@zahidtg: #FWIC has started
@marekpawlowski: Full house for #fwic, sign of thriving, continually expanding mobile industry in Cambridge
@Qualcomm_UK: "Mobile is the largest technology platform in history" – #Qualcomm’s Joe Barrett at #FWIC keynote
@JawadAbbassi: Globally: 1 million new 3G connections are added on a daily basis. Source: @Qualcomm_IAR
@najeebster: 3.2bn 3G connections by 2016 Joe Barrett from Qualcomm at #FWIC
@geoffmccormick: data traffic to grow over 1000% in the next decade.
@Qualcomm_UK: “Consumers expect the amazing” – Joe Barrett of Qualcomm
@cambwireless: Joe Barrett from @Qualcomm_UK keynote 3.4 billion 3G connections by 2016, 1000 x growth in data by 2020
@Qualcomm_UK: #Snapdragon processors are used by 50+ manufacturers, in 340+ devices with a further 400+ in development – Joe Barrett, Qualcomm
@ndahad: The significance of mobile technologies globally, particularly emerging markets, & more smartphones to the masses http://ow.ly/i/IVvF
@Alliantus: Interesting first session. Powershift. New spectrum. More base stations - smaller & deployed to offload traffic - bring net closer.
@marekpawlowski: Does Qualcomm's Alljoyn hold possibility of internet of things network which meshes to become stronger the more entities which join?
@marekpawlowski: Qualcomm's Halo transferring kw power wirelessly over air gaps to charge cars. A final untethering of humans from power sockets?
@ndahad: Mobile - the digital 6th sense
@Alliantus: very interesting scene setting by #joebarrett #qualcomm one of best conference starts ever - on the button and no sales pitch. FAB.
@dw2: Note to self: learn more about http://www.qualcommhalo.com/ the Qualcomm Halo wireless charging system for cars mentioned by Joe Barrett
@geoffmccormick: biggest challenge for wireless auto charging is not the tech but the system. New behaviours and challenges abound.
@RichardTraherne: Further support for small cells to solve cellular access problems, at Future Wireless International Conference
@zahidtg: Connected car by Qualcomm at #FWIC
@Qualcomm_UK: Hey, @CambWireless #fwic and want to see the video #Qualcomm’s Joe Barrett talked about this morning?:
Joe Baratt's presentation is available here and the video is here.
@bensmithuk: Listening to Olaf Swantee (Everything Everywhere CEO)
@Alliantus: everything everywhere #Olafswantec CEO. Partnering for #4G. Built for data. More speed 4-6 times faster in lab. Latency improved.
@najeebster: Olaf Swantee, CEO, Everything Everywhere reckons this 4G stuff can provide connectivity equal to fixed-line broadband, hmm
@Alliantus: 4G tool for proving connectivity. Part of solution. Data growth rates 250 times in past year - smart phones and smart data.
@roryponeill: CEO Everything Everywhere Olaf Swantee "I'm staggered by the continuing growth of data. We can't cope with 3G...we must go 4G"
@cambwireless: Olaf Swantee, CEO, Everything Everywhere speaks at #fwic "Growth rates of 250% in data on the network every year"
@Alliantus: UK more dependent on services than any other because of service culture. Infrastructure needs to be improved - UK early adopters.
@kumithiru: wonder what percentage of EE's UK customer base using data hungry devices use them at home? 50% 60% 70% ?
@najeebster: 4G carries a stronger signal even cell edge, will help to solve rural broadband issues
@rob_symes: olaf swantee says there would huge job creation by next gen 4G network
@roryponeill: Olaf continues "Britain is reliant on digital service industry - no.1 contributor to GDP - yet 40 other countries have 4G already"
@Alliantus: #fwic reason delay because industry is sweating assets in UK. Big capital expenditure has not come. ROI? Not enough profit? Hard to believe.
@BrianIsATwit: Olaf Swantee #fwic 4G use cases are video, TV and real time gaming. B2B cloud services. M2M also driving new apps.
@BrianIsATwit: Olaf Swantee at #fwic inferring UK economy impacted by poor fixed and mobile broadband. 4G positive investment impact £5bn & 125K new jobs.
@Alliantus: #fwic ironically really poor O2 service here. Blocking tweet on everything everywhere? Or just because it is about #4G?
@Alliantus: role of lawyers in causing delay? Are we destined to be laggards and not leaders because of cyclical nature of Tech adoption?
@Alliantus: can be back on track quickly. Already have a 3G network? Many users think they are on 4G already.
@Alliantus: thought provoking talk. Really believes in focusing on customers. Passion. Making experience better. Good operator perspective.
