LTE World Summit 2014 Continues to Drive the LTE Evolution
LTE continues to be a key technology driving mobile data capabilities and delivery of new services, and with 274 commercial LTE networks now launched across 101 countries, the LTE World Summit returns this June at a hugely exciting yet crucial time for the industry.
Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, the LTE World Summit takes place across three days (23-25 June) and brings together 3,500+ attendees, 300+ speakers and 150+ exhibitors to address the key issues, opportunities and challenges facing today’s booming LTE market!
This years’ event provides an important platform for both advanced and emerging markets addressing not only the technical and commercial challenges facing LTE deployments, but also highlighting the opportunities for operators offering LTE to ensure intelligent and optimised networks and to maximise these networks through new value-added services.
Attracting leading operators, content providers, regulatory players, analysts, industry associations and technology vendors from all parts of the ecosystem, the conference agenda will address several key areas: NFV, Monetising LTE, Roaming and IPX, Backhaul, Cloud, SDN, LTE Broadcast, LTE Business Models, Device Deployments, SON, VoLTE, IMS, M2M, Carrier Aggregation and OTT Collaboration to name just a few.
The event will also feature a number of pre-conference focus days and co-located events including the Signaling and Antenna Evolution Focus Days and the always-popular Operator Mindshare!
This year’s LTE World Summit is set to be the biggest yet, and will for the first time ever be co-located with the 5G World Summit which looks ahead to the future of 5G to ensure that leading operators and solution providers are effectively paving the way towards these future networks and understand exactly what is driving 5G, what technologies are required and what services 5G will enable.
The event includes a stellar global CTO-led speaker line-up that includes amongst many others:
• Erik Hoving, CTO, KPN Group
• Hugh Bradlow, CTO, Telstra
• Günther Ottendorfer, CTO, Telekom Austria Group
• John Jiang, CTO, China Mobile Intl
• Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO, TELUS
• Haitham Abdulrazzak, CTO, Etisalat
• Park Jin-Hyo, SVP & Head of Network Technology R&D Center, SK Telecom
• Kerstin Günther, SVP Technology Europe, Deutsche Telekom
• Corbett Rowell, Research Director, China Mobile
Pierre François Dubois, Vice President of Product Development at Orange is speaking on Day One and comments: “LTE is a major breakthrough in our industry. It shakes everything, from architecture and operations to business models. It is very important to meet with other MNOS and vendors to share ideas and make sure we make the right choices. It is very important that the LTE World Summit exist in order to give us this opportunity. No doubt that the 2014 edition will be very interesting!”
“Some of the leading LTE operators are seeing that the technology is having a positive impact on KPIs, which is great news for the future of the mobile industry,” says Paul Lambert, Senior Analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media. “With LTE network launches gathering pace in all regions, those attending this year’s LTE World Summit will have the chance to hear what the right approach is to launching and evolving LTE services and how to most effectively communicate the benefits of LTE to end-users.
The LTE World Summit will also play host to the 5th Annual Telecoms.com LTE Awards, which continues to recognise and reward the most innovative technologies developed for LTE services. The Awards Ceremony will take place at De Duif in Amsterdam on 24 June 2014. The deadline for submissions is 7 April, 2014, with the entries being judged by an esteemed panel of industry professionals. To enter the awards, go to: http://lteawards.com/
Sam Oakley, Events Director at Informa, says: “As the telecoms market continues to move at pace, LTE World Summit 2014 provides a truly global representation of this rapidly evolving technology and has a crucial role to play in its future, as the connected world transitions towards 5G.”
LTE World Summit will take place at the RAI, Amsterdam, on 23-25 June 2014. To plan your visit, to view the full event programme, or to register for the event, then please visit http://ws.lteconference.com/. Alternatively, keep up to date with the event on Twitter using @LTEWorldSeries.
 GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association), ‘Evolution to LTE’ report, February 2014