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Backhaul for 2G/3G/4G Converged Mobile Networks
The Path Towards the Integration of Legacy and Emerging Mobile Deployments

For Macro and Small Cells

Hosted by:    


Participating Speakers


January 24-26, 2011

Paris, France


Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Marriott Hotel
Zone Hoteliere Allee du Verge
Roissy en France, 95700 France
Phone: 33-1-34385353
Fax: 33-1-34385354



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Moderated by:
Don Brown, Director, IWPC



Workshop Background:

The IWPC has organized many past workshops on Backhaul topics - on both sides of the Atlantic.


We have learned that the European Operators are making different backhaul technology choices than the North American Operators because of the differences fiber infrastructure availability in these two regions of the world.


Also - in the last few years, the data rate demands are increasing at an ever increasing rate - and small cells are becoming an important part of the network mix - creating interesting opportunities to support the physical layer of various cell capacities.


Plus, 2G, 3G and future 4G networks are quickly converging - and their is a need to converge the backhaul requirements of all of these networks combined with the need to move everything to IP based systems, as fast as possible.

Workshop Goals:

To identify the current and future backhaul needs for the physical and higher Open Systems Interconnection Model Layers (OSI Layers) for large and small cells.


To bring together the entire supply chain to identify what is needed, including the data rate scale factors for large and small cells - and technology suppliers who have and are developing technology to meet these needs.




Monday, January 24, 2011

12:30 PM Leave Hotel



Alcatel-Lucent's Wireless Transmission Laboratory

Velizy, France


This is the Alcatel-Lucent R&D lab - where their microwave radio products are conceived, imagined, dreamed, specified, prototyped and tested



Note: Restrictions may apply --
tour attendance subject to Alcatel-Lucent approval


Bus Transportation provided from and to hotel. 

7:00 PM

Social and Networking
Reception & Registration

At Hotel

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

7:00 AM

Breakfast & Registration


8:00 AM

Opening Remarks


8:20 AM

Self Introductions

Each person will be asked to introduce him/herself and share how they can contribute to this process

9:00 AM

Keynote presentation


The Road to Network Convergence - The ALU Vision

Product Strategy Mgr.

Alcatel Lucent


10:00 AM

Networking Break


10:30 AM

Operator Views

  • What is your network build out strategy for macro and small cells?

  • What is the evolution and roadmap for backhaul solutions supporting the integration of existing and emerging mobile networks, considering:

    • Long-term target architectures and transition timelines

    • Integration of packet and TDM transport

    • Backhaul network topologies and capacity requirements

    • Multi-tier macro, micro and pico cell architectures

    • Synchronization and latency requirements across wireless and/or wired networks

    • Impact of potential integration of mobile and fixed service networks

    • Roles for microwave, millimeter-wave, fiber, and non-LoS backhaul links

    • Role of carrier Ethernet

    • Deployment of multi-standard RAN radios

    • Operations, Administration, and Management/Maintenance (OA&M) requirements?

  • What data rates are needed for various geographical regions and various cell sizes?

    • How do we “scale” the various backhaul solutions for:

      • Macro cells

      • Micro cells

      • Pico cells

      • Relays

Examining the LTE-Driven Backhaul Evolution Towards Carrier Class Ethernet

Head of Group Access Transmission Engr'g.



Virgin Media's Backhaul Requirements

Head of Telco Access & Voice Architecture

Virgin Media




11:50 PM

Networking Lunch


12:50 PM

Operator Views



FT Orange Group Mobile Backhaul Strategies & Evolutions

Head of "Generic Access and IP Aggregation Networks Architecture" Team


Mobile Backhaul Refresh Program Manager

FT Orange Group


Small Cell Backhaul Requirements and Potential Technology Solutions

Senior Access Backhaul Engineer

Vodafone Group R&D


2:10 PM

Panel - Operators




  • BT Openreach

  • FT/Orange Group

  • T-Mobile

  • Virgin Media

  • Vodafone/Germany

3:00 PM

Networking Break


3:30 PM

OEM & Backhaul System Providers

  • One network fits all (TDM and Packet)

    • End-to-end perspective vs. multiple network domains

    • Convergence vs Coexistence?

    • Technical challenges for backhauling converged mobile services


  • Fiber vs wireless (LOS and NLOS) vs copper options/integration for small cells  and macro cells?

  • OA&M solutions

Multi Standard Radio (MSR) and RAN Evolution Impacts on Backhaul

Head of Product Line RAN Transmission



Mixed Wireless Solutions for Small-Cell Backhauling

Senior Research Manager

Mobile Backhaul Research

Nokia Siemens Networks


The Role of MPLS in 2G/3G/LTE/EPC Converged Mobile Networks

Head of Mobile Backhaul Solution Sales



Mobile Backhaul and Microwave Evolution

Senior Marketing Manager
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd


6:00 PM

Adjourn for Day


7:00 PM

Bus leaves for:



Paris Style

Bus Transportation provided to and from hotel.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

7:00 AM



8:00 AM

MMwave/Microwave Radio Equipment Solutions

  • Role of MMwave/microwave technologies

  • Packet vs. TDM solutions:

    • Technical challenges for evolved backhaul

    • Synchronization

    • Latency

    • Availability

    • Reliability

    • TDM support

    • Capacity

    • QOS

  • Non-LoS (especially for Street-Level)

  • Solutions from 4 thru 90 GHz

  • Considerations for economics:

    • Equipment costs

    • Licensing

  • Interference considerations

  • Installation and maintenance

Etherization of 40,000 Cell Sites in 2010


Accedian Networks



Use of 60 GHz Frequency Band for Cellular Networks

Marketing Manager

Huber+Suhner Inc.


