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Mobile networks: The Advent of Machines - Are you ready?

Brought to you by The Enhanced Mobile Broadband Group

With over 100% penetration rates and multiple devices per person the phase of human connectivity to mobile networks is almost complete.

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About the event

Cue the next phase; where a class of device known as machine to machine (MTM or M2M) systems, which communicate directly to other computers over the internet without the mediation of humans, are likely to dramatically increase the number of connected devices.

These systems will drive network coverage and connectivity requirements well beyond their current levels and a radically different world from today is predicted. Do we literally take a back seat? This timely and topical half-day SIG event will bring together industry experts and innovators to debate the critical issues surrounding connectivity for mobile networking.
 
Processes without the need for any human interaction will drive network coverage and connectivity requirements well beyond their current levels and put the existing internet infrastructure under increasing strain, presenting significant opportunities and major challenges for mobile operators.
 
This Mobile Broadband SIG will focus on some of the key issues facing the industry to explore what the future holds, including:
  • Types of devices likely to be accessing MBB networks in the future: From cars to sensors, parking meters to point-of-sale terminals.
  • How far will this evolution drive both connectivity and traffic? CAGRs of 70–80% to 2016 are forecast.
  • The implications and opportunities for mobile operators: As networks evolve, is there a real opportunity to grow revenue?
  • Will network technology scale up? What does a one-billion-device network look like?
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This event is FREE to members of Cambridge Wireless. Tickets for non-members are £180 plus VAT. 

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Hosted and Sponsored by Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird is an international commercial law firm.

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12:00

Registration & Networking over Lunch & Refreshments

13:00

Introduction to the Mobile Broadband SIG by Peter Montgomery of GSMA

13:10

Welcome from our host – Graeme Maguire, Partner, Bird & Bird

13:20

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.

13:40

Q&A

13:45

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.

14:05

Q&A

14:10

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.

14:30

Q&A

14:35

Coffee/Tea & Networking

15:05

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”.

15:25

Q&A

15:30

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.

15:50

Q&A

15:55

Open Forum Session with all speakers and chaired by George Grayland of Nokia Siemens Network

16:40

Closing Remarks from George Grayland of Nokia Siemens Network and fill in evaluation forms

16:45

Event Close

Speakers

Alan Krisciunas - Senior Capacity Manager, EE

Paul Martin - Partner, PA Consulting Group

Tony Milbourn - VP Strategy, u-blox UK

Dr Tony Milbourn (u-blox UK)

Tom Rebbeck - Research Director, Analysys Mason

Tom has recently rejoined Analysys Mason as Research Director, and has responsibility for the definition, delivery and management of its consumer telecoms research activities. Prior to returning to Analysys Mason, Tom was a Global Project Manager for Telefónica where he was involved in the launch of a number of mobile content services and applications across the Telefónica footprint. Before this, he was Principal Analyst for Analysys Mason, and worked on numerous client projects.

SIG Champions

Iris Barcia - COO, Keima

Iris Barcia is Chief Operating Officer and co-owner of Keima, an innovative software company delivering disruptive wireless design solutions worldwide. Iris is an innovator and forward-looking technologist working with the executive teams and engineers at Tier 1 network operators, network infrastructure vendors, neutral-host vendors, government organizations, and international services companies. She has been involved in the proposal and assessment of novel HetNet strategies for nation-wide 4G, 5G, IoT and public-safety networks, with a focus on future capacity provision and multi-technology evolution. Prior to Keima Iris has worked on RAN design, optimization and deployment projects at Telefonica and European rural broadband wireless initiatives. She has a BSc and MSc in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Vigo (Spain) and an MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK).

George Grayland - Founder, 5GFutures

George Grayland was a Senior Wireless Solutions Manager with Nokia. He has now established 5GFutures to advise organisations on 5G Wireless Systems. George joined Nokia in 1998 and was responsible for Mobile Broadband Networks Solutions working with international and UK MNOs and their 4G network deployments. More recently he worked on 5G Networks, particularly on Massive MIMO trials and deployments. Prior to Nokia George held various positions at Philips Electronics in both R&D and Technical Marketing. He has a BEng. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bradford and is a member of the IET. 

Roberto Kompany - Senior Analyst, Analysys Mason

Roberto is a member of Analysys Mason’s Telecoms Software and Networks research team and is the lead analyst for the Next-Generation Wireless Networks programme focusing on strategy and market research. He is also a Cambridge Wireless Special Interest Group (SIG) mobile broadband champion. Prior to joining Analysys Mason, Roberto worked for Dixons Carphone, where he analysed the effect on the business of shifts in the telecoms market – for example, in terms of mergers, operator KPIs and technology – in Europe and the UK. Previous positions included consultancy, where he helped a variety of clients worldwide with mobile-related projects, such as a capex reduction and developing a 5-year strategy for an incumbent’s wireless infrastructure. He started his career at a leading network equipment vendor, where he served in several different capacities, such as R&D, and deployment and optimisation of mobile infrastructures across multiple continents. Roberto holds an MSc in Mobile & Satellite Communications from University of Surrey and an MBA from IE Business School.

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Peter Love - Densification Principle Architect for Nokia Networks, Nokia

Peter has worked in the mobile communications industry for nearly 30 years, firstly at Orbitel UK and then at Nokia Networks. Peter helped developed the first 2G DCS1800 BTSs to Orange and then continued in building a viable business for network planning & optimisation services in the UK. Holding various roles over the years focusing on UK, Europe and global markets Peter is now a principle services architect in the 5G/densification area helping operators globally to make the most appropriate decisions. Until recently he held the office of chair/vice chair of the Small Cells Forum Operations group where he played a significant role for 5 years.

Andy Sutton - Principal Network Architect, British Telecommunications

Andy Sutton is a Principal Network Architect within BT Architecture and Strategy team. He is responsible for 5G end to end network architecture, RAN architecture evolution and mobile backhaul strategy and architecture. Andy holds an MSc in mobile communications from the University of Salford and has over 30 years of experience within the telecommunications industry. Andy’s research interests include; distributed and centralised RAN and core architectures and protocols, network dimensioning, QoS and mobile backhaul (optical transmission, microwave and millimetre wave radio systems, network architecture and protocols along with synchronisation and time distribution in telecommunications networks). He also works on low latency and ultra-reliable networks architecture and design. During his career Andy has worked for Mercury Communications Ltd, Orange, H3G, EE and BT. Andy holds the post of Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool and University of Salford. Andy is a chartered engineer and holds fellowships from the IET, BCS and ITP. Andy contributes to International telecommunications standardisation activities and several industry forums. Andy also has an interest in the history and heritage of telecommunications and is a CW Heritage SIG Champion.

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Bird and Bird, 15 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1JP

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