Technology Evolution: Network Architecture Evolution

A session at Mobile World Congress 2012

  • Thierry Maupile
  • Marcus Weldon
  • Michael Wennesheimer
  • Xiaodong Zhu
  • Sandro Dionisi
  • Dr Peter Meissner

Thursday 1st March, 2012

11:30am to 1:00pm (WET)

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Even in the near future, operators will need to deliver higher capacities, new services and higher Quality of Service to the customer, while improving efficiency and lowering cost internally. For most operators, this revolution must be achieved by an evolution in their radio, aggregation and core networks.

Mobile operators have already started to deploy heterogeneous network structures combining different generations of wireless technologies, often embedded in an environment of macro-, micro- and even femto-cells. Furthermore, LTE-Advanced features, new centralised RAN and smart network architectures are currently being developed and evaluated.

As a result, many of the elements needed to deliver a flexible, intelligent network already exist or will appear in the near future. The main challenge is to do it right - to bring the pieces of the puzzle together in a way that supports an operator’s financial, technical and business needs throughout the evolutionary process. This session highlights how industry leaders are working towards this and what steps should be taken.

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Thierry Maupile

Head of Operations Strategy & Business Development, Cisco

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Marcus Weldon

CTO, Alcatel-Lucent

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Michael Wennesheimer

Senior Manager Network & Service Quality, Vodafone

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Bill Huang

GM, China Mobile Research Centre

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Luis Jorge Romero

Chairman, ETSI

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Xiaodong Zhu

CTO Western Europe, ZTE

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Sandro Dionisi

Head of Telecom Italia Labs & Chairman, NGMN

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Dr Peter Meissner


Next session in Hall 5, Auditorium 2

2:30pm Technology Evolution: Network Operations Evolution by Ibrahim Gedeon, Dee W Burger, Philippe Leon, Balazs Bertenyi, Thierry Bonhomme, Zhu Haobing and James Haddock

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Mobile World Congress 2012

Spain Spain, Barcelona

27th February to 1st March 2012

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Time 11:30am1:00pm WET

Date Thu 1st March 2012


Hall 5, Auditorium 2, Fira Montjuic

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