Seminar Day

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Small Cell Forum

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SCWS seminars were a very popular event feature at SCWS World 2017, as they allowed in-depth exploration of specific topics with like-minded executives.

The agenda for the Seminar Day at SCWS World 2017 is below.

Seminar sponsors for 2017 included:

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#                              PCTEL, Seminar Sponsor at SCWS World                           Intel, Seminar Sponsor at SCWS World


SOLiD Technologies, Seminar Sponsor at SCWS World                                    #

SCWS World 2017 Seminar Day Agenda

09:00 - 

PCTEL, Seminar Sponsor at SCWS World

Insight Into How Tier-1 Carriers Have Increased Testing Efficiency

The interactive workshop led by PCTEL will cover new methods major carriers have implemented to overcome common challenges to deploy and manage DAS, small cell, and heterogeneous networks.

Dave Adams of PCTEL will demonstrate how to execute Antenna Verification Tests:

  • The "pain points" in the standard test process
  • Requirements for new solutions
  • Best practices
  • Tips and tricks to maximize efficiency
  • Typical expectations for test results deliverables
  • Active demonstrations


Dave Adams, Senior Product Manager, PCTEL RF Solutions

Huawei, Seminar Host

09:00  Welcome refreshments

New Indoor Experience

09:30  Welcome speech
Ritchie Peng, President of Small Cell Product Line, Huawei

09:40  Mobile Digital Enterprise: Cases and strategy
Atul Roy, Senior Strategy Manager, EE

10:00  Smart Stadium: Giant Leap in Video Experience
Amit Navon, Director Network Research Product Management, Huawei

10:20  The first commercial year for LAA
Tony Conlan, Radio Access Networks Manager, Telefonica O2





10:40  Coffee Break





Digital Neutral Host

11:10  LampSite 3.0: New Milestone of Indoor Digitalization
Eric Zhao, VP of Small Cell Product Line, Huawei

11:30  Digital Neutral Host: Opportunity, Challenge and 'How To'
David Chambers, Founder and Senior Analyst, ThikSmallCell

11:50  Panel: How to Reshape the New Ecosystem for Digital Neutral Host
Analyst, Operator, Site Provider and Huawei

10:10 - 

Zinwave, Seminar Host

IoT and the enterprise: 3 connectivity requirements

Enterprises are adopting smart building technologies to reduce costs and streamline operations. There are several requirements for providing IoT enablement to support reliable connectivity, including a combination of ubiquitous coverage, multi-frequency support, and cost-effectiveness. Zinwave will review and address:

  • A majority of workers surveyed complain about poor in-building coverage. The current state of connectivity is inadequate for supporting IoT
  • A new opex model to relieve the burden of capex, allowing the enterprise budgetary flexibility
  • A future ready system that offers multi-frequency support, solving for today's connectivity needs without further hardware additions for tomorrow's IoT changes


Scott Willis, CEO, Zinwave

11:10 -
Coffee Break
11:30 -

Node-H, Seminar Host

Real World SON

Last year at SCWS, Node-H explained its comprehensive SON implementations on 3G and 4G, a significant step towards 'plug-n-play' small cells. This year we take this topic a step further exploring the practical aspects of deploying distributed-SON capable small cells including interoperability between vendors. We are joined by Dr Richard MacKenzie of BT Research with whom we have worked closely to investigate algorithm co-existence in BT's multivendor test-bed.

Mike Cronin, CEO, Node-H
Paul Bruce, Director of Business Development, Node-H
Dr Richard MacKenzie, Principal Researcher, BT Research

12:30 -
13:45 -

Intel, Seminar Sponsor

The path to NFV for small cells

With the coming of 5G and the rise of the internet of things, enterprises and CoSPs are looking for the most efficient means to provide connectivity today. In addition, establishing a strategy to move from today's customized infrastructure to next generation networks will be vital to maintain business relevance while providing customer satisfaction. Small cells have become mainstream in providing these connections and will play a larger role as connectivity and data explode. This session will showcase how to utilize the latest technology to make small cells a part of the programmable infrastructure that will be foundational to 5G and networks of the future. Come hear about the steps to ensure that via NFV, the small cells of the future are agile, flexible and ready to support tomorrow's networks.

Adnan Boustany, Product Marketing Manager, Intel

SOLiD, Seminar Sponsor


ONE DAS platform 5G Ready "Genesis" and NY METRO Case Study

When it comes to 5G, Mobile Network densification would be accelerated by many of elements of network infrastructure.
IBS shall play major role of handling massive data demand in densified Venue.
SOLiD released ONE DAS Platform “Genesis” which embraces IBS demand from Small to Large Venues as well as from Carrier to Enterprises including Signal Source with 5G Ready Bandwidth and Pure Modular Structure.
SOLiD wants to share Unique experience of deploying DAS in World Top Tier METRO(*Note. CityMetric on Sep 5th, 2015) in NY (No.1 in the number of Station) , Tokyo (No.1 in the number of Rider), and Seoul (No.1 in the distance of Line).
You will find out why SOLiD was chosen by World Top Tier METRO body.

James Kim, Head of EMEA, SOLiD
Dr. Cho Young Man, CTO, SOLiD

14:55 -

ip.access, Seminar Host

Panel: The Neutral Host for a Global Market: Sharing makes Good Business Worldwide

Whether you're a Tier-0 Operator Group with a $50bn market cap or an Emerging Market Operator surviving on a dollar a day ARPU, the cost of serving your subscribers is king. Sharing infrastructure costs is an obvious move, but the sharing of base stations or spectrum is still rare. With participation from the GSMA, the Wireless Infrastructure Group, and ip.access, this panel explores the economic benefits driving the neutral host model to its logical conclusion and the challenges ahead for the developed world enterprise market (the "Middleprise") as well as emerging markets with the lowest ARPUs in the world.

Nick Johnson, CTO & Head of PLM, ip.access
Bob Slorach, CTO, Wireless Infrastructure Group
Jonathan Vesey,  Market Engagement - Mobile for Development, GSMA

Blu Wireless Technology, Seminar Host

mmWave Wireless Technology for Backhaul, Fixed Wireless Access and 5G

Mark Barrett, CMO at Blu Wireless, will present and lead a seminar on millimetre wave wireless technology for Back Haul, Access and 5G applications. Specifically, the seminar will focus on the launch of the RWM6050 'Rapidwave' gigabit wireless modem developed by Blu Wireless and licensed to IDT Inc. The seminar will present technical features, benefits, demonstration of the RWM6050 and relevant applications along with presentations by Blu Wireless partners

Mohammad Aktar, Director of Architecture, IDT Inc.
presenting IDT’s 5G vision
Anders Storm, CEO, Sivers IMA
- discussing mmW RF technology
Colin Alexander, Marketing Manager,  Infrastructure, ARM Ltd
- discussing 5G architecture
Mark Barrett, CMO, Blu Wireless
- on millimetre wave market, technology and applications

15:55 End of Seminars


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