Sign up for next week's webinar from HetNet Forum to BOMA members

Can You Hear Me Now? The Importance of Wireless Coverage in Buildings Join us for this webinar ! Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014 Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Location: Your desk—or anywhere with internet access! Smartphones and tablets are a mainstay of American business today. With more th...
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PCIA Applauds FCC’s Order on Wireless Infrastructure – Streamlined Rules Will Speed Broadband Deployment

Jonathan Adelstein, the President and CEO of PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association, today commended the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its unanimous adoption of an Order to promote the deployment of wireless infrastructure. "The FCC’s action today will ease the ‘wireless data c...
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HetNet Expo kicks off with Smart Buildings, Smart Assets panel

Wireless technologies are impacting the way people live, work and play – ingraining themselves to users through multiple smart devices and applications. What happens when the physical environment itself becomes connected? This panel will explore the intersection of a strong wireless and cellular inf...
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Department of Labor awards $3.25M grant to help train wireless workforce

PCIA -- The Wireless Infrastructure Association today commended the federal Department of Labor (DoL) for awarding Virginia State University (VSU) a $3.25 million grant to help develop a training program for the wireless workforce of the future, focused on educating veterans, displaced workers, and ...
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FCC to address Broadband Acceleration NPRM during Oct. 17 open meeting

The FCC released the tentative agenda for its October 17, 2014 open meeting. It includes an item on the Broadband Acceleration NPRM: Concurrently, Chairman Tom Wheeler released a blog post, Meeting the Mobile Moment, which previews the order and notes that it the order is now on circulation with the...
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TE Connectivity hosts tour of DAS at Target Field

MINNEAPOLIS—Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game is set for July 15 at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins and a Distributed Antenna System from TE Connectivity and InSite Wireless . TE and the Twins organization hosted a tour of the facility this week in advance of the big game. The stadium,...
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Qualcomm, Sprint and NASCAR's hyper-dense small cell trial

At this year's Wireless Infrastructure Show , Qualcomm EVP Peggy Johnson mentioned a small-cell deployment trial done with Sprint and NASCAR . The audience wanted more details and Qualcomm was kind enough to send us this blog post, so I am posting it here -- Tracy Ford, director, HetNet Forum at PCI...
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See you at the 2014 Wireless Infrastructure Show

The 2014 Wireless Infrastructure Show is right around the corner. There will be many HetNet conversations taking place between the keynote speeches, panel sessions, Small Cell Pavilion on the Exhibit Floor and the networking opportunities. Members of the HetNet Forum are invited to a breakfast kicko...
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PCIA, HetNet Forum asks FCC to streamline review processes for DAS, small cell deployments

PCIA and the HetNet Forum submitted comments in the Federal Communications Commission’s infrastructure siting Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). Among other things, PCIA recommended the FCC streamline its environmental and historic review processes for Distributed Antenna Systems and small cell d...
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HetNet Expo to take place Oct. 15-16 in Chicago

Mark your calendars for HetNet Expo 2014 to be held Oct. 15-16 at the Chicago Hilton . HetNet Expo will offer two days of comprehensive programming on both indoor and outdoor DAS and other small-cell solutions, unique case studies and tours of local small-cell installations, unparalleled networking ...
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Experts talk small cells at HetNet Forum Hill event

Thanks to Telecommunications Daily for their coverage of the HetNet Forum's Small Cell Acceleration seminar earlier this week. Policies must recognize the value of small cells and how essential their continued deployment will be to carriers' ability to handle increasing wireless data demands, accord...
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PCIA CEO Adelstein honored with MMTC's top award

Congratulations to PCIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein, who was honored by the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council's Everett C. Parker Lifetime Achievement Award. Adelstein, a former FCC commissioner, shared the honor with Robert McDowell, who also is a for...
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DAS In Action: New Orleans in pictures

The caliber of speakers and panels presented at DAS In Action: New Orleans rocked. These experts shared their thought-provoking insights with the audience on DAS and small-cell trends, the importance of Wi-Fi offload,  and more. Thanks to all of the participants for helping to make DAS In ...
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ACUTA 2013: The Impacts of BYOD on Higher Education

The DAS Forum presented an educational panel at ACUTA's 42nd Annual Conference & Exhibition earlier this week. A special thank you to Lorna Slott from AT&T , Walter Birnbaum from American Tower and Dennis Rigney from SOLiD for sharing their expertise on DAS and small-cell solutions. Slides f...
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Congrats to FCC, industry on court ruling on pole-attachment order

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has denied the petition for review in the case of American Electric Power Service Corporation, et al., v. Federal Communications Commission and United States of America regarding the FCC’s Pole Attachment Order, which upholds the FC...
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PCIA and The DAS Forum file comments on 3.5 GHz proceeding

PCIA and The DAS Forum filed comments in the FCC’s Amendment of the Commission’s Rules with Regard to Commercial Operations in the 3550-3650 MHz Band (GN Docket No. 12-354). Among other things, PCIA and The DAS Forum said that if the FCC adopts a Citizen’s Broadband Service with a priority acce...
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FCC clarifies term 'base station' to include DAS and small cells

The Federal Communications Commission has clarified the term "base station" to include Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and small cells, as part of its new Broadband Acceleration Initiative actions that clarify rules to speed wireless infrastructure deployment and move to expedite temporary cell to...
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TE Connectivity to offer RF certification course at Wireless Infrastructure Show

TE Connectivity will offer a three-day, intensive RF design training certification course, Indoor Radio Planning , on-site at the Wireless Infrastructure Show . Participants will learn how to design an indoor DAS in a class taught by course textbook author Morten Tolstrup. Registration for this excl...
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DAS and Indoor Wireless a featured track at the 2012 Wireless Infrastructure Show

Smartphones and tablets are changing the way people access the mobile network. Much of the traffic now takes place inside buildings, whether individual homes or large-scale venues like sports stadiums. The DAS and Indoor Wireless track will explore best practices for bringing coverage and capacity i...
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Wireless Week interviews SBA's Jeff Stoops

Wireless Week posted a great Q&A with Jeff Stoops, CEO and president of SBA Communications . Stoops discusses SBA's purchases of Mobilitie assets and TowerCo earlier this year, as well as increasing data demands, small cells, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and its stake in Exte...
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