Thursday 1st March, 2012
11:30am to 1:00pm
Jointly developed with
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.
Head of Operations Strategy & Business Development, Cisco
Senior Manager Network & Service Quality, Vodafone
CTO Western Europe, ZTE
Head of Telecom Italia Labs & Chairman, NGMN
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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