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AGL June Virtual Summit

June 8 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Don’t miss the June AGL Virtual Summit! Bringing you high-quality education from the safety and comfort of your home or office.

Date: June 8, 2021
Start Time: 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern

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Details

Date:
June 8
Time:
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Website:
https://www.crowdcast.io/e/aglvirtual-june2021/

Organizer

AGL Media Group
Phone:
(714) 504-1145
Email:
summits@aglmediagroup.com

Agenda

Keynote: FirstNet Goes 5G

The recent fourth anniversary of the public-private partnership formed by the First Responder Network Authority also marked the launch of FirstNet Authority’s multi-phase, multi-year journey to deliver full 5G capabilities for public safety. Edward Parkinson will discuss how FirstNet has successfully deployed infrastructure and how it plans to build on that success to further unify first responder communications with the latest generation of wireless technology.

Speaker:
Edward Parkinson,
CEO, FirstNet Authority
Increasing ROI at the Tower
Towers have always been a real estate play; however, today, tower companies can increase their return on investment far beyond RAD centers. This panel will explore the multiple ways that you can increase the cash flow from your telecom facilities. Whether it is power to the tower, fiber transport or edge compute, towers can provide carriers with a raft of value-add services . From industry experts, you will find out about the challenges and opportunities of diversifying the services that you can provide the carriers.
Speakers:
Spencer Kurn(mod),
New Street Research
John Sciarabba,
Alden Systems
Ed Knapp,
American Tower
Ariel Rubin,
Vertical Bridge
Rural Coverage Opportunities and Challenges
Plenty of money has been pledged to closing the digital divide. Building on what started with the Connect America Fund, the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, the 5G Fund for Rural America and possibly new legislation, the “Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act,” will make billions of dollars available to build out broadband to unserved and underserved areas of the nation. Also, remember that all the tribal communities are receiving wireless buildouts. This Herculean effort requires building hundreds of towers, thousands of route miles of fiber and large numbers of data centers. Learn from a wide array of experts about how the communications infrastructure industry will meet these challenges.
Speakers:
Jeff Johnston (mod),
CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange
Lori Sherwood,
Render Networks
John Nettles,
Pine Belt Communications
Bill Baker,
Nextlink Internet
Initiatives Grow the Communications Infrastructure Workforce and Increase Diversity
You can tell by the other panels at this show that there is abundant opportunity for growth in the communications infrastructure industry. Success requires having enough trained technicians to handle all the work. Additionally, studies show that recruiting people of different gender, race, and age not only allows a company to mirror its customer base but also improves its bottom line. In this panel, you will learn about progress in the development of programs that encourage diversity, apprenticeships, recruitment of veterans, certification and compliance. To deploy 5G, the industry is expected to need at least 20,000 more technicians. This panel will show how to make that happen.
Speakers:
Todd Schlekeway (mod),
NATE
Duane MacEntee,
National Wireless Safety Alliance
Stephanie Brewer,
USA Telecom Insurance Services
Louise Butler,
Transit Wireless

Sponsors

Total Tech Sponsor

RayCap

Raycap has a unique combination of small-cell technology, expertise and manufacturing to help you speed the deployment of 4G or 5G wireless networks. We combine unique products and deep experience to help solve deployment challenges – on time, on budget, no surprises. Our integrated fully concealed, and carrier-approved small cell poles provide solutions for any site, and now, with our exclusive InvisiWave® material, the concealment of 5G mmWave small cell sites are made easy as well.

C-Band Auctions and New Small Cell Formats Drive 5G Expansion

Small Cell Concealments Product Guide

Raycap Capabilities Infographic 2020


Site Pro 1

Valmont Site Pro 1 is the premier manufacturer and distributor of wireless site components and safety products. Our strengths are a massive inventory in nine locations around the United States and an infrastructure that is built to act immediately to our customers’ needs. Visit SitePro1.com to learn more.

Small Cell Solutions

Wireless Site Components Catalog

Safety, Supply & Rigging Catalog


Vertical Bridge

Vertical Bridge is the largest private owner and manager of communication infrastructure in the U.S., dedicated to providing our customers with superior service in a dynamic market. Vertical Bridge currently has more than 307,000 owned and master-leased sites nationwide, including wireless and broadcast towers, rooftops, billboards, utility attachment, convenience store and other site locations in support of wireless network deployments.


B + T Group

Company Description: B+T Group has grown steadily and strategically since we began in 2000 – as a home-based consulting firm. B+T is a full-service wireless engineering, construction and technical services firm dedicated to building and maintaining the safest, most reliable wireless network infrastructure in the country. We exist to create and keep customers. Simple as that. So while we support customers with our engineering and field services expertise, our foundation is built on taking care of our customers. We deliver work without surprises or excuses, and we all pitch in to do what needs to be done.


Top Tech Sponsor

Aurora Insight

Alden’s purpose is to create better communities through better infrastructure. We serve the people that power, connect, and inform the world, including utilities, communications, broadband providers and their engineering and construction partners. We ensure our clients improve internal and external communication to enable data-driven decisions with a collaborative system designed to speed up service deployment. The Alden One platform is a centralized database of assets and activities that provides clarity and control through business process automation. www.aldensys.com

Case Study: Tilson Technology – Innovating & Multitasking

Case Study: IREA: In Perfect Alignment

Case Study: Minnesota Power


Aurora Insight

We empower wireless-centric organizations to make smarter, faster, data-driven decisions, by providing the most advanced information and insights available on spectrum and wireless networks. With the most advanced sensor technology of its kind, Aurora Insight measures the global radio frequency environment and uses advanced machine learning algorithms to turn trillions of RF measurements into valuable information. Partnering with companies across the entire wireless industry, from cellular carriers to regulators, Aurora Insight fuels data-driven decision-making for long-term, sustainable growth, and connectivity.

Take Control of Your Growth Strategy


KEYNOTE SPONSOR

Gap Wireless

With the deep expertise necessary to deliver unparalleled physical and virtual network intelligence, VIAVI Solutions helps service providers and their ecosystems, to deploy, maintain, optimize, and evolve complex wireless networks. As pioneers in fiber testing, inspection, and characterization, VIAVI has a long history of successful collaboration with communication companies and draws upon that experience to solve modern problems. Formerly JDSU, VIAVI delivers the broadest range of integrated network test & measurement instruments, analytics, and intelligence tools available today. We help keep mobile devices connected and data flowing with our advanced suite of Service Assurance solutions.

Cell Site Installation Poster

Testing 5G: Supplement to Understanding 5G

5G Fronthaul Handbook


Sponsors

Wireless Infrastructure Association NATE Volserver Wireless Infrastructure Association