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As the world’s largest 3G chipset provider, Qualcomm is committed to the development and advancement of 3G technology.
With offices throughout Europe, Qualcomm works closely with numerous operators, manufacturers and developers to enable
the successful commercial roll-out of compelling, feature-rich 3G WCDMA (UMTS) and HSDPA/HSUPA services across the region.
Qualcomm is a developer and supplier of comprehensive chipsets and system software supporting high-speed mobile broadband
networks, as well as multi-mode/multi-band solutions. Qualcomm’s chipsets integrate a wide range of compelling capabilities,
including 3D hardware-accelerated graphics and the Company’s gpsOne® solution, the world’s most broadly deployed Assisted-GPS technology.
Vodafone Germany is one of the largest and most modern telecommunications providers in Europe. It realises turnover of more
than EUR 10 billion and has 15,000 employees. In conjunction with its full subsidiary Arcor AG & Co KG, Vodafone Germany is an
integrated technology and service provider with a portfolio including mobile communications, fixed network telephony, internet and
broadband data services for business and private customers. Continuous development, numerous patents and investments in new products,
services and the modern network have made Vodafone an innovation leader in the German telecommunications market. Vodafone Deutschland
is headquartered in Düsseldorf and Arcor in Eschborn near Frankfurt. Vodafone and Arcor are committed to CSR and they also support
numerous projects through the German Vodafone Foundation.
The companies are part of the Vodafone Group. Visit the websites at www.vodafone.de
and www.arcor.de for further information.
As one of the world's leading telecommunications and information technology service providers, Deutsche
Telekom AG is setting international standards.
Deutsche Telekom offers millions of private and corporate customers all over the world the entire spectrum of
modern information technology and telecommunications services – whether fixed-network, wireless and broadband or
complex IT and telecommunications (ICT) solutions for business customers.
Benefit for the customer is at the center of all of Deutsche Telekom's activities. The goal is to make Deutsche
Telekom the best and most recognized service company in the industry. That means products and services tailored
to the customer's requirements, first-class network quality and a considerable improvement in efficiency.
T-Mobile is where Deutsche Telekom bundles its mobile communications activities. T-Mobile International AG is
one of the world's leading mobile communications providers, with more than 127 million customers in Europe and
the United States. Here, too, the focus of further development is on mobile broadband services with innovative voice
and data solutions, such as the mobile Internet service web’n’walk or the social networking feature MyFaves.
For additional information about Deutsche Telekom please visit the home page: http://www.telekom.com.
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet.
Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government and
home communications, and Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking
solutions are the foundation of these networks.
Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create Internet
solutions that allow individuals, companies, and countries to increase
productivity, improve customer satisfaction and strengthen competitive
advantage. The Cisco name has become synonymous with the Internet, as well
as with the productivity improvements that Internet business solutions
provide. At Cisco, our vision is to change the way people work, live, play
NEC Europe Ltd. is a 100% subsidiary of NEC Corporation, one of the world's leading providers of
Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions. NEC Europe delivers tailored
products, services and solutions in the key fields of computers and telecommunications.
The company is dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse base of European
customers by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks. NEC Europe employs
more than 3,000 people serving customers across the entire European region.
For additional information, please visit the NEC Europe home page at: http://www.neceurope.com.
Dresden – your favorite place
The Dresden region is the largest and most important European location for microelectronics and information technology - with more
than 43.500 employees in about 1.200 companies, represented by the network "Silicon Saxony". The business sectors of local companies
include the entire value creation chain. But the development and production of electronic components and integrated circuits is one of
the most significant sectors of the Dresden microelectronic cluster. Large semiconductor fabs and almost all leading equipment manufacturers
have settled here and deliver their products worldwide: Every second microchip produced in Europe comes from Dresden. The highly motivated
and qualified experts as well as the dense network of business, science and government are a decisive factors for future investors.
Welcome to Dresden!
Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation
and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology,
as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed
services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the
world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com
Engage in conversation about Nokia Siemens Networks’ aim to reinvent the connected world at
and talk about its news at blogs.nokiasiemensnetworks.com
Find out if your country is exploiting the full potential of connectivity at connectivityscorecard.org
DLR is Germany’s national research center for aeronautics and space. Approximately 5700 people work for DLR; the center has
29 institutes and facilities at 13 locations in Germany. The DLR-Institute of Communications and Navigation – located in
Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich - develops and investigates new systems and methods for radio transmission and positioning.
Signalion was founded in 2003 as a start-up from the University of Technology Dresden. Signalion is an established provider of air-interface diagnostics solutions for
3GPP-LTE. Having introduced the first LTE test-UE to the market, Signalion is a pioneer in providing new features and solutions in
the context of LTE infrastructure testing. Signalion's 3GPP-LTE-products support wireless infrastructure development, field trials,
and inter operability and production testing. The company combines the unique experience of many years of wireless research, algorithm
implementation, and leading edge wireless system development.
Signalion is located in Dresden, a city that uniquely combines an 800-year historic, baroque background with the pulsing high-tech
multi-billion Euro semiconductor businesses that have turned the region into Europe's number one silicon site. Further information can be
found on http://www.signalion.com.
Founded in 1996 the UMTS Forum is an international industry association that is committed to the success of Third
Generation (3G) UMTS mobile systems and their Long Term Evolution. Bringing together players from across the mobile
industry on a peer-to-peer basis, the UMTS Forum promotes a common vision of 3G/UMTS and its evolution, as well as
its worldwide commercial success, and conducts studies and reports on key focus areas such as markets and trends,
spectrum and regulation, impact of technologies and implementation issues, and key growth markets. Membership of the
UMTS Forum is open to all organisations with an interest in 3G/UMTS mobile - including fixed and mobile network operators,
infrastructure vendors, terminal device manufacturers, regulators, media/content providers and developers of 3G/UMTS services and applications.
Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. The market leader in 2G and 3G mobile
technologies, Ericsson supplies communications services and manages networks that serve more than 120 million subscribers. The
company’s portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, and broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises
and developers. The Sony Ericsson joint venture provides consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.
Ericsson is advancing its vision of ‘communication for all’ through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions.
Working in 175 countries, more than 70,000 employees generated revenue of USD 27.9 billion (SEK 189 billion) in 2007. Founded in
1876 and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on the Stockholm, London and NASDAQ stock exchanges.
For more information, visit www.ericsson.com or www.ericsson.mobi.
Tektronix Communications provides network operators and equipment manufacturers around the world an unparalleled suite
of network diagnostics and management solutions for fixed, mobile, IP and converged multi-service networks. This comprehensive
set of solutions supports a range of architectures and applications such as LTE, fixed mobile convergence, IMS, broadband wireless
access, WiMAX, VoIP and triple play, including IPTV. Tektronix Communications is headquartered in Richardson, Texas. Learn more
about the company's test, measurement and network monitoring solutions by visiting:
ST-Ericsson is a world leader in developing and delivering a complete portfolio of innovative mobile platforms and cutting-edge wireless
semiconductor solutions across the broad spectrum of mobile technologies. The company is a leading supplier to the top handset
manufacturers and ST-Ericsson's products and technologies enable more than half of all phones in use today. The global company of 8,000
people generated pro-forma sales of about USD 3.6 billion in 2008. ST-Ericsson was established as a 50/50 joint venture by
STMicroelectronics and Ericsson in February 2009, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. More information about ST-Ericsson
is available at www.stericsson.com.
IEEE ICC 2009 is proud to be supported by the Saxony State Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour. For further information on the work
of ministry, please visit http://www.smwa.saxony.de/en/wu/smwa/.
Technische Universität Dresden was founded in 1828 and is among Germany's oldest and most renowned universities
of technology. The TUD is the largest university in the region, with more than 35 000 students and 7000 employees,
including about 600 professors. The current focus of the Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems at the University
of Dresden lies on the physical layer systems research, with a special emphasis on wireless radio network problems (capacity and planning),
wireless modems (mobile terminals and base stations), and IC implementation architectures. Of particular interest are problems and
solutions that are found in a trade-off between these focus areas. The chair was founded in September 1994 by an endowment of the
Mannesmann Mobilfunk GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany.