RTT Technology Topics - 2006

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2006 Title Synopsis
December Ultra low cost networks The role of network technologies as a function of GDP growth, the particular role that ultra low cost mobile networks may play in emerging market economies.
November Ultra low cost smart phones Commonalities between ultra low cost computers and ultra low cost handsets and related market and social objectives
October Ultra low cost handsets The lowest cost silicon approach would seem to favor GSM only handsets with limited functionality. However, there is a parallel need to reduce infrastructure cost which implies an aggressive transition to UMTS or alternative wide band technologies in presently deployed spectrum
September Memory spots, motes and Mu chips New generation micro miniature memory devices, how they communicate together.
August RF Device Development Antennas, duplexers, diplexers, filters and resonant circuits, active and passive device integration limitations
July HSPA Device and System Efficiency As with most adaptive radio systems, HSPA is capable of delivering significant spectral and power efficiency benefits but the realization of these benefits is dependent on the integration of technology, engineering, market and business planning. Many of the potential system gains are based on the differential scheduling of users and/or the differential scheduling of user specific content streams. This has profound implications for user experience management, customer relationship management and billing. If service level agreements become over complex, many of the cost savings achieved will disappear and re appear in the customer support domain.
June Nervous Networks The role of technology and engineering in building business value in cellular mobile networks and the feed back processes required to facilitate the user 'value capture process'. How technology, engineering, and market and fiscal performance metrics can be used to deliver future competitive advantage.
May Sight, Sound and Cellular Signature Value We can choose to design phones that can hear audio frequencies below or above our audible hearing range; we can design phones that can 'see' objects that are invisible to the naked eye. These functions can be exploited to provide extended 'signature recognition capability'.
April Mobile Meta Data How metadata can be used to extend the network operator 'mobility premium'.
March Esperanto for Engineers Esperanto as an example of how to approach cellular handset design.
February Competitive Networks Enabling technologies needed to deliver a competitive radio network proposition. New mechanisms for capturing user bandwidth and user value.
January The bit rate race The impact of new generation phones on network cost and functionality.