LTE North America 2013 to Highlight Key Advances in 4G

Informa Telecoms and Media’s sixth annual LTE North America conference is coming to the Westin Galleria in Dallas Texas on November 21-22, 2013. LTE North America, the premier networking event for the 4G community and the only 4G event in North America in 2013, will be the largest ever. It features 200 speakers, more than 60 carrier case studies and North America’s largest LTE- focused exhibition with more than 75 exhibitors. Over 1250 attendees are expected at this industry leading event.

North America is the world’s dominant LTE market and subscriptions forecast to boom six-fold from 26 million at end-2012 to 162 million by end-2017, according to Informa Telecoms & Media. The theme of this year’s LTE North America event is “Delivering Network and Service Excellence to Empower the Connected Generation.”

Keynote speakers for the conference include leaders in the LTE market.

“This conference brings together all the major carriers and equipment manufacturers to provide a comprehensive overview of what is happening in LTE today and into the future,” said Gordon Mansfield, AVP Small Cell Solutions, AT&T and chairman, Small Cells Forum, who will deliver a keynote address on “Complementing and Enhancing Network Performance with Small Cell Deployments”.

“Consumers’ ever- increasing demand for more data is driving the need for more bandwidth. LTE North America is the place where the industry comes together to address these issues and find ways to solve them ,” said Bill Stone, executive director of network strategy, Verizon Wireless, who will deliver a keynote address on “Delivering the Optimum LTE Experience.”

The LTE North America program will include a broad range of topics critical to the LTE market including:

  • Service Innovation
  • Monetizing LTE
  • Network Optimization
  • HetNets
  • LTE Advanced
  • Public Safety LTE
  • Voice over LTE
  • Mobile Backhaul
  • LTE Roaming

In addition, LTE North America is offering two special sessions on November 20–a Signaling Focus Day, featuring an interactive learning experience regarding signaling traffic, and the 5G Forum, which takes a closer look at the networks of 2020 and beyond from the perspectives of carriers, policy makers, academics and vendors.

“LTE North America provides an influential platform and opportunity to discuss the issues that really matter to the industry,” noted Jeffery Carlisle, LightSquared’s executive vice president for regulatory & public affairs. “I am very much looking forward to discussing issues and initiatives impacting spectrum management and the regulatory environment in the United States.”

LTE North America will also include the second annual Speed Networking session. This Speed Networking session is unique and enables carriers and vendors to connect rapidly and create 25 new business connections in under an hour. LTE North America also provides a facilitator to assist attendees in connecting with each other. LTE North America Awards 2013 will be presented on November 21. Awards will be presented in eight categories including Best Core Network Product and Most Innovative Application/Service.

LTE North America sponsors include:

Gold Sponsor: Oracle
Silver Sponsors: Commscope, NSN, and Panasonic
Bronze Sponsors: Allot Communications, ERCOM, Ericsson, F5, JDSU, Openet, Radisys, SAP, Taqua, and Telmar.

Registration is now open for LTE North America. Registration is free for employees of North American Regional Carriers. Carriers from outside the North American Region may also apply for free passes. To learn more about LTE North America go to For media to register for free contact: Jerri Barrett,

About LTE North America

LTE North America is the premier networking event for the North American LTE market. Now celebrating its sixth year, the event is the only place to meet the entire LTE industry including carriers, vendors, analysts, academics and policy makers in one place at one time. The program will be delivered by visionary speakers and panelists with sponsors and exhibitors showcasing ground-breaking technologies and solutions. LTE North America 2013 is co-located with Connected Cars 13 North America and the MVNOs Industry Summit USA 2013. For more information go to .

About Informa Telecoms & Media

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