Updated November 11, 2004


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November 16-17, 2004. Redmond, WA. Hosted by Cingular Wireless.
Chair: Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research.



Meeting Agenda
Meeting Location
Hotel Information
Information for Presenters




Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) technology is experiencing accelerating momentum worldwide. In the US, AT&T Wireless now operates UMTS in six cities. Additionally, Cingular Wireless has announced plans for High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) trials. Globally, there are forty-six commercial UMTS networks already in operation in twenty-one countries, with sixty-six more currently being deployed or in planning. UMTS is well past the trial stage. The Shosteck Group states, “During 2007, we estimate 70 million new subscribers, bringing the total to 125-150 million ...” In addition, the firm predicts that 110 million UMTS handsets will be sold in 2007.


(Sources: 3G Americas white paper “The Evolution of UMTS”, June 2004, based on the EMC database. The Shosteck Group (www.shosteck.com): Strategic Wireless Seminar, June 22-27, 2004 Tirennhia, Italy; white paper - “UMTS - When and Why It Will Happen: Timetables and Forecasts”, September 2003; The Shosteck Group E-Stats.)


The intent of this two-day meeting is for participants to use and test UMTS, as well as to obtain detailed information about how UMTS works, its benefits, coexistence with GSM/GPRS/EDGE, evolution and interoperability with applications and other networks.


PCCA meetings offer participants access to technical experts, and an environment to ask pertinent questions in an open environment where operators and vendors work together to address the most pressing industry issues. Participants also have opportunities to network with each other to advance their business causes. The PCCA focuses on interoperability of complete solutions, and emphasizes participation from both the wireless and computer industries. Meetings have high-level managers who are technically oriented from the following industry segments: wireless operators, infrastructure vendors, device vendors, computer platform suppliers (OS and hardware), networking equipment vendors, wireless infrastructure software suppliers (e.g., VPNs), optimization vendors, systems integrators and wireless application developers. The PCCA expects 50 or more people to attend this meeting.


The meeting will address questions such as:


  • Where is UMTS being globally deployed and with what results?
  • What applications make the most sense for UMTS?
  • What is UMTS performance over varying conditions?
  • How does UMTS perform relative to other wireless WAN technologies?
  • What are the capabilities and availability of advanced features such as HSDPA, High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) and Internet Multimedia System (IMS)?
  • How does UMTS interact with GSM/GPRS/EDGE and what benefits are achievable?
  • What are device trends for UMTS?
  • How can applications make use of QoS mechanisms?




November 16. Workshop. 12:00 to 5:00 PM.


This is a hands-on opportunity for participants to work and familiarize themselves with UMTS, using UMTS-capable handsets and modems to test for compatibility with platforms, VPNs, optimization middleware and applications. SIMs and devices will be made available.


12:00 - 12:30 PM Setup

12:30 - 1:00 PM Introduce participants and discuss format and objectives

1:00 - 4:30 PM Open workshop format, single room

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


November 17. Meeting. 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Coffee, lunch provided. The preliminary agenda is as follows.


  • Host presentation: Rod Nelson, Executive Vice President and CTO, AT&T Wireless
  • Presentation: Chris Pearson, 3G Americas, "UMTS Global Deployments"
  • Presentation: Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research. Review of Prior Day Workshop
  • Presentation: Don Hjort and Catherine Kalke, AT&T Wireless, "UMTS Network and Application Performance"
  • Presentation: Alexander Wang, Ericsson, "High Speed Downlink Packet Access - Mechanisms and Capabilities"
  • Presentation: Mark Austin, Cingular, "RF Design Strategies and Radio Capacity of UMTS Systems"
  • Presentation: George Fry, Nokia, "UMTS Device Capabilities and Considerations"
  • Presentation: Paul Reddy, Intel, "Converged 3G and WLAN Support on Intel Platforms"
  • Presentation: Matt Stafford, Cingular, "IP Multimedia Subsystem"
  • Presentation: Mark Dilcom, Flash Networks, "Optimization Methods for UMTS"
  • Discussion and analysis


Note: agenda is subject to change




The UMTS meeting will be held in Redmond, Washington, USA:

AT&T Wireless Services
Redmond Town Center - Building 3
7277 164th Avenue NE
Redmond, WA, USA 98052

Click here for a map of Redmond Town Center and driving directions.




These are nearby hotels. We are not providing a room block.

Redmond Marriott Town Center
7401 164th Ave NE
Redmond, WA
.5 miles away

Residence Inn by Marriott
7575 164th Ave NE
Redmond, WA
.5 miles away

Courtyard Seattle Bellevue
14615 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA
3 miles away

Fairfield Inn Seattle Bellevue
14595 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA
3 miles away

Homestead Suites
15805 NE 28th ST
Bellevue, WA  98008
3 miles away

Silver Cloud
2122 152nd Ave NE
Redmond, WA
4 miles away




The registration deadline is one week before the meeting.


Meetings are intended primarily for PCCA members. However, non-member organizations may attend for a fee of $375 per person. Executive-level members may send five people, associate-level members may send two people and affiliate-level members may send one person to the meeting without incurring meeting charges.


As of November 2, we have exceeded the capacity of the current meeting room. Any registrations beyond this date will be on a standby basis. We will inform you via e-mail as soon as possible whether it will be possible to attend or not.


November 11 update: we are no longer accepting any new registrations, even on a standby basis.


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




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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