The market for
M2M communications is beginning to grow rapidly with increasing
operator and vendor emphasis. There are ultimately more machines that
can potentially communicate than human beings. This meeting will
examine technical developments in M2M including both the items
facilitating and those inhibiting adoption. Market aspects will also be
address the following types of questions:
What are the most common form factors
for M2M modems?
What are relevant standards efforts?
How do security considerations differ
from human-oriented communications?
What certification programs are
What are the different types of SIMs
available and how might these evolve?
What are the addressing
considerations, such as being able to reach M2M devices?
How are billing plans evolving to
better support M2M applications?
What types of management systems are
What are the market dynamics?
What are the projected traffic volumes
for different types of applications?
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.
8:00 AM to
Attendees obtain access to content presented and detailed minutes.
8:00 to 8:30 Registration.
8:30 to 8:45 Peter Rysavy, Executive
Director, PCCA. Introductions. PCCA meeting schedule and
9:30 Hamish Caldwell, Executive Director, AT&T. Host company
the Potential of M2M with 3G - Simplify!"
11:15 Presentation. Ray Octaviano, Director of Field
Engineering, Option Wireless Technology. LGA soldered form factor for
embedded modules, Option experience with this form factor.
12:00 Presentation. Andreas Hessler, Program Director - 50
Billion Connections, Ericsson. "Toward 50 billion Connections -
Opportunities and Challenges on the Road to Hyper-Connectivity."
1:45 Presentation. Ton Brand, Senior Project Director, GSM
Association. GSMA M2M programs including guidelines, tests,
certifications, provisioning, and regulatory aspects.
Vos, Director Technology Standards, Sierra Wireless. "Is
M2M ready for LTE? Is LTE ready for M2M?" 3G to 4G wireless-technology
capabilities and considerations for M2M.
of how Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy) reinvents
Bluetooth and enables new applications, particularly for M2M.
Functionality, protocols, radio overview, low energy characteristics,
intended applications, other details. 3:30
4:00 General Q&A, group discussion, conclusions.
Person, Chair of the Smart Wireless Modules and Services SIG of CDG,
distribute an M2M industry update.
WORKSHOP MEETING LOCATION
will be held at AT&T in Atlanta.
1025 Lenox Park Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30319
Parking: Just pull into the 1015 parking garage next to the AT&T
building and park anywhere.
HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
We do not have a room block associated with
this meeting. Suggested hotel:
Marriott Buckhead Atlanta Hotel
3405 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30326
For assistance with travel, the PCCA
recommends Tom Smith Travel,
registration deadline is one week before the workshop.
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.
is no attendance charge for members of the press.
information is for people presenting at this PCCA workshop:
workshop to allow for copying to the members area of the PCCA
site, as well as to allow detailed questions for discussion.
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, 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
We will provide an LCD projector. Presenters
Since PCCA workshops are considered public meetings, please
not include any confidential or proprietary information.