HetNet Forum to speak at Wireless Connect 2018

The HetNet Forum will lead a panel discussio on Densification and In-building Wireless at Wireless Connect 2018

With 5G looming on the horizon, there are questions around the future roles of DAS and Small Cells. Rapidly growing traffic per square-meter, along with the continuous increase in required and requested data rates for end users, is accelerating network development and 5G convergence. Major carriers and equipment manufacturers are focusing on customized wireless solutions for outdoor as well as indoor wireless systems. At the center of new-age network development is densification and indoor performance maximization.


Densification with small cells is the leading use case with the FCC actively working toward expediting the deployment process, compelling mobile operators to capture opportunities including university campuses, stadiums and public venues. Centralized RAN concepts and CPRI backhaul options are gaining traction. 

The panel will elaborate on the policies and technology choices that will drive ultra-dense deployments actively being pursued by all major carriers. Join us as we also discuss areas where LTE is a great compliment to Wi-Fi as a need for robust in-building wireless systems. Another key point of discussion will be the co-existence or elimination of In-Building wireless alternatives.

Wireless Connect 2018 is an effort to connect various stakeholders of wireless eco-systems:

Operators, Service Providers, Infrastructure Providers, OEMs, Policy Makers, and City Planners.

​With the help of stimulating panel discussions and technical workshops designed around next generation of wireless technology and its enablers, the event aims to provide a meaningful educational venue for the participants.

A networking reception and exhibition hall will allow companies to showcase their capabilities to existing and potential customers and to seek out partners for future ventures. The event is being co-hosted by the M.S. in Telecom Program at University of Maryland and will help its current students connect with employers hoping to fill the skills gap in the wireless industry.

HetNet Forum to speak at South Wireless Summit

HetNet Forum members will speak at the South Wireless Summit March 27.

"The Role of the HetNet in developing and deploying 5G networks" Is the title of a panel discussion moderated by WIA's Tracy Ford. Panelists include Robert Long of Crown Castle, Mike Collado of Corning Optical and Ed Myers of Cheytec Telecommunications. 

5G is expected to revolutionize communications in nearly every industry that exists today. That kind of transformation cannot take place without a robust infrastructure in place. The heterogeneous network, (HetNet) will use a variety of licensed and unlicensed spectrum across a variety of technologies to bring the network closer to the end user. This panel discussion will explore offloading plans, spectrum requirements, buildout options and ecosystem relationships needed to make 5G a reality.

The 7th Annual South Wireless Summit will host the wireless infrastructure industry’s largest gathering of thought leaders and technology experts focused on expanding next-generation communications throughout the south region of the United States, providing a platform for industry members to discuss key issues and focus a joint mission in support of the development of wireless networks on a state and regional level. Join over 500 infrastructure providers, wireless carriers and service firms March 26-28, 2018 in Nashville, TN at the Music City Sheraton. South Wireless Summit attendees will have the opportunity to choose from several timely and topical keynote presentations, panel discussions and training sessions covering a broad range of topics related to the wireless infrastructure industry.  The exhibit hall will feature several companies on hand to share their innovative services and business solutions. Other event highlights include a Bowling event and a Clay shoot.

The Wireless Infrastructure Association Announces Connectivity Expo

“Connect (X)” to Debut May 21-24 at Charlotte Convention Center

Alexandria, VA – Oct. 17, 2017 – The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) announced the creation of a ground-breaking new conference and trade show dedicated to the rapidly evolving telecommunications ecosystem. Over three action-packed days, attendees will experience cutting-edge discussions, workshops and keynote speeches from leaders across multiple industries – from wireless infrastructure and automotive to smart cities and commercial real estate.

The Connectivity Expo —  known as Connect (X) — will bring together the buyers and sellers of connectivity solutions and showcase the latest innovative technologies and vital infrastructure driving the future of communications.

The inaugural Connect (X) will take place May 21-24, 2018, at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. Sponsorship packages and other sales and marketing opportunities are currently This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The event is designed to serve all elements of the expanding and evolving connectivity ecosystem – from the macro structures that stand high above the ground and the miles and miles of fiber networks below the ground to the 5G technology driving the ongoing network densification in our cities and the technology embedded in our cars.

“We created Connect (X) to reflect a new world where wireless infrastructure connects everything – from the traditional macro towers that remain the center of the connectivity universe to the Internet of Everything and beyond,” said Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of WIA. “Through keynote speeches, expert panels and other unique forums designed to facilitate conversations between the best minds in our industry, Connect (X) will cover more ground than any other event.”

The creation of Connect (X) serves as the culmination of many years of WIA hosting the Wireless Infrastructure Show and the HetNet Expo each year. The growth and interest in both events set the stage for WIA to take another major step by launching the new venture.

“Our industry is ever-evolving,” said Tim House, Executive Vice President of WIA. “The topics and issues that we’ve explored our highly-successful shows lead to their combination. We will harness the energy created by these communities into a single conference that includes all of the great programming and networking from the two events and expand into a broader, even more inclusive offering for every company and organization, every city and town, every entrepreneur and investor. Ultimately, our industry is about connectivity and that is the essence of Connect (X).”

Programming at Connect (X) will include Smart Cities and Connected Communities, Macro Cell: Towers and Edge Infrastructure, Private LTE Networks, Connected Real Estate, V2i (or Vehicle to Infrastructure), Critical LTE Communications, Innovations in Infrastructure, and Workforce Diversity. For more details on each of these programming tracks, go to www.connectityexpo.com/conference.

The event’s call for speakers is open through January 12, 2018. Persons interested in speaking at the inaugural Connect (X) event are encouraged to submit an abstract online at: www.connectivityexpo.com/call-for-speakers.

2017 Wireless Infrastructure Show

Don’t miss the 2017 Wireless Infrastructure Show, the premier national event for mobile network solutions, May 22-25 in Orlando, Florida.

The event features unparalleled networking and collaboration in a focused environment.  Explore developments in finance, policy, and technology. Learn from visionaries, meet with clients and prospects, evaluate new products and services and ultimately gain a competitive advantage.

Don’t miss this essential networking and business opportunity for anyone that owns, builds, manages or services wireless networks.

Ensure premium exposure with the target audience for wireless infrastructure products and services through sponsorship or exhibit space.  View opportunities here.

Who attends?

40% – Infrastructure Providers
20% – Carriers
20% – Professional Services
10% – Financial
10% – Others

For more information, please visit www.wirelessinfrastructureshow.com.

WIA's Innovation & Technology Council will hold its spring meeting on May 25 as well.

HetNet Expo 2016

The HetNet Expo 2016 takes place October 25-26 in Houston, Texas, at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria hotel. Things are always bigger in Texas, and we expect HetNet Expo 2016 to continue that tradition!

Extend your reach to the DAS and small cell marketplace by becoming a HetNet Expo participant. Attendees and exhibitors will come together for this year's HetNet Expo, which will include comprehensive programming on all things HetNet-related, including distributed networking solutions, Wi-Fi, infrastructure deployments and other innovative technology solutions. 

Keynote speakers include Jay Brown, CEO of Crown Castle and Morgan Turk, CTO of CommScope.

The Call for Speakers is also open. You can submit a topic and suggested speaker here