Schedule


11 June, 2018 - Pre-Congress Workshops
8:00 am
Registration Opens
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Workshop A: Evaluating, Modeling and Negotiating In-Building and Campus DAS and Small Cells Agreements
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Workshop Leaders:
Phil Zeigler
Principal Consultant
Certified In Building Engineering Technologist Training Program (CIBET)

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Alan Tilles
Chairman, Telecommunications Department
Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

This interactive workshop will address the practical considerations involved in entering into in-building/campus DAS deployment initiatives. Wireless carriers, equipment manufacturers, system integrators, and venue owners will benefit from the review and analysis of significant business, technical and legal factors in need of consideration before starting commercial or public safety wireless initiatives. Topics to be covered include:

Venue Analysis – Identifying your venue type, customers, and needs in a modern way

  • 9 segments
    • Business Need
    • Size
    • Subscriber Profiles
    • SLAs
  • Commercial
    • Coverage Priorities Stakeholder and Venue Determined
    • Capacity Needs subscriber determined
  • Public Safety
    • AHJ Determined
    • Required Certifications
    • E-911 Expectations

Evaluating Venue Investment

  • Wireless Service Provider aka Mobile Network Operator
  • Leasing Strategies and 3rd Party Owners
    • CAP Ex reimbursed by WSP’s
    • CAP Ex reimbursed by Venue
    • Venue Owned and Operated

Common DAS Deployment Models

  • Similarities among Business Models
  • Differences among Business Models

Future Drivers Affecting DAS ROI

  • Dimensions of Network Capability and projected growth rates
  • Ability of new indoor utility to expand modularly after deployment
  • The Wi-Fi Alternative
  • Public Safety Mandates
  • Location Services
  • Occupant Behavior

Agreement Structures – Bringing Analysis, Models and Future Drivers Together

  • Understanding the differences between RFI, RFP and RFQ
  • The importance of wireless access to tenants
  • Managing the intersection of IT, building and wireless contracts
  • Understanding the role of the key players involved in the negotiation process, their leverage points and key drivers
  • DAS for consumers and in-build coverage requirements for public safety

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Lunch for attendees of workshops A&B or A&C
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Workshop B: How to Design High Performance 4G Indoor Coverage and Capacity Solutions
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Workshop Leader:
Morten Tolstrup
Executive Business Development Director
JMA Wireless

This inter-active workshop will share industry-leading knowledge and experience.

As the data load grows, we need to assure more data for less cost, well-designed and implemented indoor capacity solutions is a critical part of the solution to this challenge.

Uplink is getting more and more loaded, this impacts the 4G design strategy for Indoor Solutions.

We will have a detailed look on how to assure high performance 4G Indoor designs.

Part One: “Setting the Scene”

This section will cover a short introduction to the most important parameters and terms for the basics of DAS and RF planning

  • DAS RF Basics, a few highlights…the short version
    • RF Basics
    • Propagation estimation
    • Noise figure
    • Short intro to LTE/4G
    • 4G Link budget estimation
  • DAS Performance is key....
    • Solution types
    • UL and “near-far” challenges
    • EVM, impact on throughput
    • Amplifier performance
    • PIM basics and impact on 4G

Part Two: Designing DAS for High Performance

This section focuses on how to assure the maximum data performance at the same time assuring the lowest cost per user.

  • Designing DAS for maximum data throughput
    • Estimating the capacity need now and in the future
    • Sector plans and strategy
    • Small cells & DRAN vs. DAS performance
    • Analyzing the TCO and cost of data production
  • Typical DAS Cases and pitfalls
12:00-4:00 p.m.
Workshop C: Safer Buildings Coalition Public Safety Training

Public Safety Communications is transforming the telecommunications landscape, particularly in the in-building sector. FirstNet deployment, fire and building codes requiring booster systems, NG911 location accuracy mandates, and the push to 5G have infused the industry with new energy and investment.

