This workshop will be conducted by a group of experts from CelPlan Technologies in conjunction with a top WiMAX infrastructure provider, a Wireless Business Plan Analysis expert as well as a WiMAX operator.

The group will focus on its acquired experience in planning and deploying successful WiMAX networks. From the initial Business Planning to Network Design, Deployment and ROI Analysis, the group will use real-life case studies to convey the true challenges of deploying a WiMAX network. In addition, we will look at the most common issues that new operators overlook when planning WiMAX networks and the consequences for not having a solid network planning effort in place.

Targeted Audiences: Network Planning Decision Makers, WiMAX Operator
Executives, System Integrators and Wireless Network Consulting companies

8.30: Registration & Refreshments

9:00 – 9:30: Workshop Introduction

9:30 – 10:15: WiMAX Business Planning
This session looks at the critical 1st step of proper business planning
• Defining Service Offerings and Fee Structure
• Marketing Planning
• CAPEX & OPEX assessment
• ROI Forecasting
Randall Schwartz, Principal, WiMAX 20/20 (USA)

10:30 – 11:15: Converting Business Plan into Effective Network Design Goals
This session focuses on the technical planning in support of the network business plan
• Defining feasible Service Level Agreements
• Create network design constraints based on Capital Availability
• Modelling Customers and Traffic
Kevin Suitor, VP Business Development & Marketing, Redline (Canada)

11:30 – 12:30: Network Design and Performance
This session will focus on the design and optimization of the WiMAX Network and the determination of the resulting network performance using advanced planning tools.
• Proper RF Network Design
• Resource Optimization
• Assessing Network Performance through advanced simulation techniques.

12:30 – 2:00: Lunch

2:00 – 2:45: Infrastructure Deployments Best Practices
This session will include a narrative from a WiMAX Infrastructure provider and will focus on how vendor involvement is critical for guaranteeing a seamless network deployment experience.
• Advantages of Open Standard-based Management Systems
• Successful integration of all network elements
• Self Provisioning and Installation

3:00 – 3:45: Network Rollout Challenges: an operator perspective
This session will include testimonials of real world WiMAX operators who will share its biggest challenges encountered during the planning and deployment of the network.