Augmenting Mobile Broadband in Your Community - An Overview of Distributed Antenna Systems and Small Cell Solutions

9:30 am - 3:30 pm EST
FCC Headquarters, Commission Meeting Room

The FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, in cooperation with the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), presented an informational forum on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters in Washington, DC.

The forum provided an overview of distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cell technologies that augment mobile broadband and wireless services. The forum discussed uses of these technologies in both outdoor and indoor public spaces, including hospitals, business and historical districts, campuses, and transit systems. Panelists explored DAS and small cell equipment needs and business models, how these solutions benefit communities by expanding mobile broadband and wireless data coverage, and case studies in successful deployment.

For more information regarding the forum, you can contact Don Johnson at (202) 418-7444 or by e-mail: donald.johnson@fcc.gov.


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


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


  • Seth Buechley
    President, Solid Technologies, Inc.
  • David Tuttle
    Director of Public Safety Solutions, Cellular Specialties, Inc.; former Emergency Director, Queen Anne County, MD
  • Marty Miller
    Chief Technology Officer, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
  • Mary McLaughlin
    Strategic Initiatives DAS Project Director, Information & Technology Services, University of Michigan
  • Dave Fasshauer
    Director of Implementation and Engineering, ExteNet Systems, Inc.
  • Dave Schneider
    Director, Municipal Relations, ExteNet Systems, Inc.
  • Amos Loveday, Ph. D
    Atchley Hardin Lane
  • Joseph Mullin
    Vice President, Engineering and Operations, InSite Wireless, LLC


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


  • 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


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