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NEW        International Wireless Packaging Consortium
Interactive Technical Workshop

 

Limited to 100 seats
First Registered, First Served

 

 

 

 

Preliminary Agenda

 

Lowering Basestation Equipment OPEX

Tower Top Electronics, Backhaul and Antenna Options for reducing costs of energy, backhaul and site leasing
&
Tour of T-Mobile Test Facilities and/or Representative Cell Site
(Restrictions may apply - subject to T-Mobile approval.)

 Hosted by: 

T-Mobile

London, UK

September 21-24, 2004  

Hilton Watford  
Elton Way, Watford, Hertfordshire, U.K.  WD25 8HA
Phone: 01923-235881
Fax: 01923-220836


Organized by the International Wireless Packaging Consortium

 

Click HERE to Register for Workshop

 

Moderated by
Don Brown, Director, IWPC
and
Rene Douville, Technical Director, IWPC

 

Workshop Background

 

A key cost element for Cellular Service providers in that of maintenance and OPEX.  

 

As new technologies emerge for repair, maintenance or updating, they often are incompatible with existing and established implementations or require significant and costly rework or renegotiation of agreements with site management companies. Service providers must look to ensure maximum reuse of existing facilities.

 

A major component of OPEX is that of energy costs.  Equipment improvements which offer improved efficiency while minimizing disruption in existing facilities are desired. Possible areas to be examined which offer potential for this include power amplifiers, tower mounted electronics, lower cost backhaul and techniques for reducing the wind, weight and real estate demands on towers and cell sites. 

 

If your business is anywhere in the supply chain for future infrastructure equipment, you MUST actively participate in this unique IWPC Interactive Technical Workshop.

Workshop Goal

 

The GOAL of this workshop, the seventh in a series, is to bring together senior leaders from THE ENTIRE SUPPLY CHAIN to facilitate and stimulate breakthrough thinking on emerging technologies and manufacturing methods which, when coupled with market needs and timings, and key system cost drivers, can substantially drive down the cost of the RF hardware and operating expenses associated with base stations. 

 

In short, the goal of this workshop is to create an open, interactive environment, where the entire supply chain can communicate, network, share technology requirements and capabilities, and achieve mutually desired goals.

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

7:00 PM

Social and Networking 

Reception & Registration

Hilton Watford

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

7:00 AM

Breakfast & Registration

 

8:00 AM

Opening Remarks

 

8:15 AM  

Introductions

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

REQUIREMENTS AND SYSTEM SOLUTIONS OFFERED

9:00 AM

Keynote service provider view

OVERVIEW

Overview of Cellular Networks and Components

Economics- CAPEX vs OPEX

Overview of OPEX Contributors

  • Energy costs

  • Site fees and key factors

  • Backhaul options and fees

  • Repair and Maintenance

What would a few degree raise in operating temperature of the equipment mean to energy consumption and maintenance costs?

What do equipment suppliers have to understand when presenting new technological solutions for basestations?

Perceptions of new technologies and their implications

  • Tower Top Electronics

  • SDR

  • Reconfigurable Radios and Smart Antennas

  • Broadband Service Delivery

What are the service providers views of the OBSAI and CPRI initiatives?

Update on 2, 2.5, 3G Plans and Issues

Current status of networks and plans for 3G rollout, interoperability, and forward interworking with WLAN systems

 

 

The Importance of and Opportunities for High OPEX Reduction

Phil Cornforth

Head of RAN Platform Design

Radio Systems

T-Mobile

 

9:30 AM

Other service provider views

 

PAs for 3G Basestations

Tony Conlan

UTRAN Vendor Manager

O2

How Do We Make Money on a $5 ARPU Customer and How Do We Get There?

Hans Haugli

CEO

Telenor R&D

 

Other Operators Present

Vodafone

 

10:20 AM

BREAK  

 

10:40 AM

PANEL

KEYNOTE AND USER COMMUNITY

Operators will be given the opportunity to clarify their needs, requirements and views and will engage in a panel session where the audience is invited to ask questions and they will be given the opportunity to ask each other and the audience questions.

 

Panelists will be previous speakers 

plus

 

Other Invited Cellular Operators 

11:20 AM

SYSTEM OEM SUPPLIER OPTIONS for OPEX REDUCTION

 

 

CPRI-Based Economics of Tower Top Electronics

Werner Korte

Senior Vice President, UMTS Line of Business

Siemens Mobile Networks

 

Dual Approach to OPEX Savings

Christian Hedelin

Director Technical Sales Support

Ericsson

 

Present

Huawei

Motorola

Nokia

 

12:00 PM

 NETWORKING LUNCH

 

1:00 PM

MAJOR SUBSYSTEM SUPPLIER OPTIONS AND PERSPECTIVES

What equipment do OEMs and/or subsystem suppliers recommend for updating existing systems and networks to reduce OPEX.

