IWPC Workshop :: Integrating Small Cells, DAS, WiFi and Backhaul into Macro Networks

Integrating Small Cells,
DAS, WiFi and Backhaul
into Macro Networks

Mass Deployment Tradeoffs - How many 9's are needed
at what cost?

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Hosted by:

AT&T

Plus Tour: AT&T Multi-Technology DAS Deployment


When

May 14-17, 2013

Where

Westin Buckhead Atlanta

Atlanta, GA USA

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Limited to 100 seats

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Attendance open to Infrastructure Thrust, mmWave Thrust or Full IWPC Members


Confirmed Carriers

AT&T
Boingo Wireless
C Spire
China Mobile
Clearwire
Cricket
Sprint
T-Mobile

Confirmed Speakers and Panel Members

3M
Accedian Networks
Alcatel-Lucent
Ericsson
Extenet Systems
Florida RF Labs
Goodman Networks
JDSU
Nokia Siemens Networks
Proxim Wireless
PureWave Networks
Radio Gigabit (Sitronics Labs)
RADWIN
Ruckus Wireless
Siklu
Taqua
Tarana Wireless
TE Connectivity

Workshop Goals

This workshop will bring together members of the global ecosystem to explore operational aspects of small cell deployment and how this will impact legacy and future macro networks.

  • How can operators deploy Small Cells with acceptable service/reliability levels?
  • How will DAS and Small Cells evolve to compliment the macro network?
  • What support processes should be implemented for in-building and metrocell deployments?

Agenda

DAY 1 May 14

Tuesday

11:00 AM

Tower Top Electronics Reliability Working Group Leadership Meeting

 

TTER Leadership

 

Request Attendance

5:00 PM

Adjourn

 

7:00 PM

Social and Networking

Reception and Registration - Workshop

 

Hotel

DAY 2 May 15

Wednesday

7:00 AM

Networking Breakfast and Continued Registration

Hotel

 

8:00 AM

Opening Remarks and Self-Introductions

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

IWPC

 

9:00 AM

Host Keynote Opening Remarks and Presentation

  • Objectives for the Workshop

Small Cells - Big Year

Director, Small Cells Platforms

 

AT&T

 

10:00 AM

Networking Break

 

10:40 AM

Mobile Operator Perspectives

  • Understanding the Trade-offs for Small Cell Access and Backhaul Availability

  • Assessing the Cost of Providing Alarms & Monitoring for Small Cells

  • What Trade-offs are Acceptable?

    • Assessing System Reliability, Swap-Out, Truck Roll Costs

  • What can the Business Case Afford?

  • In Search of Cost-Effective Solutions Which Meet Operational Demands for Mass Deployment

  • Assessing the Scale of Small Cell Install and Support vs. the Traditional Macro Model

  • How Do We Ensure Optimum Access and Backhaul Reliability?

  • How Will Support Processes Work for Small Cells Compared to Macro Cells?

  • How Does the Industry Adapt to the Paradigm Shift of Customer Provided Backhaul?

  • What Transport Performance Assessment and Troubleshooting Tools are Appropriate?

  • What Process is Needed to Inform the Customer of Backhaul Outage?

  • Evolving from a Legacy of Rigid Wireline Processes to a 'Brave New World' - Crawl, Walk, Run

  • Developing a Sustainable Business Model for Mixed Ownership Environments

  • How Will Enterprises and Neutral Host Scenarios Evolve?

  • How Many Product Variants Make Sense in a Carriers Portfolio?

    • Indoor vs. Outdoor (Building and Pole Mounting)

    • Back-up Power

      • What is Needed?

      • When is it Needed (Zero, 4hr, 8hr)?

    • What Re-Use of Systems, Commonality is Attainable?

