Registration & Networking over Lunch & Refreshments
Introduction to the Mobile Broadband SIG by Peter Montgomery of GSMA
Welcome from our host – Graeme Maguire, Partner, Bird & Bird
The Future of M2M; Tom Rebbeck, Research Director, Analysys Mason
Tom will present Analysys Mason’s view on the market today and the drivers for M2M. He will look at the potential benefits and value of M2M, and also explore some of the barriers and challenges to greater adoption. His talk will also discuss the value chain for services. Finally, he will touch on how the M2M is moving to an Internet of Things (IoT) world.
Pervasive Wireless Networks for Machines; Tony Milbourn, VP Strategy, u-blox AG
As mobile networks start to adopt LTE as their human users consume Internet on the move, the growth in M2M connections mainly uses GSM, a technology that operators would like to switch off! Communicating machines rarely need broadband, so their communications can be carried effectively using low-cost GSM modems. To really enable the Internet of Things wirelessly, networks capable of pervasive coverage – significantly better than GSM; supporting very low cost modems – cheaper than GSM; and moreover capable of operating for years on a single battery; are needed. LTE, being designed for broadband on the move for smartphones and tablets, meets none of these criteria. There are moves in 3GPP to adapt LTE for new classes of device to meet these needs; whilst other technologies that are either proprietary or “industry standards” are also emerging. This presentation will consider the needs of machine communications from the perspective of a device supplier and discuss the evolution of standards.
Transportation: this is the age of the train; Andrew Hobbs, VP – Solutions, Airspan
As demand for train travel is at an all-time high, train operators are under increasing pressure to deliver services on-time, and provide real-time updates to passengers. With the network pushed to the limit, real-time telemetry is increasingly important to monitor both the track and the train, to minimise disruption. Security is also becoming increasingly important, with a transition from local caching of video, to real-time monitoring. This presentation will consider these challenges, and explore how next generation networks can meet these requirements, yet also support a new business model to provide additional revenue streams for the network provider.
Coffee/Tea & Networking
Scaling the Future Mobile Network for the Growth of the Thing; Alan Krisciunas, Senior Capacity Manager, EE
Exploring the future scaling questions that industry may face to prepare mobile networks for the predicted explosion of m2m and the much discussed internet of things. With the potential of an influx of devices with varying demands, how does this complement or conflict against existing modes of operation. What actions can an operator take to start to adapt their existing network model and what traditional scaling solutions need to be challenged to prepare for the “The Thing”.
Security in V2X Communications; Paul Martin, Chief Technology Officer, Plextek
Development of prototype functions using Vehicle to Anything communications is advancing rapidly with new and more advanced features being regularly announced and demonstrated by Tier 1 automotive and semiconductor companies. As features such as vehicle platooning and cooperative avoidance start to be considered for the mainstream, then appropriate communications pathways and overarching information security measures need to be considered. This presentation introduces the context of vehicle to vehicle, vehicle to infrastructure and vehicle to person communications and looks at the issues, both technical and societal that have to be solved.
Open Forum Session with all speakers and chaired by George Grayland of Nokia Siemens Network
Closing Remarks from George Grayland of Nokia Siemens Network and fill in evaluation forms