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MetroPCS Spectrum Catalyzes T-Mobile LTE Push

Neville Ray, chief technology officer, T-Mobile USA, expounded on how the combination of MetroPCS and T-Mobile is accelerating the carrier’s LTE strategy, as Deutsche Telekom hosted a Capital Markets Day at its headquarters, Dec. 6, in Bonn, Germany.

T-Mobile’s LTE rollout will reach 100 million pops in the first half of 2013 and 200 million pops at the end of the year. It will achieve a two-by-10 MHz LTE position in nearly 90 percent of the top 25 service areas in 2013 in the AWS band and then expand to a two-by-20 MHz position in 2014 and 2015. Release 10-capable LTE equipment and tower top amplifiers will be implemented at 37,000 cell sites across T-Mobile’s network.

“We are excited about what the MetroPCS combination does for us in allowing the deployment of LTE in the AWS band, rapidly accelerating our deployment,” Ray said. “We have a lot of capacity coming online to support the migration of MetroPCS customers. Look to see the completion of the migration in 2015, which is when we will begin to decommission their CDMA system.”

Complementing its 225 million pop HSPA+ AWS position, T-Mobile is also rapidly expanding its HSPA + footprint in the 1900 MHz band, which will surpass 100 million pops  by year end 2012, reach 170 million pops in the first half of next year and then to 200 million pops by year end 2013.  In Bonn, T-Mobile announced another three service areas – Atlanta, Minneapolis and Seattle in addition to the 15 markets already announced, which included Miami; Phoenix; San Francisco; Mesa and Tucson, Ariz.; Modesto, Oakland, San Jose and Stockton, Calif.; and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

“We are in the middle of refarming, replacing GSM [at 1900 MHz],” Ray said. “We have completed clearance of the band and are now rapidly introducing HSPA+ in 1900 MHz PCS spectrum.”

John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile USA, confidently announced that the carrier will soon be able to AT&T’s network.

“All the growing pains of getting this huge modernization and transformation process are done,” he said. “It took a while to ramp up to full speed, but we will hit those targets.”

December 2012

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AGL Northern California Conference

Event Description:

2013 AGL Regional Conference series will feature An inside look at LTE installation issues Including what installation pitfalls to avoid, Protecting your vertical assets from unnecessary liabilities. We will host a more in depth discussion about In-building, small cells and DAS from public safety to city networks and more.

Event Date

December 05, 2013

Event Time

From: 8:00 am – To: 4:30 pm

Registration Fee: $95

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 Event Venue

Hilton Pleasanton at the Club The conference will take place at the Hilton Pleasanton at the Club 7050 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94588 Hotel Rooms are available at 149.00 plus tax, until November 20, 2013. Please call 800.445.86670 and mention “AGL Regional Conference”

Schedule

8:30 a.m. Opening  9:00 a.m. Site Acquisition: Where Will All the Wireless Go? You have all heard the statistics on wireless growth, but where will all these antennas and nodes be located? This session will teach you how to meet the zoning challenges and take advantage of the opportunities in innovative antenna siting. Stay on top of the trends in siting macrocells, microcells and DAS, whether it is a greenfield development or on rooftops or on street furniture. Our panel of experts will fill you in on the best practices in siting on federal properties, churches and schools.   10:00 a.m. Wireless Business Trends Roundtable This session will scrutinize the business side of the wireless industry, from tower brokerage to Wall Street to carrier class Wi-Fi. Stay up to date on the critical factors that have an impact on our industry, whether it is the latest mergers, cash infusions or LTE deployment news. You will learn where the opportunities are to increase your profits, whether you own towers or integrate wireless systems. 11:00 a.m. LTE and the Art of Achieving and Maintaining Tower Integrity With LTE systems rolling out at a furious pace, can proper equipment installations keep up? This session will teach you a wide range of best practices for deploying equipment on towers and keeping them in working order. Plus, keys for keeping tower climbers safe. Todd Schlekeway, NATE (moderator) Brandon Chapman, Valmont SitePro 1 John Celentano, TESSCO Scot Bohaychyk, Clearfield 12:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00p.m. NATE PRESENTATION With Todd Schlekeway, Executive Director of NATE 1:15 p.m Small Cell, DAS, Wi-Fi – the New Wireless Frontier While it goes by different names – metrocell, picocell, microcell, DAS node and carrier-grade Wi-Fi – the result is the same, increased capacity and coverage enhancement. You will learn the latest technology trends in the deployment of multiple, smaller coverage area nodes. Additionally, you will learn the market drivers. All of which are critical to playing in this quickly evolving space. 2:15 p.m. Break Sponsored by GME 2:30 p.m. Vertical Markets: Fertile Ground for Small-cell Technology Through case studies and analysis, learn about niche markets where small-cell technology will thrive. The healthcare space, hospitality, campuses and stadiums are high-profile ventures that feed our growing need for smart phones. Come hear how to overcome the challenges in these complex yet most lucrative environments. Join us  for the Networking Social with Our CALWA Friends in Northern California  directly after the conference.  Sponsored by TE Connectivity.   sponsors_california

