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Implementing HET NET and SON
into LTE Networks

Macro, Micro, Pico, Femto, DAS & WiFi Topologies


Creating Opportunities for Change

New Networks, New Processes, New Methods, New Players


Hosted by


September 19-21, 2011


Marriot San Francisco Airport Waterfront Hotel
1800 Old Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA  94010
Phone: 650-692-9100


Confirmed Carriers
Confirmed Speakers or Panel Members




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Moderated by:
Don Brown, Director, IWPC

Graham Carter, Technical Director, IWPC


Workshop Background:

This is the 2nd IWPC workshop on Heterogeneous Networks and Self Organizing / Self Optimizing Networks


What we learned last year was that each operator has a different view of how to implement Het Net and SON based on their legacy networks and that the specific value of Het Net and SON is network location and customer base specific


Verizon Wireless has asked the IWPC to bring together world's experts across all facets of Het Net and SON to help develop an implementation strategy considering Verizon Wireless' current and planned LTE Network, recognizing that there will be many new players and that it will NOT be business as usual

Workshop Goals:

To gain a comprehensive view of the state of the art of Het Net Networks, Architectures and Topologies and how this insight can assist the carriers in their future planning


To help clarify the practical uses of SON and how this can be implemented in a cost effective manner




Monday, September 19, afternoon

12:15 PM


Depart Hotel Lobby


Tour - Verizon Innovation center



Bus Transportation provided from and to hotel.


Gather in Hotel Lobby at noon.


Leave hotel at 12:15 pm, sharp


Return to hotel around 3:00 pm


7:00 PM

Social and Networking
Reception & Registration

At Hotel

Tuesday, September 20

7:00 AM

Breakfast & Registration


8:00 AM

Opening Remarks


8.30 AM

Self Introductions

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

9.00 AM



  • Network Topology – How do we evolve from where we are today?

  • Taking a system level holistic view - What is a Heterogeneous Network?

  • What will future networks need to look like to meet user/carrier needs?

  • As the number of small cells increase, considering the impact on network design

    • Interference Management

  • Deploying more macro cell sites won’t meet the 4G coverage and capacity challenge

    • Deploying micro cells from day one or evolving from macro to micro - Assessing RF design and site acquisition impact

  • Exploring methods of increasing capacity

  • Building micro layers for ultra high capacity


HetNet – A New Paradigm and New Challenges

Director, RF Engineering

Verizon Wireless




10.00 AM

Networking brEAK


10.40 AM

carrier Challenges and case studies



  • Exploring Network Topology Options

  • Heterogeneous Networks - Identifying Network Elements

  • Meeting Today's Deployment Challenges

  • Identifying Future Service Requirements and Opportunities

  • Macro and Small Cell Challenges and Opportunities

  • Considering Interference Challenges

  • Assessing the Impact of Small Cells on Network Design

  • Exploring Methods of Increasing Capacity

  • Building Micro Layers for Ultra High Capacity

Building Smarter High Performance Networks

LTE Product Manager



Total Platform for Network Planning, Optimization and Driving Test in LTE Networks

Member, Access Network Dev Team

SK Telecom, Korea


The HetNet Business Case: Filling in the Blanks

Manager, Technology Development & Strategy



12.40 PM

Networking Lunch


1.40 PM

Assessing hardware elements - OEMs


  • Complimenting the Macro LTE Network

  • LTE Functionality and Power

  • Coverage and Capacity

  • Zoning Challenges

  • How Do We Manage Interference?

  • Frequency Management

  • Software Upgradeable Cabinets?

  • Advances in Active Antenna solutions - Multi-RAT, Beam Steering

  • How to Reduce OPEX

  • Outdoor vs. Indoor Solutions - Can Small Cells Replace DAS?

  • Can Wi-Fi Add Value to an LTE Deployment – Where Does LTE Stop and Wi-Fi Pick Up?


Heterogeneous Networks And Small Cells:  Bringing The Capacity To Where It Is Generated And Consumed

Director, Network/Tech. Strategy



Performance Studies of LTE HetNets

Head/System Optimization Dept.




3.00 PM

Networking brEAK


3.30 PM

Assessing hardware elements - OEMs



SON Multi-Vendor Case-Study

Sr. Systems Analyst

Nokia Siemens Networks


 HetNet Implementation

Director, Wireless Marketing




4:50 PM

panel Session - Carriers



  • Exploring the opportunities and challenges of deploying multi-vendor heterogeneous networks

  • How do we increase capacity without additional spectrum

  • Can Self Organizing/Optimizing tools manage multi-vendor networks?