@marekpawlowski: Refreshing to hear Olaf Swantee prioritising fundamental improvements to network quality over 'tariff gimmicks & loyalty points'
@marekpawlowski: However, concerned by Swantee's faith in 4G to solve rural access. Unlikely economics will be any different than any proceeding 'G'
@marekpawlowski: Challenge for Swantee will be moving from sales culture of pushing 'broadband' & 'smartphone' SKUs, getting closer to customer reality
@cambwireless: Olaf Swantree stresses the economy is dependent on digital infrastructure. 40 countries rolled out 4g already - uk falling behind
@BrianIsATwit: as a rural dweller my fixed and mobile experience terrible. don't doubt 4G capability but do doubt deployment and economics.
@Alliantus: Chewing on ideas surrounding the evolution of the device. Rory O'Neill RIM.
@najeebster: Future of wireless by speaker from RIM. Vaguely ironic?
@najeebster: RIM - there are still CIOs that think response time to an email in over 48 hrs is OK
@Alliantus: predictive conversations can impact on way we communicate. Conversations will be written across multiple devices. Simplifying life?
@zahidtg: Is this the industry challenge?
@kumithiru: @roryponeill that's a big percentage. Vodafone recently referenced only 27% of European customer base are smartphone users
@geoffmccormick: great talk by @roryponeill of rim. Concise explanation of the role of device innovation and associated experiences. Well done !
@Alliantus: plenty of room for innovation in the market. Incredible growth potential. More of a bb pitch than generic piece about industry.
@najeebster: very decent spiel by @roryponeill that there's room for more than 2 players in a $1.4Tr mkt
@Alliantus: global market is aggregation of lots of local markets. Interesting concept worth noting.
@marekpawlowski: A vision of Blackberry at heart of internet of things, using back end to predict, mediate conversations & transactions by @roryponeill
@marekpawlowski: Not sure I agree with @roryponeill that digital simplifies conversations. Rather allows us to deal with more simultaneous complexity
@JawadAbbassi: According to #Blackberry, globally #smartphones make up 23% of total cellular handsets.
Rory O’Neill, Vice President of Software and Services EMEA, RIM presentation here and video here
@Alliantus: RichardJacklin #anite my god its full of stars. iPhone created new form factor. Much reduced range of models. Is this a trend?
@Alliantus: Model range dip in 2011. Seen across all devices as shift in vendors.
@rob_symes: data prices must rise by 40 percent to make up for loss of voice and messaging
@dw2: Liked the Arthur C Clarke 2001 references in Richard Jacklin's #fwicinnovation talk. I'll have some more in my debate pitch tomorrow :-)
@mattablott: Some interesting studies on operator 'device ranging' by Anite
@dw2: Richard Jacklin's summary of Samsung's recipe for device success: experiment rapidly with multiple approaches + smartly observe market
@marekpawlowski: Hearing how differentiation moved to software. Is it that users don't want differentiated hardware or just it is currently uneconomic?
@sdfriedner: Hot topics at #FWIC How will devices, particularly smartphones evolve in the future and what will be the differentiator?
@marekpawlowski: Asked: is great RF performance a UX differentiator? Yes, but not at point of sale! Becomes relevant once you own, when it's too late!
@marekpawlowski: Revealing reaction to Q about improving sustainability by keeping, upgrading handsets longer. "Our industry is based on consumption."
@zahidtg: Interesting analysis of cost/defect by Richard Jacklin of Anite
@rpctelecom: Of the around 40 speakers and panelists at #fwic as far as I can see only 3 are women. Hmmm says something about our industry I fear.
Track 1: Four Pathways to International Business Growth - Chaired by John Davies, UKTI
@cambwireless: Finbarr Moynihan at Mediatek says smartphones will have 60-70% of market with 100 dollar smartphone possible
- Ubiquitous Global Connections: M2M Clouds - Paul Green, Technical and Marketing Director, Arkessa
- Lessons Learned in the Journey from 2G Feature Phones for China to Worldwide 3G Smartphones - Finbarr Moynihan, Director of Business Development, MediaTek
- Fundraising in Europe: 10 non-textbook lessons for entrepreneurs - Maria Dramalioti-Taylor, Managing Partner, x.Million Capital Ventures
- Antix Game Player - Francis Charig, Chief Executive and Founder, Antix Labs
Track 2: Utility or Valued Brand - Chaired by Mark Neild, Nokia Siemens Network
@cambwireless: Track 2 at #fwic Looking at value based pricing - mobile operators need to focus on core bus. Partner with OTT - don't compete
@cambwireless: Mark Neild, Nokia Siemens networks: Up to third of revenue on handset subsidy
@cambwireless: iPhone put more focus on network quality. Customers care more about quality of their networks
@cambwireless: Mark Neild, Nokia Siemens Network says operators need to stick to what they are good at - delivering access
- Mobile Service providers: Utility or valued brand? - Jean-Marie Stas, Marketing Intelligence Manager, Telindus
- Changes in user demand for wireless services impacting future wireless network deployment - Mark Main, Lead Consultant, Analysys Mason
- Network Traffic and Economics from a Mobile Data Perspective - Dr. Khal Farhat, CEO, Terranet (Comium)
- Keeping Mobile Operators Relevant - Mark Neild, Head of Business Transformation Services, Nokia Siemens Network
Track 3: Bandwidth Hogs or Experience Innovators - Chaired by Reginald Kipke, Velocix
@marekpawlowski: Terrifyingly prehistoric to be sitting in a session about 'threats and opportunities' of OTT
@marekpawlowski: Myriad's @MWJ encourages operators to do *something* with digital service innovation. Doesn't need to be perfect first time, just try
@marekpawlowski: Good point by @mwj about how forgiving customers can be of experimentation if it meets certain needs. Good UX isn't about perfection.
