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Released: October 24, 2011


Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

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DA 11-1773
October 24, 2011

FCC Spectrum Task Force Announces Agenda for Indoor Small Cell Forum

WT Docket No. 11-161

The FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, in conjunction with the FCC's Technical
Advisory Committee Small Cell working group and Spectrum Task Force, is organizing a forum focusing
on indoor deployments of small cell sites on Friday, October 28, 2011, at the Commission's Headquarters
in Washington, DC.
Recent developments in technology offer an increasingly wide array of products to provide
wireless coverage and capacity in limited or confined areas. Together, they offer potentially useful
solutions to addressing the exploding demand for spectrum that is being driven by the exponential growth
in wireless data services.
The forum will provide an overview of small cell technologies currently available or soon to
come on line, including software defined radios and enhanced Wi-Fi in both licensed and unlicensed
spectrum. In addition, panelists will explore the business opportunities and challenges involved in
expanding wireless data coverage. Finally, the forum will assess the potential economic impact of small
cell deployments, particularly with respect to job creation, and explore possible policy approaches.

Tentative Agenda


Opening Remarks

Tom Wheeler, Managing Director, Core Capital Partners, TAC Chairman

Panel #1: Small Cell Technologies

Rupert Baines, VP Marketing, Picochip
Keith Kaczmarek, VP/GM Global Wireless Solutions, Powerwave Technologies
Steven Glapa, Senior Director of Field Marketing, Ruckus Wireless
Jim Seymour, Senior Director of RAN Strategy, Alcatel Lucent
Jay Weitzen, VP Technology, Airvana
Moderators: Charles Mathias, Associate Bureau Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
and Tom Peters, Chief Engineer, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau


Conclusion of Panel #1


Luncheon Speaker

Ed Cantwell, SVP West Wireless Heath Institute
(Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch or to purchase lunch in the

FCC cafeteria)

Panel #2: Business Opportunities and Challenges

Robert Juliano, VP and CIO, Brandywine Realty
Lyn Lansdale, VP Strategic Business Services, Avalon Bay
Tormod Larson, VP & CTO, Extenet Systems
Steve Lilley, Wireless Practice Manager, Presidio Networked Solutions
Tom Nagel, VP Wireless, Comcast
Iyad Tarazi, VP Network Engineering & Development, Sprint Nextel
Moderators: John Leibovitz, Deputy Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Paul de
Sa, Chief, Office of Strategic Planning & Policy Analysis


Panel #3: Policy Directions

Brian Daly, Director, Core Standards, AT&T
Russ Gyurek, Office of the CTO, Cisco Systems
Paul Mankiewich, Chief Architect, Global CTO Service Provider, Juniper Networks
Dennis Roberson, Vice Provost, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jesse Russell, Chairman & CEO, INC Networks
Moderators: Julie Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering and Amy Levine, Wireless Advisor,
Office of the Chairman



Attendance. This forum is open to the public. All interested attendees are requested to arrive
promptly. The forum will also be webcast on
deployments-small-cell-sites and available for consultation on.
Accessibility Information. To request information in accessible formats (computer diskettes,
large print, audio recording, and Braille), send an e-mail to 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:
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau contact: Charles Mathias at (202) 418-7147 or by e-mail: or Leon Jackler at (202) 418- 0946 or by email .
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