LTE_NorthAmerica_2013 So the show itself was pretty interesting, from the perspective of the sessions. Naturally there are useful and useless sessions. I thought the best sessions were the HetNets. Public safety tracks were pretty good too.  The Network Optimization tracks were antiquated thanks to the technology we were showing at the show (example: see under tools) and some others under development but it was good for those who don’t normally spend a lot of time thinking about this aspect of the universe. As a side note, love to see the look of surprise in people’s eyes when we tell them that they are paying 10X too much while getting inferior optimization accuracy. On balance there was nothing earth shattering but there were a few good exhibits here and there, so time was well spent.. looking forward to small cells, after Thanksgiving, in Dallas, TX.. ( ) Check out the 2 small cell info graphics at the end BTW…

Here was the full breakdown of tracks:


Service Innovation


LTE Roaming/Spectrum Management




Network Optimisation


  • M2M Opportunities
  • Application Delivery
  • Leveraging CEM
  • Enriching customer experience
  • Future evolutions with RCS
  • LTE Voice Options
  • VoLTE in the Device
  • Multi-Mode Devices
  • Devices of the Future



  • Delivering User Roaming Expectations
  • Making LTE Roaming work
  • Roaming agreements between rural / Tier 1 carriers
  • IPx, international roaming developments
  • International spectrum updates and the impacts on international roaming progress
  • Spectrum Regulation & Harmonisation Updates
  • Building comprehensive HetNets
  • Providing optimum LTE services at large events / arenas
  • Monetising Small Cells
  • SON for Small Cells
  • WiFi and Small Cell Convergence
  • Providing Apps & Services on HetNets
  • SDN / Cloud network innovation
  • ON
  • Policy Control and Charging
  • Leveraging Big Data Analytics
  • EPC developments
  • T&M
  • Network Security
  • Precise Timing & Synchronisation
  • OSS Strategies

And Day 2:

OPENING KEYNOTES DAY TWO – Friday 22nd November

  • Public Safety LTE – an update from FirstNet (TBC)
  • Putting the Customer at the Heart of the Network with CEM
  • CxO First Movers Panel Discussion : LTE Advanced: Timelines, Updates and Possibilities


Monetising LTE


Public Safety LTE


Mobile Data Explosion


The Future of LTE


  • Achieving Maximum ROI
  • Pricing Plans and Data Capping
  • FMC
  • Collective Business Models with the OTT player
  • Network Sharing
  • Wholesale Business Models
  • Driving revenues through network analytics



  • Business model options and developments
  • Rolling out a public safety network in Canada
  • Spectrum developments
  • The use case – scenario and device evaluation – what is required?
  • Ensuring a consistent QoS
  • The role of FirstNet

  • Implementing a convergent strategy for PCC
  • Determining the Potential of Network Functions Virtualisation
  • The SDN debate – How, Why When?
  • IPv6 in Mobile Networks:  Lessons Learned and Strategies Forward
  • Building on the evolution towards ‘smart backhaul’
  • Backhaul for Rural Areas
  • Implementing the right mix of technologies to provide the optimum backhaul network
  • Securing the backhaul connection
  • Impact of Non-Contiguous Hotspot Deployment Of LTE On Performance And Throughput And Its Financial Impact
  • EPC evolution – the role of EPC in handling Mobile Data Traffic
  • Service Provisioning and management via PCC
  • Antenna Developments
  • DAS
  • MIMO
  • Active Antennas
  • TD Ecosystem and worldwide updates
  • FD and TD Convergence
  • Carrier Aggregation
  • LTE-A updates
  • Device/chipset LTE-A requirements
  • WiMAX migration

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