Video Delivery over Broadband and Narrowband Wireless Networks: Challenges and Opportunities

    Organizers: Sujit Dey and Kevin Shatzkamer

    Abstract: As mobile operators continue the trend of laying additional services (other than voice) over their 3G and 4G infrastructure, wireless video is gaining momentum as a revenue-generating opportunity. Video can be classified into three key areas-video communications, video on demand, and live video streaming. Each of these requires unique end-to-end treatment in order to ensure high-quality delivery of video to the end user. This panel brings together best-of-breed vendors with technologies ranging from Layer 2 through Layer 7 to provide end-to-end, top-to-bottom delivery of video solutions to mobile subscribers.

    Topics to be discussed during this session include IP QoS, call admission control, bit-rate starvation techniques, video acceleration and optimization, video encoding and transcoding, and video storage and distribution. This panel is primarily meant to understand the challenges, strategies, techniques, and solutions for deploying high-quality, large-scale video to subscribers.


    Fay Arjomandi - Chief Technology Officer, Mobidia: Ms. Arjomandi has more than 10 years of experience in wireless communications technologies with the proven talent and ability to quickly convert technical ideas to marketable products. She has an extensive knowledge of wireless networks, applications, and protocol development. Ms. Arjomandi works closely with research, engineering, and marketing to assure a successful implementation of the technologies into highly scalable component architectures that fit with the need of market. She co-founded L3 Technology and worked for MDSI's telecommunications division as technology specialist and software developer for Infonet and SoftCom.

    Kevin Shatzkamer - Chief Architect, WiMAX/CDMA, Cisco Systems: Mr. Shatzkamer has supported Cisco engineering and customer deployments of mobile technologies, including GPRS/UMTS/CDMA/WiMAX mobile access, content-based charging, deep packet inspection, security, and QoS. He has worked with Tier-1 mobile operators on every continent, and has numerous pending patents related to these technologies. For the last year, Mr. Shatzkamer has been focused on Consulting Systems Architecture for WiMAX and CDMA technologies, including access/RAN, IP networking, video delivery, and End-to-End Quality of Service. Mr. Shatzkamer holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Florida and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University.

    Sujit Dey - Chief Technology Officer, Ortiva Wireless: Dr. Dey has more than 20 years of experience in research, technology, and product development in wireless networks, wireless multimedia systems, circuits, and design tools. He founded Ortiva Wireless in 2004 based on innovative technologies developed at the University of California, San Diego, where he is a professor and heads the Mobile Systems Design and Test Laboratory. Dr. Dey is affiliated with the California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology, and the UCSD Center for Wireless Communications. Dr. Dey has served in leadership roles at Zyray Wireless, ST Microelectronics, and NEC USA.

    Kay Johansson - Chief Technology Officer, MobiTV: Kay Johansson serves as the Chief Technology Officer at MobiTV driving the creation, development and deployment of mobile television technologies on mobile devices and personal computers over the broad array of networks. Prior to joining MobiTV in 2006, Johansson served as the CTO of Popwire, a former Ericsson company, where he led development and product strategy. He has extensive experience building media delivery solutions from server to handset. While at Popwire, Johansson and his team were instrumental in designing an end-to-end media streaming infrastructure that is the core of Ericsson's media delivery system. In 2000 Popwire, together with Ericsson, launched the first official television broadcast over a 3G network. Johansson is co-inventor of two patents for streaming and bandwidth adaptation techniques over wireless networks submitted by Popwire. Popwire's customers include Apple Computer, ABC, MTV, BBC, CTIA, Ericsson, Microsoft, Vodafone, 3 and other industry leaders.