WiMAX vs 3G-LTE Debate at WiMAX World Europe

This year’s WiMAX World Europe Conference & Expo will feature the Great Debate: WiMAX vs. LTE. The debate will be open to all conference and expo attendees and is scheduled for Thursday, May 31 at noon. The event will discuss the future of mobile WiMAX and competing technologies in Europe.

Mobile WiMAX will not succeed in the European market unless its proponents achieve greater clarity in defining and targeting the true addressable market for the technology. Mobile WiMAX has much promise for both mobile and fixed operators, but has only begun to deliver. The mobile community, led by 3GSM, has responded to WiMAX by developing 3G-LTE which offers a migration path from 3G to an OFDMA based technology and similar network topology to that associated with mobile WiMAX. With competing technologies emerging in the marketplace, service providers are faced with the challenge of choosing between WiMAX or 3G-LTE technologies.

The Great Debate: WiMAX vs. LTE will feature participation from:

  • Barry West, CTO and President of 4G Mobile Broadband, Sprint Nextel
  • Dr. Mo Shakouri, VP Marketing, WiMAX Forum / WiMAX Forum Board Member
  • Ivano Costa, Innovation Technologies, Telecom Italia SpA
  • Lars Johnsson, VP of Business Development, Beceem Communications

The Great Debate is part of a comprehensive three day conference program at WiMAX World Europe, which includes a four track program containing over 90+ industry leaders and key network operators.

WiMAX World Europe will feature:

  • Barry West, CTO and President of 4G Mobile Broadband, Sprint Nextel
  • Scott Richardson, Chief Strategy Officer, Clearwire
  • Neil Parkinson, CEO, Irish Broadband
  • Gerard Macnamee, CTO, UK Broadband
  • Fabrice Ballart, General Director – Altitude Telecom
  • Peter Ziegewanger, CTO, WiMAX Telecom
  • Georg Maunz, Head of Network Engineering, WiMAX Telcom
  • Christian Haspl, Commercial Development Manager for Messaging & DVB-H, 3 Austria
  • Tariq Qureshi, Executive Vice President Commercial (P&S), Pakistan Telecommunications Ltd.
  • Ivano Costa, Innovation Technologies, Telecom Italia SpA
  • Jeanine van der Vlist, CEO, WorldMAX BV
  • Dov Bar Gera, CEO, WiMAX Telecom
  • Krassimir Stoitcheff, CEO, MAX Telecom
  • Milan Kovacevic, Executive Manager, SAGA, Serbia
  • Tomasz Mrowiec, General Manager, SferaNet
  • Rafi Haladjian, CEO and Founder, Ozone
  • Niall Murphy, CTO, The Cloud
  • Taher Bouzayan, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Tunisiana, Orascom Telecom Tunisiana
  • Ahmed Ebraheem, Managing Director, Arab Telecom
  • Rizwan Tiwana, Deputy General Manager, Planning & Design Engineering, Wateen Telecom
  • Luis Miguel Garcia, CEO, Iberbanda

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