Joint ICT KTN and Cambridge Wireless Radio Technology & Small Cell SIG Event
‘Radio Challenges and Opportunities for Large Scale Small Cell Deployments’
This FREE event, commencing with lunch, will be examining the issues facing the release of small cells to enable wide scale deployment and thus taking full advantage of the potentially substantial benefits that could follow. The discussions will encompass the necessary requirements and the crucial role radio technology will play in design and implementation, technical challenges and possible solutions of providing backhaul to small cell deployments. Presentations will be heard from: Professor Simon Saunders, Director, Real Wireless, (Founding chairman, Small Cell Forum,) Julius Robson of Cambridge Broadband Networks and Dr Nick Johnson of ip.access and Simon Chapman of Keima and Steve Brown of Telefónica O2 UK .
3rd October 2012 End date/time
3rd October 2012 Venue
Downing College, University of Cambridge, Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DQ
This joint ICT KTN event is championed by John Haine of u-blox UK, Brian Collins of Antenova, Daniel Bradford of Cambridge Broadband Networks and Gerald Miaille of CSR from the Radio Technology SIG and Mike Bowerman of Alcatel-Lucent, Rupert Baines of Mindspeed, Zahid Ghadialy of Explanotech andSimon Fletcher of NEC Telecom MODUS representing the Small Cell SIG. We are also extremely grateful to Rohde & Schwarz for joint sponsorship of lunch and refreshments
As the case for large scale small cell deployments becomes widely accepted and significant roll-outs are taking place, it is becoming clear that there are a number of radio technology related challenges to overcome to unlock the full benefits of small cells and enable wide scale deployments. This event will look at some of these issues.
How is network planning and coexistence achieved in small cells? The requirements and challenges are clearly different for consumer deployed and operator deployed devices, but effective interference mitigation in both is vital. How can consumer deployed devices provide effective interference mitigation given that the operator may not know exactly where they are deployed and it is possible for the devices to be moved? Given the large number of operator deployed devices envisaged, is it even practical to try and select optimum sites or will they just have to manage with what they are allocated?
Earlier versions of handset standards did not have small cells in mind when they were developed. How does the development of small cells affect legacy mobile devices and are there amendments that can be made to future devices to improve the radio performance in small cells?
Radio technology is potentially crucial to the design and implementation of backhaul. Clearly a wired connection to every small cell device is desirable, but this will never be practical. At a superficial level, cellular and backhaul radio technologies look similar but their requirements are significantly different. This discussion will cover the requirements, technical challenges and possible solutions to providing backhaul to dense small cell deployments.
Confirmed speakers so far include:
This event is championed by John Haine of u-blox UK, Brian Collins of Antenova, Daniel Bradford of Cambridge Broadband Networks and Gerald Miaille of CSR from the Radio Technology SIG and Mike Bowerman of Alcatel-Lucent, Rupert Baines of Mindspeed, Zahid Ghadialy of Explanotech and Simon Fletcher of NEC Telecom MODUS representing the Small Cell SIG in association with ICT KTN. We are also extremely grateful to Rohde & Schwarz for joint sponsorship of lunch and refreshments.
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