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2016, Washington, D.C. Smart
Cities in the Age of 5G.
Held in Partnership with the
Georgetown University Center for
Business and Public Policy’s Project
on the Evolution of Regulation and
The WTA has held
workshops since 1993. This section lists
workshops beginning in 2000. Click on the
meeting to see the agenda.
27, 2016: WebEx workshop, 9:30
to 11:00 Pacific. Internet
of Things – Wireless Network
versus unlicensed, pros/cons of
different technologies, deployment
status, protocols used,
scalability, supporting services,
and capabilities. Presentations by
Intel, Qualcomm, and The Things
2016 Atlanta, GA. Connected Wearable
Computing. Hosted by AT&T.
27, 2016, WebEx workshop.
Internet of Things - Security Solutions.
Presentations by Trustonic, Ericsson,
WhiteScope, and Pure Integration.
October 14, 2015,
Washington, D.C. The Innovation and
Engineering Dynamics of the Digital
Economy: Economic Transformation and
Expansion Enabled by 5G. Hosted by Georgetown
2015, Web Workshop. Internet of Things:
M2M Service Delivery Platforms. Presentations
by Qualcomm, Sierra Wireless, Growth
Impact Growth Solutions, and ILS
Technology, A Telit Company.
2015, Atlanta, GA. Internet
of Things and LTE-M. Hosted
by AT&T. LTE-M standardization, use
cases and opportunities, likely timeline of
features, modem costs versus competitive
options, market development.
29, 2014, Washington D.C. Can
Mobile Broadband Realize Its Full
Potential? The Technology and Policy
Paths to Massive Capacity Enhancement. Hosted
by Georgetown University.
2014, Aliso Viejo, California. New
Wireless Services and Applications
Through Connectivity Management. Hosted
by Smith Micro Software, Inc. Connectivity platforms and
standards, connectivity approaches
and needs relative to network type,
connectivity related to Internet of
Things/M2M, connection management
and location-based services.
2014, Chandler, Arizona. Mobile Network
and Device Virtualization. Hosted by
Intel Corporation. Industry groups, degree
of adoption and future expectations, NVF
versus SDN, relation to cloud computing,
benefits, use cases, trends in cloud RAN,
challenges, mobile device virtualization.
2013, Woodridge (Chicago), Illionois.
M2M/Internet of Things. Hosted by
Morey Corporation. New rules in Internet
of Things, including data democratization
challenges and opportunities. Impacts on
approaches to standards - technical and
policy. Impacts on business models -
existing and new. Also consideration of
cloud architectures, protocols,
device-side OS fragmentation, languages
and frameworks, impact on cellular
capacity, unlicensed versus licensed,
2013, Washington DC. Optimal
Coevolution of Mobile Broadband
Technology and Spectrum Policy.
Hosted by Center for Business and Public
Policy, Georgetown University, Washington
DC. Administration perspective on
spectrum, standardization efforts to
accommodate new spectrum policy,
leveraging new bands, FCC perspective,
investor considerations, consumer
2013, Plano (Dallas) TX. Connected
Vehicle. Hosted by
of vehicle connections to revenue
opportunities, LTE in the connected car,
the importance of HTML5, evolution of
automotive ecosystems, and Tizen IVI.
2012, Hillsboro, OR. Big Data and
Mobility. Hosted by Intel. What
big data is, capabilities, architecture,
examples of mobility and big data,
security and privacy, implications for
design of future mobile devices,
opportunities and dangers as big data
moves to mobile devices.
2012, Seattle, WA. Data Offload. Hosted
by NetMotion Wireless. Technical
developments, Wi-Fi offload architectures,
client-side connection management,
policy-based control, Hotspot 2.0, etc..
Contact us if you would like to present.
2012, Plano (Dallas), Texas.
LTE-Advanced. Hosted by Ericsson.
Performance, deployment, spectrum bands,
multimode, Wi-Fi co-existence, IPv6, QoS,
more. Contact us if you would like to
2011. Portland, OR. Mobile Cloud
Computing. Hosted by PCCA. Cloud
computing aspects unique to mobile,
security, HTML 5, developments by leading
vendors, operators perspectives, supporting
network APIs, bandwidth and latency
considerations, cloud models, smartphones
vs. tablets, Web 4.0, symbiotic Web.
June 28, 2011.
Richmond (Vancouver) BC, Canada. Open Source
in the Embedded World. Hosted by
Sierra Wireless. Applications,
licensing models, open source trends for
embedded OS's, fragmentation considerations,
developer resources, etc.
2011. San Diego, CA. Femtocell Workshop.
Hosted by Qualcomm. Architectures,
interference management, pros/cons versus
Wi-Fi approaches, obtainable capacity
gains, 3G vs. 4G, consumer versus
enterprise, application implications,
business models, regulator requirements
(e.g., CALEA, 911).
