9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.        Welcome
FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell

                                          Photo | Remarks

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.      Panel I:  Wireless Broadband Technologies

                                          FCC Commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy, moderator



o        Latest technology developments

o        Creation of seamless, integrated networks

o        Device factors, such as battery life and screen size

o        Wireless broadband technology standards


o        Pierre de Vries
Chief of Incubation, Advanced Strategies and Policy Group Microsoft Corporation


o        Guy Kelnhofer
Chief Executive Officer
NextNet Wireless


o        Margaret LaBrecque
Regulatory Task Force Chairperson
WiMax Forum
Director of Industry Programs, Broadband Wireless Division


o        Brian Markwalter
Senior Director, Technology and Standards
Consumer Electronics Association


o        David Reeder
Vice President Sales,
North America
Airspan Networks


11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.    Break


11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    Panel II:  Broadband Business Strategies

                                          FCC Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein, moderator



o        Mobile and fixed wireless business plans

o        Impact of Wi-Fi

o        Gauging consumer demand

o        Ways to integrate landline and wireless networks



o        Michael Anderson
Chief Information Officer


o        Paul Berriman
Senior Vice President of Strategy and Marketing
PCCW Limited


o        Atish Gude
Vice President, Strategic Planning and Corporate Strategy
Nextel Communications


o        Doug Sobieski
Vice President, Broadband Wireless Services
XO Communications


o        Bill Stone
Executive Director, Network Strategy
Verizon Wireless


o        Richard Wong
General Manager, Messaging Applications


12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.      Demonstration Room Open

                                          Demonstration Photos


12:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.      Lunch Break


1:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.        Afternoon Opening Remarks

Lauren Van Wazer, Associate Chief, Office of Engineering & Technology

Joel Taubenblatt, Chief, Broadband Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau


2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.        Panel III:  Barriers to Entry in the Broadband Market


                                          FCC Commissioner Kevin J. Martin, moderator




o        Examination of regulatory and other barriers, including deployment costs, cost of capital, and access to spectrum

o        Impact of regulation on investment

o        Ways to maximize flexibility in allocating and licensing spectrum



o        Andrew Kreig
Wireless Communications Association


o        Rick Kunze


o        Jeanette Radcliffe
Manager of Spectrum Marketing
Australian Communications Authority


o        Scott Slater
Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor
Personal Broadband Industry Association


o        Charles Townsend
Managing General Partner
Aloha Partners
700 MHz Advancement Coalition


3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.        Break


3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.        Panel IV:  Looking to the Future

                                          FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps, moderator




o        Steps to making wireless the glue that will link disparate broadband networks

o        Which broadband applications will be successful?

o        Convergence and integration of wireless and wireline, fixed and mobile, licensed and unlicensed technologies



o        Martin Cooper
Chairman and Co-Founder


o        Duncan Davidson
SkyPilot Network


o        Valerie Holt
Consultant and Advisor
Reciva Limited


o        José Rodriguez
Chief Executive Officer
Hispanic Information Television Network


o        Sai Subramanian
Vice President, Product Management and Strategic Marketing
Navini Networks


o        Motorola
Speaker TBD


4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.        Closing Remarks

                                          John B. Muleta, Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau





            Audio/Video coverage of the event will be broadcast live over the Internet from the FCC’s Audio/Video Events web page at www.fcc.gov/realaudio.  Copies of any materials made available to the public at this meeting will be available on the FCC’s website at http://wireless.fcc.gov/outreach/2004broadbandforum.


Reasonable Accommodations

Open captioning will be provided for this event.  Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request.  To request such accommodations, please include a description of the accommodation you require along with your contact information.  While all requests will be accepted, last minute requests may be impossible to fill.  Requests may be sent via e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov, or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY).

Additional Information


Parties interested in submitting information, such as presentations of white papers, relevant to the wireless broadband industry may do so via the FCC’s website at http://wireless.fcc.gov/outreach/2004broadbandforum.  Additional information concerning this event may be obtained from the FCC’s website at http://wireless.fcc.gov/outreach/2004broadbandforum.



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Wednesday, May 19, 2004