b4G International Forum 2013

Organization: Magenta Global

Venue: The Grand Hotel

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Event Date/Time: Nov 25, 2013 / 8:00 am - (GMT +8:00 hours) End Date/Time: Nov 26, 2013 / 5:00 pm - (GMT +8:00 hours)
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The first wave of the 4G networks, namely LTE, is being deployed around the world today. In Asia, particularly North Asia, LTE deployments have taken place very rapidly, with Taiwan scheduled to award four new 4G LTE licenses by the end of November 2013.

Seven bidders have already been selected for the final process, amongst whom are three completely new players. The auction will be for spectrum in either the 700-MHz or 2.6-GHz bands, coupled with spectrum in the 900-MHz and 1,800-MHz band re-farmed from 2G operations. Similarly, China is also concurrently, rolling out its 4G LTE licenses bidding exercise.

As the 4G technologies are being tested and deployed in many countries around the world, efforts to define, research and develop Beyond 4G (b4G) are under way.

5G mobile technology will deliver data speeds one hundred times that of the fastest LTE networks, which max out at 100 Mbps when afforded the necessary spectrum. 5G will likely be introduced in 2020. In North Asia, China may work with Taiwanese companies on 5G technology and set up a mutual supply chain.

Taiwan's government expects to begin discussions later this year regarding the development of industries relating to 5G. This entails a clear and detailed plan to promote development of 5G technologies, which will involve issues such as human resources, the assignment of a frequency spectrum and policies in several areas. Moving ahead on the 5G front too are Korea, Japan, USA, Europe, all attempting first-mover advantage. Numerous companies are hopping on the 5G bandwagon, even though standards are only now being debated and are far from being decided. As it is, there are already at least 29 partners spanning telecommunications manufacturers, network operators, the automotive industry and academia currently, actively participating in 5G research. And now, the telecom giants are jumping onboard.

We invite you to join us at the b4G International Forum and get first hand insights into:

- current projects

- projects in the pipeline

- how telecom operators can position themselves now to benefit from the next mobile revolution

Wireless 4G developments are quickly becoming so intertwined with other realms of consumer electronics, networking, computing and media that the consequences of overlapping markets, IPR, and government involvement plays an increasing role. This becomes important in how all aspects of the supply and operator environment evolves, from the design of ICs/SoCs, to devices, and on up to operation of networks and orchestration of applications and services.

At the same time, operators currently in 2G and 3G and preparing to migrate to 4G, are challenged with crunching bandwidth bottlenecks & data offloading issues, aggravated by the plethora of new iPads, iPhones and Android phones and the heavy traffic associated with their usage. Could "small cells" fix it?

Probe all these and more at b4G International Forum in Taipei on 25-26 November.  To register call Merilynn at +65 63912549 or email


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