Here you will find a summary of the TNMO agenda, indicating which topic areas are covered in the programme, and where. The complete list of topics and speakers, as well as the networking opportunities on offer, can be found in the conference brochure.
- Day one kicks off with a session on Building LTE-ready networks, including a keynote presentation from Orange France Telecom, a presentation on Backhauling LTE with Carrier Ethernet from Vodafone Germany and closes with a panel debate on the key design criteria for commercial LTE deployment.
- The lessons from early LTE deployment, including the role and benefits of Satellite backhaul, will be covered in session 2 by Ceragon Networks and Comtech EF Data
- The afternoon session of day one will tackle the issue of solving the complexity of LTE backhaul, and contains operator case studies from Telkom Indonesia and Telecom Italia; an exploration of the impact LTE services will have on mobile backhaul from Transmode; a technical presentation from EANTC on understanding multi-vendor operability in LTE backhaul networks, and a panel discussion on backhaul planning and dimensioning for LTE and LTE Advanced. The day will close with a well-earned drinks reception!
- Day two commences with an extensive session on simplifying and optimising next generation backhaul, where Three, Orange FT, Everything Everywhere and Infovista will share their learnings on subjects including the management of capacity with intelligent backhaul and data traffic management; evolving to packet-based multi-service backhaul networks; assuring 4G mobile services with a next-gen backhaul performance analysis framework and the importance of low latency mobile backhaul. The session closes with an exciting presentation from Pelephone, who will be demonstrating backhaul options for the world’s fastest iPhone!
- The second session of day two will cover small cell transport requirements, including a thought-provoking discussion on smashing the backhaul brick wall, from Bluwan, and an exploration of point-to-multipoint wireless networks for small cell backhauling from Intracom Telecom, sandwiching lunch
- Session 3 imparts information on optimising transport networks for content and cloud services, in which Accedian Networks discuss how to deliver cloud services over 4G networks, as well as engaging in a head-to-head discussion with Orange France Telecom over converting to LTE or optimising HSPA networks. This session will also include a challenging and inspiring academic presentation about future internet impact on mobile network evolution – understanding the role of IMS, MTC and EPC for emerging smart city applications; this will be brought to you by representatives of Technische Universität Berlin and Fraunhofer Institut Fokus
- The final session of day two will see Everything Everywhere and Deutsche Telekom exploring synchronisation challenges in mobile backhaul, understanding the requirements and looking at different deployment scenarios
- The final day of TNMO explores wired and wireless transmission alternatives. The first session of the day looks into the role of IP/Ethernet in mobile backhaul infrastructure, where senior experts from Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom and O2 UK will discuss how to manage the transition from legacy networks to ethernet backhaul; mobile backhaul integration and simplification with seamless MPLS, and the requirements of MPLS-TP in transport networks. This will be followed by a vital intervention by the Metro Ethernet Forum, giving the latest updates and recent developments in Carrier Ethernet for mobile backhaul. The session closes with a panel debate on the future of Carrier Ethernet in mobile networks
- The second and final session addresses the increasing importance of microwave and wireless backhaul alternatives. Maintaining the high level of operator presenters, the session will commence with three case studies from Orange France Telecom, Telenor Pakistan and Turkcell, on the future of microwave in wireless networks; IP microwave backhaul (IP radios and Gigabit microwave radios) and deploying L3VPN deeper into the access. This will be followed by a presentation from another of our supporting partners, the IPv6 Forum, on how to design LTE with IPv6. The day, and indeed conference, will close with a panel session on what is sure to be an interesting debate: fibre vs microwave – competing or complementing technologies