Updated June 14, 2004

    

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Wireless Optimization

  

June 16-17 , Newark, NJ. Hosted by Flash Networks.
Chair: Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research.

  

CONTENTS

Background
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Location
Hotel Information
Registration
Information for Presenters

  

BACKGROUND

  

As wireless technologies improve in speed, they enable an increasing range of applications. In many cases, customers use standard networking applications over wireless networks. However, wireless networks, particularly wide area networks, continue to pose significant challenges for applications and networking protocols compared to wireline networks. These challenges include:

  

  • Higher latency
  • Higher usage costs
  • Greater sensitivity to loading (from other data users and voice users)
  • Variability in throughput
  • Session timeouts
  • Losing network coverage in mid transaction

  

PCCA testing of 3G networks has shown that dramatic improvements are possible through the addition of optimization services.

  

The purpose of this meeting is to address current issues with today's networks, the range of technical approaches that address the issues, and what the industry needs to do to provide wireless services that simplify reliable enterprise application deployment. Specific questions include:

  

  • What wireless effects pose the greatest problems?
  • What are optimal TCP settings for wireless networks?
  • Can the same settings be used for all networks?
  • What are stack vendors and the IETF doing to address TCP issues?
  • How can VPNs be best optimized for wireless networking?
  • What value-added services (e.g., Web acceleration) can operators provide for optimization and how are these best deployed?
  • How can e-mail be optimized for wireless access?
  • What approaches involve proprietary approaches and what approaches are or will be standards based?

     

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

    

June 16 , Workshop. 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

   

Hands on opportunity for participants to demonstrate and evaluate wireless optimization solutions. If you wish to demonstrate a technology or product in this workshop, please contact the PCCA. Attendees can observe how vendors have implemented products, and can also test and quantify their effectiveness.

    

The workshop will be primarily held in a meeting room at the Marriott. The meeting room will be arranged with tables around the perimeter. The room is on the first floor, so we don't expect problems with wireless coverage. If you need a high-speed Internet connection, the hotel provides STSN Ethernet-based service in guest rooms, and you can set up the demo in your guest room. You can also use your guest room for demonstrations if you wish to be selective about your demonstrations. We can direct people from the meeting room to the guest rooms as needed.

     

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Setup

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Introduce participants and discuss format and objectives

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Open workshop format, single room, table per exhibitor

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Debriefing and summary of results

   

June 17 , Meeting. 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

   

Morning coffee service. Lunch provided. The preliminary agenda is as follows.

  

  • Host presentation. Flash Networks.
  • Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research. Review of prior day workshop.
  • Emil Sturniolo, NetMotion Wireless. "TCP Improvements for Wireless, including IETF Efforts."
  • Jim Panian, QUALCOMM. "TCP Windows Size for wireless WANs."
  • Joe Fried. Flash Networks. Web and e-mail acceleration techniques.
  • Martin Renschler, Ericsson, "Wireless Spectrum Efficiency Through Header Compression."
  • Martin A. Iroff, Bytemobile and Martin Renschler, Ericsson. "Wireless Acceleration (Web and E-mail)"
  • Michael Lynch, HyperSpace. "Optimization of security, TCP and VoIP Protocols."
  • Doug Dillon. Hughes Network Systems. "Secure Browsing Over Long Delay Broadband Networks."
  • Discussion and analysis.

   

MEETING LOCATION

   

The workshop and meeting will be held at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott. See hotel detail below.

   

HOTEL INFORMATION

   

The meeting will be held at:

    

Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott
Newark International Airport
Newark, NJ 07114
USA
Phone: 1-973-623-0006
Fax: 1-973-623-7618

   

Reservations: 1-800-228-9290

    

Additional hotel information is available on the Marriott Web site at:

http://marriott.com/property/propertyPage.mi?marshaCode=EWRAP

    

The group is under the name of "PCCA." The PCCA room rate is $148. The room block is available until June 10. If doing a Web-based reservation, please use the following code: PFNPFNA

    

To get to the hotel from the airport, go to the third level, take the Air Train to Station P4 and then catch the Marriott shuttle bus. Make sure it is the Marriott shuttle, and not a shuttle for one of the other Marriott properties.

     

REGISTRATION

   

The registration deadline is end of day, Wednesday, June 9.

   

Meetings are intended primarily for PCCA members. However, non-member organizations may attend for a fee of $500 per person.

  

Click here to register for the meeting using our secure Web page.

   

INFORMATION FOR PRESENTERS

   

The following information is for people presenting at this PCCA meeting: 

   

  • Presentations are typically 30 minutes to 45 minutes long unless arranged otherwise.
  • This is a technical audience (e.g., engineering and program managers), so please make the presentations technical. Emphasis
  • should be on industry issues and proposed solutions versus selling your product.
  • Generally, 30 to 50 people attend each meeting, representing a broad spectrum of the wireless industry, including carriers, infrastructure vendors, device vendors, 
    software vendors and computer vendors.
  • There is usually a 5 to 15 minute discussion following the presentation.
  • We will provide an LCD projector.
  • If you are presenting a technical contribution, please provide hard copy for attendees. We will advise you on the number. 
  • We request a copy of your presentation (PDF or PPT) before the meeting so that we
  • can post it in the members area of the PCCA web page. 

  

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