AGL Conferences – Boston

The 2013 AGL Regional conference series will feature:

  • An inside look at LTE installation issues, including what installation pitfalls to avoid;
  • Protecting your vertical assets from unnecessary liabilities;
  • A in-depth discussion of in-building, micro cells and DAS, from public safety to city networks and more.

Registration Fee: $95

REGISTER NOW!

Event Date

November 05, 2013

Event Time

From: 8:00 am – To: 3:30 pm

Event Venue

Boston Marriott Newton

The conference will take place at the Boston Marriott Newton
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, Massachusetts  02466
The room rate has SOLD OUT

Hotel Rooms are available at 169.00 plus tax, .
Please call 800.228.9290 and mention “AGL Regional Conference”

Schedule

8:30 a.m. Opening Keynote
William J. Sill
Partner
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
Attorney William J. Sill, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, will address the recent proceeding to facilitate broadband wireless buildouts throughout our country.

9:00 a.m. Site Acquisition: Where Will All the Wireless Go?
You have all heard the statistics on wireless growth, but where will all these antennas and nodes be located? This session will teach you how to meet the zoning challenges and take advantage of the opportunities in innovative antenna siting. Stay on top of the trends in siting macrocells, microcells and DAS, whether it is a greenfield development or on rooftops or on street furniture. Our panel of experts will fill you in on the best practices in siting on federal properties, churches and schools.
Paul Besozzi, PattonBoggs (moderator)
Matt Fallon, Airosmith Development
Rick Sousa, Prince Lobel
William Clark, Town of Milton, Mass.

10:00 a.m. Wireless Business Trends Roundtable
This session will scrutinize the business side of the wireless industry, from tower brokerage to Wall Street to carrier class Wi-Fi. Stay up to date on the critical factors that have an impact on our industry, whether it is the latest mergers, cash infusions or LTE deployment news. You will learn where the opportunities are to increase your profits, whether you own towers or integrate wireless systems.
Pat Tant, SolutionSeven (moderator)
Connie Durcsak, UTC
Corinne Hoch, ACUTA
Tony Peduto, CTI Towers
Marty Travers, Black & Veatch

11:00 a.m. LTE and the Art of Achieving and Maintaining Tower Integrity
With LTE systems rolling out at a furious pace, can proper equipment installations keep up? This session will teach you a wide range of best practices for deploying equipment on towers and keeping them in working order. Plus, keys for keeping tower climbers safe.
Todd Schlekeway, NATE (moderator)
Brandon Chapman, Valmont SitePro 1
John Celentano, TESSCO
Scot Bohaychyk, Clearfield

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00p.m. NATE PRESENTATION With Todd Schlekeway, Executive Director of NATE

1:15 p.m Small Cell, DAS, Wi-Fi – the New Wireless Frontier
While it goes by different names – metrocell, picocell, microcell, DAS node and carrier-grade Wi-Fi – the result is the same, increased capacity and coverage enhancement. You will learn the latest technology trends in the deployment of multiple, smaller coverage area nodes. Additionally, you will learn the market drivers. All of which are critical to playing in this quickly evolving space.
Jerry Sullivan, Endeiro Capital
Vanu Bose, Vanu, Inc.
David Weisman, Insite Wireless
Mark Kerschner, TE Connectivity