2010. Dallas, TX. LTE Workshop. Hosted by
Huawei. Performance, trials,
femtocells, 3GPP release versions,
handover, voice support, IPv4/IPv6, policy
management including business cases,
antennas, LTE to LTE-Advanced migration.
June 23, 2010.
Atlanta, GA. M2M Workshop. Hosted
by AT&T. Form factors, security,
certification, soft and platform SIMs,
addressability, billing, management, other
2010, Seattle, WA. Mobile Broadband
Network Constraints, QoS, and
Optimization. Hosted by NetMotion
Wireless. Examination of network capacity
versus rapidly growing demand, and the
role of optimized applications and
2009. Portland, Oregon. Emerging Mobile
Platforms. Hosted by PCCA.
Examination of new mobile platform
categories such as Mobile
Internet Devices (MIDs) and smartbooks.
Topics will include form factors, hardware
considerations, OS, networking and
June 24, 2009.
San Francisco Bay Area. Multi-Network
Operation. Hosted by iPass.
Connection management, OS interfaces for
querying/managing network types, bandwidth
management, application optimization,
billing models, IEEE 802.21, IEEE 1900.4,
Generic Access Network (GAN).
March 4, 2009.
Dallas, Texas. HSPA+/LTE. Hosted
by 3G Americas. Market evolution, HSPA
evolution, mobile broadband in notebooks
technology developments, LTE details, LTE
deployment strategies, toward LTE Advanced,
IMT Advanced, LTE Evolved Packet Core (EPC),
device evolution, wireless broadband
2008. Hillsboro, Oregon. WiMAX and Open
Wireless Networks (Meetings and
Demonstrations). Hosted by
Intel. Analysis of capabilities,
evolution, security, subscription models,
activation, and voice/multimedia support.
June 11, 2008. Austin,
TX. Advances in Ultra-Wideband (UWB) and
Wireless USB (Meeting and Demonstrations). Hosted by MCCI. Examination of
directions, standardization, applications, and
challenges with UWB and Wireless USB.
19-20, 2008. Dallas, TX. Fixed Mobile
Convergence. Hosted by Ericsson. Meeting and
workshop. Analysis of developments,
standards and technology, including
approaches based on IMS, UMA, and femto
10, 2007. San Diego, CA. Multi-Radio Wireless
Devices. Hosted by Novatel Wireless. RF
considerations, antenna considerations,
connection managers, OS support, application
management, co-existence protocols.
2007, Dallas, TX. HSPA. Sponsored by 3G
Americas. This meeting and workshop will focus
on latest HSDPA/HSUPA capabilities, devices
and applications. The meeting will also
examine developments in Evolved EDGE, HSPA
Evolution and 3GPP LTE. HSPA workshop June 13
hosted by AT&T.
2007, San Diego, CA. CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A
Meeting and Workshop. Hosted by
Qualcomm. This meeting will emphasize EV-DO
Rev A, but will also examine evolution of
CDMA2000, details of the technology,
capabilities, devices and applications.
2006, Seattle, WA. Mobile Computing
Policy. Hosted by NetMotion Wireless.
This meeting will examine mobile computing
policies that dictate what networks to use,
which applications have access and other
aspects of connectivity.
2006, Boston, MA. IP Multimedia Subsystem
(IMS). Hosted by Tatara Systems.
The meeting will cover current industry
adoption and directions, architecture and
protocols, application road map, standards,
interoperability, issues and opportunities.
This will be a full-day meeting.
2006. San Francisco, CA. Municipal and Mesh
Wi-Fi Networks. Hosted by iPass.
The meeting will examine deployments,
technologies, architectures, standards,
relation to other networks such as 3G and
WiMAX, interoperability, best applications,
and recommendations for best growth of this
13, 2005. San Diego. Embedded Wireless
WAN. Hosted by Sierra Wireless.
Interoperability, standardization, issues
12, 2005, Seattle, WA. Connection
Managers. Hosted by NetMotion
Wireless. Connection managers, wireless
management interfaces for applications and
other items affecting the user experience
with wireless networks.
1, 2005, San Francisco, CA. Ultra
Wideband. Hosted by MCCI. Ultra
Wideband (UWB) and related technologies,
including Wireless USB.
16-17, 2004. Redmond, WA. UMTS.
Hosted by Cingular Wireless. UMTS and HSDPA.
Meeting and workshop.
16-17, 2004. Hosted by Flash Networks.
Newark, New Jersey. Wireless Optimization,
including TCP optimization, Web
acceleration, e-mail acceleration, and VPN
11-12, 2004. Hosted by Qualcomm. San Diego,
CA. Topic: 1XEV-DO (and 1XEV-DV) in detail,
including interoperability workshop.