Nano-cell Requirement and Specification from China Mobile

Senior Researcher

 

China Mobile

 

Small Cell Deployment Experience and Challenges

Director - R&D

 

Clearwire

12:00 PM

Networking Lunch

 

1:00 PM

Leveraging Real World Installation Experience

  • Best Practices from the Front Line of DAS and WiFi Deployments

  • The Pitfalls of Deploying a WiFi Network

  • Network Design and Configuration that Meets Carrier Objectives and Requirements for Unique, High-Traffic Consumer Venues

  • Successfully Managing a Neutral Host, Multi-Carrier DAS and Carrier-Grade WiFi

  • Network Monetization Opportunities via DAS and WiFi Sponsorship/Advertising

  • Navigating Special Circumstances: Working with Local Governments, Historic Buildings, Multiple Stakeholders

  • Sequential Deployment vs. HetNet Upgrade - The Cost-Benefit Analysis

Converged WiFi and DAS Deployments in the Wild: Real-Life Challenges, New Opportunities

Wireless VP Strategy and Development

WiFi and DAS Networks

 

Boingo Wireless

1:40 PM

IWPC Small Cell & Backhaul Deployment and Reliability Working Group Introduction

  • Introduction and Update of the IWPC Small Cell & Backhaul Deployment and Reliability Working Group

Working Group Overview

Working Group Chair

 

PureWave Networks

 

2:00 PM

Field Experience and Knowledge Working Group Sub Committee

  • Drawing on Trials and Experience from Macro and DAS Networks, as well as Licensed and Unlicensed Small Cell Deployments Around the World

  • Best Practices for Indoor/Outdoor Small Cell Planning, Installation and Maintenance

Field Experience and Knowledge

Working Group Sub Committee Chair

 

3M

 

2:30 PM

Service Assurance Working Group Sub Committee

  • Recognizing the Potential Scale of Small Cell Deployment

  • Exploring Linkage with Macro Tower Top Reliability and Assess Reliability vs. Availability of Small Cells

  • Exploring Alarms, Architecture Options

  • Reliability vs. Cost Trade-Offs, Alternatives

  • Backhaul Assurance and E2E Testing/Monitoring

Service Assurance

Working Group Sub Committee Chair

 

JDSU

 

3:00 PM

Networking Break

 

3:40 PM

Hardware Optimization Working Group Sub Committee

  • Investigating Innovative Technologies and Strategies for Optimizing Small Cell Hardware

  • Facilitating Installation and Use, Both Indoor and Outdoor

  • Environmental Considerations

  • Innovative RF and Antenna Technologies

  • Reliability, MTBF Requirements and Material Selection

Hardware Optimization

Working Group Chair

 

PureWave Networks

 

4:10 PM

Deployment Practices Working Group Sub Committee

  • Exploring Spectrum Strategy

  • Site Selection and Acquisition

  • Access to Existing or Building New Backhaul, Installation and SON

Deployment Practices

Working Group Sub Committee Chair

 

Alcatel-Lucent

 

4:40 PM

Carrier Panel Session

  • Considering Key Findings From the Day's Proceedings

Confirmed Carriers

 

AT&T

Boingo Wireless

C Spire Wireless

China Mobile

Clearwire Cricket
Sprint T-Mobile

 

5:30 PM

Adjourn for Day

 

6:30 PM

Bus Leaves for Dinner - Canoe Atlanta

Bus Transportation provided to and from hotel.

DAY 3 May 16

Thursday

7:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

Hotel

 

8:00 AM

Leveraging Real World Experience in Small Cell Deployments

 

With reference to specific issues identified by the Global Carrier Steering Committee and as presented by the working group on day 2, speakers will provide insight and reference to real world deployments and trials which address the challenges of small cell deployment.

  • Assessing Challenges, Opportunities and Trade-Offs between Small Cells, DAS and WiFi

  • Horses for Courses: Selecting the Right Solution

  • Each Country, City and Municipality is Different and Has its Own Regulations that Operators have to Contend With

    • Backhaul

    • Site Acquisition/Zoning/Permitting

    • Power Sources

    • Planning for Large Number of Small Cell Sites

    • How Can Operators Simplify the Deployments?

