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The 10th Annual LTE World Summit

30.06.2014 

The annual LTE World Summit, the world’s leading 4G event, took place on June 23-25, 2014 at the Amsterdam Rai and served up everything LTE. 3500 attendees, of which 41% were from operators and 42% were director level or above, attended the event, with over 300 speakers and 150+ exhibitors delivering their latest solutions and experiences in LTE.

For the first time, this year’s event was co-located with the 5G World Summit. The summit was used as a platform to help leading operators and solution providers understand the forces driving 5G, what technologies are required for 5G and which services 5G will enable. Discussions began with a networking innovation panel titled, “Paving the way towards 5G: Maximising future technologies including NFV & Cloud”. The panel consisted of Erik Hoving, CTO, KPN Group; Haitham Abdulrazzak, CTO, Etisalat; Kerstin Günther, SVP, Technology Europe, Deutsche Telekom; Günther Ottendorfer, CTO, Telekom Austria Group and Yousef Abu-Mutaw, CTO, Zain Jordan. In addition to 5G, hot topics discussed were VoLTE, LTE Roaming, Handling Mobile Data, Signaling, LTE Evolution and HetNets, to name only a few.

At the event, the LTE World Series was on-hand to interview many of the key speakers, such as Erik Hoving, CTO, KPN Group; Günther Ottendorfer, CTO, Telekom Austria Group; and Paul Ceely, Head of Network, EE.

The main conference boasted a host of top speakers from some of the industry’s best recognized brands including: Telekom Austria Group, Vodafone Netherlands, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Zain Jordan, KPN Group, SK Telecom, Telkom Mobile, Bouygues Telecom and du. Also present were the leading solution providers including: Huawei, Oracle, Samsung, Alcatel Lucent, Mediatek, ZTE, F5, Juniper Networks, NEC and many more.

Günther Ottendorfer, CTO of the Telekom Austria Group, took part in a fireside chat with Ovum’s Chief Research Officer, Mark Newman, where he shared his views on the results from the recent frequency auction in Austria. He also discussed how these results would impact the future development of LTE in Austria as well as discussing Telekom Austrias strategy for dealing with the huge data growth and peak demand via LTE.

The events free expo summits proved to be a major hit, with five tracks running throughout the event. They looked at the Future of LTE, LTE Public Safety, Network Optimisation, Maximising Spectrum and Accelerating Innovation. These sessions included speakers from Telenor, TCCA, Federal Police, BlackBerry, BT, Orange, Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS), Ofcom and FCC.

The event played host to the Telecoms.com Awards 2014. This year’s awards featured 16 categories, which rewarded companies and organizations across the industry for innovation and excellence. The winners included, Alcatel Lucent, Amdocs, Huawei, LGU+, Samsung and ZTE to name a few.

Branch "Information and communication technologies' RANS participated in the annual LTE World Summit. ITT Chairman of Natural Sciences, Doctor of Economics, Academy of Natural Sciences Tikhvinskiy V.O. met Chief Technical Officer of ETSI Adrian Scrase, President of GSA Alan Hadden, Project Coordinator of METIS Olav Queseth, General Manager of 5GIC (UniversitySurrey) Shahram Niri and discussed future standardization activities for LTE, TD-LTE and 5G.

The concise text of the reports of LTE World Summit 2014 can be found on Informa Telecoms &Media website (www.lteconference.com/world ) upon request.

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