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HSPA+/LTE (Mobile Broadband Poised for Explosive Growth)


Hosted by 3G Americas
Dallas, Texas

Wednesday, March 4, 2009.

Chair: Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research




Meeting Agenda

Meeting Location
Hotel and Travel Information
Information for Presenters




See the press release about this meeting.

The 3GPP family of technologies that include GSM, EDGE, UMTS and HSPA (High Speed Packet Access), has established a dominant position in the global wireless industry. To accommodate market growth, increasing bandwidth needs, competitive pressures, and available technology evolution, there are a significant number of planned enhancements, including Evolved EDGE, HSPA+, LTE (Long Term Evolution) and eventually LTE Advanced.

The meeting will address questions such as:

  • What are the most important factors for continued rapid growth of mobile broadband?
  • What is the current status of HSPA technology?
  • What are the capabilities of the technology and how will they evolve?
  • What range of devices are incorporating HSPA/HSPA+ technology.
  • What are the different ways that operators can deploy HSPA+?
  • What are the latest trends and technologies for embedded laptop operation?
  • When and how will LTE be deployed and what is expected subscriber growth?
  • How will core networks evolve to support flatter architectures and all IP networks?
  • How might capacity or spectrum constraints affect applications and adoption?
  • What are the applications that will use new mobile broadband networks?
  • What application architectures are best suited for mobile broadband networks?

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. (Demonstrations Invited). Wednesday, March 4, 2009. 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.

The preliminary proposed agenda is as follows:


  • 8:00 to 8:30 Registration.
  • 8:30 to 8:45 Peter Rysavy, Executive Director, PCCA. Introductions. PCCA meeting schedule and association update.
  • 8:45 to 9:30 Chris Pearson, President, 3G Americas. "The Market Dynamics of the HSPA-LTE Mobile Broadband Evolution."
  • 9:30 to 10:15 Petter Blomberg, Director Wireless Access Solutions, Ericsson. HSPA/HSPA+ technical overview, capabilities, and deployment strategies.
  • 10:15 to 10:30 Break
  • 10:30 to 11:15 Jim Panian, Principal Engineer, Qualcomm. Embedded modem technology developments and GSMA initiative on always-connected mobile broadband devices.
  • 11:15 to 12:00 James P. Seymour, Ph.D., Bell Labs Fellow, Mobility CTO Organization, Alcatel-Lucent. LTE in depth, including radio interface, architecture, capabilities, deployment approaches, HSPA/LTE co-existence, MIMO deployment considerations, targeted applications, IMT Advanced, LTE Advanced.
  • 12:00 to 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 to 1:45 Chris Reece, Senior Consultant, Award Solutions. Evolved Packet Core including architecture, multi-network support, deployment. Circuit-switched to packet-switched migration.
  • 1:45 to 2:30  James Harper, Senior Manager - Technology Marketing, Nokia. Device evolution from HSPA to LTE and the future of mobile broadband.
  • 2:30 to 2:45 Break
  • 2:45 to 3:30 Melody Yuhn, Enterprise Architect, AT&T. Wireless broadband application architectures.
  • 3:30 to 4:00 General Q&A, group discussion, conclusions.


Note: agenda is subject to change.




Embassy Suites Dallas - DFW Airport North Outdoor World
See details below.



Embassy Suites Dallas - DFW Airport North Outdoor World
2401 Bass Pro Drive
Grapevine,  Texas 76051

Group/Convention Code: HSP
Negotiated room block rate: $189
Room block expires February 17, 2009 (extended)

For assistance with travel, the PCCA recommends Tom Smith Travel,
503-477-5341 or 877-604-3107.




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.

There is no attendance charge for members of the press.

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, a dynamic and attentive audience of key industry stakeholders attend each meeting, representing a broad spectrum of the mobile computing industry, including operators, infrastructure vendors, device vendors, middleware providers and application developers.
  • 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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