By Mazen Chmaytelli, President, MulteFire Alliance

As we close in on the much-anticipated release date of the 1.0 specification, Alliance members will be going global to Las Vegas for CTIA Super Mobility Week and to the Nokia campus in Paris-Saclay, France for the MulteFire Alliance Open Day and Technical Workshop.

CTIA Super Mobility Week 2016

CTIA Super Mobility Week 2016 will take place September 7-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event focuses on mobile innovation, reimagining and redefining every part of daily life – from the office to home, networks to retail, health and auto. Experts from across the wireless ecosystem, including the MulteFire Alliance, will be onsite to help define the future of wireless.

The MulteFire Alliance will showcase technology demonstrations from Alliance members Athonet, Nokia and Qualcomm in our booth #3937 in the Tower & Small Cell Summit area. We will also be hosting 1:1 meetings to share details about MulteFire’s high performance capabilities, enhanced coverage and LTE-like performance in the unlicensed spectrum.

Alliance members will also participate in the Tower & Small Cell Summit panel, Wi-Fi and LTE Coexistence in Unlicensed Bands: Carrier-grade Wi-Fi, Mobile Offload, Hotspot 2.0, LAA Networks and MulteFire, Thursday, September 8, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in San Polo rooms 3401-3501 of the Sands Expo. The panel will be moderated by Randall Schwartz, Wireless 20/20 and will feature MulteFire Alliance members: Art King, Director of Enterprise Services & Technologies, SpiderCloud Wireless; Jim Rydberg, Head of Solutions Architecture, Small Cells, Nokia; and Neville Meijers, VP, Small Cells, Qualcomm Labs.

Please contact us if you are attending CTIA and would like to request a meeting.

MulteFire Open Day & Technical Workshop

Across the pond, and also on Wednesday, September 7, the MulteFire Alliance will be hosting a MulteFire Open Day and Technical Workshop at the Nokia facilities in Paris-Saclay, France. This half-day event offers mobile operators, enterprise, cable operators, venue owners and end users an opportunity to learn more about the benefits of MulteFire technology through panel discussions, technical sessions, product demos and a networking reception. The technical workshop will provide insight into the MulteFire specification, Release 1.0 that is currently under way, along with deep-dive sessions into MulteFire’s end-to-end architecture, neutral host capabilities and radio link.

If you would like to attend the MulteFire Alliance Open Day and Technical Workshop on September 7, please RSVP today.

We hope you are able to meet with the Alliance at one of these exciting upcoming events. We look forward to sharing more about what is to come for MulteFire.

mazen_chmaytelli-hiresMazen Chmaytelli serves as LTE Unlicensed Business Development lead for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. In this role, Mazen oversees the continued evolution of LTE-based technology for unlicensed spectrum (LTE-U / LAA / MulteFire) strategy globally.

As of June 2016, Mazen was also appointed as the MulteFire Alliance President. In this role, Mazen is responsible for the overall functions of an industry organization and functioning business within BoD-set policy frameworks. Managing the global ecosystem and operations for MulteFire to support development of technical specifications, certification programs, and coordination with related industry groups and regulators.

Mazen has over 20 years’ experience across all major wireless telecommunications technologies and a broad range of expertise in areas including business development, business negotiations, product management, new product development and technical marketing.

Mazen has also held several other positions for Qualcomm including product management for mobile devices, EV-DO technical marketing, BREW/uiOne product management, FLO Technologies business development, head of LTE Broadcast (eMBMS) business development and product management, and Small Cell business development lead for worldwide operators.

Mazen is a registered professional engineer in the State of California, a Senior IEEE member, a registered attorney with the California Bar, and a registered patent attorney with the USPTO. As an inventor, he holds 37 USPTO issued patents covering a range of telecommunications and software designs.

Mazen has a B.S. and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University Of San Diego School Of Law.