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Long Term Rise in LTE Across North America
|By Business Wire
|August 18, 2014 11:14 AM EDT
North America, globally the largest
market for LTE subscriptions, will continue to see a rise in LTE
subscribers throughout the coming years according to forecasts. LTE
connections in North
America grew to 115 million subscriptions, representing 30 percent
of the 387 million total mobile subscriptions in the region at the end
of the first quarter of 2014 alone. LTE connections are expected to hit
about 131 million with a 33 percent share of mobile subscriptions when
reporting is finalized for the second quarter. With four nationwide
service providers achieving widespread coverage, the North American
market remains in the leadership position of LTE market share worldwide.
Operators are upgrading their networks with Voice over LTE (VoLTE),
Self-Organizing Networks (SON), the beginning of Software Defined
Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), plus the
launch of LTE-Advanced and its many feature sets. Serving as a platform
to discuss the next steps for LTE to meet increasing data traffic
North America 2014, the leading 4G event in the region, will take
place later this year from November 18 to 20 in Dallas.
The conference and exhibition will bring together key experts and
decision makers across North America to discuss the latest topics facing
the industry including: monetizing LTE, network optimization,
LTE-Advanced and its feature sets such as carrier aggregation, service
innovation, mobile backhaul and public safety LTE.
“LTE-Advanced provides a lot of runway for our next generation networks
to support the huge upsurge in data traffic and connected devices,”
stated Chris Pearson, President of 4G Americas. “With 13 LTE-Advanced
commercial networks today and an expected 40 to 50 by the end of this
year, there is great value to be derived from discussions at LTE North
America,” Pearson added. “With 5G anticipated sometime in 2020 or later,
the evolution of LTE beyond 3GPP Release 10 still has a tremendously
innovative road ahead.”
Chris Pearson kicks off the conference with a keynote presentation on
the data demand challenge and the important solutions offered by
LTE-Advanced and beyond. Ron Marquardt, Vice President of Technology,
Sprint Corporation, will also address the expansion and upgrading of LTE
The conference boasts an impressive speaker line up including:
Ron Marquardt, VP of Technology, Sprint Corporation
Yasmin Karimli, Director of Radio Technology Development,
JR Wilson, Vice President, Partnerships & Alliance, AT&T
Carlos Sanchez, VP, Antenna Solutions Group, AT&T
TJ Kennedy, Acting General Manager, First Responder Network
Julie Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, FCC
Sue Monahan, CEO, Small Cells Forum
Chris Pearson, President, 4G Americas
Paula Doublin, AVP – Construction and Engineering, AT&T
Patty Tikkala, VP Spectrum, Sprint
Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China
Mobile Research Institute
Philippe Andrès, Group Marketing North America Vice President,
Scott McCloud, Sr. VP & CTO, Bluegrass
Dean Hardy, CTO, NetSet Communications
The conference will include tracks on public safety LTE as well as LTE
Carrier Mindshare, an opportunity for the region’s carriers to come
together and discuss the challenges they are facing with their networks.
Signalling and Antenna Evolution Focus Days, along with discovery
sessions on 5G and monetizing LTE will also be offered during the
North America Awards will take place on the evening of November 19
to reward the organizations in the industry who have excelled in the
innovation of products and services through a variety of LTE focused
LTE North America will be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Dallas,
TX on November 18 to 20. To plan your visit and view the full event
program, or to register for the event, please visit http://americas.lteconference.com.
Alternatively, keep up-to-date with the event on Twitter using
@LTEWorldSeries or #LTENA. Service providers may attend the conference
at no charge.
4G Americas is an official endorsing organization of LTE North America.
Members of 4G Americas are eligible for a special
About LTE North America
LTE North America provides an opportunity to meet and network with
leaders in the North American LTE community and is recognized by the
entire industry as the place to learn from and meet key decision-makers
and thought-leaders. This leading 4G event attracts 1500+ high level
attendees from across the North America region, bringing together the
ecosystem to discuss a wide range of issues including monetizing LTE,
HetNets, network optimization, LTE evolution, 5G and public safety LTE.
About 4G Americas: Unifying the Americas through Mobile Broadband
4G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading
telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The
organization's mission is to advocate for and foster the advancement and
full capabilities of the 3GPP family of mobile broadband technologies,
including LTE-Advanced, throughout the ecosystem's networks, services,
applications and wirelessly connected devices in the Americas. 4G
Americas contributes to the success of 3GPP technologies and their No. 1
place in the region. 4G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash.
More information is available at www.4gamericas.org or
4G Americas' Board of Governors members include: Alcatel-Lucent, América
Móvil, AT&T, Cable & Wireless, Cisco, CommScope, Entel, Ericsson, HP,
Mavenir, Nokia, Openwave Mobility, Qualcomm, Rogers, Sprint, T-Mobile
USA and Telefónica.
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