This interactive half-day workshop features expert presentations and town hall discussions that will examine in-building public safety communications topics from a variety of perspectives:

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Networking lunch for workshop attendees and speakers with multiple vendor exhibits and demonstrations
1:00-1:15 p.m.
Chairman’s Welcome and Opening Remarks: In-Building Public Safety Communications
– State of the Industry

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John Foley
General Manager
Safer Buildings Coalition

John will outline the key public safety trends and drivers in the current climate and set the table for the day’s sessions.

1:15-2:00 p.m.
Beyond Compliance: Why Outstanding In-Building Public Safety Communications are Critical Today
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Chief Alan Perdue (ret.), CFO, FM, MIFireE
Executive Director
Safer Buildings Coalition

Alan Perdue is the industry leading thought leader on the subject of in-building communications booster systems and the national fire and buildings codes and standards that mandate their use and installation.

Alan will present the compelling reasons these systems are critical to keeping building occupants and visitors safe, while ensuring that first responders are also safe and best capable of performing their critical services. Alan will also provide examples of current requirements, best practices, and next steps for ensuring our properties are both safe and compliant to code.

2:00-2:45 p.m.
Enterprise Public Safety Update – Focus on Higher Education, Hospitality, and Large Venues
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Mark Reynolds
Associate Director Core IT Voice Services
University of New Mexico

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Cris Kimbrough
Senior Vice President, Building Technology Services
CBRE | Valuation & Advisory Services

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Jay Floyd
Director, Wireless Infrastructure and Mobile Services
MGM Resorts International

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Jeff Alexander
Senior Vice President
ExteNet Systems

In-building public safety systems are required by National Fire Codes and Ordinances and the rules vary by jurisdiction. Industry experts from Hospitality, Higher Education, and other Large Venues discuss the technical and financial challenges they face, best practices, and lessons learned in specifying, deploying and selecting quality vendors to meet public safety communications requirements.

2:45-3:00 p.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break
3:00-3:45 p.m.
FirstNet: The National Public Safety Broadband Network – In-Building Implications, presented by AT&T and FirstNet
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Fred Scalera
Market Development Manager – FirstNet Initiative
AT&T

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Kevin Nida
Consultation lead for NV, CA & AZ
First Responder Network Authority

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will provide emergency responders with the first high-speed, nationwide broadband network for public safety. The network will allow first responders to reliably access and use mobile data applications where and when they respond. Unlike most existing public safety radio systems that use VHF and UHF push to talk radios, FirstNet will use commercial cellular technologies and have more focus on data applaictions.

Since First Responders perform the majority of their work inside structures, it is imperative that FirstNet service work inside buildings.

This expert panel will provide an executive overview of FirstNet, and then will discuss the technical and financial challenges to be overcome to make this possible, and the Public-Private Partnerships that must evolve to achieve pervasive public safety communications.

3:45-4:15 p.m.
Public Safety Communications Town Hall

Panelists from earlier presentations will return to the dais to engage the audience and each other in a Town Hall discussion and Q&A on the day’s content.

4:15-4:30 p.m.
Program Conclusion / Networking Session Begins
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Behind the Scenes Tour of Planet Hollywood DAS
facilitated by American Tower

Attendees of this tour will have exclusive access in to how the DAS within Planet Hollywood was deployed throughout the facility, including access to the inside of the telecom room.

12 June, 2018 - Conference Day One
7:30 a.m.
Registration Opens
7:30 - 8:20 a.m.
Breakfast served in the Exhibit Hall
8:20 a.m.
Chairman’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
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Kyung Mun
Principal Strategist
Mobile Experts LLC
8:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Plenary Sessions
8:30 - 9:10 a.m.
The New World of Virtualized Multi-operator, Multi-Spectrum Enterprise Systems
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Todd Landry
Corporate Vice President, Product and Market Strategy
JMA Wireless

The advent of software baseband technology combined with more flexible options to deliver a wider range of spectrum from multiple operators, solves for the real needs of enterprise venues and opens the door for billions of square feet of unaddressed demand. This session will showcase the emergence of a new segment of wireless building solutions that uniquely addresses the needs of enterprise like never before.

