Updated February 2, 2008.

    

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Fixed Mobile Convergence
(Meeting and Workshop)

  

Hosted by Ericsson
Dallas (6300 Legacy Drive, Plano, Texas 75024)

Meeting: Tuesday February 19, 2008.
Workshop: Wednesday February 20, 2008 (half day).

Chair: Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research

  

CONTENTS

  

Background
Meeting Agenda

Meeting Location
Hotel Information
Registration
Information for Presenters

  

BACKGROUND

 

Fixed-mobile convergence is becoming a reality as multi-mode (e.g., cellular and Wi-Fi) devices become more common. Operators and businesses are implementing multiple approaches, including operator-hosted systems (IP Multimedia Subsystem [IMS], Unlicensed Mobile Access [UMA], femto cells) and enterprise-controlled systems. The purpose of this meeting is to assess the current state of this technology, key issues, implications on devices, operating systems and networks, and likely industry directions moving forward.

The meeting will address questions such as:

  • What is the status of key standards enabling fixed mobile convergence?
  • What are all the types of fixed-mobile convergence approaches?
  • What are the benefits of these systems?
  • What is the degree of interoperability in today's systems; what components are proprietary?
  • What are the pros and cons of dual-mode systems versus femto cells?
  • How are IP PBXs evolving to support FMC?
  • What are the greatest technical obstacles towards wider adoption?
  • What are the pros and cons for enterprises for systems that they control versus operator-hosted systems
     

Note that meeting presenters, and many of the attendees, are world leading technologists on the subject material. We allocate sufficient time for discussion that attendees can ask questions of greatest interest. Moreover, the meetings allow informal networking during breaks where attendees can exchange important information.
 

 

AGENDA

  
Meeting. February 19, 2008. 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Coffee service and lunch provided.
 
Meeting attendees obtain access to all content presented at the meeting and detailed minutes.
 
The preliminary agenda is as follows:

    

  • 8:30 to 9:00 Coffee service and registration.
  • 9:00 to 9:15 Peter Rysavy, Executive Director, PCCA. Introductions. PCCA meeting schedule and association update.
  • 9:15 to 9:45 Host company presentation.
  • 9:45 to 10:30 Tammy Wheat, Director Ericsson Enterprise Solutions, Ericsson. "FMC Architectures, Technical Approaches, Product Strategies and Business Models"
  • 10:30 to 10:45 Break
  • 10:45 to 11:30 Sriram Parameswar, Microsoft. Microsoft Office Communications Server and FMC.
  • 11:30 to 12:15 Isaac Eteminan, VP Engineering, Qualcomm. IMS Voice Call Continuity (VCC) and chipset implementation.
  • 12:15 to 1:15 Lunch
  • 1:15 to 2:00 George Fry, Director, Technology Alignment, Nokia. "Device Considerations and Nokia Experience with FMC Deployments."
  • 2:00 to 2:45 Emir Mulabegovic, Manager IMS Product Development, Smith Micro. "IMS Voice Call Continuity: Standards, Mechanisms, Implementation and Deployment"
  • 2:45 to 3:00 Break
  • 3:00 to 3:45 Håkan Andersson, Vice President & Chief Technical Officer, Ericsson. "3GPP LTE update and FMC Enablement."
  • 3:45 to 4:30 Discussion and analysis.

        

Note: agenda is subject to change.


Social function. Tentatively planned for evening of February 19.

 
Workshop. February 20, 2008. 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

 
Open workshop format where vendors/attendees can demonstrate their capabilities and technologies, test for interoperability, and gain hands-on experience with these systems. The workshop also provides an excellent opportunity for participants to informally discuss matters of interest.

 
Companies planning on providing demos at this time include Ericsson, Qualcomm and Smith Micro.

 
Cellular coverage and Wi-Fi access to the Internet will be available for the workshop.

 
The PCCA invites companies to demonstrate their FMC solutions. Companies that demonstrate FMC solutions can attend the meeting on February 19 without paying the meeting fee.

 
We are also planning on having an LTE demo available for workshop attendees.

   

MEETING LOCATION

    

The meeting and workshop will be hosted at Ericsson facilities in Dallas, Texas.


Ericsson
6300 Legacy Drive
Plano, TX
75024

    

HOTEL INFORMATION

Nearby hotels, listed by distance from Ericsson, include:
 

Extended Stay Deluxe (.8 miles)
2900 N Dallas Pkwy
Plano, TX  75093
Telephone: 972-378-9978
Fax: 972-378-9979
Shuttle to Ericsson available
 
Holiday Inn Express N Tollway (.8 miles)
3101 N Dallas Pkwy
Plano, TX  75093
Telephone: 972-403-1112
Fax: 972-781-1112
 
Courtyard by Marriott: Plano at Legacy Park (1.4 miles)
6840 N Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX
Telephone: 972-403-0802
 
Hampton Inn & Suites Frisco (2.9 miles)
3199 Parkwood Blvd
Frisco, Texas  75034
Telephone: 972-712-8400
Fax: 972-712-7600
http://www.friscolegacypark.hamptoninn.com
 
Candlewood Suites (3.1 miles)
4701 Legacy Dr
Plano, TX  75070
Telephone: 972-618-5446
Fax: 972-618-4581
 
Hyatt Place Plano (4.0 miles)
3100 Dallas Pkwy
Plano, TX  75093
Telephone: 972-378-3997
Fax: 972-378-3887
 
Marriott (4.7 miles)
7120 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX
Telephone: 972-473-6444

 

  

REGISTRATION

   

The registration deadline is one week before the meeting.

   

Meetings are intended primarily for PCCA members. However, non-member organizations may attend for a fee of $375 per person. This fee can be applied towards future membership. Executive-level members may send five people, associate-level members may send two people and affiliate-level members may send one person to the meeting without incurring meeting charges.

We expect a full meeting. If you intend to come, please register soon.

      

Click here to register for the meeting using our secure Web page.

   

INFORMATION FOR PRESENTERS

   

The following information is for people presenting at this PCCA meeting: 

   

  • Presentations are typically 30 minutes to 40 minutes long unless arranged otherwise.
  • There is usually a 5 to 15 minute discussion following the presentation.
  • Presenters must provide their presentations (PDF or PPT) at least one week prior to the meeting to allow for copying to the members area of the PCCA Web site, as well as to allow detailed questions for discussion.
  • This is a technical audience (e.g., engineering and program managers), so please make the presentations technical. Emphasis should be on industry and technology at large, versus selling your product (limit of 3 slides). Consider items such as compatibility, technical alternatives, standardization, deployment considerations, interoperability, certification and adoption.
  • Generally, 40 to 60 people attend each meeting, representing a broad spectrum of the mobile computing industry, including operators, infrastructure vendors, device vendors, middleware providers and application vendors.
  • We will provide an LCD projector.
  • Since PCCA meetings are considered public meetings, please do not include any confidential or proprietary information. 

  

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