2014 Mobility Development Group Global Summit

October 7 - 9, 2014


This meeting was open to all wireless operators and vendors interested in devices, network and roaming involving 4G and multiple technologies.

Presentations are now available for download!  To obtain Members Only presentations, please email info@mobilitydg.org.

THANK YOU from the Mobility Development Group

On behalf of the Mobility Development Group Members, thank you for taking the time to join us in Kansas City for our first Mobility Development Group Global Summit.

It was our pleasure to provide this inspiring, collaborative and international forum for our members to discuss operations and share best practices.

And thanks again to our host Sprint, and meeting sponsor TNS.

If you were unable to join us, please feel free to review the excellent topical presentations from our esteemed colleagues in the wireless industry. And we hope that you will be able to join us at our next meeting being planned now for Spring 2015. If you are interested in hosting or sponsoring, please contact us at info@mobilitydg.org.

Also, please consider participation in one of our Program Service teams, to ensure that your interests and challenges are represented.

Working together with other wireless industry organizations, we will ensure our member companies maximize return on their 3G and 4G technology investments.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely yours,

Douglas Martel
Executive Director
Mobility Development Group

Day 1 - October 7

Welcome, Doug Martel, Executive Director, Mobility Development Group

Welcome and industry needs, Mark Lipford, Sprint

Exploring the Evolution to LTE, Steve Parrot, TNS (Members Only)

Enabling the networked society through LTE-Advanced, Vikramraj “Vikky” Kalaiselvan, Ericsson

Beyond 4G: Meeting the user expectations in a hyper connected world, Theodore Sizer, Bell Labs Research

Overview of the Mobility Development Group, Doug Martel, Mobility Development Group

Device needs for the emerging markets & the other 3 Billion – Panel moderated by Asif Hamidullah, Mobility Development Group

    • Russ Lipinski, Associated Carrier Group
    • Nick Baustert, Sprint
    • Dennis Fu, Mobility Development Group Asia (Members Only)

Spotlight on LTE roaming


IRT Steering Committee meeting

Day 2 - October 8

Connected Wearables for Outdoor Fitness, David Ross, Qualcomm Connected Experiences

Analyst perspective, State of the union of LTE, Sean McDevitt, Cartesian

Device working group – Led by Asif Hamidullah, Mobility Development Group

Leading the Evolution: Tackling the Transition from 3G to 4G, Paul Florack, TNS

Collaborative session - Voice when using LTE and the impacts on device, infrastructure and roaming. Facilitated by Brahm Parasher, Alcatel-Lucent

Collaborative team session - Multimode System Selection – Facilitated by Trevor Shipley, Device Architect, Sprint

    • Laura Wyckoff, Sprint (Members Only)
    • Yuming Hu, Qualcomm Technologies
    • Trevor Shipley, Sprint
    • Dinesh Doshi, W2BI

Day 3 - October 9

Drivers & Challenges Mobile Packet Core Integration with WIFI, Dave Dukinfield, Cisco (Members Only)

Update on 3GPP2, Jack Nasielski, Qualcomm Incorporated

Securing the Internet of Things, Seyed Zaeen Hosain, Aeris

Roaming Working Group – Led by Libby Mackay, Qualcomm International

    • Launching Nationwide LTE Roaming, Kim Jakubowski, The Alaska Wireless Network (Members Only)
    • GSM to CDMA Roaming Implementations, Ted Bolerjack, Sprint (Members Only)

Using Big Data to Increase Roaming Revenue, John DuBois, Comfone

Roaming 2015 Work Item Review and Prioritization - Led by Libby Mackay, Qualcomm International (Members Only)

    • Do CDMA operators need to have a GSMA membership to roam with LTE?
    • MMSS training and tool updates
    • What do you need from MDG to support VoLTE roaming?
    • CRIET – Not just for roaming anymore. Required enhancements to include 4G.

Device 2015 Work Item Review and Prioritization – Led by Asif Hamidullah, Mobility Development Group

Download the Journal distributed at the summit.

In this issue:

    • A note from our Host
    • Host and Sponsors
    • Be a Sponsor!
    • A Letter from the Executive Director
    • Mobility Development Group at a Glance
    • From the Value Added Services Teams
    • Interoperability & Roaming Team
    • Technology Road Map
    • Device Evolution & Commercialization
    • Keynote Speakers
    • Member Benefits
    • Sprint Voice
    • A First for GCI
    • Mobility Development Group FAQs
    • The State of LTE Roaming
    • VoLTE and the Future of 3G
    • Network of Choice for IoT Devices
    • CRIET
    • People of the Mobility Development Group
    • Mapping Key Terms from CDMA/EV-DO to LTE
    • Equivalent Documents