AGL Media Group has announced the topics for its sessions planned for the AGL Chicago Summit on May 1. The day-long conference will feature four sessions covering towers, drones, small cells and in-building wireless. The panels will feature speakers from Vertical Bridge, Sitetracker, Stealth Concealment Solutions, ExteNet, CommScope, Valmont Industries, Clearfield, T-Mobile, NATE, Wells Fargo Securities, MVP Capital and AGL Magazine.
Taking Advantage of the Towering Opportunities
You’ve heard the 5G hype. Find out the 5G reality. In this session, you will learn what the carriers are doing to build the next generation of wireless infrastructure. Examples include the role 4G LTE Advance plays with 5G NR, which spectrum is seeing the most action and the effect on the wireless infrastructure. What the carriers are building and where they are building make a difference to your business. Besides hearing about that, learning how the relationship between the carrier and tower companies continues to evolve in the maturing tower market maybe even more important. Come and learn about the tower opportunities.
Drones Come of Age in Aiding Towers
Not too long ago, unmanned aerial vehicles or drones held much promise for the tower industry to hoist cameras for a bird’s eye view of the structures and provide valuable information the structures and the attached equipment. Since then, back office equipment to process drone-gathered images and videos into actionable information, along with cloud storage to access that information, have advanced enough to make drone use commonplace. Learn how drones are making tower companies more aware of their vertical real estate with precision 3-D models for their towers. Technicians can now be safer because they have more knowledge about the towers they climb.
Small Cells, Street Lights, Fiber and the Future
Small cell deployments stimulate interest in camouflage. For example, jurisdictions averse to additional vertical infrastructure in their rights of way find streetlight deployments to be a popular alternative. Let this session’s panelists help you to understand what criteria jurisdictions use to choose streetlight designs. They also will update you about cities’ steps to standardize small cells and how to facilitate extending fiber-optic cable to light poles. Find out who is taking advantage today’s small cell deployment opportunities as we, the wireless industry, stand ready to provide half a million small cells in the next five years.
Signaling the Future of IBW Communications
First, the carriers didn’t want to provide in-building wireless. Next, they built out the highest-profile venues. Finally, they stopped. The IBW industry has worked to reduce the cost of deployments through new technology, and it has created new ways of helping the enterprises to fit wireless into their budgets. This panel will discuss how technology has improved and new ways of simplifying wireless in the enterprise space. With 80 percent of all wireless data sessions initiated indoors, it is clear there is plenty of opportunity for you in the IBW space.