i4: Developing a Wireless Network
Dave Beering, Principal
Infinite Global Infrastructures, LLC
As the capability and speed of
broadband networks continues to advance, and the networked
workforce becomes more reliant on widely-dispersed resources,
the need for wireless infrastructure is more and more apparent.
Advances in power control, new network access mechanisms,
and advanced modulation schemes have made it possible to use
spectrum much more efficiently. This track will examine the
various options of supporting broadband wireless networking,
with emphasis on LMDS, optical line-of-sight, and Satellite
technologies. The track will also explore the interface between
the wireless broadband network and the terrestrial broadband
network to ensure a high level of service integrity and interoperability.
The future of satellite-based communications enabled by next-generation
satellites will also be covered.
Who should attend:
Service providers working
in areas where traditional wired rights-of-way are not available,
engineers and network planners working with international
network implementations involving satellite services. Anyone
with an interest in broadband
I (Local Area Networks)
Wireless LANs are making a comeback
in corporate networks, as well as in the home. New standards
and technologies are making it possible to connect more types
of appliances to wireless networks.
- Where are wireless LANs seeing
the most action?
- What data rates are supported?
- At what distances?
- How difficult are wireless
LANs to manage?
- How well do wireless LANs
integrate with existing wired LANs?
Director of Product Marketing
Nokia Internet Communications
Director of Product Management
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II (Mobile Devices)
The fastest growing market segment
of wireless networking is in handheld mobile devices. The
convergence of portable communications devices and hand-held
computers sporting laptop functionality is changing the way
we see and use the network.
- What functionality can we
expect to see in handheld devices this year?
- What data rates will be supported
between mobile devices and base stations?
- Will the incompatibility of
existing standards (GSM and North American Cellular) inhibit
the emergence of global high-rate mobile services?
Member of Technical Staff
Wireless Program Manager
Hewlett Packard Company
Competition for existing copper
and cable access networks is coming in the form of LMDS
(Local Multipoint Distribution
System) and MMDS (Multi-Channel Multipoint Distribution System)
services. New frequencies have been allocated that provide
broadband access between user locations and the base stations
at distances up to 40 miles.
- What are the technical limitations
of these services in terms of speed, distance, and weather
- Who is using broadband wireless
- Which equipment makers and
service providers serve this market?
Marketing Director, Carrier
Vice President, Wireless
Executive Vice President
of Marketing and Business Development
For many years, the satellite
industry has been perched at the edge of the broadband revolution.
Promises of nimble new satellite constellations in Low-Earth
Orbit (LEO) and ultra high capacity satellites parked in Geostationary
Orbit (GEO) have sparked our imaginations.
- How much bandwidth will be
available to user applications?
- Will the new constellations
interoperate with the terrestrial network?
- Which markets will adopt broadband
- How soon will these services
Senior Vice President
Vice President and General
Manager of Systems and Technology
Director of Internet