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LTE Kicks Off In Latin America


By: Florian Hartmann

More than 450 professionals from all over Latam attended the 4th LTE Annual in Rio de Janeiro. With this number it became one of the principal SP events in the region, beside Futurecom.

Cisco managed to gain visibility in the sector entering as a Badge and Lanyard Sponsor. Among the sponsoring companies were: Tekelek, Oracle, amdocs, Mavenir, gemalto, WebRadar, JDSU, O3b and some others.

Main topics that were discussed at the presentations and panels were:

  • Offload with WiFi and Femto
  • Spectrum allocation (different spectrum than in US limits device penetration)
  • Infrastructure sharing
  • VoLTE and Roaming
  • Business Models
  • Increase of Data Traffic vs limited Spectrum availability
  • Connecting Fixed, 2G, 3G and 4G Networks.

Anderson Andre presented as the keynote speaker - "Achieving Interoperability between LTE and Legacy Networks with Evolved Packet Core" with the focus on:

  1. Describing clear market demand and dynamics for mobile networks
  2. Detailed mandatory requirements to Next Generation Mobile Packet Core (MPC) = Evolved Packet Core (EPC), enriching several key advantages we have in ASR5k
  3. Built awareness and relevance in mobile operators in the event to Cisco EPC

From our customer base we have seen representatives from the following operators:

  1. Brazil: Algar Telecom, Brasil Telecom, CTBC, Embratel, Net,  Oi, Sercomtel, ViVo, TIM,
  2. Cansac: Americatel Peru,  Cable & Wireless Panama, Claro, Claro Argentina, Copaco, CNT, Cotas, Digicel Tci, Digicel, Entel Bolivia, ICE, Iusacell, Mobilink, Movilmax, Tstt, Pctel, Pronto IP
  3. MCO: Entel, Telecom Personal Argentina,  UNE
  4. Mexico: Avantel, Cablemas, Cableonda, Cablevision

   5. Regional: Telefonica, Nii Holding,Nextel, Sky

Looking forward to the follow up over the next weeks and Futurecom being held this year in Rio de Janeiro.

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