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Technology Foresight

TECH.1 : Innovating towards new wireless networks
Tuesday, 06 October 2009, 14:30 - 16:00, Room K

The transition to all-IP broadband networks in both the fixed and mobile environments has emerged as both a significant driver and a future enabler. The demand for broadband is evidenced by the rapidly growing focus on advanced FTTx rollouts and the huge increases in traffic experienced in HSPA networks. But, unlike traditional voice services, broadband revenues are not proportional to broadband traffic volumes. Sustainable broadband services are only possible if new network technologies can be deployed that deliver a much lower cost per bit. Future networks will need to deliver global connectivity between devices, networks, services and applications for a globally interoperable future ICT infrastructure.
KEY QUESTIONS: - What will be the nature of the convergence of mobile and fixed broadband services? - What are the implications of these technologies on network development and service provision ?

* Mr Valery Timofeev, Director, Radiocommunication Bureau (BR), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), ITU

* Mr Adrian Scrase, Head of 3GPP Mobile Competence Centre, ETSI, France
* Dr Yutaka Yasuda, Vice President, General Manager, Technology Sector, KDDI Corporation, Japan
* Mr Barry West, President International and Chief Architect , Clearwire, United States
* Mr Sen Zhao, Deputy Secretary-General, TDIA, China
* Prof. Yuri Gromakov, Director General, OJSC Intellect Telecom, Russian Federation