Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced that Moray Rumney, lead technologist at Agilent, will present his paper titled "Identifying Affordable Technology to Deliver the Mobile Broadband Vision" here this week at the mobile industry conference LTE & HSPA Evolution Asia. Mr. Rumney and other leading strategists and technologists will share their views on service strategies, business challenges and evolution plans for LTE and HSPA. The conference is attended by key Asian and international mobile operators who have a major stake in future high-speed data services.

Mr. Rumney has 24 years' experience with Hewlett-Packard and Agilent and has been involved in mobile phone standardization since 1991. He contributed significantly to the development of the W-CDMA air interface and corresponding conformance tests that have now evolved to incorporate HSDPA, HSUPA and LTE. His earlier work involved the standardization of the GSM air interface and type approval tests. In addition to standards work, Mr. Rumney is a technical advisor for Agilent's next-generation RF and system simulator products.

The key topics of Mr. Rumney's paper:

* practical performance gains for HSPA+ and LTE;

* historical and future growth in wireless system capacity;

* spectral efficiency, spectrum availability, cell size;

* the link between spectral efficiency, system cost and system complexity; and

* femtocells and WiFi as part of the wireless ecosystem.

"As broadband Internet access becomes increasingly dominant in Asia, the Asian mobile industry will have to continually seek innovation," said Horace Chung, Wireless Market Segment manager at Agilent. "This industry conference is one of the best ways to keep abreast of new developments and share market information and insight. As a global technology leader, Agilent is pleased to participate and share our research insights with the industry."