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ITU-T Seminar on IMT-2000 and beyond Systems
ITU-T Seminar on
IMT-2000 and beyond Systems

(Rio de Janeiro, 6 September 2001)

"Mobile communications and Internet are merging via IMT-2000 to provide advanced mobile multimedia services. In this context, ITU is playing a preeminent role in defining IMT-2000 and beyond systems through its Special Study Group. This seminar will address the evolution towards IMT-2000 and systems beyond IMT-2000 and will provide a clear understanding of ITU in providing global solutions."

K. Lathia, Seminar Coordinator and Vice-Chairman, ITU-T SSG

Registration at 8:00 AM
9:00 – 10:00 hours

Session 1: Opening

Chairman: J. Leite Pereira, Member of the Board of ANATEL

1.1 Welcome address by host administration (R. Guerreiro, Chairman of the Board of ANATEL)

1.2 Opening address – IMT-2000 - Standards for the Global Wireless Information Society (F. Leite, IMT-2000 Project Manager, ITU)

1.3 Keynote speech – Special Study Group on "IMT-2000 and Beyond" (J. Visser, Chairman, ITU-T SSG)

1.4 Keynote speech - Introduction of IMT-2000 in the Andean Countries (M. Solano, ASETA)

10:00 – 10:30 hours
Coffee break
10:30 – 12:00 hours

Session 2: 3G Technology and Evolution Strategies

Chairman: F. Leite, IMT-2000 Project Manager, ITU

2.1 Evolution from GSM to UMTS (IMT-2000) (M. Baumgarten, Siemens)

2.2 CDMA Evolution to CDMA2000 (S. Camilo, Qualcomm)

2.3 Evolution to IMT-2000 - Operator’s view (L. Avelar, Telesp Celular)

2.4 Handsets for Advanced Mobile Multimedia (Y. Kim, Samsung)

Panel discussions

12:00 – 14:00 hours
Lunch break
14:00 – 15:30 hours

Session 3: Standardization

Chairman: K. Lathia, Siemens ICN SpA

3.1 Leading the way in 3G - 3GPP - the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (Y.-C. Hu, Ericsson)

3.2 3GPP2 All-IP Wireless Network (C. Barber, Tantivy Communications)

3.3 Challenges of Global Roaming (S. Husain, Motorola)

Panel discussions

15:30 – 16:00 hours
Coffee break
16:00 – 18:00 hours

Session 4: Implementation and visions for the future

Chairman: J. Visser, Chairman, Nortel Networks

4.1 Recent Developments in 3G in Japan (H. Nakamura, NTT DoCoMo)

4.2 IP and mobility ("Internet on Air") (K. Lathia, Siemens ICN SpA)

4.3 IPv6: The New Internet (L. Ladid, Chairman, IPv6 Forum)

4.4 Global Collaborative Efforts in Defining the Vision for Systems beyond IMT-2000  (J. Hoffmeyer, Cingular Wireless)

Roundtable discussions with all Seminar speakers
Closing Remarks (J. Visser, Chairman ITU-T SSG)

Contact for information:

Mr. Kiritkumar Lathia, Siemens ICN SpA, Italy (
Mr. Bruno de Carvalho Ramos, Anatel, Brazil (
Mrs. Tatiana Tchaika, TSB engineer (


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