Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 26 March 2015 – As global LTE adoption continues to accelerate, and with last year alone witnessing 360 LTE deployments launched across 124 countries, the 11th Annual LTE World Summit (23-25 June) returns this year at an exciting time for the industry. Co-located with the 5G World Summit, the conference and exhibition will place a spotlight on the transformative technology that has opened up the long awaited opportunity for mobile operators to leverage mobile data to transmit high quality voice.
LTE’s explosive growth is reflected not only in more networks, but also in the rapidly increasing connections and broader selection of devices, so this year’s event will bring the industry together on a global scale to celebrate LTE’s success. With over 150 operator case studies lined up as part of the agenda, the Summit will emphasise that LTE technology not only facilitates network roll-outs and increased connectivity, but also that it will be the building stone on which 5G will be developed. All this will help operators in advanced and emerging markets to enable IoT, maximise the use of existing LTE infrastructure, whilst looking ahead to 5G and the optimisation of their networks through new value-added services.
Gary K. Jones, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Open Mobile Alliance, which is endorsing the event, said: “5G is a hot topic in today’s fast evolving mobile broadband industry as it looks to pave the way for pioneering new mobile services for consumers and businesses. We believe that developers play an increasingly important role in the creation of 5G services so the LTE World Summit is a valuable opportunity for us to get together with our industry’s leaders to explore innovation and opportunity.”
Now in its 11th year, the LTE World Summit promises an engaging programme that is set to welcome over 3,500 attendees all seeking to explore the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing today’s booming LTE market. Attracting leading operators, content providers, regulatory players, analysts, industry associations and technology vendors from all parts of the ecosystem, the conference agenda which includes over 300 visionary speakers, will address: network optimisation; LTE business models and monetisation; VoLTE; LTE evolution; and LTE roaming.
The agenda already comprises a stellar global CXO-led speaker line-up that includes amongst many others:
- Olaf Swantee, CEO, EE
- Günther Ottendorfer, CTO, Telekom Austria Group
- Chang-Seok Seo, SVP and Head of Network Strategy Business Unit, Korea Telecom
- Erik Hoving, CTO, KPN
- Antonio Amendola, Executive Director for International External Affairs, AT&T
- Peirre François Dubois, VP Product Development, Orange
- Dr. Eric Kuisch, CTO, Vodafone Germany
The event will feature a number of pre-conference days in the event build up, including the Antenna Evolution Focus Day, Signaling Focus Day, and the Operator Mind Share session. Following 2014’s success, the event will once again co-locate with the 5G World Summit, which invites delegates to hear from key individuals sharing their experiences of developing and setting the framework for 5G and LTE-Advanced technologies. Additional co-located sessions focussed on LTE verticals also include the Connected Cars Summit and LTE Public Safety.
The LTE World Summit will also play host to the 6th annual LTE Awards, which continue to recognise and reward the best technologies developed for LTE services. Judged by senior analysts and industry experts from across the globe, this year’s awards include two new categories; Biggest Contribution to 5G Development and Most Innovative LTE Application/Service. To enter the awards, go to: http://lteawards.com/ – the deadline for submissions is 30 March 2015.