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AGL Local Summit – NorCal

January 25, 2018 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

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.



January 25, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


San Ramon Marriott
2600 Bishop Dr
San Ramon, CA 94583 United States
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(925) 867-9200


AGL Media Group
(714) 504-1145

Session Topics

  • Catalysts and Pitfalls: What Will Fuel Your Wireless Business 2018?
  • Will Small Cell Legislation Speed Up Small Cells?
  • Camouflage: Wireless Hiding in Plain “Site”



8:00 AM
Registration, Networking Breakfast and Exhibitor Display
9:00 AM
Welcome: Opening Announcements
9:15 AM
Morning Keynote
Jonathan AtkinJonathan Atkin, RBC Capital Markets
Jonathan Atkin is a Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets and has been a senior analyst at the company since 2000. His focus areas include telecom services, telecom infrastructure, wireless, satellite, Internet, hosting and colocation providers. During 2008-2010, the Financial Times has ranked Jonathan as the No. 1 and No. 3 stock pickers in the telecom and wireless services sectors.
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10:00 – 11:00 AM
Catalysts and Pitfalls: What Will Fuel Your Wireless Business 2018?
Wireless carriers have given guidance about increased capex spending in the coming months. This panel will cover wireless infrastructure catalysts, including FirstNet, 600 MHz TV Repack and the PCS and AWS build outs. We will discuss antenna mount analysis and whether it is a revenue opportunity. What is the outlook for tower acquisitions outlook for 2018? How can the tower industry improve its relationship with the carriers?
(MOD) Don Bishop,
AGL Media Group
Tony Peduto,
CTI Towers
Jim McCulloch,
Vertical Bridge
Sinan Akkaya,
Jon Zumsteg,
11:00 AM
Networking and Exhibitor Display
11:15 – 12:15 PM
Will Small Cell Legislation Speed Up Small Cells?
Last year the industry saw states pass legislation, creating uniform procedures for local approval of small cells in public rights-of-way. In California, similar legislation, SB 649, passed the legislature only to be vetoed by Gov. Brown. Our panel will discuss why the bill didn’t pass and if a legislative remedy may be reintroduced in 2018. In some states, municipalities have fought state legislation with moratoria in some states and others have passed helpful ordinances. With thousands of small cells needed to supply capacity for 5G, what measures can be passed to allow the pace of deployment keep up? And how is the FCC helping?
(MOD) Rodrigo De La Rosa,
Robert Jystad,
Michael Fitch,
Keller and Heckman
Michael Johnson,
Telecom Law Firm
Dylan Fuge,
12:15 PM
Sponsored by National Association of Tower ErectorsNATE
1:15 PM
NATE Presentation
Jim-TracyJim Tracy, NATE Chairman
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1:30 PM
Afternoon Keynote
Robert EricksonRobert Erickson, VP Network Engineering and Implementation, ExteNet
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2:00 PM
Networking and Exhibitor Display
2:15 – 3:15 PM
Camouflage: Wireless Hiding in Plain “Site”
One of the keys to the zoning process for small cells is aesthetics. A whole industry is devoted to making sure small cells and DAS nodes are heard and not seen, so that the public does not object to their deployment. How is the process of camouflaging small cells evolving? What are the new technologies and designs that will ensure the acceptance of what will become the backbone of tomorrow’s 5G networks?
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(MOD) Joe Madden,
Mobile Experts
Chris Hills,
STEALTH Concealment Solutions
Jeff Tostenrude,
3M Corp
Mark Schmidt,
Larson Camouflage
Tom Leddo,
3:15 PM
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Networking Reception
Sponsored by Caldwell ComplianceCaldwell Compliance


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