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The Here & Now Theatre demonstrations will discuss the technology applicable to LTE networks today that will pave the road to 5G. See live demonstrations of LTE and LTE-A networks. Areas covered include: LTE voice, LTE broadcasting, carrier aggregation speed tests, testing and measurement, and WiFi handover and VoWiFi.

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Agenda at a glance

Wednesday 29th June – Thursday 30th June 2016, 9am – 5.30pm

CONFERENCE DAY ONE: JUNE 29TH 2016

Virtualisation & Optimisation

VoLTE, ViLTE & VoWifi

Operating VoLTE and Wi-Fi-calling in the field: Practical experiences 10 month after successful commercial launch
Christian Menini, Senior Project Manager, Program Manager VoLTE, Swisscom

What do operators need to do to keep QoS in VoLTE?
Paul Gowans, Wireless Strategy Director, Viavi Solutions

VoWifi – Android and Apple Product Demo
Larry Baziw, Senior Director, Video and Voice Product Development, Rogers Communications

PANEL: Challenges of integrating the new voice bearers: VoLTE and VoWiFi

  • Technology, devices and core network
  • How to simplify introducing new customer experience scenarios
  • New challenges for agents to deal with when dealing with customer complaints

Larry Baziw, Senior Director, Video and Voice Product Development, Rogers Communications
Patrice Crutel, Senior Architect Core and Service Network layer, Bouygues Telecom
Christian Menini, Senior Project Manager, Program Manager VoLTE, Swisscom
Paul Gowans, Wireless Strategy Director, Viavi Solutions

The VoLTE deployment story at Bouygues Telecom
Patrice Crutel, Senior Architect Core and Service Network layer, Bouygues Telecom

What do operators need to do to keep QoS in VoLTE?
Paul Gowans, Wireless & RAN Solutions Marketing Manager, Viavi Solutions

Use cases for virtualised Wi-Fi
Nikos Moustakas, Voice over X Designer, KPN 

Developing a Centralized VoLTE IMS Network
Yingqi Li, Chief Network Architect, China Telecom

IMS Development

Launching the world’s first virtualized IMS
Wooyong Choi, Head of IMS development, SK Telecom

Evolving service-centric networks on the IMS architecture
Reserved for Eirtech 

Customer experience using IMS in a UK mobile network
Peter Whitaker, Service Manager, Technology, EE

PANEL: Can Virtualization simplify IMS?

  • Considering the importance of driving down cost
  • Reduction of complexity in the operation of networks
  • Next steps and future considerations

Tim Rawling, VoLTE Network Architect, BT*
Reserved for sponsor

CONFERENCE DAY TWO: 30th JUNE 2016

Developments & Deployments

Evolution of LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation
Hrvoje Jerkovic, Head of Service Quality Assurance, VIPnet d.o.o.

Universal Broadband Services in rural Areas (Cost effective solution with 4G technology)
Dr N Mirmotahary, CTO HiWeb, Iran

PANEL: Long-term positives of carrier aggregation vs short-term negatives

  • Mitigating negatives, maximising positives
  • Clear strategies and business cases to maximise potential
  • Tools and technologies to ensure an optimum user experience

Small Cell Deployment

In-building coverage, Past, Present and Future 
Asher Bajwa, Senior Technical Sales, Comba Telecom

Small Cells for Micro coverage
Marc Zirka, Head of Corporate Strategy, Bakcell

PANEL: Small cell deployment gives rise to challenging issues such as:

  • Interference control
  • Mobility management
  • Effective backhaul 

LTE Broadcast

LTE Advanced Evolution: Creating a more consistent user experience with LTE Broadcast
Reserved for sponsor

STADIUM CASE STUDY: Success and innovation
Matt Stagg, Head of Mobile Video & Content, EE

Opportunities beyond venue casting
Ramon Greep, Senior Strategy and Business Development Manager, Deutsche Telekom

PANEL: Consumer adoption: When will LTE Broadcast to become a mainstream technology?

  • Does the fundamental idea behind LTE Broadcast run counter to how most people are consuming video?
  • Devices that can support technology to spur content providers to buy into the ecosystem
  • Creating commercial momentum through a subscriber base capable of accessing LTE Broadcast content

Ramon Greep, Senior Strategy and Business Development Manager, Deutsche Telekom
Matt Stagg, Head of Mobile Video & Content, EE

Global Future Insights: Developed & Emerging Market Evolutions
What have we learned in the last few days? When can we expect to see a 4G ecosystem globally – and what’s next for the developed world as the connectivity evolution continues?

PANEL: Emerging markets perspective: Transition to 4G

  • Concerns and considerations
  • Tools and technologies
  • Timelines and touchstones

Marc Zirka, Head of Corporate Strategy, Bakcell
Isaias Alegria García, Engineering & Operations Manager, Marcatel Mexico

PANEL: Here & Now Round Up: Future predictions, trends and technologies

  • Learnings form the last two days
  • Game changing technologies for LTE networks
  • Defining the transition to 5G

Lillo Licata, Device Strategy & Architecture, Three UK

 

 

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Key Speakers:

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Yingqi Li, Chief Network Architect, China Telecom Dr N Mirmotahary, CTO HiWeb, Iran
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Larry Baziw, Senior Director, Video and Voice Product Development, Rogers Communications Aaron Partouche, Network Services Business Development Director, Colt 
 Erol Hepsaydir  Patrice Crutel
Erol Hepsaydir, Head of RAN and Device Strategy and Architecture, Three UK Patrice Crutel, Senior Architect Core and Service Network layer, Bouygues Telecom
 SK Telecom  Tim Rawling
Wooyong Choi, Head of IMS development, SK Telecom  Tim Rawling, VoLTE Network Architect, BT
 KPN  Christian Menini (2)
Nikos Moustakas, Voice over X Designer, KPN  Christian Menini,  Senior Project Manager, Program Manager VoLTE, Swisscom 
 Marc Zirka  3Vector P-B
Marc Zirka, Head of Corporate Strategy, Bakcell Lillo Licata, Device Strategy & Architecture, Three UK
 isaias garcia alegria  Ramon Greep
Isaias Alegria García, Engineering & Operations Manager, Marcatel Mexico Ramon Greep, Senior Strategy and Business Development Manager, Deutsche Telekom
 Matt Stagg  EE
Matt Stagg, Head of Mobile Video & Content, EE Peter Whitaker, Service Manager, Technology, EE
 Hrvoje Jerkovic  Asher Bajwa
Hrvoje Jerkovic, Head of Service Quality Assurance, VIPnet d.o.o. Asher Bajwa, Senior Technical Sales, Comba Telecom
 Paul Gowans  
Paul Gowans, Wireless Strategy Director, Viavi Solutions  
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