LTE Small Cell
Deployment Strategies

Heterogeneous RAN Topologies,
Interference Management, and SON

Hosted by:




May 14 (Evening)
& 15-16, 2012



Westin Bellevue Dresden

Dresden, Germany



Limited to 100 seats

First Registered, First Served!

No Press. No Analysts. No Consultants.
No 3rd Party Sales Reps.

Confirmed Carriers

Bell Mobility

Confirmed Speakers or Panel Members

Accelera Mobile Broadband
DesignArt Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks
PureWave Networks
Ruckus Wireless
The Samurai Project

Agenda (Subject To Change)

DAY 1 May 14


2:00 PM

Afternoon Registration


3:00 PM

Note: Restrictions may apply--tour attendance subject to host approval.

Bus transportation provided to/from Hotel/Dresden University.

7:00 PM

Social and Networking

Reception and Registration


DAY 2 May 15


7:00 AM

Networking Breakfast and Registration (Continued)



8:00 AM

Opening Remarks and Introductions

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



9:00 AM

Host Keynote Opening Remarks and Presentation

  • Understanding the Big Picture

  • Quantifying Traffic and Capacity Demands

  • Setting Out a Wish List for the Industry

Challenges in Small Cell Deployment

Head of Dept. - 'Access Engineering,

Design and Optimization'




9:30 AM

Challenges of Practical Small Cell Deployment


Lessons Learned From Small Cell Trials and Deployments

  • Are Small Cells a Fundamental Necessity for LTE Deployment?

  • Exploring Trade-Offs in Form Factor vs. Performance

  • Can Backhaul and Access Be Integrated?

Small Cells - The Opportunity to Redefine Wireless Customer Experience and Challenges to Bring Them to Reality

Senior Manager, Wireless Access



10:10 AM

Networking Break

10:45 AM

Lessons Learned From Small Cell Trials and Deployments

  • Considering Demands for Broad LTE Coverage and Scenarios for Densely Populated Areas

Small Cell Experience, Strategy and Outlook

Sr. Technical Specialist




11:25 AM

Sharing Experience From Existing Micro-Site Deployments

  • Exploring Technology Options?

  • Understanding the Economics (Capex Opex)

Real World 4G Small Cell Experience - Early Commercial Deployments and Financial Modeling

Director, Systems R&D



12:15 PM

Networking Lunch

1:15 PM

Lessons Learned From Small Cell Trials and Deployments (Continued)

  • Considering Demands for Broad LTE Coverage and Scenarios for Densely Populated Areas

Metro Zone Trial in Vodafone Germany - Challenges of Building Small Cell Clusters

Specialist RAN Engineering




Learnings from 2G, 3G Small Cells and the World's First LTE Network Deployment

Systems Specialist




2:15 PM

Challenges of Practical Small Cell Deployment (Continued)

  • Review of Ongoing 3GPP Activites for Small Cells

    • Standardization

    • SON Relaying

    • Standard Interfaces

Update on LTE: 3GPP and Enabling Eco System & Deployment

Light Radio Metro Cell Program Leader



3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:30 PM

Operational Considerations - Are Small Cells Economically Viable?

  • Relevant Case Studies in North America, Asia, and Europe

  • Network Design Strategies to Match Bandwidth Supply with High Density Demand

  • Target Venue Owners' Feedback on Small-Cell Packaging and Deployment Models

  • Principles of Successful Site Acquisition

  • Criticality of Good Partnership

Lessons Learned from Recent Large-Scale Small-Cell Deployments

Senior Director, Marketing


Ruckus Wireless

4:00 PM

Lessons Learned That Relate to LTE Small Cells

  • Power, Backhaul, and Mounting Challenges

  • Use of HFC MSO Network Assets (Street Level, Underground, and Aerial)

  • Reduced RF Planning at Project Onset

  • Sampled QA Techniques for Verification

  • Statistical Evaluation/Isolation of Problems

  • Map Oriented NMS - Easier Monitoring, Fewer People

  • Targeting Hotel Infested Cells - Correlation Between Congested Cells and Density of Hotel Locations

  • Tri-Sectored Cell Sites with Sub-120° Antennas

Small Cell Deployment Challenges - Power, Backhaul, and Mounting

VP of Product Marketing



4:30 PM

Panel Session

  • Considering Key Findings From the Day

Mobile Operators and Network OEMS.



