LTE World Summit 2014 Continues to Drive the LTE Evolution

  LTE World Summit 2014 Continues to Drive the LTE Evolution

LTE World Summit 2014

Business Wire

AMSTERDAM -- March 19, 2014

LTE continues to be a key technology driving mobile data capabilities and
delivery of new services, and with 274 commercial LTE networks now launched
across 101 countries^1, the LTE World Summit returns this June at a hugely
exciting yet crucial time for the industry.

Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, the LTE World Summit takes place across
three days (23-25 June) and brings together 3,500+ attendees, 300+ speakers
and 150+ exhibitors to address the key issues, opportunities and challenges
facing today’s booming LTE market!

This years’ event provides an important platform for both advanced and
emerging markets addressing not only the technical and commercial challenges
facing LTE deployments, but also highlighting the opportunities for operators
offering LTE to ensure intelligent and optimised networks and to maximise
these networks through new value-added services.

Attracting leadingoperators, content providers, regulatory players, analysts,
industry associations and technology vendors from all parts of the ecosystem,
the conference agenda will address several key areas: NFV, Monetising LTE,
Roaming and IPX, Backhaul, Cloud, SDN, LTE Broadcast, LTE Business Models,
Device Deployments, SON, VoLTE, IMS, M2M, Carrier Aggregation and OTT
Collaboration to name just a few.

The event will also feature a number of pre-conference focus days and
co-located events including the Signaling and Antenna Evolution Focus Days and
the always-popular Operator Mindshare!

This year’s LTE World Summit is set to be the biggest yet, and will for the
first time ever be co-located with the 5G World Summit which looks ahead to
the future of 5G to ensure that leading operators and solution providers are
effectively paving the way towards these future networks and understand
exactly what is driving 5G, what technologies are required and what services
5G will enable.

The event includes a stellar global CTO-led speaker line-up that includes
amongst many others:

  *Erik Hoving, CTO, KPN Group
  *Hugh Bradlow, CTO, Telstra
  *Günther Ottendorfer, CTO, Telekom Austria Group
  *John Jiang, CTO, China Mobile Intl
  *Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO, TELUS
  *Haitham Abdulrazzak, CTO, Etisalat
  *Park Jin-Hyo, SVP & Head of Network Technology R&D Center, SK Telecom
  *Kerstin Günther, SVP Technology Europe, Deutsche Telekom
  *Corbett Rowell, Research Director, China Mobile

Pierre François Dubois, Vice President of Product Development at Orange is
speaking on Day One and comments: “LTE is a major breakthrough in our
industry. It shakes everything, from architecture and operations to business
models. It is very important to meet with other MNOS and vendors to share
ideas and make sure we make the right choices. It is very important that the
LTE World Summit exist in order to give us this opportunity. No doubt that the
2014 edition will be very interesting!”

"Some of the leading LTE operators are seeing that the technology is having a
positive impact on KPIs, which is great news for the future of the mobile
industry," says Paul Lambert, Senior Analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media.
"With LTE network launches gathering pace in all regions, those attending this
year’s LTE World Summit will have the chance to hear what the right approach
is to launching and evolving LTE services and how to most effectively
communicate the benefits of LTE to end-users.

The LTE World Summit will also play host to the 5^th Annual LTE
Awards, which continues torecognise and reward the most innovative
technologiesdeveloped for LTE services. The Awards Ceremony will take place
at De Duif in Amsterdam on24 June 2014. The deadline for submissions is 7
April, 2014, with the entries being judged by an esteemed panel of industry
professionals. To enter the awards, go to:

Sam Oakley, Events Director at Informa, says: “As the telecoms market
continues to move at pace, LTE World Summit 2014 provides a truly global
representation of this rapidly evolving technology and has a crucial role to
play in its future, as the connected world transitions towards 5G.”

LTE World Summit will take place at the RAI, Amsterdam, on 23-25 June 2014. To
plan your visit, to view the full event programme, or to register for the
event, then please visit Alternatively, keep up
to date with the event on Twitter using @LTEWorldSeries.

About LTE World Summit
LTE World Summit is the LTE World Series flagship event. Now in its tenth
year, it provides a unique opportunity to meet and network with leaders in the
global LTE community and is recognised by the entire industry as THE place
tolearn from and meet key decision-makers and thought-leaders. The leading 4G
event continues to attract senior executives from around the globe, bringing
together 3,500+ attendees, 150+ exhibitors and 300+ speakers this year. For
further information please go to

About Informa Telecoms & Media
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intelligence services including news and analytical products, in depth market
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^1 GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association), ‘Evolution to LTE’ report,
February 2014


For Informa Telecoms & Media
Dana Corson
Holly Tyrrell
Matthew Dunkling,
+44 1636 812152
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