander Wörner, Operational Marketing Manager, Rohde and Schwarz

16:15 LTE transmitter PHY measurements in the field

Andy Standen, Product Manager, Anritsu

16:40 Speaker TBA

17:05 Conference ends