Tuesday, 7 December 2010
11:20 - 12:30

Emerging Wireless Networks and Services
(Forum Organizer and Chair: Dr. Dilip Krishnaswamy, Qualcomm, USA)

These are exciting times in the evolution of wireless networks and services. Wireless Wide Area Networking Standards have matured with standards such as UMTS, HSPA, CDMA2000, LTE, and WiMAX all maturing. LTE-Release10 requirements are being designed to meet IMT-Advanced requirements to meet the wireless capacity needed for emerging wireless data services. Whitespace networking can provide additional capacity over unlicensed spectrum based on a recent FCC ruling over TV-whitespaces. As these technologies mature, they are enabling a wide range of new services to be explored and delivered providing user experience at a level that has not been experienced before. Wireless Cloud Computing can enable distributed services and computing over the heterogeneously networked wireless cloud. Opportunistic data services can be delivered to users based on pricing, and location and time, and across networks. Machine2Machine-based technologies are being developed to address green energy in the power-grid, wireless health care, home automation and monitoring, telematics, and industrial applications. Various Peer2Peer applications for dynamic interactivity between users are growing in demand. This session will address the exciting new technology wave that is underway with regard to wireless services that can be provided with the availability of these emerging wireless access technologies. It will address the technology constraints, scaling constraints, network economic constraints, while putting these available new wireless services in perspective with respect to the available wireless technologies.

Pari Bajpay
Vice President, AT&T, USA

Pari Bajpay has been with AT&T for twenty-seven years. He started his career at Bell Laboratories after completing his M.S. in Computer Science from NYU Polytechnic, N.Y.  He currently leads technical planning, engineering and development for Service Assurance systems. Pari has made a large number of contributions in the OSS automation area.  He championed ÒZero-TouchÓ automation for Service Assurance that has been instrumental in significantly improving Mean-Time-To-Restore metric.  His team is currently engaged in evolving the Service Assurance paradigm from reactive and proactive to industry leading predictive/adaptive technologies.

Prior to his work in Service Assurance, Pari launched the E-Servicing program for Business Customers, that has been hugely successful in providing customer self servicing functionality across Sales, Ordering, Maintenance, Billing and Reporting, and has been the recipient of several best-in-class industry awards. Prior to joining the OSS area, Pari did extensive work in Network Management. 

During Pari's career at AT&T, he has received numerous awards and recognitions.  He was the recipient of AT&T's prestigious Science and Technology Medal in 2004, and Asian American Engineer of the Year award in 2005.  His projects have received AT&T's Software Excellence Award five times for exceptional software quality and development process, and most recently, the prestigious CIO 100 Award in 2009.

Boyd Bangerter
Director, Wireless Communications Lab, Intel, USA

Boyd Bangerter directs the Wireless Communications Lab (WCL) within Intel Labs.  Mr. Bangerter joined Intel in 1993 and has been with Intel Labs (formerly Intel's Corporate Technology Group) for the past ten years.  Prior to joining Intel Labs, Mr. Bangerter worked in a variety of program management and technical marketing management positions, where he focused on developing Intel's broadband communications programs.

Since joining Intel Labs, Mr. Bangerter has worked extensively on wireless programs, driving the establishment of Intel's research and standards programs for next-generation WLAN and WWAN.  Under his leadership, WCL is currently performing research to define air interfaces for emerging wireless networks and to improve application performance over wireless networks.

Mr. Bangerter holds an MBA from Brigham Young University and received his BSEE with honors from the California Institute of Technology.

Dilip Krishnaswamy
Senior Staff Researcher, Qualcomm, USA


Dilip Krishnaswamy ( is a Senior Staff Researcher in the Office of the Chief Scientist at the Qualcomm Research Center in San Diego. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1997 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received the best paper award for the 1997 IEEE VLSI Test Symposium. He was a Platform Architect in the Mobility Group at Intel Corporation. At Intel, he worked on various projects including the Pentium4 processor development, system-on-chip mobile platform architectures, and cross-layer wireless multimedia optimizations in the digital home. He was the architect for Intel's first system-on-chip Cellular processor (PXA800F). He taught courses related to parallel computer architecture, and digital systems design, at the University of California, Davis. He is on the Industrial Board of Advisors for the ECE department at UC Davis. He is the vice-chair of the IEEE Communications Society emerging technical subcommittee on Applications of Nanotechnologies in Communications. He is also the associate editor-in-chief of the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine. His research interests include heterogeneous wireless communications, distributed cooperative processing, parallel processing, nano-interconnects, and distributed/non-linear optimization.

Christian Vogt

Packet Technologies Research, Ericsson

Dr. Christian Vogt is a senior research engineer at Ericsson Silicon Valley. He works on product and marketing strategies re the convergence of wireless and wireline networks, and their transition from IP version 4 to 6. His technical interests further include Internet routing and addressing, IP mobility and multi-homing, related security aspects, as well as next-generation Internet architectures. As part of this work, Christian co-chairs the Internet Area and Source Address Validation Improvements working groups in the Internet Engineering Task Force.  Christian received his doctoral degree from University of Karlsruhe (TH) in 2007 for his dissertation on efficient and secure mobility support in IP version 6. He also holds an M.S. in Computer Science from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and a German Diplom in Computer Science from University of Bonn.  Currently, Christian is pursuing an
executive MBA degree at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.