      • Reduce Deployment Costs?

 

  • Considering the Heterogeneous Network Tool Box

  • How Can the Operator Deliver the Best User Experience and High Capacity in Demanding Indoor Areas:

    • Enterprise Venues

    • Shopping Malls

    • Stadiums

    • Train Stations

    • Urban Residential Areas

  • What Scenarios 3G and 4G can be Complemented with WiFi - How Can These be Integrated?

  • Key Strategies

    • Covering Indoor From the Outside-In

    • Deploying New Indoor Small Cell Solutions

    • Upgrading Existing Distributed Antenna Systems

    • Field Trial Experiences

    • Integration and Coordination with the Macro Network

 

  • How Can DAS or Other Solutions Compliment Small Cell Deployments?

  • How can Future DAS Systems Evolve to Support Low Latency Applications in LTE Advanced (COMP, ECIC, etc.)

  • How do Vendors Overcome the Issue Coupling RF Source to Head End (A2D and D2A)?

  • Does a CPRI Interface Direct to Source Make Sense?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Cell Deployment Challenges

Senior Director, Solutions Architecture

 

Goodman Networks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heterogeneous Networks For Premium Indoor Mobile Broadband Performance

Senior Specialist, Radio Network

Deployment Strategies

 

Ericsson

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAS and Small Cells – A Competitive or Cooperative Environment?

TE Fellow - Wireless

 

TE Connectivity

 

10:00 AM

Networking Break

 

10:40 AM

Leveraging Real World Experience in Small Cell Deployments (Continued)

  • Comparative Economics of Alternate Approaches to Indoor Mobile Data Supply - DAS, Small Licensed-Band Cells, WiFi

  • Implications for Indoor RAN Strategy Optimum 'Tool Selection' for Different Use Cases

  • Key Lessons Learned from Tens of Thousands of Indoor WiFi Deployments in Public and Private Venues, Regarding:

    • WiFi and DAS Co-Existence

    • Architectures for Seamless Subscriber Experiences

    • Deployment Practices to Maximize Performance and Minimize Venue Impact in a Range of Vertical Markets

 

  • Minimizing Product SKU vs. Flexibility and Fit for Purpose

    • Indoor vs. Outdoor (Building and Pole Mounting) Weather Proofing

    • Power Sources (Power over Ethernet, AC, DC, Back-Up Power)

  • Compare and Contrast - Use Case Comparisons for Small Cells, DAS and Increased Macro Capacity

    • Increased Sectoring, Receive Paths "Massive MIMO"

  • What Access and Backhaul Performance and Troubleshooting Tools are Available?

 

 

 

Best Practices in High-Capacity Indoor Wireless

Senior Director, Marketing

 

Ruckus Wireless

 

 

 

 

 

Small Cell Deployment: End-to-End Cost Estimates

Product Manager, Small Cells

 

Nokia Siemens Networks

12:00 PM

Networking Lunch

 

1:00 PM

Leveraging Real World Experience - Backhaul

  • Millimeter-wave Backhaul Using Highly Directional Antennas is Expected to Constitute a Significant Part of Small Backhaul Deployments
  • Installing Small Cell Stations at Utility Poles May Be Considered as a Common Option
    • Drawback - Poles Twists, Sways Causing Degradation of the Link and Reducing Availability
  • Assessing Twists and Sways for Existing Mounting Structures Used for Macro Base Station Installations as well as New Types of the Structures for Small Cell Backhaul-Like Utility Poles
  • What is the Scale of the Potential Problem?
  • What Countermeasures are Required?
  • Can Lens Antenna Technology Ease Installation and Ensure Link Stability?
  • Reducing the Total Cost of Ownership of High Capacity Small Cell Backhaul

  • Bringing Backhaul to the Small Cell - Not Small Cell to Backhaul

  • Addressing the "Can You See Me Now?" Problem

  • Can Systems Scale from Sparse to Dense Deployment?

