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High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) - Meeting and Workshop


Hosted by 3G Americas
Dallas, TX

Meeting June 12, 2007. Workshop June 13.

Chair: Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research




Meeting Agenda

Meeting Location
Hotel Information
Information for Presenters




See the press release about this meeting that was issued on May 1.

This PCCA meeting (symposium format) will focus on the capabilities, deployment, inner workings, devices and applications of High Speed Packet Access (HSPA), the name given to the combined capabilities of High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA). This meeting will also address other GSM/UMTS developments, including HSPA Evolution, EDGE Evolution and 3GPP Long Term Evolution. The presentation on LTE will include newly available performance information for both data and VoIP.

3G wireless technologies are becoming widely available, and their capabilities are undergoing swift evolution. The success of wide area wireless depends on an effective ecosystem of chip vendors, device vendors, operators, middleware providers and applications developers. PCCA meetings provide an ideal opportunity for technical representatives from a broad cross section of the mobile-computing industry to constructively participate in understanding key attributes of new wireless technologies, and to identify and help resolve issues facing the industry.

This meeting will address questions such as:

  • How does HSUPA work and what applications does it enable?
  • What are the performance gains available with HSPA evolution (HSPA+)?
  • How competitive is HSPA+ compared to other wireless technologies?
  • How are operators addressing backhaul constraints to unleash full airlink speeds?
  • How will Evolved EDGE achieve throughputs of over 1 Mbps?
  • How does 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) work and what will be its performance?
  • What are the most important trends in mobile broadband modems, e.g., embedded, USB, etc?

Note that meeting presenters, and many of the attendees, are world leading technologists on the subject material. We allocate sufficient time for discussion that attendees can ask questions of greatest interest. Moreover, the meetings, and especially the workshop, allow informal networking during breaks where important information can be exchanged.




June 12 , 2007. Meeting. 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


Coffee service and lunch provided.

The preliminary agenda is as follows:


  • 8:00 to 8:30 Coffee service and registration.
  • 8:30 to 8:40 Peter Rysavy, Executive Director, PCCA. Introductions. PCCA meeting schedule and association update. Workshop overview.
  • 8:40 to 9:00 Hirohiko Yamamoto, Engineer, Communications Products, Mobile Computing Promotion Consortium. MCPC Update
  • 9:00 to 9:30 Host company presentation. Chris Pearson, President, 3G Americas.
  • 9:30 to 10:15 Presentation. Håkan Andersson, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Ericsson. HSDPA/HSPA Overview and Evolution (HSPA+).
  • 10:15 to 10:30 Break
  • 10:30 to 11:15 Presentation. Don Hjort, Systems Performance - Technology Realization, AT&T. HSDPA/HSUPA Performance.
  • 11:15 to 12:00 Presentation. Steve Gielty, Manager and Principle Engineer UMTS Firmware Development, Sierra Wireless. "HSPA - What's New? What's the Same? What are the Expected Challenges?"
  • 12:00 to 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 to 1:45 Presentation. Anil Rao, Ph. D., Member of the Technical Staff, Alcatel Lucent. 3GPP LTE Capabilities, Mechanisms and Performance.
  • 1:45 to 2:30 Presentation. Johanna Dwyer, Manager, Standards and Advanced Technology, Research in Motion. Sharpening the EDGE – The Evolution of GSM.
  • 2:30 to 2:45 Break
  • 2:45 to 3:30 Presentation. Ton Brand, Project Manager, GSMA. GSMA Guidelines for the Integration of Embedded HSPA Modules in Notebooks.
  • 3:30 to 4:30 Discussion and analysis.


Workshop. June 13. 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Coffee service provided.

The workshop will allow attendees to work with HSDPA/HSUPA cards to test for compatibility with their systems, whether hardware or software. We will provide modem cards operating on the AT&T network that participants will be able to check out for one hour periods. Test results will belong to the individual participants.

Participants will need to sign an AT&T non-disclosure agreement to participate in this workshop.

Note: agenda is subject to change




The meeting will be held at the Doubletree Dallas Galleria. The workshop will be held at an AT&T facility close to the hotel.




Doubletree Dallas Galleria

4099 Valley View Lane

Dallas, TX (972) 419-7694   

As there are a number of hotels in this area, we are not providing a room block. Since we are holding the meeting at this hotel, please ask for the "catering rate" to obtain the best rate of $169.15 per night.




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. This fee can be applied towards future membership. 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.

We expect a full meeting and may have to turn away attendees. If you intend to come, please register soon.


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 40 minutes long unless arranged otherwise.
  • There is usually a 5 to 15 minute discussion following the presentation.
  • This is a technical audience (e.g., engineering and program managers), so please make the presentations technical. Emphasis should be on industry and technology at large, versus selling your product. Consider items such as compatibility, technical alternatives, standardization, interoperability, certification and adoption.
  • Generally, 30 to 50 people attend each meeting, representing a broad spectrum of the mobile computing industry, including operators, infrastructure vendors, device vendors, middleware providers and application vendors.
  • We will provide an LCD projector.
  • 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.
  • Since PCCA meetings are considered public meetings, please do not include any confidential or proprietary information. 


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