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VP Sprint, technology development and corporate strategy: “Three largest economies in the world embrace Band 41 and represent 2bn potential subs”

Ron Marquardt, vice president of Sprint Technology development and corporate strategy

Ron Marquardt, vice president of Sprint Technology development and corporate strategy is delivering a keynote address of Day Two of the Broadband World Forum, taking place on the 22nd – 24th October 2013 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam. Ahead of the show we speak to him about how China’s adoption of Band 41 affects the TD-LTE eco-system, and find out how Sprint responds to rival claims that its support of unlimited data is untenable.

Senior policy advisor and program manager, Washington State Office of the CIO: “There are huge obstacles when it comes to mission-critical voice.”

Bill Schrier, senior policy advisor and program manager, Washington State Office of the CIO

Bill Schrier, senior policy advisor and program manager, Washington State Office of the CIO, is speaking on Day Two of the LTE North America conference, taking place on the 21st-22nd November 2013, in Dallas, Texas, USA. Ahead of the show we find out more about the challenges involved in deploying LTE for critical comms for the Washington State area.

Director Network Investment, Openreach, UK: “The potential of fibre is huge at a technical level but economics of deployment are very important”

Dr Peter Bell, Director for Network Investment, Openreach, UK

Dr Peter Bell, Director for Network Investment, Openreach, UK is speaking in the Access Evolution track on Day One of the Broadband World Forum, taking place on the 22nd – 24th October 2013 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam. Ahead of the show we find out how Openreach makes its investment choices and what his views are on the realistic timeline for FTTH deployments.

“Telcos supply the bridge between customer and cloud”: Head of Emerging Business/Strategic Marketing, Turkcell

Orçun M. Özalp, Head of Emerging Business/Strategic Marketing, Turkcell

Orçun M. Özalp, Head of Emerging Business/Strategic Marketing, Turkcell is speaking in the Virtualisation & Cloud track on Day Three of the Broadband World Forum, taking place on the 22nd – 24th October 2013 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam. Ahead of the show we talk to him about the unique advantages that telcos can bring to the managed cloud services market.

Director, Professional Services, Du, UAE: “SDN promises to enable us to crack expensive proprietary black boxes of network manufacturers”

Imran Malik, director of professional services for Du in the UAE

Imran Malik, director of professional services for Du in the UAE, is speaking in the Virtualisation & Cloud track on Day One of the Broadband World Forum, taking place on the 22nd – 24th October 2013 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam. Ahead of the conference we find out more about how SDN can enable networks to respond to changing demands and how cloud represents a real opportunity for telcos.

Director of RAN development & programmes, EE, UK: “VoLTE cost efficiency has yet to be proven; 3G voice calls are already highly cost efficient”

Mansoor Hanif, Director of RAN development & programmes, EE, UK

Mansoor Hanif, Director of RAN development & programmes, EE, UK is speaking in a panel discussion on the evolution of voice services on Day One of the inaugural LTE Voice Summit, taking place on October 1st-2nd at the Hilton Paddington, London. Ahead of the conference we find out more about the recent advances EE has made to its network and find out more about the challenges that implementing VoLTE will bring.

Director, Shared Services, City of Charlotte: “I believe that the focus should be on regional, rather than national, partnerships”

Chuck Robinson, director of shared services for the City of Charlotte

Chuck Robinson, director of shared services for the City of Charlotte is speaking in the Public Safety LTE track on Day Two of the LTE North America conference, taking place on the 21st-22nd November 2013, in Dallas, Texas, USA. Ahead of the show we speak to him about the key challenges or creating a public safety network in the US with LTE.

Principal Evangelist, Mozilla: “We don’t want a competitive advantage for Mozilla; we want a competitive advantage for the web”

Tristan Nitot, Principal Evangelist, Mozilla

Tristan Nitot, Principal Evangelist, Mozilla is delivering an keynote speech on Day Three of the The Broadband World Forum is taking place on the 22nd – 24th October 2013 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam. Ahead of the show we find out why Tristan believes there’s room for another mobile OS and what its key benefits are.

CTO of JT Global:“With fibre, what you buy is what you get”

Dave Newbold, CTO of JT Global

Dave Newbold, CTO of JT Global is speaking in the Access Evolution track on Day Three of the Broadband World Forum, taking place on the 22nd – 24th October 2013 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam. Ahead of the show we find out more about JT Global’s Channel Island based network and the challenges involved in deploying it.

CTO, PT. Bakrie Telecom: “Small cells will play a key role in the LTE access network”

Thatha Rao, CTO, PT. Bakrie Telecom, Indonesia

Thatha Rao, CTO, PT. Bakrie Telecom, Indonesia is speaking in the Network Optimisation track on Day One of the LTE Asia conference is taking place on the 18th-19th September 2013 at the Suntec, Singapore. Ahead of the show we speak to him about his the various challenges of deploying LTE in a developing country.