  • Power Amplifier techniques for improving efficiency or increasing linearity of existing basestation amplifiers

  • Antenna Systems for lowering wind loading, weight and tower real estate

  • Tower Top Electronics which reduce power consumption while not compromising real estate and maintenance costs

  • Backhaul System/Service options and tradeoffs for reduced OPEX.

What are the implications for operating expenses?

  • Field operations

  • Installation

  • Maintenance

  • Repair

  • Servicing

  • Energy Consumption

What are the CAPEX implications?

What are the objectives and the status of the OBSAI and CPRI?

What is the status of Tower Mounting of  Electronics and can they be used to reduce CAPEX and OPEX on existing systems?  If not, why not?

What are some techniques for extending/enhancing coverage?

Will the principals apply to Picocell, Microcell and Repeater Terminals?

What are the implications for integrating 802.16/802.20 services?

What are the implications of systems for remote location of RF towers (Hotelling)? 

 

 

Opportunities for OPEX Reduction in the Radio Access Network: Meeting the Challenge

Danny Arison

Vice President, Strategic Marketing

Powerwave

 

CAPEX vs Efficiency: The Search for the 'Sweet Spot' 

Peter Kenington

Director Advanced Technology

Andrew Corporation

 

The Potential for Reducing Operational Expenditure in UMTS Network Through the Use of Remote Radio Heads 

Simon Mellor

VP EMEA Sales and Marketing

Remec

 

 

 

2:00 PM

PANEL OF MAJOR EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS

  • System OEMs

  • Power Amplifiers

  • Tower Top Electronics

Speakers from previous session will be given the opportunity to clarify their needs, requirements and views and will engage in a panel session where the audience is invited to ask questions and they will be given the opportunity to ask each other and the audience questions.

 

 
2:45 PM

BREAK

 
3:15 PM

basestation Site SUPPLIERS' VIEWS and backhaul Supply options for opex reduction

What are the site suppliers views and recommendations for updating existing systems and networks to reduce OPEX.

What are the implications for operating expenses?

  • Field operations

  • Installation

  • Maintenance

  • Repair

  • Servicing

  • Energy Consumption/Costs

What are the CAPEX implications?

Backhaul Options and Tradeoffs for low OPEX.

What are the objectives and the status of the OBSAI and CPRI for site operators and Basestation hoteliers?

What is the status of Tower Mounting of  Electronics and can they be used to reduce CAPEX and OPEX on existing systems?  If not, why not?

What are the implications of systems for remote location of RF towers (Hotelling)? 

 

 

Taking the Backache out of Backhaul

Martin Rolls

Head of Mobility Messaging

BT Wholesale

 

Access and Core Point To Point Terrestrial Radio for the Provision of Backhaul in the UK

Paul Woolridge

Team Leader/Access Tech.

BT Wholesale

 

OPEX and "Cost of Ownership"--Reducing Features in Microwave Backhaul Networks

Christophe Decaen

Business Development Manager

Harris Corp.

 

Minimizing Network Costs Through Strategic Collocation

Ted Abrams

VP/Technology

Spectrasite

 

4:45 PM

PANEL or OPEN DISCUSSION 

basestation Site SUPPLIERS' and backhaul Suppliers VIEWS 

Speakers from previous session will be given the opportunity to clarify their needs, requirements and views and will engage in a panel session where the audience is invited to ask questions and they will be given the opportunity to ask each other and the audience questions.

 

5:30 PM

Adjourn  

 

7:00 PM

Dinner 

London Style  

Bus Transportation provided to and from hotel

Thursday, September 23 , 2004

7:00 AM

Breakfast  

 

 

ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES

8:00 AM

Antennas and Antenna Subsystems Suppliers

Antenna suppliers will address ways to help:

Reduce the amount of tower real estate required 

Reduce the wind loading

Reduce the weight loading on the tower

Maximize/improve coverage

Tilting

Steering

Pattern shaping

Antenna sharing

 

 

Contribution of Advanced Antenna Systems to OPEX Reduction:  Principles and Applications

Patrick Nobileau

VP Base Station Antennas

Radio Frequency Systems France

 

Antennas For More Efficient Usage of Tower Real Estate

Norbert Ephan

Senior Project Manager

Electrical Development GE

Kathrein Werke KG

 

9:00 AM

Enabling Technologies

Thermal Mounting Techniques

Cabling and connectors

Semiconductor Device technologies

Cabinet assembly and temperature control

Packaging technologies

Environmental and lightning protection

Material options

Testing and diagnostics

Shielding

Design Tools

Others

 

Survival and Service of Distributed Tower Top Electronics

Art Peltier

VP Engineering

PolyPhaser Corporation

 

Silicon LDMOS RF Power Devices and Packages for Wireless Infrastructure

Dr. Peter Gammel
CTO

RF Power Products
Agere Systems

 

Application of High Voltage HBT Technology to Improve Base Station Efficiency

Mike Sanna

Vice President, Business Development

TriQuint

 

10:00 AM  

NETWORKING BREAK

 

10:20 AM

Enabling Technologies

(Cont'd)

 

Use of BeO in High Powered

Applications

Lee Vandermark
Sales & Marketing Manager

Brush Ceramic Products

 

Cooling The System: How Can We Move that Heat?

