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Introduction to the Small Cell SIG by Simon Saunders of Real Wireless
Welcome from our host - Anthony Waller, Partner of Olswang
Welcome & Presentation from our Joint Sponsors Agilent Technologies/Microlease
Morgan Hanson, Sales & Business Development Manager, Agilent Technologies “Introducing the Latest in Handheld RF & μW Analyzers from Agilent”
Small Cells and Broadband Britain; Simon Towler, Deputy Director, Head of Telecommunications Policy, Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
The government’s ambition is to see a transformation in broadband in the UK – with high speed fixed and mobile connectivity as widely available as possible. The dramatic growth in mobile data traffic and the potential of mobile broadband to support economic growth and social inclusion are just a couple of the challenges and opportunities facing governments including the UK. Wireless technologies including small cells can play a key role in realising the government’s broadband plans.”
Regulatory Challenges Associated with Deployment of Small Cells; Robindhra Mangtani, Principal Advisor, Ofcom
As consumers’ usage of mobile data increases, mobile networks are evolving in order to cater for it, developments such as: increasing the use of spectrum, new technologies such as LTE and the enhancement of the macro layer through technologies such as MIMO, CoMP, SON is planned to deal with this demand along with small cell deployment, addressing the need for capacity and coverage. Mobile network operators and third party wholesalers on their behalf are deploying new types of small cells in mobile networks. WiFi offload using unlicensed spectrum is the most commonly known type of small cell, but there are others including micro/pico cells and femtocells using licensed, unlicensed or shared spectrum, all these solution require regulatory review on issues including: spectrum usage & allocation, backhaul, power, spectrum allocation databases and suitable sites.
Small Cell Deployment – The Statutory Hurdle: Town & Country Planning (De-)Regulation of Small Cell Roll-out; Chris Stratton, RICS Telecoms Forum & MLL Telecom Ltd
A review of the town & country planning rules relating to telecom equipment deployment, focussing on small cells and what the Government is trying to do to reduce the burden.
Panel Session with Session One Speakers
Coffee/Tea & Networking
Moving People, Goods and Bits: Small Cells and Transport for London; Robert Woolley, Senior Commercial Development Manager, Transport for London
The talk will describe how TfL will assist the mobile network operators to successfully serve customers using small cells on TfL assets.
Small Cell Expectations – A Local Government View; Ian Jones, Senior ICT Consultant, Leeds City Council
This session will describe how the Leeds and Bradford wireless concession includes both Small
Cell and Wi-Fi technologies and how Small Cell technology supports the digital ambitions of both
Panel Session with Session Two Speakers
Delivering Urban Capacity; Jonathan Freeman, Director, Capacity Solutions, Arqiva
Achievement of the industry ambition of ubiquitous high capacity networks throughout urban areas requires alignment of sometimes competing stakeholder requirements. For small cells to succeed in the UK the solution must be cost effective, scalable and standardised across different urban locations. This presentation explores how this can be achieved, analyses outstanding challenges,
suggests potential solutions and details a roadmap to achieve mass deployment.
The Golden Goose Feels the Heat; Mark Harrop, Director, BT Wholesale
A suppliers perspective: observations on outdoor WiFi, the local authority concession model and the potential implications for WiFi and small cell deployment
Panel Session with Session Three Speakers plus Kevin Baughan, Director of Metro Wireless, Virgin Media Business
Coffee/Tea & Networking
Panel Session with Paul Ceely, Head of Network Strategy, EE, Mark Harrop, Director, BT Wholesale, Simon Saunders, Director, Real Wireless, Zahid Ghadialy, Managing Director, eXplanoTech & Simon Fletcher, Senior Manager, NEC Telecom Modus
Fill in Evaluation Forms and Event Close by Simon Saunders of Real Wireless