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(Meeting and Workshop)
Dallas (6300 Legacy Drive, Plano, Texas 75024)
Tuesday February 19, 2008.
Workshop: Wednesday February 20, 2008 (half day).
Rysavy, Rysavy Research
Information for Presenters
convergence is becoming a reality as multi-mode (e.g., cellular and
Wi-Fi) devices become more common. Operators and businesses are
implementing multiple approaches, including
operator-hosted systems (IP Multimedia Subsystem [IMS], Unlicensed
Mobile Access [UMA], femto cells) and enterprise-controlled
systems. The purpose of this meeting is to assess the current state of
this technology, key issues, implications on devices, operating
systems and networks, and likely industry directions moving forward.
The meeting will
address questions such as:
- What is the status of key
standards enabling fixed mobile convergence?
- What are all the types of
fixed-mobile convergence approaches?
- What are the benefits of
- What is the degree of
interoperability in today's systems; what components are proprietary?
- What are the pros and
cons of dual-mode systems versus femto cells?
- How are IP PBXs evolving
to support FMC?
- What are the greatest
technical obstacles towards wider adoption?
- What are the pros and cons for enterprises for systems
that they control versus operator-hosted systems
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 allow informal networking during breaks where
attendees can exchange important information.
Meeting. February 19, 2008. 8:30 AM to
Meeting attendees obtain access to all content presented at the meeting
and detailed minutes.
preliminary agenda is as follows:
- 8:30 to 9:00 Coffee service and
- 9:00 to 9:15 Peter Rysavy, Executive
Director, PCCA. Introductions. PCCA meeting schedule and association
to 9:45 Host company presentation.
- 9:45 to 10:30 Tammy Wheat, Director
Ericsson Enterprise Solutions, Ericsson. "FMC Architectures,
Technical Approaches, Product Strategies and Business Models"
- 10:30 to 10:45 Break
- 10:45 to 11:30 Sriram
Parameswar, Microsoft. Microsoft Office Communications Server and FMC.
- 11:30 to 12:15 Isaac Eteminan, VP
Engineering, Qualcomm. IMS Voice
Call Continuity (VCC) and chipset implementation.
- 12:15 to 1:15 Lunch
- 1:15 to 2:00 George Fry,
Director, Technology Alignment, Nokia. "Device Considerations and Nokia
Experience with FMC Deployments."
- 2:00 to 2:45 Emir
Mulabegovic, Manager IMS Product Development, Smith Micro.
Voice Call Continuity: Standards, Mechanisms, Implementation and
- 2:45 to 3:00 Break
- 3:00 to 3:45 Håkan
Andersson, Vice President & Chief Technical Officer, Ericsson.
update and FMC Enablement."
- 3:45 to 4:30 Discussion and analysis.
agenda is subject to change.
Social function. Tentatively
planned for evening of February 19.
Workshop. February 20, 2008.
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Open workshop format where vendors/attendees can demonstrate their
capabilities and technologies, test for interoperability, and gain
hands-on experience with these systems. The workshop also provides an
excellent opportunity for participants to informally discuss matters of
Companies planning on providing demos at this time include Ericsson,
Qualcomm and Smith Micro.
Cellular coverage and Wi-Fi access to the Internet will be available
for the workshop.
The PCCA invites companies to demonstrate their FMC solutions.
Companies that demonstrate FMC solutions can attend the meeting on
February 19 without paying the meeting fee.
We are also planning on having an LTE
demo available for workshop attendees.
meeting and workshop will be hosted at Ericsson facilities in Dallas,
6300 Legacy Drive
Nearby hotels, listed by distance from Ericsson,
Deluxe (.8 miles)
2900 N Dallas Pkwy
Plano, TX 75093
Shuttle to Ericsson available
Holiday Inn Express N Tollway (.8 miles)
3101 N Dallas Pkwy
Plano, TX 75093
Courtyard by Marriott: Plano at Legacy Park (1.4 miles)
6840 N Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX
Hampton Inn & Suites Frisco (2.9 miles)
3199 Parkwood Blvd
Frisco, Texas 75034
Candlewood Suites (3.1 miles)
4701 Legacy Dr
Plano, TX 75070
Hyatt Place Plano (4.0 miles)
3100 Dallas Pkwy
Plano, TX 75093
Marriott (4.7 miles)
7120 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX
registration deadline is one week before the meeting.
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.
expect a full meeting. If you
intend to come, please register soon.
Click here to register for the meeting using
our secure Web page.
INFORMATION FOR PRESENTERS
information is for people presenting at this PCCA meeting:
are typically 30 minutes to 40 minutes long unless
is usually a 5 to 15 minute discussion following the presentation.
must provide their presentations (PDF or PPT) at least one week prior
to the meeting to allow for copying to the members area of the PCCA Web
site, as well as to allow detailed questions for discussion.
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 (limit of
3 slides). Consider
items such as compatibility, technical alternatives, standardization, deployment
certification and adoption.
- Generally, 40 to 60 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.
- Since PCCA meetings are considered public meetings, please do
not include any confidential or proprietary information.
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