  • Vodafone

  • Bell

  • Clearwire

  • T-Mobile

  • Telenor

  • TeliaSonera

  • Alcatel-Lucent

  • Ericsson

  • Huawei

  • Nokia Siemens Networks

  • PureWave Networks

  • ZTE

5:30 PM

Adjourn for Day

6:30 PM

Bus Leaves for Dinner - Luisenhof Restaurant

Bus Transportation provided to and from hotel.

DAY 3 May 16


7:00 AM


8:00 AM

Learnings From 2G/3G Small Cell Deployment - Challenges, Issues and Benefits

  • The Problems We Have With Managing Traffic Balance Between Carriers on Macrocells and the Implication for Loading Up Microcells/Picocells

  • The Interference Challenge - Do We Need to Reconsider Antenna Configurations?

  • Will Small Cell Replace Distributed Antenna Systems? - Can Cost-Effective DAS Bridge the Gap?

Small Cells in Telstra - Past, Present and Future

General Manager Radio Network




8:40 AM

Achieving Cost-Effective Backhaul Solutions for Small Cells


Considering the Cost of Deploying and Servicing Increased Numbers of Cell Sites To Achieve Optimal Coverage and Capacity

  • Assessing the Backhaul Business Models and Strategy

    • Exploring Technology Options?

    • Understanding the Economics (Capex and Opex)

    • What synchronization requirements are needed to support small cell deployments?

    • What can technology solutions deliver?

LTE Small Cell Backhauling Requirements and Options

Head of Group Transmission





9:20 AM

Backhaul Panel Session


How do you see the evolution of wired/fiber/wireless backhaul for small cells? (Comparing capacity, spectrum, cost, footprint, & cost per bit)

  • If there an effective "one size fits all" backhauling technology - what is it?

  • What is the proposed ideal backhauling topology for small cells? (mesh vs. tree/what are the constraints/trade-offs of the proposed solution?)

  • Considering P2MP or rather a P2P technology - what are the trade-offs (ease of deployment vs. capacity)?

  • Is there sufficient spectrum for micro cell backhauling, e.g. for additional P2MP capacity, or do we need do address this?

  • How to address large scale deployments, suitable for metro coverage (indoor and outdoor) with:

    • A high degree of standardization needed to reduce cost

    • Identical products covering multiple backhauling technologies

    • Reduced energy footprint (no power consumed when no traffic to transport)

    • Reduced optical impact

  • What are suitable power-saving techniques (e.g. on-demand capacity) and what are the impacts on backhauling?

  • Is a flexible platform which exploits all available frequency bands (licensed/unlicensed) realistic?

    • Is high speed in LOS conditions but also with good performance in NLOS conditions?

  • How integrated can/should backhaul be with access technologies?

  • Are proprietary solutions good enough for backhaul or do we need standards?  What about WiGig or 3GPP?

  • How realistic is backhaul which can be installed by a normal electrician who just changes light bulbs?


  • Alcatel-Lucent

  • BridgeWave

  • Cambridge Broadband

  • Dragonwave

  • Siklu

  • VuBiQ

10:20 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM

The Path to Self Organizing and Self Optimizing Networks


Exploring the Maturity and Readiness of Self-Organizing/Self-Optimizing Networks

  • Considering Small Cells Demand Around 10 Times the Number of Cells Compared to the Macro Network - Is SON an Essential Enabler?

  • Exploring LTE Advanced and SON Functionality

  • Roadmaps, Reality, and Myths

    • Where are We WIth Regard to Standard Interfaces for Multi-Vendor SON?

    • What Can Be Delivered Today?

    • What are the Challenges, Opportunities, and Roadblocks?

  • Eco-System Evolution in Support of Multi-Vendor Networks

  • SON Interoperability and Testing - How Do Operators Maintain Service Quality?

LTE Small Cell Deployment Strategies SON for Heterogeneous Networks

EVP, Marketing


Accelera Mobile Broadband

11:30 AM

Small Cell Technology Drivers and Enablers


The introduction of small cells brings unique challenges and significantly changes the mobile network ecosystem.

