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Highlights from the LTE World Summit 2012

The LTE World Summit 2012 proved to be a great success

The curtain has come down on another successful LTE World Summit event, which took place this week, in Barcelona, Spain. More than 2,000 delegates attended the event, representing more than 100 countries from around the world, indicating LTE’s impact the world over. There were over 100 exhibitors and also a series of masterclasses for the more technically minded to enjoy.

Hutchison: “We don’t have a problem with innovation from OTTs”

John Blakemore is director of European regulatory affairs, Hutchinson

John Blakemore is director of European regulatory affairs, Hutchison and will be speak on the topic on, “Growing the data roaming market” on Day 2 of the LTE World Summit, taking place on the 23-24 May 2012 CCIB, Barcelona, Spain. We catch up with him to see what the spectrum challenges are for 3, his views on roaming charges, and on innovation in the industry.

CEO, Viber: “Network quality is extremely important to Viber”

Talmon Marco, founder & CEO, Viber Media

Talmon Marco, founder & CEO, Viber Media is speaking on Day One of the LTE World Summit, taking place on the 23-24 May 2012 CCIB, Barcelona, Spain. Just ahead of the conference we speak to him about why LTE is important to Viber and why roaming issues need to be resolved to ensure OTT services can prosper.

TDF Group: “Only two or three infrastructure manufacturers will survive”

Thierry Dupont is telecom project manager, for TDF Group

Thierry Dupont is telecom project manager for TDF Group, the largest broadcast network operator in Europe with 11,000 sites. Ahead of his speaking role at the LTE World Summit 2012, taking place on the 23-24 May 2012 CCIB, Barcelona, Spain, we speak to him about the impact of LTE on TDF’s operations.

CEO, Yota: “Nobody wants to count megabytes watching a movie”

Dennis Sverdlov is the CEO of Yota

Dennis Sverdlov is the CEO of Yota and is speaking on Day Two of the LTE World Summit 2012 taking place on the 23-24 May at the CCIB, Barcelona, Spain. Ahead of the show we speak to him about the challenges the Russian network operator has faced during its transition from WiMAX to LTE, on getting FDD and TD-LTE networks to interoperate and his view on unlimited data tariffs.

CSO, Telecom Italia: “LTE can be the foundation for new business models”

Dr. Oscar Cicchetti, is chief strategy officer for Telecom Italia

Dr. Oscar Cicchetti is chief strategy officer for Telecom Italia. Ahead of the LTE World Summit 2012, taking place on the 23-24 May 2012 CCIB, Barcelona, Spain, we speak to him about the telco’s use of spectrum, the future of VoLTE, and where he sees innovation occurring in the industry.

Cosmote, Greece: “Innovation is starting to increase in mobile”

Konstantinos Halkiotis is principal engineer for Cosmote, the largest mobile operator in Greece.

Konstantinos Halkiotis is principal engineer for Cosmote, the largest mobile operator in Greece. With the LTE World Summit 2012 coming up on the 23-24 May at the CCIB, Barcelona, Spain, we catch up with him to find out what his major concerns and challenges are ahead are ahead of the conference.

Du, senior director of wireless broadband: “LTE will enrich the user experience”

Dr. Ayman ElNashar is senior director of wireless broadband and site sharing, for du, in the UAE.

Dr. Ayman ElNashar is senior director of wireless broadband and site sharing, for du, in the UAE. Ahead of the LTE World Summit, taking place on the 23-24 May 2012 CCIB, Barcelona, Spain we collect the thoughts of Dr ElNashar on the state of LTE and the issues surrounding it.

CTO, Deutsche Telekom: “There can never be enough innovation”

Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, CTO of Deutsche Telekom

Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, is the CTO of Deutsche Telekom, Germany, one of the largest operators in Europe. Jacobfeuerborn is delivering a keynote on Day One of the LTE World Summit 2012 taking place on the 23-24 May 2012 CCIB, Barcelona, Spain. Ahead of the conference, Jacobfeuerborn presents his take on where the operators stand with regard to LTE.

A1 Telekom, Austria: “We are experiencing very dynamic development regarding mobile devices”

Thomas Baumgartner, is head of optimization for A1 Telekom in Austria

Thomas Baumgartner, is head of optimisation for A1 Telekom in Austria. We speak to him ahead of the LTE World Summit taking place on the 23-24 May 2012 CCIB, Barcelona, Spain to gain some insight into his thoughts on the progress of LTE in Austria and its potential in the future.

The Telecoms.com LTE Awards 2012 shortlist

The LTE Awards 2012 are taking place on the 23rd May, at the El Xalet, Montjuic, Barcelona

A recent report from the GSA stated that over 300 operators around the world have now committed to commercial deployment of LTE or are engaging in trials. As the next generation mobile technology continues to spread and extend across the world it makes sense to recognise, celebrate and reward the great innovations that are being made in the industry. Now in its third year, the annual LTE Awards, in associated with Telecoms.com, are now established as the leading event of its kind.

Altibox CTO: “Companies able to stay close to the customer will win”

Tore Kristoffersen is CEO of Altibox

Tore Kristoffersen is the CTO of Altibox, an internet, IPTV and VoIP service delivered over FTTH in Norway and Denmark. Kristoffersen is speaking at the LTE World Summit, taking place on the 23-24 May 2012 CCIB, Barcelona, Spain. Ahead of the conference we speak to him about where LTE fits into this fibre provider’s strategy.

CTIO, Etisalat: “We should not wait for standards to innovate”

Marwan Zawaydeh, CTIO of Etisalat, UAE

Marwan Zawaydeh is the CTIO of Etisalat, the largest mobile operator in the UAE. He is appearing on Day One of the LTE World Summit taking place on the 23-24 May 2012 CCIB, Barcelona, Spain, where he will be speaking on the topic of the impact of LTE on operator business models. Ahead of the conference, Telecoms.com catches up with him to found out the latest on Etisalat’s LTE roll-out.

Sprint CTO: “The growth in usage we have seen represents an Apollo 13 moment for service providers”

Stephen Bye, is CTO and vice president of technology development & strategy for Sprint

Stephen Bye, is CTO and vice president of technology development & strategy for Sprint, the third largest wireless operator in the United States. Ahead of his appearance at the LTE World Summit, taking place on the 23-24 May 2012 CCIB, Barcelona, Spain, we speak to him about Sprint’s LTE launch plans, the progress being made on its Network Vision plan and how Sprint is moving forward without LightSquared.

Dialog Telekom: “Unlimited data tariffs as a whole will not be sustainable”

Pradeep de Almeida, group CTO of Dialog Telekom, Sri Lanka

We talk to Pradeep de Almeida, group CTO of Dialog Telekom, Sri Lanka, who will be taking part in a panel discussion on LTE and emerging markets on day two of the LTE World Summit, taking place on the 23-24 May 2012 CCIB, Barcelona, Spain. He gives us his thoughts on innovation in the industry, on how to get OTTs to talk to operators on contributing to network costs, and provides a unique solution for persisting with unlimited data tariffs

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