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FCC Announces Revised DAS, Small Cells Workshop Agenda, Feb. 1, 2012

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Released: January 31, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

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January 31, 2012

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES WORKSHOP AGENDA:

AUGMENTING MOBILE BROADBAND IN YOUR COMMUNITY

AN OVERVIEW OF DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEMS AND SMALL CELL SOLUTIONS

The FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, in cooperation with the National Association of
Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), will host a workshop focusing on distributed
antenna systems (DAS) and small cell solutions on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, in the Commission
Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters in Washington, DC from 9:30 AM – 4 PM EST. The FCC will also
webcast the workshop on the FCC web page.
The workshop will provide an overview of DAS and small cell technologies that augment mobile
broadband and wireless services in cities and communities. We will also discuss successful deployments
of DAS and small cell technologies in both outdoor and indoor public spaces, including hospitals,
campuses, buildings, business and historical districts, and transit systems. The workshop will inform
municipal leaders, hospital and campus administrators, building owners, transit authorities and members
of the public how DAS and small cell technologies can provide benefits and economic opportunities by
expanding mobile broadband, wireless data coverage, and aiding first responders inside buildings.

DAS and Small Cell Solutions Workshop Agenda

9:30 am

Opening Remarks

Rick Kaplan, Chief, FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
Sharon Gillett, Chief, FCC Wireline Competition Bureau
Joanne Hovis, President, NATOA
Ken Fellman, City Attorney, Cherry Hills Village, CO; Member, FCC Intergovernmental
Advisory Committee (IAC)
Dennis Roberson, Vice Provost, Executive Director and Research Professor, Illinois
Institute of Technology; Member, FCC Technological Advisory Council (TAC)
10:00 am

Panel #1: DAS and Small Cell Technologies

Allen Dixon, Business Development Manager, Corning Mobile Access, Inc.
Norine Luker, Senior Director, Utility Administration, NextG Networks, Inc.
Stephen Garcia, Senior Manager of Land Use - External Affairs, Crown Castle USA
Alex Gamota, Vice President, DAS Real Estate, American Tower Corporation
James P. Seymour, Ph. D., Senior Director of Radio Access Network Strategy,
Wireless CTO Organization, Alcatel-Lucent.
11:00 am

Conclusion of Panel #1

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11:15 am -

Panel #2: DAS and Small Cell: Broadband Uses in the Public Space

12:15 pm

In Buildings:

Seth Buechley, President, Solid Technologies, Inc.
David Tuttle, Director of Public Safety Solutions, Cellular Specialties, Inc.; former
Emergency Director, Queen Anne County, MD

Hospitals:


Marty Miller, Chief Technology Officer, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

Campuses:

Mary McLaughlin, Strategic Initiatives DAS Project Director, Information & Technology
Services, University of Michigan
Dave Fasshauer, Director of Implementation and Engineering, ExteNet Systems, Inc.

Economic/Historic Districts

:
Dave Schneider, Director, Municipal Relations, ExteNet Systems, Inc.

Historic Buildings:

Amos Loveday, Ph. D, Atchley Hardin Lane

Transit Authorities:

Joseph Mullin, Vice President, Engineering and Operations, InSite Wireless, LLC
Moderator: Dan Abeyta, Assistant Chief, Spectrum & Competition Policy Division,
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC
12:15 pm

Questions and Answers

12:45 pm

Conclusion of Panel #2

12:45 –

Lunch Break

1:45 pm
(Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch or to purchase lunch in the FCC courtyard
restaurant
)
1:15 –

Luncheon Speaker - Sports Stadium DAS:

1:30 pm
Brian J. Domingo, Business Development Manager, RF Applications, CommScope, LLC
1:45 –

Panel #3: Outdoor DAS: Augmenting Mobile Broadband in Cities and Communities

3:15 pm

Philadelphia, PA:

Robert Sutton, Divisional Deputy City Solicitor, Philadelphia, PA
Robert Delsman, Senior Vice President, Network Real Estate and Government Affairs,
NextG Networks, Inc.
Christopher Sinclair, Senior Director, Network Real Estate, NextG Networks, Inc.

Paradise Valley, AZ:

Mary Hamway, Vice Mayor, Paradise Valley, AZ
Stephen Garcia, Senior Manager of Land Use - External Affairs, Crown Castle USA

Charlotte, NC:

Kruti Desai, Engineer, Right of Way Use Manager, Charlotte, NC
Karmen Rajamani, Southeast Regional Director, ATC Outdoor DAS, LLC
Moderators:Jeffrey Steinberg, Deputy Chief, Spectrum & Competition Policy Division,
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC; Joanne Hovis, President, NATOA
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3:15 –

Questions and Answers

3:45 pm
3:45 - 4 pm

Adjourn

Attendance

. This workshop is open to the public. All interested attendees are requested to arrive
promptly. Attendees are encouraged but not required to pre-register. Please send an e-mail to
james.swartz@fcc.gov to pre-register.

Webcast.

The FCC will webcast the workshop on the FCC webpage. To view the webcast, go to
the FCC web page at www.fcc.gov. Click events. Click the public notice for this workshop. Click the
box “Watch Live.” Viewers will be able to submit questions during the workshop by e-mail to
livequestions@fcc.gov. Webcast viewers are encouraged but not required to pre-register. Please send an
e-mail to james.swartz@fcc.gov to pre-register for the webcast.

Accessibility Information.

To request information in accessible formats (computer diskettes,
large print, audio recording, and Braille), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the FCC’s Consumer
and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY). This document can
also be downloaded in Word and Portable Document Format (PDF) at: http://www.fcc.gov.
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau contact: Don Johnson at (202) 418-7444 or by e-mail:
donald.johnson@fcc.gov. E-mail James Swartz at james.swartz@fcc.gov to pre-register for live
attendance or for the webcast.
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please visit: www.fcc.gov.
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