- Helping operators address OTT revenue cannibalisation - Mark Watts-Jones, Director, Social Mobile Portfolio, Myriad Group
- WHAT or WHERE or WHO - IS THE AUDIENCE? - Reginald Kipke, Senior Sales Support Manager, Velocix
- Why content rights are the key to network evolution - Bo Olofsson, Director, Product Research Group, BSkyB
Track 4: Where Next for Devices - Chaired by Zahid Ghadialy, Explanotech
@zahidtg: Wow! Track 4 at #FWIC is completely packed. Everyone loves to hear about device evolution.
@JawadAbbassi: The Future #Internet of things will need a machine 2 machine gateway to be scaleable
@zahidtg: Lol. Ian Davidsons slide
@zahidtg: Arm did an analysis that even though your phone may be 2GHz and 4 core, most of the time its running on 200MHz
@zahidtg: Science fiction here...transmission of Smell @ track4
@zahidtg: From a presentation by Jenny Tillotson
@zahidtg: Who has tried transmitting smells
- Future M2M - building in security and scalability - Iain Davidson, Business Development, Freescale
- Your World at Your Fingertips - Vincent Korstanje, VP Segment Marketing, ARM
- Scent Phone - Dr Jenny Tillotson, Senior Research Fellow, University of the Arts London
- SCIENCE FACTION - Brian Roberston, Associate Director, Broadcom
Track 5: The continuing role of Intellectual Property - Chaired by John Haine, Cognovo
- Essential patent licensing - Robert Pocknell, Director, N&M Consulting
- The smartphone patent wars - Matthew Gillard, Partner, Withers & Rogers LLP
- How to Innovate and Survive in the Patent Jungle - Mark Collins, Chief Operating Officer, Cognovo
- The continuing role of intellectual property: Emerging strategies - Helena van der Vegt, Senior Associate, Cambridge IP
Dinner in St. John's college
@zahidtg: Cambridge consultants showing their Small cells reference design with Mindspeed tech inside
@zahidtg: Freescale and Arkessa showing M2M for the next 50 billion devices at#FWIC
@cambwireless: Day two of #fwic well under way with Matthew Postgate, Head of R & D, BBC talking “How is mobile broadband changing broadcasting?”
@dw2: Found a jackpot of fascinating videos about the future of wireless tech at http://3g4g.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Videos courtesy of @zahidtg
@ndahad: the opportunities for mhealthcare. Professor Chris Lowe presenting on 2nd day of conference
@ndahad: what physicians typically looking for patients to track or monitor at home. Thousands of apps already available
@marekpawlowski: Perhaps there's no such thing as mHealth, just millions of distinct design challenges which, we hope, have some common tech solutions?
@ndahad: mhealthcare - the mhealth ecosystem
@marekpawlowski: Wealth of healthcare insights from Chris Lowe. Particularly the interest in doctors for using digital to facilitate more collaboration
@marekpawlowski: Also how greater self monitoring by patients could aid resource planning and epidemic response in the health system
@ndahad: big opportunity for mhealthcare solutions is in diabetes monitoring, 400 million affected worldwide, figure set to double in 10 years
@Alliantus: everyone saying what a fantastic job #ChrisLowe from Uni. Cambridge did this morning. Talking about mHealth
Prof. Chris Lowe, Director, University of Cambridge; slides here, video here
@kumithiru: Given voice to text keynote at yesterday's #FWIC fun to see@MatthewPostgate start with a Siri slide today
@Alliantus: How is mobile broadband changing broadcasting. A personal journey. Key enabler to redefine operating context. Industrial revolution.
@Alliantus: Towards a new broadcasting system. Universal. Live & on demand. Creation & curation. Immersive & pervasive. Shared and personal.
@Alliantus: Trend towards immersive and pervasive Tv. People want to be part of the service. Aunties view not the only one.
@Alliantus: Mobile equalised productisation with BBC content. No longer after thought.
