LTE Innovation Summit logo. Photo Credit: Rohde & SchwartzFrancis Sideco, Senior Director Consumer Electronics and Communications at IHS and Louis LaMedica, formerly of Verizon Wireless, will deliver keynote addresses at the 2014 LTE Innovation Summit

California — Rohde & Schwartz has annouced that bringing chipset and device manufacturers, mobile operators, test labs, and other technology leaders involved in the LTE/4G ecosystem together, the 5th annual LTE Innovation Summit will explore the design and test implications of converging wireless technologies.

Held on April 9-10, 2014 in Del Mar, California at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar, this year’s topics of interest include LTE, LTE-Advanced, IMS, VoLTE, Rich Communication Suite (RCS), Enhanced Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (eMBMS), Location Based Services (LBS), Conformance and Carrier Acceptance Testing, Efficient Power Amplifier Design, Over-the-Air (OTA) techniques and measurements, Network Optimization, Smart Traffic Offloading, LTE/Radar coexistence, High-bandwidth Gigabit Systems, a preview of 5G, and much more.

The 2014 LTE Innovation Summit will feature two keynote addresses. Francis Sideco, Senior Director Consumer Electronics and Communications at IHS, will speak on Wednesday, April 9, exploring what lies beyond LTE, and what ecosystem participants can do to put the “Long Term” in Long Term Evolution. On Thursday, April 10, Louis LaMedica, (formerly in charge of Verizon Wireless’ device certification lab) will share key learnings and strategies he has acquired first-hand bringing new devices and technologies to market over his career. The 2014 LTE Innovation Summit keynote addresses are followed by papers covering key technology areas including: LTE Advanced, VoLTE/IMS, Location Based Services and Beyond 4G. Highlighted papers include:

  •  Advanced LTE network optimization, Peter Seidenberg, P3 Communications
  •  A New Architecture for the Implementation of VoLTE and RCS in Mobile Devices, Doug Makishima, D2 Technologies
  •  Wide-Area 3D Indoor Positioning Using a Metropolitan Beacon System, Christian Gates - NextNav LLC
  •  Millimeter Wave CMOS for Low Power Multi-Gigabit Wireless Solutions, Joy Lashkar – Centric Technologies

For a complete list of speakers, and the 2014 LTE Innovation Summit agenda, click here.

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