  • Assessing Requirements Engineering, Topology Design, and SON Collaboration

  • Interference Coordination

  • Assessing Centralized RAN Architectures Which Require Ultra-Low Latency Backhaul Connections

  • Exploring Control and Data Plane Traffic and Meshed Small Cell Backhaul Topologies

  • Coordinating Cell and Backhaul Load Balancing Strategies

Joint Design and Optimization of Small Cell RAN and Backhaul

Senior Researcher


NEC Labs


12:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 PM

Small Cell Technology Drivers and Enablers (Continued)

  • Comparing Architectures for Constructing Small Cells

  • Exploring Relative Cost & Power Consumption

  • Enabling Technologies

  • Applications for Backhaul Systems

Scaling-up FemtoCells vs. Scaling-down MacroCells

VP, Product Strategy


1:30 PM

Exploring Use Cases for a Combination of MM-Wave LOS and Sub-6 GHz NLOS Technologies

  • Assessing how Small Cell Topologies Can Be Deployed Cost-Effectively

    • Without Compromising Operator Requirements

    • Addressing BTS/Backhaul Integration

    • Addressing the Role of and the Requirements for LOS and NLOS Technologies

  • Defining a Tool-Kit of Options - Which Can Be Pre-Selected Without Site Survey, Then Configured and Fine-Tuned "On-Site" By the Installer

Wireless HetNet Backhaul - Facilitating HetNet Deployments


DesignArt Networks

2:00 PM

Analyzing the New Landscape Created By the Emergence of the Small Cell Architectures

  • Investigating System Architectures

  • Identifying the Benefits of Specific Functionality

    • Crest Factor Reduction

    • Digital Pre-Distortion

    • RF Power Amplifier Innovation

  • Improvements in Overall Performance

  • Scalability While Providing Optimum Flexibility

Analyzing the New Landscape Created by the Emergence of the Small Cell Architetures

RF Systems Engineer




2:30 PM

Networking Break

3:10 PM

Exploring the Practicalities of Installation and Maintenance of Small Cells
(Presentation & Demonstration)


Delivering a Quality Service

  • Supporting a Simple Installation and Support Business Model for Small Cells

  • Exploring Automatic Re-Configuration

  • Understanding Small Cell Installation and Maintenance Criteria and Demands

  • Investigating Technologies and Solutions Which Meet Street Lamp Deployment Requirements

Autonomous Component Carrier Selection as Small Cells Deployment Enabler

Agilent Technologies, Nokia Siemens

Networks, Intel Mobile Communications,

Sequans, & Aalborg University


The Samurai Project


4:10 PM

Closing Panel

  • Considering Key Findings From the Workshop

  • Next Steps

Host, Operators and OEMs.



  • Vodafone

  • Bell Mobility

  • Clearwire

  • T-Mobile

  • Telenor

  • TeliaSonera

  • Alcatel-Lucent

  • Ericsson

  • Huawei

  • Nokia Siemens Networks

  • PureWave Networks

  • ZTE

5:00 PM

Takeaways and Closing Remarks


6:00 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.


  1. What is the deadline for handout materials?
  2. Who are the attendees?
  3. What are the costs/registrations fees?
  4. Hotel information?
  5. What are the travel options from the airport to the hotel?
  6. Are there any audiovisual requirements?
  7. Will business cards be collected?
  8. What is the dress code?
  9. How will handout materials be provided?
  1. What is the deadline for handout materials?

    Deadline for electronic version of handout materials: Monday, April 30th, 2012.

  2. Who are the attendees?
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    • 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.
  3. What are the costs/registrations fees?

    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.

    We estimate that these costs will be $984.00 (USD) 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.

  4. Hotel information?

    The Westin Bellevue Dresden
    Grosse Meissner Strasse 15
    Dresden, Germany 01097
    Phone: +49-3518050

    Reservation Phone Number: +49-351-8051733
    E-mail: [email protected]

    Please contact the hotel directly for reservations. Mention the IWPC room block rate of 149.00 EUR per night single occupancy, 179.00 EUR per night double occupancy.

    Cut-off date for reservations is April 30th, 2012. After that date rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.

  5. What are the travel options from the airport to the hotel?

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  6. Are there any audiovisual requirements?

    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.

  7. Will business cards be collected?

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  8. What is the dress code?

    Business casual suggested. No ties, please!!

  9. How will handout materials be provided?

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