@kumithiru: BBC 1-4-10 strategy for online service provision
@zahidtg: The 1 10 4 concept by BBC at #FWIC - 4 stands for 4 screens
@zahidtg: 50% of iPlayer access is now on 3G
@bensmithuk: BBC working on companion apps to play-out live in sync with programming including shows like Frozen Planet.
@Alliantus: is the broadcaster creator or curator? What is its role with user generated news, eg?
@BrianIsATwit: BBC #fwic future tech roadmap for broadcasting. LTE broadcast mode important.
@kumithiru: a lot of talk about e-MBMS in the US LTE networks good to see@MatthewPostgate of BBC deal with issue
@zahidtg: eMBMS is a research area by BBC :-)
@bensmithuk: BBC approaches for syncing 2nd screen: pure time sync, audio watermarking & syncing API interfaces (in order of 'frame accuracy')
@evolaris: Matthew Postgate, BBC: eMBMS interesting technology for broadcasters
@marekpawlowski: Matthew Postgate setting out immersive (3D, HD) & pervasive (new touchpoints) as tenets of BBC strategy
@marekpawlowski: BBC using Web sync, audio tags & home network API to link linear broadcast & companion devices. All must degrade gracefully
@marekpawlowski: Being able to link linear & companion content with frame accuracy is priority for BBC to try more creative multi-touchpoint experience
@marekpawlowski: Since iPlayer made accessible over cellular, has grown to 50/50 mix with Wifi on iPhone, but has not cannibalised Wifi at all
@marekpawlowski: However iPlayer iPad usage remains primarily Wifi, suggesting predominance of home usage
@marekpawlowski: I wonder if BBC will experiment beyond just multi-screen & start to build contextual experiences responsive to sensors & behaviour?
Matthew Postgate, Head of Research & Development, BBC; No Slides but Video is available here.
@zahidtg: Test challenges of connected car by Rohde&Schwarz
Innovation Hothouse - Chaired by Kevin Coleman, Project Director, 'Discovering Start-Ups'
Policy Panel - Chaired by Stuart Revell, Chairman, ICT KTN Wireless Technology & Spectrum Working Group
@Alliantus: Airwave: spectrum is important to secure channels. Following global trends. Public safety network is minute in comparison to public.
@Alliantus: Small network for emergency response is expensive for small net. What price safety? Spectrum is important.
@Alliantus: Motorola. What do you want you phone 911? Someone who knows we ring 999. Cultural differences are interesting.
@zahidtg: Interesting. Emergency services use 0.9% of all spectrum between UHF and 6Ghz.
@RichardTraherne: Joe Butler, Ofcom, at Future #Wireless Conference #FWIC says radio spectrum access/use strategy must change
@Alliantus: International countries will not wait for Europe to make decisions. Sharing of infrastructure and services. LTE allows opportunity.
@Alliantus: How do we as a society value spectrum.
@Alliantus: voda. 15 year decisions regarding infrastructure. Where is the money? People don't care how they connect. How do we accommodate?
@cambwireless: Andy Hudson, Vodafone, head of spectrum policy, says that the most efficient use of spectrum is overall aim
@Alliantus: LTE not the soln for public safety. USA have made decisions that they will use it on the back of disasters such as Katrina and 911.
@Alliantus: Control will be driver for two networks. Could have sharing but only if emergency had control.
@zahidtg: I absolutely disagree that broadcasting is a complete waste of spectrum. If there were no broadcast ppl would try VOD, overwhelming nw
@cambwireless: Andy Hudson, Head of Spectrum Policy, Vodafone: "Biggest challenge is to make low cost high performance filter for handsets"
@rpctelecom: Jeppe Jepson of Motorola "broadcasting is the most wasteful use of the radio spectrum" - I'm not sure many would agree with him!
@rpctelecom: Ofcom wants a flexible spectrum map but will only "enable" not "regulate" for it. But will incumbents release spectrum if not pushed?
@rpctelecom: Andy Hudson of Vodafone says that Vodafone and O2 will share network infrastructure to give 98% indoor coverage in UK
Video of Policy Panel here.
@Alliantus: Colin Brereton #PwC Mobile enabler of global change. Interesting slide deck. Worth a download. Opportunity in Devoping World.
@bensmithuk: Don’t we need to stop marvelling at how the ‘young people’ are able to multi-screen and discuss / understand what all consumers want?
@bensmithuk: Tired of hearing ‘developed world’ & ‘emerging markets’ as binary distinction in mobile. Don’t we need a more granular description?
@Alliantus: New generation different mobile use. Apps 10Bn user market. See slides for other.
@cambwireless: Pwc - planet needs to be more productive. Mobile can become the primary enabler of social and economic development
@Peter_Whale: Thanks to Colin Bererton #PwC for laying challenge to focus creative energies on application of wireless to massively benefit society
Colin Brereton, Partner, Global Communications Industry Practice, PwC; slides here video here.