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Co-hosted - NGMN

CoNG.1-1 : ITU - NGMN: Mobile Broadband 2010+: Open expert Forum - Infrastructure innovations
Wednesday, 07 October 2009, 09:00 - 10:30, Room A

Worldwide, many leading mobile operators are planning for the trial and 2010 launch of next generation mobile networks. The launch promises to provide a step-change in user experience as well as network performance. This session will present the current status and provide an outlook on selected critical areas for successful next generation mobile network deployment, such as backhaul, open interfaces, trials and testing.
- How will next generation mobile backhaul networks cope with the rising traffic, the increased reliability requirements and the needs for differentiated quality of service treatment? - What further developments are expected in the area of radio access and how will transition strategies look? - What are the greatest challenges in the migration towards access-agnostic, all-IP core networks? What is the impact on the service landscape?

* Mr Philipp Deibert, Executive Programme Manager, NGMN Alliance, Germany

* Mr Lance Hiley, VP Market Strategy, Cambridge Broadband Networks, United Kingdom
* Mr Khurram Sheikh, Chief Product and Development Officer, Powerwave Technologies, United States
* Mr Ken Hawk, CEO, Ubidyne GmbH, Germany
* Mr Edwin Paalvast, Vice President, Customer Advocacy, Cisco