9:10 - 10:00 a.m.
Achieving Ubiquitous Wireless Connectivity: New Stakeholders and Evolving Business Models
(Panel Discussion)
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Jay Floyd
Director, Wireless Infrastructure and Mobile Services
MGM Resorts International

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Richard M. Grimes
Chief Operating Officer and Principal
Strategic Venue Partners, Inc.

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Cliff Kane
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Cleareon

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Jim McCulloch
Senior Vice President of Real Estate
Vertical Bridge

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Moderator

Seth Buechley
Chairman and CEO
Cathedral Consulting

  • The viability and economics of neutral host, multi-carrier, multi-technology distributed networks
  • The opportunity for converged infrastructure (fiber, pathway power, data centres, monitoring systems)
  • Network access terms – capacity allocation, shared costs, SLAs
  • Lifecycle management
  • Network extensions and upgrades
10:00 - 10:40 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:40 - 11:30 a.m.
CBRS – Capitalizing on the Possibilities of Shared Spectrum
(Panel Discussion)
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Joel Lindholm
Co-Chair, In-Building Business Working Group
CBRS Alliance and
Vice President, LTE Business
Ruckus Networks

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Amy K. Moini
Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing
QuadGen Wireless

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Lee Pucker
Chief Executive Officer
Wireless Innovation Forum

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Todd Gore
Chief Executive Officer
Federated Wireless

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Moderator:
Kyung Mun
Principal Strategist
Mobile Experts LLC

  • What use cases, ecosystem players and business models will drive the viability of CBRS
  • Coexistence mechanisms for licensed and unlicensed technologies
  • Prioritizing, assigning and managing shared spectrum frequencies
  • Examining the business and technical implications
  • Deployment and usage case studies
11:30 - 12:20 p.m.
FirstNet – Will In-building DAS be Mandated by Code Officials?
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Fred Scalera
Market Development Manager – FirstNet Initiative
AT&T

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Qumars Eghaneyan
Senior RAN Engineer
First Responder Network Authority

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Chief Alan Perdue (ret.), CFO, FM, MIFireE
Executive Director
Safer Buildings Coalition

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Moderator:
John Foley
General Manager
Safer Buildings Coalition

12:20 - 1:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:30 - 2:50 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Closed
1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Breakout Chairman:
John Foley
General Manager
Safer Buildings Coalition

Breakout One – In-Building Public Safety Communications
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Breakout Chairman:
John Foley
General Manager
Safer Buildings Coalition

1:30 - 2:10 p.m.
Hype or Huge Opportunity? Who is Growing their Business Today (Where and How?)
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Kevin Kurz
Wireless Manager South/Mid-Atlantic
Anixter, Inc.

This presentation covers the key criteria for understanding Code compliant First Responder In-Building Amplification Systems. Topics to be addressed include:

  • Understanding the market drivers / How AHJ enforcement and collaboration impacts the project
  • Overview of key market verticals in the “public access” space
  • Why is Code interpretation having a large impact on successful deployments in key MSA’s
  • Key stakeholder responsibilities and roles of the partner team
  • Lessons learned from recent incidents in the USA

2:10 - 2:50 p.m.
Pushing FirstNet into Buildings: Benefits and Opportunities
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Kevin Nida
Consultation lead for NV, CA & AZ
First Responder Network Authority

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Fred Scalera
Market Development Manager – FirstNet Initiative
AT&T

2:50 - 3:30 p.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:30 - 4:10 p.m.
Location Accuracy – Regulation That Can Drive Business
Moderator
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John Foley
General Manager
Safer Buildingd Coalition

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Art King
Director of Enterprise
SpiderCloud Wireless, Inc.

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Eric Hagerson
Principal Manager, Federal Regulatory Affairs
T-Mobile

This moderated panel discusses 911 Location Accuracy, the possible technology solutions, the NEAD (National Emergency Address Database), and the possible commercial benefits that infrastructure supporting robust Location Based Services may provide.

