CTIA 2014 Partner Event: Launching LTE and Managing 3G/4G/WiFi HetNets

September 10, 2014

11:30AM - 4:30PM 
Las Vegas, NV

Managing increasingly complex mobile networks that incorporate multiple network technologies (including LTE, WiFi and legacy 2G and 3G) across a wide range of spectrum creates significant challenges for wireless operators and their roaming partners. The Mobility Development Group Partner Event featured expert panels, comprised of operators and network and device vendors, who shared their experiences in building, launching and managing HetNets and discussed the latest developments related to 3G-4G interworking for infrastructure, devices and roaming.


11:30AM – Welcome 
Douglas Martel, Interim Executive Director, Mobility Development Group

11:40AM – Keynote: Challenges Faced by a CDMA Carrier in Transitioning to LTE
Dr. Bi Qi, President of Technology Innovation Center and the CTO of Beijing Research Institute of China Telecom

12:00AM – Panel: Complexities and Realities of Managing Next Generation Voice Services in Multi-Mode Networks
Moderator: Iain Gillott, President iGR
Rob Riordan, Executive Vice President and Director of Corporate Development, Cellcom
Brahm P. Parasher, Business Strategy & Product Management, Alcatel-Lucent
Rama Datla, Product Manager, EV-DO Product Management, Ericsson
Mark Davis, CTO, VIA Telecom

1:30PM – Lunch 

2:00PM – Invited Presentation: Device Solutions for Managing Multi-Mode Voice Options for Operators, including Support for Hybrid 1X & LTE (SR-LTE).
Tony Lee, Principle Engineer, VIA Telecom 

2:15PM – Invited Presentation: Introduction to Multi-Mode System Selection (MMSS)
Artun Kutchuk, Vice President of Business Development and Strategy,W2BI-Advantest Group

2:30PM – Invited Presentation: MMSS Procedures, New Features and MMSS Required Data Files Included in the 3GPP/3GPP2 Standards
Yuming Hu, Senior Staff Engineer, Qualcomm


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