Track: 4G Wireless Evolution -- The Evolution from Chip to Core (4G4)
Does your 4G Device Communicate or Compute?
|Tuesday - 02/03/09, 8:30-9:15am|
Cell phones provide texting, email, browsing and picture taking capabilities. Many consumers think of their phone as a computer while the computer manufacturers see computing opportunities for mobile internet devices. What leading applications will drive manufacturers to build a cellphone that computes or a computer to communicate. In a 4G world, how many devices is the consumer willing to own?
Chief Technical Officer
David H. Yedwab
Market Strategy & Analytics Partners
4G and FMC: It starts at the Edge
|Tuesday - 02/03/09, 1:00-1:45pm|
Many users will spend up to 70 percent of their phone time indoors. At the same time, mobile IP data usage will outstrip mobile voice usage on legacy mobile networks. Yet these new higher spectrum bands RF signal range is shorter and more difficult to provide in-building coverage. Consequently, in-building coverage will become more critical as enterprise users rely increasingly on mobile devices for real-time location-based voice, data and video services.
It’s these issues that are driving strategies such as Femtocell and Picocell technologies. This method is being suggested with for EVDO, HSPA and WiMAX today.
This session will describe the issues providers will face and how to address them to provide reliable indoor-outdoor FMC solutions.
Michael Khalilian (Moderator)
Chairman & President
IMS Forum, NGN Forum
Senior Technical Staff Member
Vice President, Technology Strategy
Migrating the Core: Wireless Backhaul
|Tuesday - 02/03/09, 1:55-2:40pm|
With the adoption of data standards for the wireless network, the existing T1s have to be augmented with new capacity and traffic management strategies. However, the history of the Internet has taught us there is a great deal of flexibility in how this traffic is managed and shaped. This session examines the possibilities of deploying solutions such as Metro-Ethernet and WiMAX and the opportunities for new services based on these solutions.
• What are the real capacity requirements for 4G networks?
• Will we always need to convert to circuit switch speeds (e.g. T-1, DSO) for backhaul?
Fujitsu Network Communications
ITE Services, Inc.
Communications on Social Networks
|Tuesday - 02/03/09, 2:50-3:35pm|
It’s estimated the Internet lost a third of its email traffic with the advent of social networking tools.. Social networking revolutionized the way we communicate, find each other and define and join communities and groups. This session will look at the relationship between the next generation of social networking users with the next generation of technology.
• How do you stay relevant to a dynamic network?
• What functions can enhance user connectivity?
• How do Wireless services add to the sense of community?
Andy Abramson (Moderator)
The Ten Golden Rules of Online Marketing Workbook
Thomas McCarthy-Howe (Moderator)
Light and Electric