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The 1000x Challenge-Ensuring Optimal User Experience: The Path to a 1,000x Increase in Capacity for Mobile Networks

December 11, 2012



qualcomm Qualcomm Experience 2012


The 1000x Challenge-Ensuring
Optimal User Experience:

The Path to a 1,000x Increase in Capacity for Mobile Networks

QC Experience The 1000X Challenge from CommNexus on Vimeo.


With over 6 billion connections, mobile networks represent the biggest technology platform in the history of mankind. Mobile devices are becoming a primary gateway for interactions with other people, media consumption and even content creation. The cellular infrastructure, originally designed to carry voice traffic, now also needs to support web access, social networking, connected applications, interactive gaming, online shopping, internet radio and video streaming. While capacity has always been a matter of focus for the wireless industry, cumulative sales of 5 billion smartphones and millions of other tablets, notebooks and mobile devices in the next five years will create unprecedented demand for wireless network providers. Operators need to prepare for this surge in data demand, with some suggesting the need to plan for 1000x growth.In this session you will hear from Matt Grob, CTO of Qualcomm, about the technology path his company is taking to maximize the use of spectrum and address the capacity challenge. Attendees will learn how a combination of additional licensed WAN spectrum, extreme cell site densification and high efficiency techniques in wireless communication can provide operators with the capacity that users will demand. Furthermore, Mr. Grob will share how achieving 1000x in capacity will require a change in the wireless ecosystem mindset, a new vision in which networks are planned in a very different way.

Also at this Headliner event will be several EvoNexus and QualcommLabs@EvoNexus companies that will be demoing their new technologies!


Matt Grob
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Qualcomm Incorporated

Matt Grob is executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and chief technology officer. In this role, he is responsible for the oversight of Qualcomm’s technical path, the coordination of R&D activities across the company, and the development of next-generation wireless technologies. He also directs the Company’s broad portfolio of research projects with topics ranging from 3G HetNets to small cells. In addition, Grob leads Qualcomm Research and Qualcomm Corporate Engineering Services, and he is a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee.Grob joined Qualcomm in 1991 as an engineer. His contributions include system design, standardization and project leadership for programs including the early CDMA data services; the Globalstar satellite based mobile voice and data system and later 1x EV-DO high-speed wireless Internet access technology. His focus on cellular data services led to his assignment as co-project engineer for the HDR (High Data Rate) program starting in 1997. This new high-speed Internet access technology became standardized as 1x EV-DO and was commercialized throughout the world. Innovations and techniques from these programs also helped UMTS’ evolution to HSPA. In 1998, Grob was promoted to lead the Company’s R&D system engineering group and in 2006, he became in charge of Qualcomm Research.The mission of Qualcomm Research is to push the boundaries of wireless, to innovate, and to explore new services and technologies by focusing on longer-term and often higher-risk projects. Recently, Qualcomm Research efforts have expanded in scale and scope. With offices in Austria, China, England, Germany, India, Korea, and the USA, Qualcomm Research continues to have a strong focus on core cellular WAN technology as well as exciting new areas including 3G HetNets, augmented reality, context awareness, LTE Advanced, LTE Direct and small cells.Grob holds a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Bradley University. He is a member of the IEEE and holds more than 70 patents.

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012


– Reception/Technology Demos
6:15PM – Program Begins
7:45PM – Program Ends

CommNexus Mentor Sponsor Employees Attend FREE!

Agilent AIS Bank of America Merrill Lynch Broadcom CareFusion
Cooley  Cox Communications Cricket
D&K Engineering Entropic Communications
Ernst & Young LLP HP Huawei Hughes Marino InterDigital
Intuit Irvine Company Knobbe Martens Legend 3D LG Electronics
Mintz Levin Morrison & Foerster Motorola Nokia Pegasus Building Services
Peregrine Semiconductor PWC Procopio Qualcomm redIT
SDG&E, A Sempra Energy Utility Sierra Wireless Silicon Valley Bank Sony Electronics TriNET HR Corp
Verizon ViaSat Wilson Sonsini

Regular Pricing:
– Pre-Registration
– At-the-Door
– Students & Military



Qualcomm Headquarters
Building N
, Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall

5775 Morehouse Drive,
San Diego, CA 92121

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December 11, 2012
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