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AGL Local Summit – Atlanta

November 8, 2018 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Learn from industry leaders and technology experts. Interact with existing clients and establish new relationships. Showcase your company’s products and services. Increase brand recognition throughout the wireless industry.

Early Bird Rate: $199
Standard Rate: $250
On-site Registration: $299

Discounts for SWAP members and government employees.
Includes breakfast and lunch during the summit, and drinks and appetizers during the networking event.



November 8, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States
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(404) 521-0000


AGL Media Group
(714) 504-1145

Session Topics

  • Fiber: the Light at the End of the Wireless Cable
  • Small Cells Update: Regulatory and Siting Issues
  • Wireless Infrastructure Gets SaaS-y with the Carriers
  • Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum
  • Towers on the Cutting Edge of Computing



8:00 AM
Registration, Networking Breakfast and Exhibitor Display
9:05 AM
Opening Keynote
MARTARepresentatives of inSite Wireless Group and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will deliver a case study on the MARTA DAS buildout. David Weisman, CEO, and Robb Alarcon, VP of DAS Engineering and Operations, inSite Wireless Group will highlight how the DAS is being designed, built and operated. Once it is completed, the service footprint will include 15 stations, 11 miles of tunnels, 170 remote amplifiers, more than 390 antennas and more than 100,000 feet of fiber.
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9:35 AM
Fiber: the Light at the End of the Wireless Cable
Mobile network operators like Verizon and AT&T have spent money like crazy on fiber-optic systems to underpin broadband wireless services. They know fiber holds the key to deploying next-generation consumer wireless and enterprise communications. Tower companies know it, too, which has led some of them to diversify into fiber deployment. Some companies that own miles of fiber routes have become small cell providers. Where does this leave you? Come to this session to learn where fiber will lead to next. Find out how fiber affects your company today and the opportunities it will give you tomorrow.
Sponsored by SQUANSQUAN
Don Bishop (MOD),
AGL Media Group
Scot Bohaychyk,
Keith Pennachio,
Steven Strickland,
10:20 AM
Small Cells Update: Regulatory and Siting Issues
You’ve heard about the FCC’s ruling to streamline small cell regulatory requirements. But this is only the beginning of the process. What’s next? Meanwhile, what other remedies do you have to speed the deployment of your small cells? Stay on top of the latest in regulatory and field developments as the wireless industry endeavors to plant hundreds of thousands of small cells.
Bryan N. Tramont (MOD),
Wilkinson Barker Knauer
H. Anthony Lehv,
Mike Roden,
James Swope,
City of Johns Creek, Georgia
Ken Wedholm,
STEALTH Concealment Solutions
11:05 AM
Networking and Exhibitor Display
Sponsored by Advanced Lighting Technology, Ltd. (ALT)ALT
11:20 AM
Wireless Infrastructure Gets SaaS-y with the Carriers
If your company could perform work faster without losing track of details, it would make you more money, right? Efficiency leads to profit. When you perform work for wireless carriers, you face tight deadlines and even tighter budgets. Software as a service (SaaS) has an answer for you. It can help you automate, replicate and manage build-outs for small cells, macro towers and rooftop sites. SaaS hasn’t become a $181 billion industry for doing nothing. It became a giant industry by helping folks like you. Let this session untangle the mystery for you.
Rick Heilbrunn (MOD),
AGL Media Group
Cameron Galbraith,
Sonya Roshek,
B+T Group
Rob Tymchyshyn,
12:05 PM
Presentation by National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE)
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1:15 PM
Womens Wireless Leadership Forum: Leading the Way for the Next Generation
Successful women wireless telecom executives share their experiences – the successes and the challenges of their carriers moving up through the ranks. Centering on how their careers and experiences were shaped by the predominantly male culture plus ideas and recommendations for the next generation of women leaders.
Carrie Charles (MOD),
Gina Cacciatorre,
Carolyn Hardwick,
Emily Kosmalski,
2:00 PM
Networking and Exhibitor Display
Sponsored by Womens Wireless Leadership Forum (WWLF)Womens Wireless Leadership Forum
2:15 PM
Towers on the Cutting Edge of Computing
What difference does it make to have an edge-computing micro-datacenter at your antenna site? It ties your antenna sites into the radical vision needed for 5G to achieve fundamental changes for wireless communications. Above all, it makes your antenna sites attractive to wireless carriers. Possibly the most tantalizing vision reveals the use of macrotowers as locations for edge-computing datacenters for crucial reductions in network latency. Learn about the opportunity of hosting a mini-datacenter next to your tower, where your tenants may expand beyond the wireless carriers to include the FANGs (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google) and who knows who else? This session will help you take part in this new frontier.
Kenton Wallace (MOD),
B+T Group
Bernard Borghei,
Vertical Bridge
Greg Pettine,
Shane Ward,
CTI Towers
David Wortman,
3:15 PM
3:15 – 5:00 PM
Networking Reception
Sponsored by ExteNet SystemsExteNet Systems