2013 GTI Ad Hoc Seminar

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Date, Venue, Hosts

Aug 27-28, 2013, Tuesday-Wednesday

Hosted by: GTI and SoftBank

Attending Delegates

China Academy of Tech. Research, MIIT

Operators: SoftBank, China Mobile, UKB, Optus,Sprint,Wateen,Bollore Telecom,WiMAX Forum

Vendors: Huawei, Ericsson, NSN, ALU, Datang, Hitachi, Aipspan

Chipset vendors: Qualcomm, Sequans, Altair

Seminar Overview

GTI and Softbank Successfully Held 3.5GHz Ad Hoc Seminar on August 27 and 28, 2013 in Tokyo. Over 120 representatives from 56 entities in 17 countries attended this seminar.

Attending delegates including government officials, TD-LTE related operators and vendors. Enterpreneurs introduced their approaches toward TDD applications in 3.5GHz through lectures and technology demonstration. SoftBank Mobile builds the world's first 3.5GHz TDD LTE Advanced trial network in Ginza, the most densely populated areas in Tokyo, and conducted a car demonstration to testify practical application of TD-LTE Advanced technology in the 3.4-3.6GHz band.

  • Selected Speeches

    Wang zhiqin, Director, Institute of Communication Standards Research, MIIT
    1. China will give priority to release TD-LTE spectrum;
    2. 3.5GHz particularly suitable for SmalCell and indoor coverage, will evolve to LTE-Hi.
    Yoshioki Chika, Senior Director, SoftBank Mobile
    1. SoftBank adopted FDD+TDD convergence, TDD is top priority on data service;
    2. 3.5GHz ecosystem will grow fast within next 2 years. WiMAX operators are encouraged to migrate to TD-LTE
    Philip Marnick, 3.5GHz Interest Group Chairman, UK Broadband CTO
    1. Not much difference on 3.5GHz TD-LTE performance with 2.xGHz;
    2. 3.5GHz has rich bandwidth, operators are encouraged to speed up commercial in TD-LTE;
    Liu Guangyi, Chief Engineer, China Mobile
    1. CMCC has started the 3.5GHz evaluation, results have shown TD-LTE is most suited for 3.5GHz;
    2. Encourage global to speed up release of 3.5GHz spectrum and ecosystem maturity
    Naeem Zamindar, Wateen Telecom CEO
    1. Believe the maturity of 3.5GHz TD-LTE ecosystem will bring endless opportunities for WiMAX operators;
    2. Pakistan Wateen planned to migrate from WiMAX to TD-LTE by 2016
    Philippe Breuils, VP Marketing, Bollore Telecom
    1. Promote 3.5GHz should deploy in dense area;
    2. Bollore planned to commercial 3.5GHz LTE TDD to 15 major cities in France in upcoming 18-24 months, covering 24 million population and target speed will reach 1Gbps
    Neville Meijers, VP, Small Cells, Qualcomm
    1. Smallcell is important to solve future 1000x data growth;
    2. Qualcomm will close monitor 3.5GHz market and expect to commercial supporting products in near future
    Qiu Heng, Vice President, LTE TDD & WiMAX & TDS Network, Huawei
      3.5GHz Is Next Gold Mine
    1. Abundant spectrum;
    2. Global Standard & Favorable Regulation;
    3. Remarkable TDD technical advantage;
    4. Mature ecosystem and strong driving forces by 3.5GHz Interest Group

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