Wireless University

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Monday, May 20, 2013
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sands Expo & Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada

For the first time in the history of mobility, a worldwide standard is being deployed. Learn from the successes and failures of network operators that deployed this technology early and what will come next with LTE Advanced.

The LTE worldwide broadband standard is changing mobility forever. In this session we will first delve into the technologies, spectrum, deployments, ecosystems, and devices. Then we will impart an understanding of the implications and prepare you for the future as Andrew Seybold shares his observations and predictions.

This seminar is a must-attend for professionals involved in every aspect of wireless. You will understand the latest trends and their implications, get a glimpse into 2013 and 2014, and prepare yourself and your company for what lies ahead.


Please note that this is a CTIA 2013 Partner Event and requires separate registration.
Early Bird $345 until March 26, 2013;
Regular $375
[Included with Super Pass. However 
Super Pass attendees will have a link to an electronic copy of the syllabus but will not receive a printed binder]


9:00 AM

  • Welcome and Introduction
    • ASWU Introductions
    • Sponsors
    • Acronyms used in this presentation
    • Wireless Broadband
      • LTE: The Worldwide Wireless Broadband Standard
      • United States is leader in LTE deployments
        • Quick stats
        • First world standard; many different portions of the spectrum
  • Broadband service growth predications
  • Voice over LTE: Why, When, How
    • Voice—today on 2G, 3G, tomorrow 4G
    • End is coming for 2G and 3G networks
  • The new Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network
  • Broadband Congestion Solutions
    • More spectrum
    • More and smaller cell sites
    • In-building systems
    • Is Broadband the ONLY Wireless Technology Needed?
    • Obtaining More Spectrum
      • Satellite spectrum turned broadband
      • The next auctions: AWS-2, AWS-3
      • TV band auctions
      • The FCC’s new thing: Spectrum Sharing

10:45 – 11:00 AM Break

  • The Role of Unlicensed Spectrum
    • White space
    • Wi-Fi
      • Nationwide Wi-Fi as proposed by the FCC
  • Bluetooth
  • Near Field Communications (NFC)
  • Interactive Q&A

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch

  • Lunch speaker TBD

1:15 PM

  • A Look at LTE Deployments Around the World
    • Who is leading, who is following
    • Spectrum being used
    • Other stats
    • Devices
      • Smartphones/feature phones
      • Tablets/readers
      • Traditional PC portables
      • Machine-to-machine devices
      • Operating Systems
        • iOS, Android, Windows 8, BB OS10, Samsung’s new OS
          • Open source versus licensed OS
          • Ecosystems
          • TBD

2:45 – 3:00 PM Break

  • Broadband Pricing Models
    • Models that work, models being tried
    • Why unlimited data plans are passé
    • An All-LTE World: When and How
      • Will we have world LTE devices? When?
      • Commentary and Predictions
      • Counterpoint
      • Interactive Q&A

Who Should Attend

With a focus on trends, current issues, and the future, this seminar is relevant to professionals across the industry:

  • Executives and entrepreneurs focused on mobile convergence
  • Leaders of companies migrating to workforce mobility
  • Business professionals new to mobile
  • Mobile technology evaluators and implementers
  • Developers of mobile content, applications, devices, and technologies

Numbers Speak

Of survey respondents for the Andrew Seybold Wireless University Spring 2012 session, 87% recommend this course; 97% will use what they learned in their current jobs; and 26% have attended more than once.

What You Will Gain

  • Knowledge about the industry’s trends and issues
  • Essential information about current and future technologies, ecosystems, devices, and more
  • A better understanding of mobile trends around the world
  • Improved ability to assess facts and make informed decisions
  • The ability to identify money-making opportunities
  • A competitive advantage

About Us

Andrew Seybold, Inc. has been providing its Andrew Seybold Wireless University the day prior to CTIA Wireless for 17 years—more than 4,000 people have attended. Andrew Seybold, Inc. has provided education, consulting, and publishing services for the mobile industry for 30+ years and has an established worldwide practice.

Andrew M. Seybold, wireless pioneer, highly regarded mobile industry analyst, and acknowledged expert at trend prediction is a popular choice as a guest speaker at corporate events. He will lead this seminar in his straightforward, no holds-barred approach in plain language and an engaging style as he tells it like it is.

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Contact Bob Hirsh, bhirsh@andrewseybold.com or 609-922-0375