SCF Densification Summit, Mumbai 

4-5 October 2017, Reliance Jio Campus, Navi Mumbai

India is clearly set to be a hugely important market for our industry.

In 2016 GSMA reported that India will have almost one billion unique mobile subscribers by 2020. It is already the world’s second-largest smartphone market.

The Densification Summit is SCF’s first event in India. Its focus will be on understanding the requirements and opportunities associated with this exciting market. It’s also a chance for attendees to exchange ideas around the technology and business factors that are driving densification.

This is an essential event for all those interested in hearing, at first hand, the developing requirements of India’s MNOs and exchanging ideas with industry innovators. We’re expecting a full range of operators, vendors, industry partners and system integrators to offer regional and national insight. This event is open to members and non-members.

And our host Reliance Jio has kindly offered presentations from senior executives to provide us with in-depth insights into the challenges and opportunities associated with deployment and operation in this important market. 


  • Boardroom (Second Floor, North Wing, Building 1)

    10:00 – 11:30

    Key notes

    • SCF Keynote – David Orloff (Chairman of SCF & ATT Director, RAN Product Introduction)
    • Market analysis, Caroline Gabriel,  Rethink Research
    • Reliance JIO Welcome Notes – Tareq Amin (SVP, Technology Development and Automation)

    State of the industry insights from Jio

    1. Product Development Story
    • Small Cell / HetNet Philosophy and Approach – Robert Pippert (VP, Technology Development, Wireless and Common Platforms)
    • Enhanced User experience with LTE & WiFi coexistence – Ravi Sinha (Director, Advance Technologies)
    • Disruptive Solution Development Model – Manish Gangey (VP, Small Cell Platforms)
    • SON – A luxury or essential for network management? – Sundaresh (Head of SON Technology Development)
    11:30 – 12:00Refreshments
    12:00 – 13:30
    • Multi generation, Multi RAN access through Converged Core – Anil Pawar
    • Panel Q&A – Product Dev Team

    2. Planning and Execution

    • Small cell network planning – Moradhwaj Patle (Head, Small Cells P&E)
    • Reliance JIO Small Cell Deployment Stories – Moradhwaj Patle (Head- Small Cells P&E)
    • JCP – JIO’s automation journey – Vikas Kukreja (Vice President – Network Planning and Engineering)
    • Operations – Selvinson Selvanayagam ( Senior Vice President, Network Performance)
    13:30 – 14:30Lunch
    14:30 – 16:15
    • Technology Labs – Aayush Bhatnagar (Senior Vice President, Technology Labs)
    • Panel Q&A – Planning and Execution

    SCF JIO Partner’s Presentations

    • Qualcomm – Small Cell- An integral part of Modern Networks“, Vagadia Rajan (Senior Director, Business Development)
    • Airspan – “Small Cell Impact on 4G Networks and Migration to 5G”, Moti Bitter (Chief Product Officer)
    • Mojo Networks – “Deploying a Billion User WiFi Network”- Kiran Deshpande (Co-Founder)
    • Facebook – “Fiber in the air: Millimeter wave technology for making the world more connected”, Mark Kelley (Product SME)
    • Cisco – “RJIO & Cisco delivering a 5G Ready Network: Seamlessly integrating licensed and unlicensed radio access technologies”, Amit Ghadge, Product Manager – Engineering
    16:15 – 16:45Refreshments
    17:00 – 18:00

    Reliance JIO User Experience Centre Tour

  • Boardroom (Second Floor, North Wing, Building 1)

    10:00 -11:30

    Technologies for densification
    Session Chair: Prabhakar Chitrapu, AT&T and Chair SCF TECH & 5G Group

    • SCF: Tech overview past/present/future, session chair
    • Densification – Vodafone India Story” by Ajay Manghat, Senior Vice President, Access Planning, Vodafone India

    Case studies:

    • RAN Virtualization using the Mobile CORD Platform”, Vivek Jha, Radisys
    • CloudRAN & Evolution to 5G” – Kunal Patil, VP, Business Development, APAC region, Mavenir
    • Edge Computing” –  Andy Hobbs, Senior Manager of Systems Engineering & Solutions at Quortus
    • Real World Orchestration & applications for Densification” – Mark Gilmour, Director Mobile Portfolio Strategy, Ciena
    • Wrap-up: Requirements summary and actions, with Jio and SCF
    11:30 – 12:00Refreshments
    12:00 – 13:30

    Tech cont. & Rural and Remote
    Session Chair: Zahid Ghadialy, Parallel Wireless

    • SCF activity overview – Zahid Ghadialy, Parallel Wireless
    • Jio: Rural and Remote, requirements and issues

    Rural and Remote case studies:

    • Parallel Wireless Rural and Remote Case Studies” – Zahid Ghadialy, Parallel Wireless
    • Emerging Market Ecosystems for Mobile Broadband” – Jai Rajaraman, Global Head of Technology, GSMA
    • Connecting the next billion” – Mark Kelley, Facebook [TBC]
    • Wrap-up: Requirements summary and actions, with Jio and SCF
    13:30 – 14:30Lunch
    14:30 – 16:00

    Enterprise / Indoor / Private
    Session Chair: Caleb Banke, Qualcomm and Chair SCF Marketing Group

    • SCF activity overview- session chair
    • Jio: Enterprise issues and requirements

    Enterprise case studies:

    • Mass deployment – what is *really* needed?” – Mike Cronin, Node H
    • How Small Cells Resolve Design Challenges in a Dense Venue” – Georges Kechichian, Senior Vice President of Engineering, iBwave
    • Covering High Rise Residential”- Piyush Raj, American Tower
    • Wrap-up: Requirements summary and actions, Jio and SCF
    16:00 – 16:30Refreshment
    16:30 – 18:00

    Urban / Outdoor/ Public
    Session Chair: Martin Ljungberg, Ericsson

    • SCF activity overview – session chair

    Urban case studies:

    • Urban Case Studies” – Martin Ljungberg, Strategic Product Manager, Small Cells Solutions at Ericsson
    • Maximising ROI and User Experience with outdoor small cells” – Damiano Coletti, VP Strategy & Marketing Airspan Networks
    • Wrap-up: Requirements summary and actions, Jio and SCF
    18:00 – 18:30Wrap-Up & Next Steps
     David Orloff, Chair Small Cell Forum

This workshop is open to members and non members. Register today or contact for further information.



Hosted at the offices of Reliance Jio

Building 1
Reliance Corporate Park,
Thane Belapur Road, Ghansoli,
Navi Mumbai – 
400 701 Maharashtra India 

Board Meeting

Board meeting Tuesday 3 October 2017 at 4pm

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