Educating

EducateOne of the founding principles of the Michigan Wireless Association was to promote and advance our industry by means of education.  We strive to educate ourselves as well as those in our communities on the latest news, events and regulation affecting our industry.

The MWA is always open to new ideas and speakers for upcoming events.  We welcome your suggestions!!!

OUR NEXT EDUCATIONAL EVENT WILL BE IN THE THIRD QUARTER – CHECK BACK HERE LATER FOR MORE DETAILS.  WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT ATTENDANCE!

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PAST EVENTS

2013 Annual Event

When: Sept. 19, 2013
2:00 P.M. – Social event followed @ The Baronette
Where: The Baronette Renaissance
27790 Novi Rd.
Novi, MI 48377

FirstNet – Brad Stoddard, Director of the Michigan Public Safety Communication System
Brad has been a recognized speaker on topics surrounding identity management, public safety applications, public safety communications and has been at the forefront of the 700 MHz public safety broadband wireless network. Brad is the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC) for MI, is involved in many workgroups of the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC) and was a past member of the FCC’s Emergency Response Interoperability Center (ERIC).
HetNet’s – Rob Benson, Editor of www.publicsafetyDAS.org
Rob has 27 years of experience in the communications industry with companies such as Andrew, Motorola, Sprint and Marconi. Much of Rob’s focus has been specialized on DAS Systems, their application and best practices. Rob is also involved with PCIA and participates in their speaker’s bureau.
Blazing Trails: Deregulatory Trends In Wireless Siting – Alex Reynolds, Government Affairs
Alex Reynolds is Government Affairs Counsel at PCIA. He is primarily responsible for handling state & local issues, including outreach to municipalities to coordinate a dialog among industry and local stakeholders, as well as educational efforts related to the interaction among federal, state, and local laws. Alex also acts as a liaison between PCIA and State Wireless Associations, which partner with PCIA to provide a local forum for wireless industry professionals.

2012 AGL Regional Conference Series

AGL REGIONAL CONFERENCE SERIES
Friday, September 21, 2012
8:30 AM
Southfield, Michigan

7:30 am to 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. LTE and the Future of Wireless Systems
LTE’s emergence as a de facto world standard will leave a lasting imprint on the deployment of wireless infrastructure with mobile broadband systems currently deployed or planned in 41 countries. So great is the impact that it is spreading to enterprise and public safety networks. Together with new network sharing technologies and small cells, this network convergence will radically change the way networks are engineered.

10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. DAS, Small Cells and Wi-Fi Kick Capacity Up a Notch
As smart phone use has grown at sporting events, entertainment venues, college campuses, malls and virtually anywhere else people congregate, operators have focused on ways to avoid system overloads by making their wireless networks more reliable through cost-effective technologies that increase network capacity and ensure higher data speeds. Come here the latest on the technologies — DAS, metro cells, Wi-Fi and more — that make it happen.

11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Selling or Buying a Tower? Show Me the Money!
Many towers owners have questions as they grow their businesses. What are the current market valuations for tower sites? What is the impact of the industry consolidations on tower valuations? What can tower owners do to enhance the value of their towers both now and if they decide to sell in the future? What if a tower owner doesn’t want to sell but instead grow their business? What are the financing options available to a tower owner?

12:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. From RFP to Backhaul: Designing a Better Tower Site
A successful cell site development depends on the design of the tower and its components. Learn how choosing Rev. F or Rev. G will affect the resulting tower that is constructed. Reducing your capex and opex is key to increasing revenues. Multi-mode technologies, alternate backhaul providers, green power sources and virtual site ownership can also lead to greater efficiencies.

2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. New Laws, New Regs: How Will They Affect You?
Recent congressional legislation removes local control of the collocation process, or does it? How will the zoning process change as a result of this landmark bill? Also, hear the latest on how the FCC and Congress are regulating antenna siting requests, signal boosters, environmental assessments, pole attachments and other regulations that affect your business.

3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Keys to Meeting Cell Site Zoning Requirements
The papers are filled every day with stories about zoning battles over cell tower placement. The decision makers find themselves caught between local NIMBYs who voted them in and the wireless industry attempting to provide better service. How can the industry better educate local authorities on the need for their towers and the necessity of the proposed placement? Wireless advocates and municipal officials provide this panel with wide ranging views on how to demystify and improve the zoning process.

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