4G as a Platform

Join us on Wednesday March 12 for an exciting
SVForum > Mobile Group event:
Three to four speakers on - "4G as a Platform".

The SVForum Mobile and Digital Media special interest groups have now joined forces to form one coordinated group which will be referred to as SVForum > Mobile Group.

In 2014 we have a new strategy and approach to these events. At a macro-level, a strategic point is now to be differentiated from all other community meetings in Silicon Valley. ON a micro-level, it is to have take-away documentation of each actual meeting, distributed to everyone in the group. Are you ready?

We will have new announcements over the next several meetings, so please monitor and join us in person as we refine this new "360 approach" and tune the group outputs to be uniquely relevant to the mobile/wireless/interactive industries.

Paradigm: 4G as a Platform

An introduction to the value-chain of technologies and service sector companies that enable the new 4G (fourth generation) all internet protocol (IP) broadband wireless networks.

We've entered the new era of wired and wireless communications and it's time to psychologically, and technologically, develop for this era. Hence the title “4G as a Platform.”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s 2014 Mobile World Conference chat stated that Facebook and Internet.org will be formally partnering with mobile network operators (MNOs). Next, the WhatsApp app will be displacing short message service (SMS) text messaging on a mass scale, while also offering voice communications. In short, it's a new world, based on IP, not circuit-switched phone networks.

The FCC weighing in as well, on net neutrality and 4G. In January 2014, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said, "Our communications networks are transitioning to IP-networks. The move from the circuit-switched networks of Alexander Graham Bell to the new networks of the Internet Revolution is all around us -- with expanded deployment of fiber, with new forms of wireless, with bonded copper and coaxial cable. These transitions - plural - are a solid attributes because IP networks are more efficient, which can enable better products, lower prices, less tariffs and massive benefits for consumers."


AT&T Foundry
Soren Telfer, Technical Staff Lead, AT&T Foundry
Soren Telfer is Lead Member of Technical Staff at the AT&T Foundry in Palo Alto. He splits his efforts between engineering, technology strategy and working with startups and other innovative companies to help make them successful inside and outside of AT&T.  From a technical perspective, his projects and interests span Cloud, SDN, data analytics and mobile networking.  Previously he was CTO of a VoIP CLEC and LTE operator and also a research engineer in experimental and computational physics.
Learn about AT&Ts 4G all IP voice & data centric initiatives.

Qualcomm, Inc.
Rasmus Hellberg, Senior Director Technical Marketing, Qualcomm

Rasmus Hellberg is a senior director of Qualcomm’s technical marketing team, where he focuses on the wireless evolution and related technologies. Rasmus has spent more than 15 years in the wireless industry and started his wireless career in product management, working on the Japanese PDC system and the first commercial WCDMA products. He previously held various product management positions in Stockholm, Sweden and San Diego, California covering PDC, WCDMA, CDMA2000 1X and EV-DO, focusing on radio access network products.

Rasmus holds a doctorate in electromagnetic wave propagation and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He also received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of Stockholm, Sweden.

2600hz Inc. 
(www.2600hz.com)  Working with Mobile Network Operators (MNO) to offer 3rd party companies to leverage the MNO 4G infrastructure.  2600hz offering cloud/server/client end to end services to their customers.

Research presenter (invited)

* New Location* (click here for map)
AT&T Foundry
260 Homer Avenue
Palo Alto, California  94301  USA

$20 at the door for non-SVForum members
No charge for SVForum members
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Agenda:  (approx. 3 to 4 speakers)
6:30pm Arrival and network
7:00pm  Announcements
7:10pm  Speaker I: Research
7:30pm  Speaker II: AT&T
7:50pm  Speaker III:  Qualcomm
8:10pm  Speaker IV:  Company #3
8:10pm  QA and whiteboard session
9:00pm Adjourn

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  • Bob K.

    Added speaker details!

    March 10, 2014

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