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Beyond the Terrestrial Network: Vendors Talk Communications Alternatives

John Goocher  (CEO, Assured Wireless)

Tim O'Connell  (CEO, Rescue 42, Inc.)

Neil Jamieson  (Group CEO, Hypha by Wireless Innovation)

Donny Jackson  (Editor, IWCE's Urgent Communications, InformaTech)

James Rapp  (Sales Director - Americas, AINA Wireless Inc.)

Location: W229

Date: Thursday, September 30

Time: 2:30pm - 3:45pm

Track: Private LTE/Utilities sponsored by Ligado Networks

Format: 75-Minute Short Course

Vault Recording: TBD

Where network connectivity exists, LTE has proven to be a robust technology, supporting a host of voice, data and video applications. But LTE is inherently a network-centric standard that falls short when no network connection is available, and efforts to develop Proximity Services (ProSe)—the LTE standard for direct-mode communications—have fallen short of the requirements for the critical-communications industry.

But there is hope on the horizon, as technologies are hitting the market that provide alternatives to direct-mode communications when terrestrial broadband wireless network are unavailable. Attendees will learn how high-power user equipment (HPUE), a new generation of deployable solutions, ad-hoc mesh networking, direct-mode options and next-generation satellites services are providing multiple options to address the direct-mode issue and actually remove the need for direct-mode communications in many common scenarios.