3rd NGN Workshop

The 3rd NGN Workshop was held on 23 February 2009 in the Congress Hall at Prague Airport, Czech Republic.

This workshop was intended to be informational, and aimed to bring together people from NRENs, vendors, regional networks, and academic institutes to discuss currently-evolving lower-layer issues. The programme covered next-generation wireless, 3.x/4G mobile, and satellite networking amongst other technologies. These are developments that are becoming increasingly interesting to research and education networks, but about which there is limited knowledge within the community.

Time Presentation
10.00-10.05 Welcome and Introduction
Kevin Meynell, TERENA (slides)
10.05-11.00 Building a regional wireless network
Barry Forde, Lancaster University (slides)
11.00-11.45 WiMAX Developments
Pavel Hobaus, Cisco Wireless (slides)
11.45-12.15 Portable WLANs
Mark O'Leary, JANET(UK) (slides)
12.15-13.15 Lunch
13.15-13.45 Mobile Broadband for R&E Customers
Eoin Kenny, HEAnet (slides)
13.45-14.15 Satellite Broadband
Kevin Prescott, Avanti Communications plc (slides)
14.15-14.45 Communications for remote institutions
Jem Taylor, University of the Highlands and Islands (slides)
14.45-15.15 Developing and Managing a Metropolitan Wireless Network
Zbigniew Oltuszyk, PSNC (slides)
15.15-15.45 Coffee Break
15.45-17.15 Panel Discussion