The Evolution of Wireless Technologies

Wednesday, 1 December 2004 • 14:00 – 15:30

Joe English, Intel, USA
Abstract: The Evolution of Wireless Technologies
Wireless technologies are beginning to provide users with nearly ubiquitous access to the Internet, services and data today. The future of wireless technologies promises to provide even greater access to high-speed data services from a wide variety of devices all over the globe. The emergence of the 802.16 (WiMAX) standard adds a new opportunity to provide high-speed data access to a new wave of Internet users. This session will focus on high-speed wireless data technologies, such as 802.11 (WiFi), 802.16 (WiMAX) and 802.20. Speakers will look at how these technologies will work together to provide an "always best connected" future.

Bio: Joe English is Director of Wireless Leadership Programs for Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, Oregon. Mr. English has been with Intel since 1999, when he joined the Intel Communication Group and worked to bring to market the Intel XScale Microarchitecture. During his tenure at Intel, Mr. English has worked with microprocessors for embedded systems, storage components and           wireless networking technologies. Mr. English has worked with computer and communication technologies over the past 15 years at companies such as IBM, Gateway Corporation, AST Research, and Mobility Electronics. He holds a   Bachelors Degree in Communication from the University of Washington, a Masters Degree in Communication Management from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctor Degree from the Western State University.

Speaker: Russell Priebe, Freescale, USA


Talk Title: The Promise of WiMax Technology in Networking Applications

Speaker: Avril Salter
, Intel, USA


Talk Title: Understanding the technical differences between WiMAX and HSDPA
Abstract: Dr. Salter's paper will look the technical differences between WiMAX and HSDPA and compare these two technologies architectural features. The intent of this portion of the session is to understand the role of voice-content, mobility and spectral efficiency in delivering high-speed wireless data services.

Speaker: Mike Seymour, Alcatel, USA


Talk Title: WiMAX: Application Evolution and its Network Impact
This session will look at WiMAX (802.16) technologies and it's impact on wireless network applications. The paper will be presented by one of the four list authors.