12 , 2003. Hosted by iPass. San Francisco
Bay Area. Topics: Hotspot Technical
Developments, Service Continuity.
19-20, 2003. Hosted
by Cingular Wireless.
Indianapolis, IN. Topic: EDGE
technology in detail, including
28, 2003. Redmond, WA. Hosted by
Microsoft. Topic: Tethering and
personal-area networking developments
including Bluetooth, IR, USB and ultra
4-6, 2003. San Francisco, CA. Special
joint meeting with The Open Group. Topic:
Mobile IP, Application Persistence and
Roaming. Special workshop: Enterprise
adoption of Cellular Data - Barriers and
2002. Research Triangle Park, North
Carolina. Hosted by IBM. Wireless hot
spots: client considerations and
July 16, 17,
2002. Redmond/Bellevue, Washington.
Hosted by Intel. Enterprise applications
and cellular-data networks. GPRS
workshop on July 16, hosted by
2002. San Francisco, CA. Hosted by
Qualcomm. CDMA2000, Wireless VPNS,
2002. Las Vegas, NV. Hosted by NetMotion
Wireless. Integration of wireless
personal-area, local-area and wide-area
7 2001. Java for mobile platforms:
interfaces, application considerations,
23, 2001. Redmond, WA. Hosted by AT&T
Wireless Services. PDA Platforms and
23, 2001. Boynton Beach, Florida. Hosted
by Motorola. GPRS Interoperability.
7 and 8, 2001. Maui, Hawaii. Joint meeting
with Mobile Computing Promotion Consortium
of Japan. Wireless Data Interoperability.
18. Santa Clara. Mobile Management.
Co-hosted by the Wireless Data Forum and
the Open Group.
23, 2000. Redmond, WA. Wireless Device
31, 2000. Chicago. The Impact of Internet
Standards on Wireless Networks
March 1, 2000.
New Orleans. VPNs and Wireless
19, 2009. MOBILE BROADBAND POISED FOR
EXPLOSIVE GROWTH. HSPA+ and LTE, two leading
mobile broadband technologies, to be
examined in PCCA conference, along with
emerging mobile broadband applications.
7, 2008. Ultra-Wideband Wireless Technology
Poised to Fundamentally Change Local Device
1, 2007. CELLULAR NETWORKS TO ACHIEVE
HIGHEST EVER DATA PERFORMANCE THIS YEAR -
PCCA MiniConference to Examine Details of
HSUPA and Other HSPA Advances.
16, 2006. MOBILE COMPUTING INDUSTRY
LEADERS TO EXAMINE EMERGING TOPICS OF
MOBILE COMPUTING POLICY AND NETWORK ACCESS
CONTROL - NetMotion Wireless hosts PCCA
symposium to address mobile computing
controlling network/application access on
mobile intelligent nodes
19, 2006. Mobile Computing Industry Leaders
To Discuss IMS Opportunities And Convergence
Challenges - Tatara Systems hosts PCCA
Symposium to address IMS technology updates,
applications and deployment status
17, 2006. Municipal and Mesh Wi-Fi Leaders
Gather To Discuss Industry Evolution -
February 2 Symposium Organized by the
Portable Computer and Communications
Association to Address the Technologies that
will Drive Adoption
28, 2002. Portable Computer and
for April 23 and 24 Symposium on CDMA
2000, Wireless VPNs and Wireless
25, 2000. Personal Computer and
Communications Association Meeting to
Focus on New Internet Standards and
11, 2000. Personal Computer and
Communications Association to Explore
Urgent Wireless Data-to-Virtual Private
Network Issues at Special Meeting in New
Orleans, March 1; Meeting Coincides with
CTIA's Wireless 2000.
2000, the PCCA newsletter was distributed in a
soft-copy format. Since 2004, the newsletter
has been published on an occasional basis.
2003. Volume 8, number 3. MS Word
June 26, 2003.
Volume 8, number 2. MS Word
March 8 , 2003.
Volume 8, number 1. MS Word
December 10, 2002.
Volume 7, numbers 3-4. MS Word
June 19, 2002.
Volume 7, number 2. MS Word
March 11, 2002.
Volume 7, number 1. MS Word
format. PDF format.
December 20, 2001.
Volume 6, number 4. MS Word
September 21, 2001.
Volume 6, number 3. MS Word
format. PDF format.
June 18, 2001.
Volume 6, number 2. MS Word
format. PDF format.
March 5, 2001.
Volume 6, number 1. MS Word
November 29, 2000.
Volume 5, number 4. MS Word
September 8, 2000.
Volume 5, number 3. MS Word
format. PDF format.
April 14, 2000.
Volume 5, number 2. MS Word
February 11, 2000.
Volume 5, number 1. MS Word
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