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LTE Advanced - Workshop
Hosted by Ericsson


Plano (Dallas), Texas
Wednesday, February 1, 2012.

Chair: Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research




Workshop Agenda
Meeting Location
Hotel and Travel Information
Information for Presenters




LTE is poised to be the most significant communications technology of all time. LTE is being deployed globally and over the course of this decade it will become the mobile broadband solution for billions of people. For billions of others, it will be their only broadband connection, rapidly displacing wireline approaches. Nearly all major cellular operators have committed to adopting LTE. LTE is not a one-time technology but rather it is a platform for continual innovation. The purpose of this workshop meeting is to understand the ways that LTE will evolve through LTE-Advanced and the implications on networks, spectrum, applications, and broadband in general.

This workshop will examine the opportunities, issues, and evolving architectures. Items under consideration for this meeting include:

  • Expected performance under different deployment configurations.
  • Spectrum bands to be used.
  • Multi-mode considerations (LTE/HSPA/GSM, LTE/CDMA2000).
  • Wi-Fi coexistence (e.g. LTE at 2.6 GHz with Wi-Fi at 2.4 GHz)
  • Peer-to-peer communications including mobile-terminated traffic.
  • IPv6 and strategies for internetworking.
  • M2M opportunities and issues.
  • Carrier aggregation including expected typical configurations.
  • HetNet expected gains and issues.
  • Coordinated Multipoint Transmission (CoMP) gains and timeframe.
  • IP Flow Mobility and Seamless Offload for smart offload.
  • Relays including usage scenarios.
  • QoS opportunities and challenges.

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 Meeting. Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
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. Continental breakfast available.

8:30 to 8:45 Peter Rysavy, Executive Director, PCCA. Introductions. PCCA Meeting Schedule and Association Update.

8:45 to 9:30 Ericsson Host Presentation. Vish Nandlall, Ericsson VP Strategy and Technology, and Soren Elsborg Ericsson, VP Mobile Broadband. Key Questions Regarding LTE-Advanced.

9:30 to 10:15 Presentation. Ian Bloomfield, Principal Solutions Manager, Ericsson. LTE-Advanced Networks: Capabilities, Benefits, Challenges, Approaches, Time Frame. Details on LTE-Advanced HetNets.

10:15 to 10:30 Break

10:30 to 11:15 Presentation. David Wolter, Executive Director - Radio Technology, AT&T. LTE-Advanced: A Carrier's Perspective.

11:15 to 12:00 Presentation. Amitabha Ghosh, Head Wireless Broadband Innovation, CTO Office, Nokia Siemens Networks. Downlink and Uplink Coordinated Multipoint Transmission (CoMP) in LTE Rel-11: Overview and Performance.

12:00 to 1:00 Lunch provided. Demonstrations available at the Ericsson Experience Center. Details below.

1:00 to 1:45 Presentation. Jim Panian, Principal Engineer, Qualcomm. LTE-WiFi-Bluetooth Coexistence Issues.

to 2:45 Panel Discussion.
Kaushik Gohel, Lead RAN Fundamental Planning, AT&T;
Neerav Dalal, Director 4G Business Practice, Award Solutions;
Fred Koopmans, Director of Product Management, Bytemobile;

Hossam H’mimy, PhD., Head of Broadband Network and Technology Strategy, Ericsson;
Jeff Foerster, Principal Engineer, Intel.
Video and Voice over LTE: Considerations, Architectures, Management.

2:45 to 3:00 Break

to 4:00 Panel Discussion.
Amanda Perez, Mobile Broadband Technical Solutions Manager, Ericsson;
Ted Olawuyi, Vice President of Wireless Research and Development, Huawei USA;
Emil Sturniolo, Architect, InStep Group;

Amitabha Ghosh, Head Wireless Broadband Innovation, CTO Office, Nokia Siemens Networks
Dave Williams, CTO, Stoke.
Making Mobile Broadband Profitable: Leveraging LTE QoS, Data-Usage Management, Service Plan Approaches.

4:00 to 5:00. Demonstrations available at the Ericsson Experience Center.

1. Mobile Newscaster
LTE Video Upstream enabled broadcast cameras will demonstrate LTE's low latency and high bandwidth features to ensure broadcast quality live video.
2. Connected Healthcare
In a Networked Society, we will see that when everything is connected the world will change. Envision how this will evolve by seeing an example of how an industry like healthcare providers will be able to use the existing networks to provide live interactive video between a visiting nurse and a doctor who can use voice, video and file transfer solutions to improve the care for a patient.  Today the communications networks have incredible power, and the service development capability is at hand to take advantage of these systems by developers. Focusing on the new core infrastructure of modern Broadband and 4G networks, many new and previously unavailable capabilities are now easily within reach. Our demonstration will show how these services can be used focusing on Ericssons solution integration capabilities.
3. ECW - Ericsson Converged Workspace
Ericsson enterprise office in a box telephony solutions supported by LTE and 3G Solutions.
4. Streaming video delivery of 6 Streams to one device/tablet over LTE.
5. VoLTE - to demonstrate QoS within the network.

Note: agenda is subject to change.



Austin Auditorium
6300 Legacy Drive
Plano, TX 75024


Nearby hotels include:

Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center
7121 Bishop Road, Plano, Texas 75024
(972) 473-6444

Courtyard Dallas Plano in Legacy Park
6840 North Dallas Parkway, Plano, Texas 75024
(972) 403-0802

Aloft Plano (Starwood Hotels)
6853 North Dallas Pkwy, Plano, Texas 75024
(214) 474-2520

Hilton Garden Inn Frisco
7550 Gaylord Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034
(469) 362-8485

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 $495 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.

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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. NOTE: FOR THE LTE-ADVANCED WORKSHOP, WE WILL BE PRELOADING THE PRESENTATIONS ON A SEPARATE COMPUTER.
  • Since PCCA workshops are considered public meetings, please do not include any confidential or proprietary information. 


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