LTE World Series launch brand new TD-LTE event to reflect growth in LTE market
SINGAPORE, January 31st, 2013- Informa Telecoms & Media, the leading provider of events to the global telecoms and media community and producer of LTE World Series, has announced the launch of TD-LTE Summit, the first independent global TD-LTE focused event. TD-LTE Summit 2013 on April 23-24 comes to Singapore at a critical time as we see some of the world’s leading operators such as China Mobile, Airtel and Clearwire pushing the development of TD-LTE networks.
TD-LTE Summit 2013 is the first of three launch events this year for the well-established LTE World Series, reflecting the huge growth the LTE industry has seen over the past 12 months. The event brings together over 150 industry leaders to discuss how TD-LTE can be used to create much-needed extra capacity for mobile networks and to help further push the TD-LTE ecosystem into realisation. Hosted in the Asia pacific market, the main growth engine for TD, the event will attract both domestic and international audiences as the technology gains wider acceptance across the globe.
With the GSA recently reporting that 13 operators have launched commercial services using TD-LTE plus a further 23 TD network deployments are in progress or planned, the event falls at a prime time for the community to converge to exchange opinions about managing and optimising this growth, to ensure best practice is shared and hurdles succumbed. John Saw, CTO of Clearwire, and a speaker at TD-LTE Summit 2013 commented ‘TD-LTE presents a critically important means by which a global LTE ecosystem can be achieved and close cooperation between all parts of the industry will greatly accelerate the realization of this vision’
The exhibition and conference will provide unique opportunities for networking through a range of innovative sessions including evening refreshment roundtables, an ecosystem wide convergence debate, panel discussions and case studies from the first movers. In addition, the exhibition floor will bring together some of the leading supporters of TD-LTE showcasing some of the most exciting products on the market and facilitating invaluable networking to secure future business. The event has received strong support from the industry with sponsorship from Samsung and ZTE.
The agenda centres around the most pivotal issues facing the industry including the opportunities that TD-LTE enables, creating sustainable business models, strategies for overcoming the barriers inhibiting TD-LTE growth, how to monetise TD-LTE deployments and positioning TD’s convergence with the FD standard.
These themes will be addressed by over 40 influential speakers in the sphere, featuring C-level operator speakers from across the globe including Bharti Airtel, Clearwire, Packet One Networks, UK Broadband, Sprint, Indosat, Mobinnet and YTL Communications. The impressive speaker line-up also includes two members of the GTI Steering Committee, the most influential industry body promoting TD-LTE development and its convergence with FD-LTE.
Sam Oakley, Events Manager of the LTE World Series commented: “With a lot of interest in the TD-LTE tracks at LTE World Summit and LTE Asia in 2012, we noticed a demand for a deeper learning experience and networking opportunity. By expanding the LTE World Series to include a TD-LTE technology-specific event, we can provide the industry with a more focused forum and a unique annual platform, bringing together the operator, vendor, device manufacturer and regulator community under one roof to encourage debate and analysis around this emerging standard.”
TD-LTE Summit will take place at the Fairmont Singapore, Singapore on 23-24 April 2013. To plan your visit, to view the full event programme, or to register for the event, then please visit http://td-lte.lteconference.com/ or call +44 (0) 20 7017 5506. Please note that registration is free for operators. Alternatively, keep up to date with the event on Twitter using the #TDLTE2013 hashtag.