  • Can Network Planning and Installation be Simplified?

  • How can Small Cell OPEX be Reduced?

  • Outdoor Field Testing

 

 

 

 

Experimental Results for Mounting Structures Twists and Sways and Steerable Lens Antennas Technology

CTO

 

Radio Gigabit (Sitronics Labs)

 

 

 

 

 

Smallcell Backhaul: Needs, Challenges and Solutions

Director, Product Management

 

Tarana Wireless

 

 

Adapting Backhaul Performance Assurance to the Needs of Small Cells

President/CEO

 

Accedian Networks

 

2:30 PM

Networking Break

 

3:10 PM

Backhaul Panel

 

Panelists will be asked to respond to a list of questions posed by our host and the Small Cell & Backhaul Deployment and Reliability Working Group.

Confirmed

 

Extenet Systems Nokia Siemens Networks
Proxim Wireless Radwin

Siklu

Taqua

Tarana Wireless  

 

4:00 PM

Small Cell Deployment Review

 

Small Cell Deployment Review

AVP, Architecture & Planning

 

AT&T

 

4:30 PM

Enabling Technologies

  • Assessing Low Passive Intermodulation (PIM) Interconnects

  • How Can Cable Assemblies Achieve Low PIM in Field Applications?

  • The Anatomy of a Low PIM Cable Assembly - How Every Aspect of the Cable Assembly Construction Effects PIM Performance

  • How Do Flexible Low PIM Cable Assemblies Compare to Conventional Solutions?

  • Amplifier Gain Temperature Compensation for Cellular Bands

  • Why Passive Compensation?

  • Exploring Reliability and Performance of Temperature Variable Attenuators

Performance and Cost Balanced Passive Component and Interconnect Solutions

Engineering Manager

 

Florida RF Labs

 

5:00 PM

Closing Panel

 

Considering Service Assurance

  • How Do We Monitor and Alarm Small Cells?

  • Considering the "How Many 9s?" Question

  • Deployment Techniques and Installation Practices (Pole and In-Building)

  • Physical Security and Lightning Protection

  • Bandwidth Performance

Confirmed Carriers

 

AT&T

Boingo Wireless

C Spire Wireless

Clearwire

Cricket
Sprint

 

5:40 PM

Takeaways and Closing Remarks

IWPC

6:10 PM

Adjourn

 

7:30 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.

DAY 4 May 17

Friday

9:00 AM Departure

AT&T Hosted Tour: Multi-Technology Distributed Antenna System (Marriott Marquis)

 

Transportation provided from/to Westin Buckhead Atlanta.

FAQs

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

    Deadline for electronic version of presentation/handout materials: Friday, May 3rd, 2013.

  2. What can I do to prepare for speaking an at IWPC workshop?

    Click on the link below for a short video guide regarding preparing for and improving your IWPC presentation:

    Video: IWPC Speaker Guidelines

  3. Who are the attendees?
    • 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.
  4. 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.

    These costs will be $846 (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.

  5. Hotel information?

    Westin Buckhead Atlanta
    3391 Peachtree Street, NE
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    +1 (404) 365-0065
    Hotel Website

    Please contact the hotel directly at +1 (404) 365-0065 for reservations.  You can also book a standard room at the IWPC group rate by clicking here.  Mention the IWPC room block rate of $179.

    Cut-off date for reservations is April 25th, 2013. After that date rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.
  6. What are the travel options from the airport to the hotel?

    Transportation options can be found at the bottom of this page.

  7. 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.

  8. Will business cards be collected?

    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.

  9. What is the dress code?

    Business casual suggested. No ties, please !!

  10. How will handout materials be provided?

    IWPC prepares a 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 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 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):

    IWPC FTP Transfer