4:10 - 5:30 p.m.
DEEP DIVE: Key Considerations for Installing and Deploying an In-building Public Safety Communications System
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Don Henry
Director of Sales and Public Safety Program Manager
Comba

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David Adams
Senior Product Manager
PCTEL RF Solutions

  • Examining the requirements of public safety for indoor coverage
    • Extending coverage to stairwells, utility rooms
  • Design and deployment considerations – what is commercially feasible and technically rational?
  • Operational challenges associated with combined cellular/public safety DAS
    • Balancing the needs of carriers and public safety
  • Ways to comply while mitigating the expense of a separate public safety solution
  • Real life examples that demonstrate enhanced voice and data communications for first responders inside a building
Breakout Two – Network Densification Strategies

Breakout Chairman:
Kyung Mun
Principal Strategist
Mobile Experts LLC

1:30 - 2:10 p.m.
Optimizing Network Capacity and Performance with Massive MIMO
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Dennis McColl
Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
Verizon Wireless

  • Increasing cellular capacity and efficiency in high traffic urban areas
    • Capacity gains
    • Efficiency gains
  • Leveraging beamforming to enable multiple network antenna elements to transmit data simultaneously
    • Interference reduction
  • When will commercial deployments come to fruition?
2:10 - 2:50 p.m.
Leveraging C-RAN Architecture to Deliver High Capacity to Multiple Venues
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Ingo Flömer
Director of Product Management, EMEA
Cobham Wireless

  • The evolution of digital DAS and C-RAN architecture
  • Challenges and advantages of implementing C-RAN architecture for in-building applications
  • Case study
2:50 - 3:30 p.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:30 - 4:10 p.m.
Combining Multibeam Antennas and Carrier Aggregation for Urban Small Cells
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Patrick Buthmann
Vice-President, Business Development and Product Management
Communications Components, Inc. (CCI)

  • Using CBRS band for low-cost small cells
  • Advantages of multi-sector small cells
  • Carrier Aggregation vs higher order MIMO
4:10 - 4:50 p.m.
Upgrading Existing DAS to Support Future Networks
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Rick Good
Market Segment Leader - Coverage Enhancement Product
Bird

This presentation will discuss options and considerations to support future DAS networks, and ways to avoid some of the challenges that have occurred in the past when upgrading DAS systems.

4:50 - 5:30 p.m.
Monitoring and Managing your Enterprise and Public Safety Wireless Systems to Drive an Excellent Employee and Customer Experience
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Peter Lojko
Sales Director
C Squared Systems, LLC

This presentation will address the ongoing maintenance and monitoring considerations of a DAS post deployment. Topics to be addressed include:

  • You have installed the DAS now how do you operate it?
  • How do you know your system is providing great service and meeting Public Safety monitoring standards?
  • If you can’t afford staff to run a NOC, what are the alternatives?
  • Is there a way to measure the service level for voice and data that tenants are experiencing?

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
13 June, 2018 - Conference Day Two
8:00 a.m.
Registration Opens
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast served in the Exhibit Hall
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Breakout One – Business Development
8:30 - 9:10 a.m
Wall Street View of the Wireless Infrastructure Sector
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Jennifer Fritzsche
Managing Director, Equity Research Group
Wells Fargo Securities

9:10 - 10:00 a.m.
Selling to the Enterprise – What You Need to Know to be Effective in the New World Order
(Panel Discussion)
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Cris Kimbrough
Senior Vice President, Building Technology Services
CBRE | Valuation & Advisory Services

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Jon Simpson
Technical Program and Portfolio Manager, Corporate Network Deployment
Google

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Moderator:
Rich Berliner
Chief Executive Officer/Publisher
Fifth Gen Media, LLC

10:30 - 11:10 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
Breakout Two – Wireless Enterprise
9:00 - 9:10 a.m.
DAS or Small Cell? Requirements before Technology – the Process and Elements to get to the Right Solution
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Oliver Bosshard
Chief Operating Officer
Real Wireless

There are many technologies, architectures and suppliers. But a strategy for wireless communications should be technology agnostic and driven by the venue owners aspirations. This presentation will show how to get the real commercial and operational requirements and develop strategic options that meet the venue owner’s needs. Supported by case studies.