Affordable Scaling from Macro to Micro with MMWaves Backhaul

VP/Marketing & Business Development

Siklu Communications


9:30 AM

Networking Break

10:00 AM

MMwave/Microwave Radio Equipment Solutions


Practical & Cost-Effective Solution for Small Cell Backhaul

Director Product Mgmnt



Small Cell Backhaul - Challenges and Opportunities

Bridgewave Communications


11:00 AM

Street-Level small-cell connectivity solutions


  • Fiber vs wireless (LoS & NLoS) vs copper installation considerations

    • How do you address the "swaying/twisting pole" problem?

  • Economic tradeoffs

  • Reliability, availability and QoS

Adaptive NLoS and Mesh Technology for Urban Small Cell Backhaul

Director Business Development

Ruckus Wireless


4G Wireless Backhaul Topology Evolution

DesignArt Networks


Economics of Small Cell Non Line of Site Backhaul

Wireless CTO

Taqua Systems


12:30 PM



1:30 PM

Panel – MMwave/Microwave Radio Equipment Makers





  • Accedian Networks

  • Bridgewave Communications

  • DragonWave

  • Huber + Suhner

  • Siklu Communications






2:20 PM

Enabling Technologies

  • Advances in 4 thru 90 GHz transceiver chipsets

  • High-capacity modem and signal processing solutions

  • Synchronization and latency management solutions

    • Transport vs physical layer synchronization

  • Materials, packaging and assembly for MMwave/microwave radios

  • Testing

  • Network management solutions

Enhancing Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) Performance and Enabling Higher Order Modulation

VP, Product Strategy

Scintera Networks


Point-to-Point Mobile Backhaul  Technologies at E-band Frequencies

Technology Mgr., Advanced Development




3:20 PM

Networking Break


3:50 PM

Enabling Technologies




A Highly Integrated SiGe Transceiver Supporting 60 GHz Backhaul Applications

Principal RF Circuit Design Engr.

Infineon Technologies AG


Mobile Backhaul Software for Lifecycle Management




4:50 PM


Panel session, OEMs and Operators


The host, Operators and OEMs will be asked to recap the extent to which the workshop has addressed their wish lists.



Host, OEMs and Operators


  • Accedian

  • Alcatel-Lucent

  • BT Openreach

  • Ericsson

  • FT/Orange Group

  • Huawei

  • Nokia Siemens Network

  • T-Mobile

  • Virgin Media


5:30 PM

TakeAways & Closing Remarks


6:30 PM



7:00 PM

Dinner (Dutch*)


* = in this context, Dutch is a term which means that each person will be responsible for their own dinner costs.

For those who desire to join us, we get together to enjoy good friends, good food, good wine and [really] bad jokes




Deadline for electronic version of handout materials: 

January 13, 2011



  • We do not permit the Press.

  • We do not permit Analysts.

  • We do not permit Consultants.

  • We do not permit 3rd party sales reps.

We only permit "first hand knowledge experts" in business and technology issues, prepared to contribute to the discussion.



ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to cover out of pocket workshop costs such as conference room costs, food (Social Reception plus First Day breakfast/lunch/dinner plus Second Day breakfast/lunch plus 4 Breaks), booklet copying, audio/visual costs, etc.


We estimate that these costs will be 798 (Euros) per person. (For IWPC Members, only.)


ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to pay this fee in advance with either Visa, Mastercard, American Express, cash, personal check or business check.


Make checks payable to IWPC.



Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Marriott Hotel
Zone Hoteliere Allee du Verge
Roissy en France, 95700 France
Phone: 33-1-34385353
Fax: 33-1-34385354



Please contact the hotel directly for reservations. Mention the IWPC room block rate of 169 (Euros) single occupancy.


You can also book your room on-line at:




Cut-off date for reservations is Friday, January 14, 2011 . After that date rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.



Hotel shuttles are free of charge from/to Airport, from 5:00 am to 12:30 am. The hotel shuttle "Black Bus" operates every 15-20 minutes from/to Terminal 2 - TGV-RER B Train Station.

Courtesy phone available or call:  33 1 48621212

Hotel direction: 1.2 mile(s) NW

Driving directions:

To get from the Paris France CDG International Airport to the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Marriott hotel by car, take the highway A1 in the direction of Paris and exit at "Roissy en France". At the roundabout take the first exit on your right then take the first right. Follow the street for 500 meters to arrive at the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Marriott hotel. This CDG airport hotel features a garage so you can park your car for short term or long term parking.

Estimated taxi fare: 20.00 EUR (one way)




A Computer Projector will be available for the speakers.

In addition, we audiotape all presentations and the interactive discussions. Post workshop, presentations are made available to IWPC Members on the IWPC WEB site, along with “movies” of all presentations and panel sessions.



Business cards will be collected at the door from all attendees. We will make copies of these cards, which will be available to all who provided a business card.



Business casual suggested. No ties, please !!



IWPC prepares a handout binder with ALL presentation materials delivered to the IWPC on or before the deadline.


For ALL IWPC members:

All IWPC members are invited to submit a maximum of 4 pages of materials to include in this handout binder. These pages should NOT BE SALES MATERIALS. Rather, we suggest it contain technical information about your technology as it relates to the workshop topics.

For all companies who will be making a presentation at the Workshop:

You are invited to submit an advance copy of your presentation, complete with graphics and illustrations.

These materials will be copied and handed out at the workshop and included in the IWPC Web site.

Please submit these materials either by email, as a Word for Windows file, Power Point files or PDF files.


Please use this FREE FTP site to send electronic materials (any size file):




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