2:15 p.m. Break Sponsored by GME

2:30 p.m. Vertical Markets: Fertile Ground for Small-cell Technology
Through case studies and analysis, learn about niche markets where small-cell technology will thrive. The healthcare space, hospitality, campuses and stadiums are high-profile ventures that feed our growing need for smart phones. Come hear how to overcome the challenges in these complex yet most lucrative environments.
Russell Fox, Mintz Levin (moderator)
Ken Wedholm, STEALTH
Jack Smith, AT&T
Greg Najjar, Sprint
Chris Alberding, FairPoint Communicationssponsors_boston

 

AGL Regional Conference- Chicago

Event Date

September 19, 2013

Event Time

From: 7:30 am – To: 3:30 pm

Registration Fee: $95

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Event Venue

The Westin Chicago Northwest

The conference will take place at the The Westin Chicago Northwest
400 Park Blvd, Itasca, IL 60143

Hotel Rooms are available at 129.00 plus tax, the rate is available until September 4, 2013.
Please call 888.627.8510 and mention “AGL Regional Conference”

SCHEDULE

*Subject to change

Wednesday, September 18th Join us for the Networking Social 

the night before the conference at the Lobby Bar inside of the hotel.  Sponsored by TE Connectivity.

8:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote –

WiFi, DAS, & Smartphones in 21st Century Real Estate” – James Carlini, Certified Infrastructure Consultant

Sponsored by Amphenol GCS

9:00 a.m.

Site Acquisition: Where Will All the Wireless Go?  

You have all heard the statistics on wireless growth, but where will all these antennas and nodes be located? This session will teach you how to meet the zoning challenges and take advantage of the opportunities in innovative antenna siting. Stay on top of the trends in siting macrocells, microcells and DAS, whether it is a greenfield development or on rooftops or on street furniture. Our panel of experts will fill you in on the best practices in siting on federal properties, churches and schools.

Bill Sills, Wilkerson Barker & Knauer
Deborah Hill, Hill Law Offices
Bob Stapleton, National Wireless Ventures
Tim Renaud, US Cellular
10:00 a.m.

Wireless Business Trends Roundtable

This session will scrutinize the business side of the wireless industry, from tower brokerage to Wall Street to carrier class Wi-Fi. Stay up to date on the critical factors that have an impact on our industry, whether it is the latest mergers, cash infusions or LTE deployment news. You will learn where the opportunities are to increase your profits, whether you own towers or integrate wireless systems.

Pat Tant, Solution Seven
Clayton Funk, Media Venture Partners
Ray Cagle, Clearwave
11:00 a.m.

LTE and the Art of Achieving and Maintaining Tower Integrity

 With LTE systems rolling out at a furious pace, can proper equipment installations keep up? This session will teach you a wide range of best practices for deploying equipment on towers and keeping them in working order. Plus, keys for keeping tower climbers safe.

Dave Anthony, Shenandoah Tower Services
Greg Toback, Anritsu
John Celentano, Tessco
Scott Bohaychyk, Clearfield
Brandon Champman, Valmont Site Pro1
12:00 p.m.

Join us for Keynote Luncheon with

Jonathan Adelstein, President & Chief Executive Officer of PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association  

Co Sponsored by Concordia Group Ltd & Phillips Lytle

1:00pm NATE PRESENTATIONWith Todd Schlekeway, Executive Director of NATE
1:15 p.m

Small Cell, DAS, Wi-Fi – the New Wireless Frontier

 While it goes by different names – metrocell, picocell, microcell, DAS node and carrier-grade Wi-Fi – the result is the same, increased capacity and coverage enhancement. You will learn the latest technology trends in the deployment of multiple, smaller coverage area nodes. Additionally, you will learn the market drivers. All of which are critical to playing in this quickly evolving space.

Doug Dimitroff, Phillips Lytle
Jeffery Funderburg, AT&T
Dennis Rigney, SOLiD North America
Mark Kerschner, TE Connectivity
John Gilbert, Rudin Management Company,Inc.
2:15 p.m.

Break Sponsored by LCC LAW

 2:30 p.m.

Vertical Markets: Fertile Ground for Small-cell Technology

Through case studies and analysis, learn about niche markets where small-cell technology will thrive. The healthcare space, hospitality, campuses and stadiums are high-profile ventures that feed our growing need for smart phones. Come hear how to overcome the challenges in these complex yet most lucrative environments.

Ali Sar, 123eWireless
Lorna Slott, AT&T
Greg Najjar, Sprint
Bob Butchko, RF Connect
3:30 p.m.

Closing/AGL announcements