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WiMAX Technical Directions
(Meeting and Demonstrations)


Hosted by Intel
Hillsboro, Oregon

Thursday, October 9, 2008.

Chair: Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research




Meeting Agenda

Meeting Location
Hotel Information
Information for Presenters




WiMAX has established itself as one of the today's key wireless technologies for multiple applications, including fixed and mobile. The purpose of this meeting is to examine the technical directions of the technology, including items such as performance, evolution, deployment, voice support, connection management and application integration.

The meeting will address questions such as:

  • What is the current state of WiMAX technology?
  • What are the capabilities of the technology and how will they evolve?
  • How can WiMAX operators leverage spectrum assets?
  • What services and devices will WiMAX enable?
  • How will connections be managed in multi-network environments?
  • How and when will voice be supported?
  • How important are femto cells for WiMAX deployment?

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 allow informal networking during breaks where attendees can exchange important information.



Meeting and Demonstrations. Thursday, October 9, 2008. 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Continental breakfast and lunch provided.
Meeting attendees obtain access to content presented at the meeting and detailed minutes.


WiMAX demonstrations will be on the Clearwire network, and will demonstrate usages, capabilities, mobility and bandwidth. Applications demonstrations will include audio and video streaming.



  • 8:00 to 8:30 Registration.
  • 8:30 to 8:45 Peter Rysavy, Executive Director, PCCA. Introductions. PCCA meeting schedule and association0update.
  • 8:45 to 9:15 Paul K. Reddy, Director of WiMAX Services Architecture and Engineering, Intel. Host company presentation. "WiMAX Momentum Update."
  • 9:15 to 10:15 Presentation. Pouya Taaghol, Director, Wireless System Architecture, Intel Mobile Wireless Group. "WiMAX Technology Capabilities and Evolution." (Wave 2, Release 1.5, IEEE 802.16m, IMT-Advanced, System Architecture Evolution, ..)
  • 10:15 to 10:30 Break
  • 10:30 to 11:15 Presentation. Tim Towell, General Manager, Network Services, Clearwire. "WiMAX Application Vision - Next Generation Mobile Internet Services. (Capabilities derived from available spectrum, devices and services roadmap, WiMAX network architecture, ..)
  • 11:15 to 12:00 Technology demonstrations.
  • 12:00 to 1:00 Lunch.
  • 1:00 to 1:45 Presentation. Sean McBeath, Senior Engineer, Wireless Advanced Research and Standards, Huawei. "Voice Support over WiMAX."
  • 1:45 to 2:30 Presentation. Dzung Tran, VP, Product Management, Security & Connectivity Group, Smith Micro. Connection Management. (WiMAX, heterogeneous network environments, OS integration/support, ..)
  • 2:30 to 2:45 Break
  • 2:45 to 3:30 Presentation. Tom McQuade, VP America, picoChip. "Why WiMAX needs Femtocells." (Spectrum considerations, device capabilities, services, architecture, integration with other networks, ..)
  • 3:30 to 4:00 General Q&A, group discussion, conclusions.


Note: agenda is subject to change.




The meeting will be held at a meeting room at the Intel Jones Farm complex in Hillsboro.

JFCC (Jones Farm Conference Center)
2111 NE 25th Ave
Hillsboro, Oregon

Exit the airport on Airport Way.
Merge onto I-205 S (Veterans Memorial HWY) toward I-84/Portalnd/Salem
Take exit 21B to I-84 W toward Portland (Be careful not to take the preceding exit to I-84 E)
After a few miles, I-84 ends splitting the traffic into two directions.
At the split, follow the signs to I-5 S (keep left on I-84 and you can't miss it).
Cross the bridge and keep left.
Merge onto I-405 N via the left hand exit toward City Center/US-26/Beaverton
Take exit 1D to US-26 W toward Beaverton
Continue on US-26 W for about 10 miles.
Take exit 61 to Helvetia/Shute Rd.
At the stoplight at the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Shute Rd
Turn right onto Evergreen Rd (the first major intersection)
Turn left at NE 25th Ave (right after you pass the Hillsboro Airport on the left)
The first major set of buildings on the right hand side will be Intel’s Jones Farm campus.
Turn right at the first Intel sign (as you are heading south)
The JFCC entrance is in the middle of the building on the north side.  As a point of reference, there are steps and ramps leading up to the lobby.  None of the other entrances have stairs. 
There is visitor parking near the entrance and the auditorium is just inside the door to the right.



The following is a list of nearby hotels. We do not have a room block for this meeting.

Larkspur Landing Hillsboro
3133 Northeast Shute Road, Hillsboro, OR
(503) 681-2121
Note: closest to meeting

Marriott Towneplace Suites
6550 NE Brighton St, Hillsboro, OR
(503) 268-6000

Marriott Springhill Suites
7351 NE Butler St, Hillsboro, OR
(503) 547-0202

Marriott Courtyard
3050 NW Stucki Place
Hillsboro, OR  97124   
(503) 690-1800

Marriott Residence Inn
18855 NW Tanasbourne Dr.
Hillsboro, OR  97124
(503) 531-3200

Marriott Fairfield Inn
15583 NW Gateway Ct.
Beaverton, OR  97005

Holiday Inn Express
5900 NE Ray Cir, Hillsboro, OR
(503) 844-9696




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. 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 45 minutes long unless arranged otherwise.
  • There is usually a 5 to 15 minute discussion following the presentation.
  • Presenters 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.
  • 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 (limit of 3 slides). Consider items such as compatibility, technical alternatives, standardization, deployment considerations, interoperability, 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. Presenters should plan on presenting from their own computers. Presenters should use their own presentation templates.
  • Since PCCA meetings are considered public meetings, please do not include any confidential or proprietary information. 


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