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AGL September Virtual Summit

September 23, 2020 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

AGL Local Summit goes VIRTUAL! Bringing you the same high-quality education from the comfort of your home.

Date: September 23
Time: 11am PST/ 2pm EST

Thanks to the generous support from our sponsors, we are now able to offer you the AGL Virtual Summit FREE of charge!



September 23, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


What does 5G Mean to Your Business?
While 4G is still prevalent, 2020 has become the year that 5G has developed a foothold in wireless infrastructure. From small cells to macrotowers, network buildouts are changing. This session covers what 5G is and how it will and must change the way you do business in the wireless infrastructure industry. Are you in the game?
Joe Madden (MOD),
Michael Clementi,
Valmont Site Pro 1
Kashif Hussain,
VIAVI Solutions
Case Study: Houston, We Have a Solution
Our North American tier-one carrier customer challenged us to design an integrated small-cell pole with very strict foundation and pole diameter requirements. For Raycap, it wasn’t rocket science, it’s what we do every day for 5G deployments.
Chris Hills,
Raycap | STEALTH
Opening the RAN to Opportunity
Open Radio Access Networks (O-RANs) are beginning to take off. Nokia has become the first global RAN supplier fully committed to O-RANs. Rakuten Mobile and Dish Network are paving the way to the open 5G RANs. Who will be the next to pick up on this trend? How do O-RANs work? What does this mean to 5G? Where will open RANs take hold and where will close proprietary networks hold out?
Peter Rysavy (MOD),
Rysavy Research
Morgan Kurk,
Diane Rinaldo,
Beacon Global Strategies
Tech Brief — Using Field Operations Software to accelerate the deployment of 5G
A recent CTIA report estimated that wireless operators will deploy roughly 800,000 small cells by 2026, a 550 percent increase over the 86,000 that exist today. However, wireless construction is still mostly dependent on manual processes and fragmented IT solutions, which limits the speed of 5G deployment. This Tech Brief will describe how Field Operations Software can help accelerate the installation of small cells with enhanced planning tools, real-time updates on project progress and spend, and automated workflows improve remote team collaboration.
Rob Tymchyshyn,
IAB and Satellites: Changing the Paradigms in Backhaul
When LTE was introduced, fiber optics were said to be the only backhaul option. But today, new options are appearing in the backhaul segment. Carriers are now toying with the idea of wirelessly backhauling signals using 5G spectrum in addition to fiber. Integrated Access Backhaul technology sends back signals wirelessly when time is of the essence or economics do not favor fiber. Ligado Networks is building a hybrid satellite/terrestrial network to backhaul 5G IoT data. The global mobile and wireless backhaul market was valued at $20.34 billion in 2016 and is projected to reach $63.69 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 13.52 percent from 2017 to 2025, according to Kenneth Research. Find out what’s new in backhaul and how it can help your bottom line.
Chris Pearson (MOD),
5G Americas
Ranjeet Bhattacharya,
Scot Bohaychyk,
5G Goes Industrial
Multinational business consulting firm Accenture and AT&T are developing a private industrial cellular network for Phillips 66. Verizon Business and IBM have combined their technologies to make mobile edge computing possible. Verizon teams with Microsoft to create and deploy complete end-to-end IoT solutions. See a pattern? From this session, you will learn how the concept known as fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, is becoming real.
Paul Challoner (MOD),
CBRS Alliance/Ericsson
Bernard Borghei,
Vertical Bridge
Tormod Larsen,
Mike Connelly,
Crown Castle International


Total Tech Sponsor

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


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.

5G mmWave Small Cell Concealment Options

Small Cell Concealments Product Guide

5G InvisiWave Products

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 269,000 owned and managed sites nationwide, including wireless and broadcast towers, rooftops, land parcels, and billboards.


If you’re looking to win in 5G development, deployment, optimization and beyond, VIAVI is the partner you need to help you take command. Since 2013, VIAVI is a driving force in 5G, partnering with the world’s top communication providers and network equipment manufacturers and delivering industry leading solutions including the CellAdvisor™, OneAdvisor™, T-BERD®/MTS, and RFVision brands.

Test Guide to 5G Network Deployment

Fiber Installer Kit

Impact of 5G on 4G Services

Top Tech Sponsor


ExteNet Systems is a leading provider of converged communications infrastructure and services addressing outdoor and in-building wireless, fiber and other advanced connectivity needs of its customers. ExteNet’s outdoor networks are deployed in a variety of urban, suburban and rural environments while indoor networks are typically deployed in property verticals like commercial office buildings, sports and entertainment venues, hotels and convention centers, healthcare facilities and transit systems.

CBRS Private LTE Brochure

Infrastructure as a Service

CRE Mobility

Sponsors & Exhibitors


FieldCLIX offers a software platform purpose-built to improve productivity and profit margins for wireless construction projects. Our software brings industry standard workflows to automate remote team collaboration, real-time visibility into field activities, and daily updates on project progress and spend.

Take Control of Field Constructon Programs


Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLFD) designs, manufactures and distributes fiber protection, fiber management, and fiber delivery solutions to enable rapid and cost-effective fiber-fed deployment throughout the broadband service provider space across North America and South America. Our “fiber to anywhere” platform serves the unique requirements of leading wireline and wireless carriers and MSO/cable TV companies, while also catering to the broadband needs of the utility/municipality, enterprise, data center and military markets.

Clearfield Case Study – WTC

Clearview Blue Cassettes

FieldShield MPO Pushable Assemblies


Since 2001, Concordia’s in-house engineering staff & in-house construction tower/civil crews have been zoning, leasing, permitting, designing, building: Raw lands, colos, rooftops, and small cells. We integrate site acquisition, A&E, and construction


Electro Rent is a leading global provider of test and technology solutions that enable its customers to accelerate innovation and optimize investments. Electro Rent’s rental, lease, sales and asset management solutions serve industry-leading innovators in communications, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, education and general electronics, and have done so since 1965. More information is available at www.electrorent.com.

ElectroRent Line Card

Wireless Line Card

Telecom Wireline Line Card


Founded in 1994, SAM has grown to become one of the largest providers of geospatial data solutions and construction phase services in the United States. The company offers a complete suite of geospatial services including professional land surveying, airborne/mobile/ terrestrial LiDAR, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), Utility Coordination (UC), Building Information Modeling (BIM), aerial mapping, and photogrammetry. For more information, visit, www.sam.biz

Telecom Solutions Card

Telecom Solutions One Page Pdf

5G/IoT Infrastructure Brochure

Telecom Sample of Work

Wireless Supply

Wireless Supply, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is a major manufacturer of components for iDAS, oDAS and small cell systems. The company specializes in passive components as well as RF and fiber cable to support the growing demands of wireless operators, system integrators, VARs and distribution partners. Wireless Supply operates warehouses in Nebraska and North Carolina. A nationwide network of sales representatives and distributors provide product distribution throughout the United States. Wireless Supply was founded by a group of engineers focused in the in-building, DAS and Small-cell markets. In today’s market it is imperative that the highest quality of equipment is being installed!

RF Products Catalog

Commscope NATE Wireless Infrastructure Association