Tower & Small Cell Summit


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September 7-8, 2016

Focus: Industry Challenges and Growth Opportunities

Fred Knight, GM, Tower & Small Cell Summit, UBM Americas

small cell summit (1)Generating meaningful revenue growth and enhancing operational efficiency are the primary objectives being pursued by executives in the U.S./Americas tower industry. Mobile operators in the U.S. have already divested most their towers and are focused on small cell densification as they deploy LTE Advanced on the road to 5G. Some tower operators are deploying small cells and DAS systems on behalf of their MNO customers, while others have expanded overseas.

The agenda for the Tower & Small Cell Summit 2016 will bring together significant industry leaders to discuss the hottest trends, technologies and best practices impacting the wireless infrastructure ecosystem. A wide-range of topics will be covered during the two-day program, and almost all of the sessions revolve around the following foundational issues:

* What are prospects for tower industry growth in the U.S., Canada and the Americas region?

* What are tower companies doing to drive revenue growth and enhance efficiency?

* Are U.S. towers still a good business and investment in this environment?

* Will the tower industry be ready for LTE Advanced and 5G networks beyond 2016?

“2016 has continued to bring about an important evolution in the wireless ecosystem and with towers, DAS systems, small cells and backhaul solutions. The DAS and small cell industries continue to evolve as operators need more in-building coverage and outdoor small cells for capacity. Our keynote speakers and two-track summit will examine the state of the tower, DAS and small cell and wireless infrastructure industry in the U.S., highlighting the key options for wireless operators to keep up with mobile data traffic,” said Conference Chair Berge Ayvazian, who is also Senior Analyst and Consultant, Wireless 20/20

Day 1 Keynote Speakers: State of the Tower and Small Cell Industry: 2016 & Beyond

* Mark McDiarmid, Vice President of Radio Network Engineering, T-Mobile USA

* Gary Jabra, CEO and Christos Karmis, President, Mobilitie

* Chris Pearson, President, 5G Americas

* Glenn Laxdal, CTO and Head of Strategy, Ericsson North America

Day 2 Keynote Speakers: Mobile Network Infrastructure Evolution to 5G

* Günther Ottendorfer, Chief Operating Officer, Technology, Sprint

* Marc Ganzi, CEO, Digital Bridge

* Ron Mudry, President & CEO of Tower Cloud

* Bernard Borghei , SVP and Co-founder, Vertical Bridge

* Matt Goldberg, Vice President, Global Strategic Solutions, SevOne

Tower and Small Cell Summit 2016 is co-located with CTIA Super-Mobility at the Venetian in Las Vegas on September 7-8, 2016. The complete agenda for the Tower and Small Cell Summit 2016 is available at

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