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AGL Local Summit – Philadelphia

June 14, 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 until May 25th
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.



June 14, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
201 N 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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(215) 448-2000


AGL Media Group
(714) 504-1145

Session Topics

  • Wireless Regulatory Showdown
  • 2018: A Banner Year for Wireless?
  • In-building Wireless: Old Problem, New Solutions
  • Drones: the Latest (and coolest) Tools in the Box



8:00 AM
Registration, Networking Breakfast and Exhibitor Display
9:00 AM
Welcome: Opening Announcements
Sponsored by Pennsylvania Wireless AssociationPennsylvania Wireless Association
9:15 AM
Morning Keynote
Brendan Carr, FCC Commissioner
Comm. Carr will be interviewed by Bryan Tramont, managing partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, on all things wireless. The Commissioner is sure to touch on the progress of the Spectrum Frontiers proceeding, increased enforcement activity, efforts to increase rural wireless coverage, streamlining small cell deployment, twilight towers, Net Neutrality, BDAC and more!
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
2018: A Banner Year for Wireless?
This was supposed to be the year that wireless got back into high gear. According to reports, FirstNet is moving forward, Sprint is building out, the TV Repack at 600 MHz is in full swing, and now DISH Network is commencing a billion-dollar buildout of a narrowband IoT network. Halfway through the year, this panel, which represents tower owners, tower services, carriers and engineering firms, will take stock of how the catalysts are affecting wireless infrastructure businesses.
(MOD) J. Sharpe Smith,
AGL eDigest
Phil Burtner,
Network Building+Consulting
Tim Courtney,
Further Enterprise Solutions
Carrie Ortolano,
CTI Towers
John Celentano,
Technology Marketing & Sales Consulting
11:00 AM
Networking and Exhibitor Display
Sponsored by Phoenix TowersPhoenix Towers
11:15 – 12:15 PM
In-building Wireless: Old Problem, New Solutions
How long has the industry been told that in-building wireless systems for enterprise was taking off? Enterprises in the middle, defined as 100,000 square feet up to 500,000 square feet by some, have proven to be a tougher market to crack than once believed. New technologies, incorporating NFV and C-RAN, and new business models are promising a breakthrough in this lucrative, huge market.
(MOD) Gary Pennington,
Pennington Law Firm
Russell Vest,
Mike Collado,
Corning Optical Communications
Jeff Reale,
Intenna Systems
Ed Myers,
Cheytec Telecommunications
12:15 PM
Sponsored by National Association of Tower ErectorsNATE
1:25 PM
Afternoon Keynote
Luke Ferguson, Valmont
The Evolution of Mount Analysis: TIA Rev H, TIA-5053 and TIA Mount Analysis

Ten years ago, virtually no antenna mounts were analyzed. The antennas were smaller, so it typically was not an issue. Since then, the size of antennas has drastically increased, which has led to mount failures. TIA Rev G did address this issue by stating that mounts need to be analyzed, but it wasn’t until the recent release of TIA Rev H that there has been a chapter dedicated to mount analysis. TIA-5053 is making it easier to compare mount capacities by providing a standard method to classify a mount. Now we have a standard method to rate a mount, but analysis methods still vary greatly in the industry. Analysis assumptions can change the rated mount capacity as much as 100 percent. Luke will discuss a new TIA Mount Analysis White Paper that will streamline this process and ensure that everyone is looking at the mounts equally.
2:00 PM
Networking and Exhibitor Display
Sponsored by Phoenix TowersPhoenix Towers
2:15 – 3:15 PM
Drones: the Latest (and coolest) Tools in the Box
Everybody agrees that drones are cool. They are the Swiss Army Knife of the 21st Century. It seems like there is nothing they can’t do from high-altitude selfies to a floating set of glowing Olympic Rings in the night sky. When it comes to towers, drones are all about efficiency and safety. Two things the tower industry cannot get enough of. This panel will discuss real-world solutions that drones are bringing to towers, improving bottom lines and reducing tower climbs.
(MOD) Todd Schlekeway,
National Association of Tower Erectors
Brian Doherty,
Measure, the Drone as a Service Company
Chad Tuttle,
B+T Group
Chris Moccia,
Robert McCoy,
Crown Castle International
3:15 PM
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Networking Reception
Sponsored by ExteNet SystemsExteNet Systems