RCR Wireless News is set to visit Houston on Sept. 14 as part of our Mobile Broadband Tour and Conference series.
The RCR Wireless Conference Houston event, which is being held in partnership with the Texas State Wireless Association, will include a one-day conference at The Woodland Marriott Waterway hotel (1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, 77380) where attendees will be able to get a better understanding of how carriers and suppliers are addressing the market’s insatiable demand for mobile data. Attendees are also welcomed to join RCR Wireless News and the TSWA for a charity golf tournament on Sept. 15.
While Houston is best known as a global hub for the oil and gas industry, Texas as a whole leads the nation in job growth fueled by a diverse economy ranging from the Dallas Telecom corridor to Austin’s burgeoning mobile technology and application hotbed of innovation and leadership. Many of those leading companies based in the Houston area are set to participate in the conference.
This event is available to attend in person or online at the RCRTV website. Cost to attend in person is $95 and includes the Motorola public safety luncheon. You may qualify for free admission if employed by a mobile operator/service provider or large enterprise or vertical market institution. Students also may attend free with a valid student ID. There is no cost to attend the interactive broadcast online.
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The event’s pre-conference activities are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with a program webinar looking at the use of mobile technology at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. This will be followed by a registration and networking break at 11 a.m. where attendees are invited to browse the exhibits of event sponsors and pick up their box lunch before the official event begins at 11:30 a.m.
The conference itself is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. with opening remarks from RCR Wireless News’ Senior Editor Dan Meyer and the Texas State Wireless Association. This will quickly be followed by the opening session of the day entitled “Lunch and Learn – Next generation public safety: The power of LTE broadband networks.” The session will include speakers from Motorola Solutions; Harris County, Texas; and Verizon Wireless, and will look at the benefits LTE-based public safety networks can provide.
The following session at 12:30 p.m. is entitled “How do carriers and enterprise customers future proof their investment in mobile technology?” RCR Wireless News’ Dan Meyer will moderate this session, and be joined by panel members from Alcatel-Lucent, Ethertronics and 3M.
At 1:15 p.m. RCR Wireless News’ Dan Meyer will moderate a panel discussion looking at the demands the wave of next-generation devices are placing on wireless networks and how carriers are coping and planning for the future. Joining Meyer in the discussion will be representatives from ZTE, Nexius and analyst firm Enterprise Mobility Strategies.
The event will then move to a 2 p.m. session looking at the growing energy field entitled “Wireless and mobility in the oil and gas industry.” Joining Meyer on the panel will be representatives from Broadpoint, Vecima Networks and RigNet.
A networking break will follow at 2:30 p.m., where attendees are invited to partake in refreshments and browse through the event’s exhibitor showcase.
After a networking break at 3:00 p.m., the conference will present a series of case studies looking at how mobile broadband technologies are shaping urban, suburban and rural markets. Presentations will include how the Houston Astros are using distributed antenna systems and Wi-Fi technology to provide services in a high capacity venue; how the University of Texas is tapping into mobile broadband technologies to enhance education; and how the healthcare segment is looking to wireless to enhance care and productivity.
The case study sessions will be followed by the final segment of the day, which will include representatives from LightSquared, Sprint Nextel and AT&T Mobility discussing how they view the development of the mobile broadband space, including spectrum use, network planning and the machine-to-machine market. This session will also include a significant portion of time set aside for audience question and answers.
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The conference will adjourn at 6:00 p.m. when attendees are encouraged to attend an informal network reception.
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