4G as a Platform – March 12, 2014

Please join us on Wednesday March 12 for an exciting SVForum > Mobile Group event:
3 to 4 speakers on the topic – “4G as a Platform”.

In 2014 we have a new strategy and approach to our group. Our macro, strategic point is to be differentiated from all other community meetings in Silicon Valley. Our micro-approach is to have take-away documentation of each actual meeting, distributed to everyone in the group. Are you ready?

We will have new announcements for the next several meetings, so please monitor and join us as we refine a new “360 approach” to making our group relevant to you in the mobile/wireless industries.

Paradigm: 4G as a Platform

Presenting… 4G value-chain technologies and service sector companies on the significance of a 4G – all IP broadband wireless networks.

We’ve entered the new era of wired and wireless communications and it’s time to psychologically, and technologically, develop for this era. Hence the title of our event “4G as a Platform.”

The FCC is listening on Net Neutrality. Zuckerberg’s MWC chat states that Facebook/Internet.org is formally partnering with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). It is known that WhatsApp app displaces SMS/text messaging and newly offering voice communications. In short, it’s a new world.

Some context for this new paradigm – FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler quote from January 2104: “Our communications networks are transitioning to IP-networks” “The move from the circuit-switched networks of Alexander Graham Bell to the new networks of the Internet Revolution is all around us — with expanded deployment of fiber, with new forms of wireless, with bonded copper and coaxial cable. These transitions — plural — are a solid attributes because IP networks are more efficient, which can enable better products, lower prices, less tariffs and massive benefits for consumers.”


AT&T Foundry (confirmed)
Learn about AT&Ts 4G all IP voice & data centric initiatives.

Qualcomm, Inc.
Rasmus Hellberg, Senior Director Technical Marketing, Qualcomm
Rasmus Hellberg is a senior director of Qualcomm’s technical marketing team, where he focuses on the wireless evolution and related technologies. Rasmus has spent more than 15 years in the wireless industry and started his wireless career in product management, working on the Japanese PDC system and the first commercial WCDMA products. He previously held various product management positions in Stockholm, Sweden and San Diego, California covering PDC, WCDMA, CDMA2000 1X and EV-DO, focusing on radio access network products.

Rasmus holds a doctorate in electromagnetic wave propagation and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He also received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of Stockholm, Sweden.

Matrixx Software (invited)
Research presenter (invited)

* New Location* (click here for map)
AT&T Foundry
260 Homer avenue
Palo Alto, California 94301 USA

$20 at the door for non-SVForum members
No charge for SVForum members

Agenda: (approx 3 or 4 speakers)
6:30pm Arrival and network
7:00pm Announcements
7:10pm Speaker I: Research
7:30pm Speaker II: AT&T
7:50pm Speaker III: Qualcomm
8:10pm Speaker IV: Company #3
8:10pm Q and A/White board session
9:00pm Adjourn