Tuesday, April 30 – Online .
A joint venture of Japan’s second cellco, KDDI, UQ Communications was one of the world’s first 4G carriers, and adopted innovative device and business models for its networks. It is now competing in one of the most advanced mobile broadband nations and facing new challenges in evolving its infrastructure and services.
CTO Dr Watanabe will share his views on these topics, including
the expansion of Japan’s 4G market; the integration of Wi-Fi into its networks; and UQ’s distinctive business models. In particular, he will discuss its open network and open device strategies and how these can differentiate its offering.
In the webinar, Research Director Caroline Gabriel will share selected highlights of the newly published Quarterly Report including findings on network upgrades, TDD spectrum and service model strategies enabled by LTE.
Other topics to discuss will include:
Carrier investment plans to 2017, including emerging trends such as HetNet and LTE-Advanced
The new RAN, core and backhaul architectures for mobile broadband
The inclusion of TDD and WiFi spectrum in 4G plans
New IP-based revenues streams and charging mechanisms