9:10 - 10:00 a.m.
Meeting the Needs of the Middleprise – Reconciling the Requirements of Carriers and Enterprise to Advance In-building Wireless Deployments in Mid-sized Buildings
(Panel Discussion)
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Bryan Brooks
Vice President, Carrier and Wholesale Services
Pavlov Media

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S. Rusty Stone
Telecommunications/Tech Project Manager
Camden Property Trust

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Tim Moynihan
Vice President of Marketing
SOLiD

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Moderator:
Nichole Thomas
Senior Director, Customer Success
Sitetracker

  • How mid-sized enterprise and venue stakeholders are justifying capital expenditure and defining ROI
  • How the type of solutions, economics and scaling changes for a mid-sized enterprise versus a large scale project
  • New applications/cutting-edge use cases for today’s DAS and small cells and how wireless solutions are changing work places and office buildings
  • How network operators, enterprise stakeholders and neutral host providers share the responsibility of management and maintenance
10:00 - 10:40 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:40 - 2:30 p.m.
Plenary Sessions
10:40 - 11:20 a.m.
The 5G Migration Path of In-building 4G Deployments
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Dr. Ahmed Hmimy
Product Line Director
CommScope

The 3GPP ratified the initial 5G standards in 2017. Although, early 5G planning will start in 2018, LTE usage and build-outs will dwarf 5G well into the next decade. For operators, neutral hosts and enterprises, the challenge is to deploy LTE systems that will support an economic migration to a mix of LTE and 5G services. This session will examine how recent advances in a C-RAN Antenna System can be leveraged to simplify LTE deployments today, while avoiding the need to rip and replace for 5G in future.

11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Rebuilding the Cities of the Future for a Connected World
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William Cune
Vice President of Network Architecture
Corning Optical Communications

There are currently multiple urban renewal or revitalization projects taking place in every metropolitan market in the United States, as well as across the globe. The reason is simple: sustainable and eco-friendly neighborhoods attract residents, professionals, visitors and businesses, which, in turn, generate economic development. These makeovers are informed by not only traditional neighborhood planning and development such as roadway, building and landscape infrastructure but, also, technology and lifestyle initiatives including “Smart” and “Mobility.” Fulfilling the promise of the bold vision for connected, high-performance, intelligent urban neighborhoods requires an evolved approach predicated upon partnership, policy and innovation. Using real and situational case studies, this presentation will “rebuild” an urban renewal neighborhood to achieve the outcome goal of enabling the connected world both indoors and outdoors and across myriad use cases including residential, commercial, hospitality, retail and more.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
The Path Forward for Outdoor Small Cells and Public Right of Way with Municipalities
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Rommel Angeles
Manager of Implementation
Verizon Wireless

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Daniel Schweizer
Director, Government Relations
Crown Castle

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David Witkowski
Executive Director, Wireless Communications Initiative
Joint Venture Silicon Valley

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Marc Blakeman
Regional Vice President, External Affairs
AT&T California

A number of U.S. states have passed legislation to promote the deployment of 4G heterogeneous networks (DAS & small cell) and pave the way for high-density 5G networks. Some of these laws are now being contested in courts, and in California, the law was passed but vetoed amid heavy opposition from a majority of the state's municipal governments. It's clear that the need for densified cellular networks still exists, and that legislative remedies to streamline application and permitting may not be the path forward to meet that need. This panel will consider the past and current state of streamlining efforts, status of possible action by the FCC in small cell rulemaking, and whether legislative remedies, alternative approaches, or a combination of the two are the best way to create a path forward to streamlined densification.

1:50 - 2:30 p.m.
Next-Generation Airports Case Study: Technology Evolution and Challenges
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Dan Elliott
Manager Communications, Integrated Operational Control Centre
Greater Toronto Airports Authority

2:30 p.m.
End of Congress
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