CTIA Wireless 2011— Rohde & Schwarz today announced that the 2011 North American LTE forum will be held in the Chicago, IL on May 24 and 25. Experts from all areas of the wireless industry will gather to share their views, offer guidance, and discuss future enhancements to the 3GPP LTE standards. Speakers at the two-day event include representatives from 3GPP, AT&T, Qualcomm, ST-Ericsson, Interdigital, Samsung, ,Nokia Siemens Networks, Intel, Comprion and many others.

Currently about 20 LTE networks are on air. All are based on the FDD mode. The first TD-LTE based network will follow shortly. TD-LTE is a topic at the event, as well as hot subjects like Over-the-Air (OTA) testing or the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). The second day of this two day event will focus on the enhancements for LTE, making a true 4G mobile communication technology, widely known as LTE-Advanced. These enhancements are covered in 3GPP Release 10, where standardization made huge progress since last year. At the event attendees will get a detailed understanding on what’s coming next. Attendance is – as last year – free of charge. Meals and beverage will be provided, and the deadline for registration is May 9, 2011. The forum will be extremely valuable for anyone who has worked with third-generation networks and will be deploying LTE, from lab managers, transceiver designers, software and protocol developers, network and systems and test engineers, to application and support engineers, product managers, and marketing and sales engineers.

In parallel technical classes at the event, senior experts of Rohde & Schwarz will provide insights on testing RF and data performance of a LTE-capable device, handovers to legacy technologies, and how to measure LTE network performance and compare indoor and outdoor measurements. Additional topics include the impact of digital IQ (CPRITM, DigRFv4) on LTE testing, multiple-cell setups and protocol conformance testing as basis for LTE device certification.

Attendees will be provided documentation about all subjects discussed at the forum.

The event is sponsored by Synopsys and PCTest.

The 2011 North American LTE Forum will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24 and 25, Hilton Lisle/Naperville, 3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, IL 60532

Information is available at www.rohde-schwarz.com/us/lteforum or by calling the Rohde & Schwarz Technical Customer Support Center at (888-837-8772) from 8 am to 7 pm EST, or by sending an e-mail to lteforum@rsa.rohde-schwarz.com.