Mobile Backhaul Conference at International CTIA Wireless 2012

Start Date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
End Date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mobile Backhaul: Innovations and Challenges in a 4G World

Tuesday May 8, 2012

10:45 am – 3:30 pm

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

New Orleans, LA


Moderated by Michael Howard, Principal Analyst and Co- Founder of Infonetics Research, Inc.


Backaul of 3G and LTE macrocell traffic is one of the largest problems--and opportunities--in telecom. The world has gone mobile and is “going video”, and the future presents major obstacles. Demands of traffic growth, video applications, and mobility for workplace applications must be fit into limited, finite spectrum—the only viable solution is to multiply the use of that spectrum by introducing outdoor and in-building small cells, for 3G and LTE.          

This CTIA program is designed for mobile operators and backhaul transport providers, whether large multi-national, single country, or urban/countryside focused. The sessions are designed to bring you the latest information to help make your business and technology decisions about 3G, LTE, macrocell and small cell backhaul. Technologies include microwave, millimeter wave (E-band), NLOS, fiber, copper, timing/sync (1588v2, SyncE), and more.


11:00-12:15 pm

Session 1: Design and Business Considerations for Bridging the Gap in LTE Backhaul

  • Business case for macrocell versus microcell
  • Business case for various backhaul technologies
  • Macrocell, small cell, and het-net network configurations



Prakash Nagpal, Director of Solutions Marketing, Actelis Networks
Yoav Valadarsky, Associate Vice President, Solutions Management, ECI Telecom

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12:30-1:45 pm

Session 2: Building Successful Backhaul for the Next Generation

  • Moving from TDM to IP/Ethernet with LTE and small cells in mind
  • Differences in small cell versus macrocell backhaul networks
  • Deploying successful timing/sync/clock in packet backhaul for small cells


Craig Easley, VP Marketing and PLM, Accedian Networks
Rafael Francis, Sr. Director of Solutions Marketing, Cyan
Jon Norton, Director, Product Management, TE Connectivity
Alan Solheim, VP Corporate Development, Dragonwave

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Part 1     Part 2

2:15-3:30 pm

Session 3: Innovations and New Techniques for 4G Mobile Backhaul

  • Wireless ring/mesh networks for macrocell and small cells
  • Costs and tradeoffs of 60GHz and 70-90GHz
  • Packet microwave innovations: multi-channel, high order modulations, small cell backhaul


Mark Davis, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Exalt Communications
Amir Makleff, President & CEO, BridgeWave Communications

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