By Alice Straight
The International Next Generations Network and Basestations conference is set to be held in April in Bath, England.
Prominent speakers from leading operators Vodafone, Telenor Telefonica, O2, BT (British Telecom), Orange, SFR, Virgin Media, 3UK, Vimplecom, Digicel, Mobilkom Austria, Elisa, Globul, will share a platform with industry analysts from Ovum, ABI Research, Analysis Mason, Heavy Reading, Arete, and senior management from GSMA and Ofcom.
"Whilst there are many conferences (on wireless networks), the International Basestation Conference is exceptional both for its clear focus and the high-quality of attendees," said Rupert Baines, vice president of marketing at picoChip, who will be addressing architectures for next generation networks at the conference.
One of the topics slated for discussion is the deployment of home basestations/femtocells with growing numbers of operators around the world introducing products into service. Kenny Graham, head of new technology for Vodafone, which is marketing the Sure Signal femtocell in the U.K. will be speaking on "Femtocells - the Next Phase." The conference will be taking a long at the claims made by vendors and operators alike to be eco-friendly with green basestations and networks.
Each day of the conference brings together a mix of Operator, Network Vendor, Analyst and Subsystem/Chip Providers to provide delegates with the latest updates on LTE Standards, Backhaul, Femtocells, Spectrum Refarming, Mobile WiMAX, VoIP, HSDPA, Fixed/Mobile Convergence to name a few.