Samsung Joins Keynote Lineup of Mobility Experts for Upcoming 4G World and Tower & Small Cell Summit

Deadline Extended to Save $200 on a Conference Pass for each Leading Mobility Event

Jul 22, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 4G World and Tower & Small Cell Summit, both produced by UBM Tech, today announced Samsung will join the ranks of Sprint, T-Mobile USA and Alcatel-Lucent as part of the events' shared keynote lineup. Covering the entire ecosystem of mobile and wireless infrastructure technologies, 4G World and Tower & Small Cell Summit are co-located at CTIA's Super Mobility Week, September 9-11 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. For more information and to save $200 by registering early, visit and

4G World and Tower & Small Cell Summit - September 9-11, 2014 - Las Vegas

Mark Louison, Senior Vice President of Networks, Samsung Telecommunications America, will take to the keynote stage on Wednesday, September 10. With 30 years of experience in telecom and technology, Louison leads teams responsible for all aspects of Samsung Wireless Network's business in North America, including sales, marketing, engineering and technical support. Louison will share how Samsung Smart LTE Networks are transforming the 4G user experience and helping operators address the challenges of delivering an ever-increasing array of complex services.

Other 4G World Keynotes include Dr. John Saw, CNO of Sprint; Michael Peeters, Wireless CTO of Alcatel-Lucent; and Neville Ray, CTO of T-Mobile USA.  4G World and Tower will also present a shared General Sessions schedule, which includes Executive Roundtables where mobility industry leaders will exchange views on the challenges and opportunities in 4G LTE, 1000X mobile data growth, wireless net neutrality, enterprise mobility and the future Internet of Things. Two featured roundtables include:

How Operators Can Address the 1000X Data Growth Challenge

4G LTE has drastically increased mobile data traffic. Berge Ayvazian, 4G Industry Analyst, Conference Chair & Senior Editor will lead a discussion among 4G experts to examine new essential strategies for operators to enhance the efficiency of existing network assets, and how they can increase densification by deploying more small cells and utilizing new licensed and unlicensed spectrums. Panelists include:

  • Vess Bakalov,  Co-Founder, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, SevOne
  • Wladimir Bocquet,  Senior Director, Global Spectrum Policy, GSM Association
  • Gordon Mansfield, AVP – Small Cell Solutions, AT&T
  • Chris Pearson,  President, 4G Americas

Tower and Small Cell Strategies in a 4G World

How are tower companies responding to the emergence of 4G LTE? Combined with the development of HetNets and small cells, plus a renewed focus on carrier Wi-Fi, 4G LTE has caused operators to launch major strategic changes around towers, antennas and network infrastructure. Led by Jennifer Fritzsche, Managing Director, Equity Research at Wells Fargo Securities, this executive roundtable will examine the growing focus on network densification and how tower companies can navigate the resulting opportunities and challenges. Panelists include:

  • Marc Ganzi, CEO of Digital Bridge Holdings
  • Mike Kavanagh, President of Small Cell Sales, Crown Castle
  • Tormod Larsen, Sr. VP and CTO, ExtneNet
  • Tony Peduto, CEO of CTI Towers
  • Jeff Thompson, President and CEO, Towerstream

"4G World and Tower & Small Cell Summit together encompass the most recent developments in 4G LTE and wireless infrastructure, providing operators and cell-site professionals the most comprehensive overview of the industry," said Conference Chair Berge Ayvazian. "Our keynote and general session speakers are true experts, and we're honored to have them at our events.  We are also pleased to have the support of key industry association partners including 4G Americas, TM Forum, Wireless Broadband Alliance and the Small Cell Forum."

4G World and Tower & Small Cell Summit will also produce adjacent expos to create the largest wireless pavilion on the Super Mobility Week show floor. Complete with in-depth educational programs, workshops, case studies, demonstrations, real-world technology implementations, and valuable networking opportunities, these premier industry events will gather all the suppliers, consumers, and operators of advanced wireless networks and systems in North America.

Tower and Small Cell Summit Smart Rate extended to August 1. Register with code EXTENDED and attend for just $499. For more information about the Tower & Small Cell Summit Conference Pass and pricing, visit:

4G World Smart Rate extended to August 26. Register with code EXTENDED and attend for just $699. For more information about the 4G World Conference Pass and pricing, visit:

About 4G World

4G World is the leading conference and expo devoted to driving 4G technology innovation and mobile broadband revenue growth.  Owned and operated by UBM Tech and co-located with Tower & Small Cell Summit at Super Mobility Week powered by CTIA, the show provides service providers and operators the opportunity to research advanced mobile technologies and successful business models. Through educational sessions led by top industry analysts and executives, attendees will learn to overcome the challenges they will face as they develop, deploy and monetize their 4G/LTE networks. For more information, visit

About Tower & Small Cell Summit

Tower & Small Cell Summit is the largest event devoted to the needs of cell-site professionals. Produced by UBM Tech and co-located with 4G World at Super Mobility Week powered by CTIA, this conference and expo will bring together the industry's most innovative leaders to discuss the trends and technologies impacting wireless infrastructure. Tower owners and operators will learn to drive profitable business strategies and explore site acquisitions, tower valuations, regulatory changes and more. For more information, visit

About CTIA Shows

CTIA Shows bring together all industries advanced by wireless technology for intense business, learning and networking. CTIA2014™ at Super Mobility Week ( takes place Sept. 9, 10 and 11, 2014 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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