  • AT&T

  • Cellular South

  • Cricket Communications

  • Metro-PCS

  • SK Telecom

  • Sprint

  • T-Mobile

  • US Cellular

  • Verizon

  • Vodafone


5.30 PM

Adjourn for Day


6:30 PM

Bus leaves for:


Dinner, Bella Vista restaurant




Bus Transportation provided to and from hotel.

Wednesday, September 21

7:00 AM



8:00 AM

Strategies, planning & solutions for
Self Organizing and Self Optimizing Networks


  • Multi-Vendor SON Support is Essential - How Do We Achieve This?

  • Managing the Network - Organization and Optimization Tools Explored

  • In Search of Plug-n-Play Deployment

  • How Can Small Cells (Micro, Pico, Femto, DAS) Work Together in a Self-Optimizing Way

  • The Case for Self-Healing Networks - Thinking Beyond Electrical and Mechanical Tilt Antennas

  • Exposing Release 10 and Future Release Options – Assessing Challenges, Benefits and Trade-offs

  • Identifying a Prioritized List of Release 10 and Future SON Features

  • Exploring Dynamic Resource Optimization and Advanced Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) Scheduling

  • Assessing the Impact of Network Capacity and Cell Edge Performance

  • Considering Impact (benefits and trade-offs) and Milestones for Inter-Cell Interference Coordination (ICIC) - Quantifying ICICs ability to Address Handover and Performance Concerns

Developing an Integrated SON Platform

Member of Technical Staff, Network Evolution & Strategy



The Role of Self Optimizing Networks and Heterogeneous Networks in In-Building LTE Projects

Director, Engineering Solutions



Interaction of Multi-Parameter SON Features in Het Nets


Reverb Networks



9.40 AM

Networking brEAK


10:20 AM

Strategies, planning & solutions for
Self Organizing and Self Optimizing Networks



Gathering Information for SON Algorithms Beyond Mobile Phone Measurements

Product Manager

Rohde & Schwarz


Wi-Fi and LTE SON:  Opportunities and Lessons Learned

Sr. Dir/Carrier Services

Ruckus Wireless


11.20 AM


The Backhaul Challenge for Small Cells

  • In Search of High Bandwidth Point to Multi-Point Non-Line-of-Site Wireless Backhaul Solutions

  • Assessing Fiber, Copper, Microwave, E-Band and Others -  Opportunities and Trade-Offs

  • How Can High Bandwidth Wireless Backhaul Support Multiple Small Cells (4-5 sites)



  • Blinq Networks

  • Bridgewave

  • Cambridge Broadband Networks

  • DesignArt Networks

  • FiberTower

  • Siklu

  • Taqua


12.35 PM



1.35 PM




  • Antennas – Exploring Innovative Techniques and Game Changers

  • Power Amplifiers – Opportunities and Trade-offs

  • Exploring System-on-Chip Solutions

  • Optimizing the Testing Process

Complementing the Macro LTE Network in a Multi-Vendor Environment

VP Product Management



LTE Heterogeneous Networks – Macro, Pico and Femto Cells

Senior Staff Engineer



Antenna Configurations for MIMO In-Building Distributed Antenna Systems

Principal RF Engineer


3.05 PM

Networking brEAK


3.35 PM




Deploying LTE in Constrained Sites and Enabling Self Optimizing Networks

VP, Sales



Recent Results From HetNet Field Trials and Performance Studies

Research Associate/Wireless Communication & Networks

Fraunhofer HH Institute


4.35 PM


Panel session, OEMs and Operators


The hosts will be asked to recap the extent to which the workshop has addressed their wish lists.




Host, OEMs and Operators


  • AT&T

  • Cellular South

  • Cricket Communications

  • Metro-PCS

  • SK Telecom

  • Sprint

  • US Cellular

  • Verizon

  • Vodafone


  • Alcatel-Lucent

  • Ericsson

  • Huawei

  • Nokia Siemens Networks


5.35 PM

TakeAways & Closing Remarks


6:15 PM



7:00 PM

Social and Networking
Reception & Registration


for the


Tower Top Electronics Reliability
Working Group Session



Thursday, September 22

8:00 AM


Tower Top Electronics Reliability
Working Group Session


Separate registration required


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Deadline for electronic version of handout materials: 

Friday, September 9, 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), presentation materials, audio/visual costs, etc.


Costs US$798.00 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.



Marriot San Francisco Airport Waterfront Hotel
1800 Old Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA  94010
Phone: 650-692-9100



Please contact the hotel directly for reservations. Mention the IWPC room block rate $179.00 USD single occupancy.


Or you can register on-line at:



Cut-off date for reservations is Sunday, September 4th. After that date rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.


TRAVEL OPTIONS FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL:  For transportation details: The hotel is at the San Francisco Airport and offers free 24-hour shuttle to/from the airport.




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 USB memory stick 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 on this memory stick. 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 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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