Senior researcher for Telkom Indonesia: “Mobile cloud computing will be a great source of new revenues on top of LTE”

Hadi Hariyanto, senior researcher for Telkom, Indonesia is taking part in a panel discussion on integrating carrier Wi-Fi into telco networks on Day Two of the LTE Asia conference, taking place on the 18th-19th September 2013 at the Suntec, Singapore. Ahead of the show we find out more about the complex spectrum issues that are holding back the deployment of LTE in Indonesia.

Member, board of directors, Chungwha Telecom & SVP, NCTU, Taiwan: “In Taiwan, we are prepared to develop LTE commercial services”

Yi-Bing Lin, member, board of directors, Chungwha Telecom & SVP, NCTU, Taiwan

Yi-Bing Lin, member, board of directors, Chungwha Telecom & SVP, NCTU, Taiwan, is speaking on the subject of Taiwan’s mobile broadband on Day One of the LTE Asia conference, taking place on the 18th-19th September 2013 at the Suntec, Singapore. Ahead of the show we speak to him about the challenges of deploying LTE in Taiwan.

Smart Home Project Director, EDF, France: “Data analytics will become a key competency.”

Jean-Paul Krivine, Smart Energy - Smart Home Project Director, EDF, France

Jean-Paul Krivine, Smart Energy – Smart Home Project Director, EDF, France, is speaking in the Connected Home stream on Day Two of the Broadband World Forum taking place on the 22nd – 24th October 2013 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam. Ahead of the show we find out more about what role energy companies will play in the ‘digital home’ and the value added services they will be able to provide.

CEO, Malaysia’s YTL: “We believe the ecosystem for TD-LTE will soon cross the tipping point”

Wing Lee, CEO of Yes, the brand name of YTL Communications, Malaysia

Wing Lee, CEO of Malaysian communications provider YTL is speaking on the subject of Managed Service and Cloud Platforms on Day Two of the LTE LTE Asia conference taking place on the 18th-19th September 2013 at the Suntec, Singapore. Ahead of the show we speak to him about the state of YTL’s 4G networks and Lee’s view on TD-LTE technology.

Executive adviser, KDDI, Japan: “Hetnets are a key technology to efficiently utilise spectrum resources”

Fumio Watanabe, executive adviser, KDDI & corporate officer CTO, UQ Communications, Japan

Fumio Watanabe, executive adviser, KDDI & corporate officer CTO, UQ Communications, Japan is delivering the opening keynote on Day One of the LTE Asia conference, taking place on the 18th-19th September 2013 at the Suntec, Singapore. Ahead of the show we get an insight into how KDDI compares to its rivals.

VP core network & services, Deutsche Telekom: “IMS services like RCSe/Joyn and VoLTE are key building blocks of our strategy”

Franz Seiser, VP Core Network and Services, Deutsche Telekom, Germany

Franz Seiser, VP Core Network and Services, Deutsche Telekom, Germany, is speaking on Day One of the LTE Voice Summit, taking place on October 1st-2nd at the Hilton Paddington, London. Ahead of the show we speak to him why operators have been slow to implement IMS and the benefits the services running on it will bring.

VP mobile broadband, Reliance Communications, India: “Devices are the most important lever to grow broadband penetration in India”

Manu Khera, vice president of mobile broadband at Reliance Communications, India

Manu Khera, vice president of mobile broadband at Reliance Communications, India is speaking on in the Mobile broadband track on Day Two of the Broadband World Forum, taking place on the 22nd – 24th October 2013 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam. Ahead of the show we get his insight into some of the key challenges in deploying broadband in India.

EORN Project Co-Lead, Canada: “High speed services are not a matter of convenience, they are essential to communities”

Jim Pine, EORN, Canada

Jim Pine, EORN Project Co-Lead is speaking in the Access Evolution track on Day Two of the Broadband World Forum, taking place on the 22nd – 24th October 2013 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam. Ahead of the show we fine out more about the great challenges it has faced in bringing high-speed connectivity to the residents of rural Canada.

VP, FTTH Council APAC: “With the increase of multimedia services running over 4G systems the strain is now on backhaul”

Bernard HL Lee, R&D Director, SENKO Advanced Components and vice president, FTTH Council APAC

Bernard HL Lee, R&D Director, SENKO Advanced Components and vice president, FTTH Council APAC is taking part in a panel discussion on effectively commercialising LTE Networks through policy control on Day One of the LTE Asia conference, taking place on the 18th-19th September 2013 at the Suntec, Singapore. Ahead of the show we get a few of this thoughts on the importance of policy control systems and whether fibre is a necessity for backhaul.

Partner and Lead Digital Strategist, AsiaDigitalMojo:“Telcos do best when they offer clear pricing, flexible contracts and excellent service”

David Williams, partner and lead digital strategist for AsiaDigitalMojo

David Williams, partner and lead digital strategist for AsiaDigitalMojo is speaking in the Monetising LTE track on Day One of the LTE Asia conference, taking place on the 18th-19th September 2013 at the Suntec, Singapore. Ahead of the show we speak to him about how telcos can innovate in digital advertising and we find out more about what inspires him.

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