4G Network Evolution
As Indian operators migrate their networks to LTE, they will need to minimize costs but maximize usage. They would require solutions that can not only address 2G and 3G requirements but also 4G networks. At the same time the subscribers would expect uniform experience as they move from one network to another.
The Indian operators would need to redesign their network architectures keeping in mind the anticipated data growth. They would also need to consider the cost challenges and keep the expenses under control.
This session will evaluate the various options which would enable the operators to keep their expenditures in check but at the same time enable them to offer the best services to their subscribers. The session will also deliberate on the growing significance of new technologies like HetNet and EPC.
Monetizing 4G Network
Operators face the challenge of maximizing the return of investment in a shortest time frame. Besides they also have to think about service differentiation, quality of service, fair usage policies and application aware models. The sessions in this track will focus on the market pressures facing the service providers. It will discuss at length how to increase revenues from the delivery of new services and how to develop revenue sharing practices. The track will also discuss in detail how to maximize revenue opportunities with 4G even as the ecosystem is still developing. It will also touch upon how to make money from Over The Top applications.
4G Device Strategy
India is one of the few countries which has launched 4G services using LTE TDD technology. Since most of the major countries are going in for LTE FDD version the device ecosystem of TDD version is far from mature. This is also a major bottleneck in the growth of mobile broadband in the country.
This track will provide an update on the status of 4G devices and will also discuss the traffic growth being driven by advancement in mobile broadband devices, smart phones, tablets, operating systems and technologies.