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CEO, Fring: “One of the challenges of IP telephony is the quality of the last mile”

Roy Timor-Rousso, CEO, Fring

Roy Timor-Rousso, CEO, Fring is taking part in a debate on Ecosystem-Wide Service Innovation on Day Two of the LTE Asia conference, taking place on the The LTE Asia conference is taking place on the 18th-19th September 2013 at the Suntec, Singapore. Ahead of the show we find out more of his thoughts on the relationship between app developers and operators.

Senior Director, Business Development, Qualcomm: “The defining challenge of LTE in 2013 will be band fragmentation”

Ben Timmons, Senior Director Business Development, Qualcomm

Following the successful LTE Awards 2013, we speak to Ben Timmons, Senior Director, Business Development for Qualcomm, winners of the category, ‘Best Chipset / Processor Product’ with its Qualcomm- RF360 Front End Solution.

Head IP management, Deutsche Telekom: “There is no need to wait for blanket LTE coverage prior to launching LTE voice”

Michele Zarri, head of international standardisation and IP management, Deutsche Telekom, UK

Michele Zarri, head of international standardisation and IP management, Deutsche Telekom, UK is speaking on Day One of inaugural LTE Voice Summit, taking place on October 1st-2nd at the Hilton Paddington, London. Ahead of the show we speak we get an update on Deutsche Telekom’s progress on VoLTE.

Chris Koopmans, VP and GM, Service Provider Platforms, Citrix: “LTE does not itself guarantee a good user quality of experience for all services all of the time”

Chris Koopmans, VP and GM, Service Provider Platforms, Citrix

Following the successful LTE Awards 2013, we speak to Chris Koopmans, VP & GM Service Provider Platforms, Cloud Networking for Citrix, winners of the ‘Best LTE Traffic Management Product’ category.

Head of customer experience, Virgin Media, UK: “Big data can help better explore vast opportunities the digital world creates”

Paul Elworthy, head of customer experience for Virgin Media, UK

Paul Elworthy, head of customer experience for Virgin Media, UK is speaking at 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 Virgin Media is looking to enhance the customer experience of its Broadband customers.

Sales and marketing director, Samsung Networks Europe:“With data-centric networks increasingly in demand…high QoS for every user is imperative”

Mark Thompson, sales and marketing director for Samsung Networks Europe

Following the successful LTE Awards 2013, we speak to Mark Thompson, sales and marketing director for Samsung Networks Europe, winners in the Best LTE RAN Product category.

Group Head, Emerging Payments, APMEA, Mastercard: “For remote payments…LTE will absolutely play a key role”

Philip Yen, Group Head, Emerging Payments, APMEA, Mastercard

Philip Yen, Group Head, Emerging Payments, APMEA, Mastercard is speaking 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 speak to him about the challenges of creating a mobile payments eco-system.

General manager,Traffix Division, F5 Networks: “Machines create unprecedented volumes of signalling”

Ben Volkow, general manager of the Traffix Division of F5 Networks

Following the successful LTE Awards 2013, we speak to Ben Volkow, general manager of F5 Traffix, about the company’s win in the ‘Best LTE Core Network Element’ category.

President of GSM & UMTS & LTE Wireless Network, Huawei: “Mobile video will constitute 80% of all mobile broadband traffic by 2018”

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Following the successful LTE Awards 2013, we speak to Weimin Ying, Huawei’s President of GSM, UMTS & LTE about its win in the ‘Most Successful LTE Launch’ category.

CTO, SK Telecom: “LTE has become the global mainstream service.”

Dr J W Byun, the CTO of SK Telecom

Following the successful LTE Awards 2013, we speak to Jae W. Byun, CTO of SK Telecom, regarding the company’s award for winning the ‘Most Significant Development of a Commercial LTE Network’ award.

CEO, German video streaming service Watchever: “Traditional broadcast TV will face huge challenges”

Cedric Ponsot, CEO of German video streaming service Whatchever

Watchever is a subscription video on demand service that was launched in Germany in early 2013. For €8.99, consumers in Germany can now stream movies and TV Series seamlessly on a wide variety of devices, ranging from the Apple TV to smart TVs, games consoles, tablets, computers and smartphones.

CEO, AzQtel, Azerbaijan: “It’s our goal that TD-LTE will become a worldwide standard”

Jayhun Mollazade, CEO of Azqtel.

Jayhun Mollazade is CEO of WiMAX carrier AzQtel, which goes to market in Azerbaijan with the brand ‘Sazz’. He is speaking about the transition from WiMAX to LTE on Day One of the LTE Asia conference, taking place on the 18 September 2013 at the Suntec, Singapore.

Executive VP, head of Marketing Group, LG Electronics: “Global deployment of LTE is heading into the next stage of growth”

Paul Bae, executive vice president and head of Marketing Group at LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company

Following the successful LTE Awards 2013, we speak to Paul Bae, executive vice president and head of Marketing Group at LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, winners of the award for ‘Best LTE Device/Handset’.

CEO, Ustream Korea: “Content can be created and shared by all in real time”

Jimmy Kim, CEO, Ustream Korea & SVP, Korea Telecom, Korea

Jimmy Kim, CEO, Ustream Korea & SVP, Korea Telecom, Korea is speaking 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 what makes Ustream unique, how he sees the impact LTE will have on its growth potential and what the benefits local operator partnerships will bring.

Head of OTT, Content & Digital Innovation, TDC Consumer: “I try to challenge existing ways of doing everything”

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Jakob Sørensen, Head of OTT, Content & Digital Innovation is speaking in the Multiscreen & TV Evolution stream, part of the Customer Experience track, on Day Three of the Broadband World Forum. Ahead of the show we speak to him about his revolutionary role as an in house OTT player inside a telco and what new developments coming down the line excite him.

Senior director, networks marketing, Alcatel-Lucent: “The rollout of small cells for coverage and capacity will bring new challenges.”

Heidi Adams, senior director, networks marketing for Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent has put significant focus and investment into the mobile backhaul segment, and we are seeing strong momentum in the market with our comprehensive suite of LTE mobile backhaul products, solutions and professional services.

Director of Global Marketing for Actix: “The lines of telecoms and IT are becoming increasingly blurred”

Neil Coleman, Director of Global Marketing for Actix

We speak to Neil Coleman, Director of Global Marketing for Actix, winners of Category One of the LTE Awards 2013: Best Test/Measurement LTE Product, for their entry, ‘Customer Experience Geo-location for LTE’.

CTO, RTVC, Colombia: “We see a viewing transformation with the arrival of multiscreen”

Liliana Chacon, CTO of RTVC, Colombia

Liliana Chacon, CTO of RTVC, Colombia is speaking as part of the Multiscreen & TV Evolution stream at 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 Chacon to find out about RTVC’s view of the changing face of content delivery.

Standard Bearer

Dino Flore

Dino Flore was elected to the chair of 3GPP’s TSG RAN in February 2013. A director of technical standards at Qualcomm, Flore succeeded NTT DoCoMo’s Takehiro Nakamura in May and chaired his fi rst RAN Plenary in June this year. Here he talks about the challenges of his new role.

The Power of Policy

David Sharpley, Amdocs

Once used primarily to restrict subscribers who had exceeded usage thresholds, policy has evolved into a key enabler for data service monetisation, says David Sharpley, Vice President and General Manager of the Data Experience Business Unit at Amdocs.

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