Alfred Gahse
Product Manager

WL Gore

 

Adaptive Digital Predistortion and Hybrid Transceiver Design and Test for 3G Radios

         Tim Masson

Wireless Application Engineer

Agilent

       

A Look at Life Cycle Cost: Transmission Line Impact on Network Design, Installation, Operating Expenses and Long Term Reliability

Alan Walp

Vice President Wireless

Commscope

 

12:00 PM

 LUNCH

 

1:00 PM

Set Up Break Out Sessions Working Groups

 

Questions to be answered:

 

1.  What are the gaps in:

Technology ?

Communication ?

 

2.  What is needed from the supply chain to address these gaps ?

 

3.  What can IWPC do to assist ?

 

The group will interactively discuss and identify opportunities for future fruitful development.

We will break into small working groups and allow members to interact with like and no-so-like minded professionals.

The goal of this process is to clarify the needs and identify new opportunities for development.

Each working group will identify a leader and at the end, the leader will make a short presentation on the findings and conclusions of their group. 

1:20 PM

Breakout Sessions

 

3:40 PM 

Breakout Session Reports

 

Each Working Group Leader will make a 10 minute presentation to summarize the Wish List Items and Conclusions of his/her working group. 

 

Group will come together and have an interactive discussion to exchange and challenge ideas presented by working group leaders.

 

This process dramatically expands the thinking of the attendees.

4:40 PM

Take Aways & Closing Remarks

 
5:30 PM  

Adjourn

 
7:00 PM  

Dinner (Dutch) 

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

Friday, September 24, 2004

9:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Tours of T-Mobile Test Facilities
and
Cell Site
(Restrictions may apply - subject to T-Mobile approval.)

Bus Transportation provided from and to hotel.

 

 

ATTENDANCE

IWPC Interactive Technical Workshops, available to IWPC members only (2 persons per IWPC Member Company), unlike traditional conferences and workshops, are highly interactive and are attended by senior technology and business leaders who make a commitment to cooperate to forward advanced packaging technology.

 

DEADLINE FOR HANDOUT MATERIALS

Deadline for electronic version of handout materials:  September 7, 2004

COSTS

ALL attendees AND pre-approved guests will be asked to cover out of pocket workshop costs such as food, entertainment, booklet copying, audio/visual costs, etc. 
We estimate that these costs will be approximately $579. (US) per person. 
(based on $1.82 = 1 British Pound)

(final cost to be determined as we get closer to the actual workshop date)

 

Attendees AND pre-approved guests 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.

 

HOTEL

Hilton Watford  
Elton Way, Watford, Hertfordshire, U.K.  WD25 8HA
Phone: 01923-235881
Fax: 01923-220836

 

Please contact the hotel directly for reservations.  Mention the IWPC room block rate of $105. pounds  Cut-off date for reservations is September 1, 2004.  After that date rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.

Directions to Hilton Watford:

The nearest train station is Watford Junction and trains leave the central London station of Euston.

From M1, Junction 5:

Follow directions to London/Harrow (A41). At first roundabout, go straight across and the hotel is immediately on your left.

From M25 Clockwise, Junction 19:

At first roundabout, follow directions to North Watford. Go under underpass. At second roundabout, go straight across. Go under M1 underpass. At third roundabout, go straight across. The hotel is immediately on your left.

From M25 Anti-clockwise, Junction 21A:

Join the A405 and follow signs to Harrow/Watford. At first roundabout, turn left onto the A41 (North Western Avenue). At second roundabout, go straight across. Go under M1/Junction 5 underpass. At third roundabout, go straight across. The hotel is immediately on your left.

AUDIO VISUAL

All projector formats will be available for the speakers.  

         Computer projector  

         Overhead projector  

In addition, we plan to audiotape all presentations and the interactive discussions. This tape will be transcribed and made available to all IWPC members.

 

BUSINESS CARDS

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.

 

DRESS

Business casual suggested.    No ties, please !!

 

HANDOUT MATERIALS

 

It is our intention to prepare a handout booklet. We propose its contents be as follows:

For ALL IWPC members:  

 

All IWPC members are invited to submit a maximum of 4 pages of materials to include in this handout booklet. 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.

This booklet 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 or Power Point files.  

Please send materials to:

[email protected]

 

or by snail mail to:

IWPC

610 Louis Drive, Suite 301

Warminster, PA  18974      USA

 

 

Click HERE to Register for Workshop