Updated October 19, 2010.


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LTE Workshop
Hosted by Huawei


Dallas, TX

Wednesday, October 27, 2010.

Chair: Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research




Workshop Agenda
Meeting Location
Hotel and Travel Information
Information for Presenters




3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) is seeing initial deployment in 2010. LTE is the most powerful wide-area wireless technology ever developed. This workshop will emphasize technical aspects of LTE technology and deployment. Market and business aspects may also be considered.

Proposed topics include:

  • LTE trials planning: setup; components; difficulties; performance; and lessons learned
  • Self organizing/optimizing networks: why and when they will be needed
  • How single-RAN base stations will help different LTE deployment/technology scenarios
  • The femtocell value proposition in LTE deployments
  • Latest update on the TD-LTE ecosystem
  • 3GPP Release 10 standard update
  • Anticipated performance under different loading conditions
  • Handover mechanisms for voice/data between technologies
  • Capacity gains relative to other technologies
  • IPv4, IPv6 handling and impact on applications and interconnected networks
  • Policy management including business cases
  • Expected battery life of handsets
  • Spectrum bands
  • Antenna considerations. (E.g., 2X2 MIMO in USB modems)
  • LTE to LTE-Advanced migration
  • WiMAX to LTE migration and integration
  • Energy efficiency  from the standpoint of both service providers and vendors
  • Scaling to meet the expected exponential data demand growth in both core/access networks 

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, October 27, 2010.
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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 Host company presentation. Mohamed Madkour. VP, Wireless Marketing and Product Management, Huawei. Huawei USA overview; LTE accomplishments; LTE solution highlights (including singleRAN).
  • 9:30 to 10:15 Presentation. Pantelis Monogioudis, Director of LTE Strategy, Wireless CTO Organization, Alcatel-Lucent. LTE evolution to LTE-Advanced: self-optimizing/self-organizing networks, carrier aggregation, CoMP, and relays.
  • 10:15 to 10:30 Break
  • 10:30 to 11:15 Presentation. Steve Shaw, VP Marketing, Kineto Wireless. LTE Voice Alternatives: VoLGA (Voice over LTE Generic Access), Circuit-Switched Fall Back, IMS telephony. Protocols, functions, capabilities, call flows. Setup times, signaling loads. Cost, user experience, functionality, timing. VoLGA on the path to IMS.
  • 11:15 to 12:00 Presentation. Gheorghe Spiride, Huawei. "Making the Case for Intelligent Policy Control in Mobile Broadband Networks."
  • 12:00 to 12:45 Lunch
  • 12:45 to 1:30 Presentation. Gautam Talagery, Senior Network Solutions Architect, Wireless Networks, Ericsson. LTE Rollouts - Global Lessons Learned from Multiple LTE Launches.
  • 1:30 to 2:15 Presentation. Ray Octaviano, Director of Field Engineering, Option Wireless. "Spectrum Bands and Antenna Considerations for LTE."
  • 2:15 to 2:30 Break
  • 2:30 to 3:15 Eduardo Esteves, Senior Director Technical Marketing, Qualcomm. LTE-Advanced and heterogeneous networks.
  • 3:15 to 4:00 Emil Sturniolo, Chief Scientist, Koolspan. IPv4/IPv6 deployment, networking, and application considerations.


Note: agenda is subject to change.




The workshop will be held at Huawei:

5700 Tennyson Parkway, Suite 500
Plano, TX 75024.

When you arrive, you can park anywhere in the front of the building (there are no reserved spaces) and check in on the 5th Floor.


We do not have a room block. Nearby hotels include:

Courtyard Dallas Plano in Legacy Park, 6840 North Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX
(972) 403-0802
Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center, 7120 Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX
(972) 473-6444
Aloft Plano, 6853 North Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX
(214) 295-3594

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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