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Mobile Broadband Network Constraints, QoS, and Optimization
Hosted by NetMotion Wireless


Seattle, WA

Wednesday, March 10, 2009.

Chair: Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research




Workshop Agenda
Meeting Location
Hotel and Travel Information
Information for Presenters




This meeting will examine network capacity versus rapidly growing demand, and the role of optimized applications and quality-of-service architectures. The CTIA, in comments to the FCC, recently stated the industry needed another 800 MHz of spectrum, which would more than double the total amount of spectrum for the mobile wireless industry. But it will take a long time before new spectrum actually becomes available.

According to Cisco, mobile broadband growth is in excess of 100% per year. There is more than enough spectrum and capacity to support a wide range of applications, but not necessarily enough to address wireline broadband trends. What should operators, infrastructure vendors and application developers be doing to address the projected shortfall between capacity and demand?

The workshop will address the following types of questions:

  • What capacity do mobile broadband networks have relative to spectrum and relative to subscribers?
  • What applications account for how much traffic?
  • What is the role of optimization in mobile broadband networks?
  • What application architectures are the most effective in controlling load?
  • What tools should users have to better manage their own usage?
  • What network management options exist to manage demand and how can they best be used?
  • How effective is it to off-load onto femto cells with respect to total spectrum usage?
  • How can Wi-Fi off-loading be made more effective?
  • How can the QoS architecture in LTE be used to manage traffic?
  • How can video be managed to not overwhelm capacity?
  • What alternate subscriber plans can be deployed to control demand?

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



Workshop. Wednesday, March 10, 2010.
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Continental breakfast and lunch included.
Attendees obtain access to content presented 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 NetMotion Wireless. Host company introduction.
  • 9:30 to 10:15 Presentation. Rysavy Research. Bandwidth usage trends, most popular applications, broadband penetration levels, spectrum requirements for different broadband adoption scenarios.
  • 10:15 to 10:30 Break
  • 10:30 to 11:15 Presentation. Mukesh Mittal, Principal Engineer, Qualcomm Corporate Engineering Services, Qualcomm. "Automated Network Capacity Monitoring and Management for UMTS Networks."
  • 11:15 to 12:00 Presentation. Parviz Yegani, Ph. D., Director and Head of Architecture and Standards, Mobile Wireless, Juniper Networks. Evolved Packet System (EPS)/Long Term Evolution (LTE) QoS architecture and bandwidth management.
  • 12:00 to 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 to 1:45 Presentation. Necati Canpolat, Ph.D., Mobile Wireless Group, Intel. "Challenges to Solve for Wi-Fi Off-Loading."
  • 1:45 to 2:30 Presentation. Nishi Kant, VP Technology, Stoke. Architectural approaches for scaling infrastructure to meet growing data traffic.
  • 2:30 to 2:45 Break
  • 2:45 to 3:30 Presentation. Arun Handa, CTO, Intellinet. "Mobile Data Offload Using Wi-Fi Networks and Femto Cells. Available Architectures including 3GPP Interworked Wireless WLAN."
  • 3:30 to 4:00 General Q&A, group discussion, conclusions.


Note: agenda is subject to change.




The workshop will be held at the Adobe Conference Center, which is next to NetMotion Wireless headquarters, by Lake Union, Seattle, WA.

Adobe Conference Center

701 North 34th Street

Seattle WA 98103.

The conference center is on the first floor.

Directions from Silver Cloud Hotel (recommended hotel) via Eastlake to the meeting room:

1. Go northeast on Fairview Avenue North toward Eastlake Avenue East.
2. Fairview Avenue North becomes Eastlake Avenue East.
3. Proceed down Eastlake Avenue over the University Bridge.
4. At the light, turn left onto N.E. 45th.
5. Continue on N.E. 45th Street.
6. Turn left on Stone Way North.
7. At the light take a right on 34th Avenue North.
8. Take a left at Troll Avenue. (about 500 feet from the light).
9. Follow the ramp to the stop sign.
10. Turn right and then take an immediate right in to a parking area.
11. Follow the black and white signs for "701 Visitor"-they will take you around to the left, and then left again.
12. The parking spots are under part of the building on the right. Use one marked "Visitor."

If there are no spots available there is a pay lot right outside this area. It is a U Pay parking lot.

The door to the conference center is off the street.



We do not have a room block associated with this meeting.

We recommend:

Silver Cloud Hotel
1150 Fairview Avenue North  Seattle, WA  98109
Reservations: 800-330-5812
Hotel phone: 206-447-9500
Fax: 206-812-4900

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 workshop.


Workshops 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 without incurring meeting charges.

There is no attendance charge for members of the press.

If you intend to come, please register soon.


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

Click here to see a current list of members.




The following information is for people presenting at this PCCA workshop: 


  • 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 workshop 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 workshop, 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 workshops are considered public meetings, please do not include any confidential or proprietary information. 


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