LTE North America, the industry’s premium networking event for the North American 4G LTE community, comes to Dallas next month at the most critical time for LTE throughout the country. With an unprecedented number and breadth of North American LTE deployments taking place over the past twelve months, the region has been propelled to the very forefront of the industry, and as such the event will explore the further opportunities and address the challenges within the ecosystem.

Well-established and now in its fifth year, LTE North America boasts a 45 per cent carrier attendance, bringing together industry leaders for an unparalleled breadth and depth of discussion around the future of mobile broadband. Through its diverse program, the event has grown year on year and has witnessed a staggering 77 per cent attendee growth over past two years alone. Event organisers anticipate that this year’s event will be bigger, particularly as the market booms. Mike Roberts, Principal Analyst of Americas at Informa Telecoms & Media, said: “North America is the world’s dominant LTE market and will continue to see explosive growth with subscriptions forecast to boom six-fold from 26 million at end-2012 to 162 million by end-2017.”

The exhibition and conference provides networking opportunities for carriers looking for potential new partners, and also gives visitors the chance to learn from over 200 top-level speakers, through in-depth focus sessions, case study examples, an analyst clinic, panel discussions and interactive roundtable sessions, including the carrier mindshare.

The agenda intends to address several key themes; Handling the Signaling Storm, Monetising LTE, Innovative Service Delivery, Handling the Mobile Data Explosion, LTE Spectrum Management, Public Safety LTE Networks and LTE Device Ecosystems.

These themes are echoed by the impressive speaker line-up, which is kicked-off by Krish Prabhu, Chief Technical Officer at AT&T, who will give a keynote speech on the opening day which focuses on new network technology. Mr Prabhu will provide insight into how the LTE Advanced Revolution will bring faster speeds, a more intelligent network and less obtrusive technologies to optimize coverage and capacity.

Extending the agenda, John Saw, Chief Technical Officer at Clearwire will lead a panel discussion centred on the reality of LTE. Mr Saw will address the publicized benefits, prominent obstacles and driving interoperability, while exploring new collaborative approaches for the future.

Also confirmed to deliver a keynote is Google’s Head of Americas Business Partner division, Adam Massey, who will discuss whether cloud computing, applications and services have changed the business landscape.

The event will also play host to the Telecoms.com LTE North America Awards at a Gala Dinner on the opening day. The awards ensure global and industry-respected recognition for those who are shortlisted, including Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, SpiderCloud Wireless, Openwave Mobility, ByteMobile and Azimuth Systems.

Sam Oakley, Events Manager of the LTE World Series commented: “Whilst discussions last year focused on the first LTE movers and early feedback from an emerging technology, this year has witnessed incredible movement and learning in the space, enabling enriched insights into the world of LTE. The event program will therefore centre on both the opportunities that LTE has enabled, in addition to the evident barriers that need to be conquered for optimal deployment.”

LTE North America will take place at the Fairmont Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas on 14-15 November 2012. To plan your visit, to view the full event programme, or to register for the event, then please visit http://americas.lteconference.com/ or call +44 (0) 20 7017 5506. Please note that registration is free for carriers. Alternatively, keep up to date with the event on Twitter using the #LTENA hash tag. Looking ahead to 2013, the event will take place on 20-21 November 2013.


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