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CDG Forum at CTIA 2013: CDMA-LTE Interworking
May 21, 2013 (Day One of CTIA 2013)
Las Vegas, NV


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As wireless operators consider deploying LTE, there are a number of factors they need to take into account, such as timing, spectrum availability and cost, and how their current 3G technology will interwork with LTE to ensure a seamless experience for customers.  With regards to 3G-4G interworking, topics focused on included voice call continuity, dual-mode devices, roaming, interference and provisioning.  This seminar provided CDMA2000® carriers an overview of the key issues that must be addressed, and what steps operators can take now to ensure they are ready to deploy LTE when the time is right for them.




Perry LaForge, Executive Director, CDG


A CDMA2000 operator's experience in launching LTE
Narothum Saxena, Vice President Advanced Technology and Systems Planning, U.S. Cellular


Exploring the components of the CDMA-LTE ecosystem

  • CS fallback, HD voice, VCC, small cells, HetNets, dual-mode devices, etc.

Moderated by: Iain Gillott, President, iGR
Tracey Dwyer, Small Cell Solutions Leader, Alcatel-Lucent
Ki Lam, Senior Manager, CDMA Voice Core Product Management, Ericsson
Prakash Sangam, Director, Technical Marketing, Qualcomm
Waiman Lam, Senior Director, Wireless, ZTE


Enabling seamless CDMA2000-LTE roaming panel

  • Handset compatibility, frequency incompatibility, etc.

Moderated by: Federico Nienstadt, CDG Representative, International Roaming
Luc Lamoureux, Director Mobile Data, Americas, BICS
Mike Stewart, Senior Director, Network Line of Business, Syniverse
Payam Maveddat, Executive Vice President, Product Management, Taqua
Joe Dechant, Director, Product Management, Mobility Services, TNS

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