SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 4G World 2012 Conference and Expo, the only conference and expo covering the entire ecosystem of next-generation 4G mobile broadband technologies, today announced the Summit Series. Comprised of three concurrent tracks – Small Cell Summit, Mobile Cloud Summit, and Spectrum Summit – the Summit Series takes place on the first day of the annual 4G World Conference being held at McCormick Place in Chicago from October 29 to November 1, 2012. For more information or to register to attend, visit http://www.4gworld.com/chicago/.
Small Cell Summit
Bringing the base station closer to users is theoretically the key to delivering plentiful throughput. With advances in small cell design and HetNet architecture, networks are getting even closer to their users. This session will explore where small cells fit in the big picture, key issues that operators need to consider when assessing small cell strategies, and more.
- Michael Howard of Infonetics will Chair the Small Cell Summit.
- The Opening Keynote speaker will be Andy Germano, Vice Chair of the Small Cell Forum. His topic is "Leveraging Small Cells to Maximize 4G Coverage, Capacity and User Experience."
- The Industry Keynote entitled "Metro Cells: Thinking Outside the Box" will be given by Mike Shabel, GM, NGN Mobile Core Unit, Wireless Division, Alcatel-Lucent.
- A panel discussion with speakers from Wireless 20/20, Telstra, Cisco, Intel, and NSN, will explore the "Total Cost of Ownership of 4G small cell networks."
- An Executive Roundtable covering the "Outlook for Small Cells and Wi-Fi Integration" will feature speakers from Current Analysis, Towerstream, Wi-Fi Alliance, and Nsight.
Mobile Cloud Summit
Mobile operators have embraced the Cloud for hosted applications and content, along with monetizing Over-The-Top (OTT) content services. The Mobile Cloud Summit will examine business opportunities in Cloud services, with a look at how to fast track the deployment of mobile cloud platforms.
- Chair of the Mobile Cloud Summit is Ari Banerjee, Sr. Analyst, Heavy Reading.
- The Industry Keynote, "Are You Ready for the Cloud? Optimizing and Assuring User Experience in the Mobile Cloud," will be delivered by Steven Shalita, VP, Marketing, NetScout Systems.
- Mr. Banerjee and Fred Kemmerer, Chair, ATIS Technology and Operations Council, will discuss "Cloud Service Strategies to Monetize OTT Content and Apps."
- The Executive Roundtable will feature panelists Alfred Boshculte, Co-founder and Chairman, Boshculte Schnee Group, LLC and Paul Parker-Johnson, Director, Service Provider Cloud and Managed Services, Juniper Networks on the topic of "Mobile Cloud as a Platform for 4G Value Added Services."
Spectrum is the oxygen that enables the mobile industry to expand along its path to 4G. However, the world's 4G spectrum resources are highly constrained and fragmented because government officials and industry leaders continue to debate the best methods to ease the global spectrum crunch.
- Berge Ayvazian, Sr. Consultant, Heavy Reading is Chair of the Spectrum Summit.
- The Opening Keynote entitled "Spectrum in the Americas: Challenges and Opportunities for the Mobile Broadband Ecosystem," will be given by Chris Pearson, President, 4G Americas.
- Fred Campbell, Director of the Communications Liberty and Innovation Project at the Competitive Enterprise Institute will deliver a keynote address on "Global Digital TV Migration Liberating 700 MHz for Mobile Broadband."
- A feature presentation titled "Incentive Spectrum Auctions and Alternative Licensing Schemes" will see participation from senior regulatory executives at AT&T and CTIA.
- The "Driving Rural 4G and Fixed Broadband" panel features esteemed panelists from RCA and Nsight.
- An Executive Roundtable focused on "Global and Regional 4G Spectrum Alignment" will conclude the Spectrum Summit and feature panelists from 4G Americas, Telstra, AT&T, Pyramid Research, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
- Regulatory Fireside Chat with Commissioner Ajit Pai, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), hosted by Fred Campbell.
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