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AGL Local Summit 2019 – Dallas

November 14, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

AGL Media Group produces four regional conferences a year, bringing high-quality education to wireless infrastructure professionals in a local setting that promotes networking with your peers.

What ​to ​Expect ​from ​the ​2019 ​AGL ​Local ​Landings:

  • ​Learn ​from ​Industry ​Leaders ​& ​Experts
  • Network ​with ​Decision ​Makers
  • ​Experience ​Hands-On ​Industry ​Case ​Studies
  • Share ​the ​Latest ​Content ​with ​Colleagues

*NEW* Morning Activity: Speed Networking

BroadStaff ​will ​be ​hosting ​a ​Speed ​Networking ​activity ​to ​kick ​off ​the ​DC ​event! ​Start ​your ​day ​with ​an ​exciting ​one-on-one networking activity to build your industry relationships. ​
*Limited spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No ​additional ​fee ​required. Select Speed ​Networking when you ​register.


Early Bird Rate: $199
Standard Rate: $250
On-site Registration: $275
Includes breakfast and lunch during the summit, and drinks and appetizers during the networking event. Discounts for SWAP members and government employees. Carriers attend for free with proof. Contact us at [email protected] for details.



November 14, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Omni Dallas
555 S Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75202 United States

Session Topics

  • 5G, Small Cells and the Fiber that Connects Them
  • CBRS Moving Forward
  • Tower Safety Armchair Interview
  • Project Management: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Antenna Talk: MASSIVE MIMO Anyone?
  • 5G Pain Points and Municipalities



8:00 AM
Registration & Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Speed Networking
Presented by BroadStaffBroadStaff
10:10 AM
Opening Keynote
The Rise of 5G: Get Ready for the Future of Work
Carrie CharlesCarrie Charles, CEO, Broadstaff
Carrie Charles, CEO of Broadstaff technology and telecom staffing and Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2019 Businesswoman of the Year, leverages more than two decades of experience helping individuals grow both personally and professionally and assisting large organizations as they attract, retain and develop high-quality employees. She will give the keynote address to kick off a day of wireless infrastructure sessions at the AGL Dallas Summit, Nov. 14th at the Omni Dallas.
10:45 AM
Networking and Exhibitor Display
11:00 AM
5G, Small Cells and The Fiber That Connects Them
5G will have a tremendous impact on the future of every industry and the global economy. Government will play a key role in the advancements of 5G infrastructure and small cell networks through spectrum auctions, infrastructure spending support and streamlined regulations. Speed enhancements measured in 10 to 100 Gigs will demand deployment of new equipment components, including network gear for advanced radios, antennas, chips and phones. All of these things lead us to an incredible future where we work, live and game with virtual reality and artificial intelligence. This panel will discuss the future of broadband from the carrier, OEM, tower and asset owner and integrator perspectives.
Jeff Lewis (moderator),
Alex Gellman,
Vertical Bridge
Jake Hamilton,
Paul Challoner,
John Nolan,
12:00 PM
12:45 PM
NATE Presentation
1:00 PM
Presentation by Sonya Roshek, B+T Group
B and T Group
1:15 PM
CBRS Moving Forward
CBRS OnGo Initial Commercial Deployments are in full force giving us a peek into the possibilities of the future. This panel will discuss case studies that use the 3.5 GHz mid-band spectrum for multiple purposes. Learn about how it will serve needs for fixed wireless internet access, carrier aggregation and Private LTE. CBRS spectrum can be deployed in virtually any enterprise, including airports, shopping malls, smart cities and golf courses. Experience the possibilities firsthand in this session.
Michael Collado,
Mindshare Advisors
Randy Johnson,
ExteNet Systems
Paul Challoner,
Bob Caps,
2:15 PM
Networking and Exhibitor Display
2:30 PM
Tower Safety 360
Tower and Safety
Worker shortages are anathema to the deployment of 5G and training in the backbone of workforce development. Learn that the industry and the government are doing to provide you with more qualified workers.
Chris Mallon,
Kathy Gill,
Tower Safety & Instruction
Don Doty,
Stainless LLC
3:00 PM
Project Management: Challenges and Opportunities
With growing number of deployments in the wireless industry, mostly driven by 5G, wireless construction companies will need to manage a much higher volume of deployments and smaller margins for error if they want to make a profit. This panel will discuss ways to be more productive in the field.
Scot Bohaychek (moderator),
Brett Chester,
GM Sadat,
Concordia Wireless
3:30 PM
Antenna Talk: MASSIVE MIMO Anyone?
One of the biggest changes that 5G will bring to the tower is the deployment of Massive MIMO antennas. With state-of-the-art beamforming technology, massive MIMO is essential for the 5G signals that will expand network capacity and make connection speeds of 10 Gbps possible. Learn how this technology works, what it will take to mount it and how it will impact your tower.
J. Sharpe Smith (moderator),
AGL Media Group
Dr. David Kokotoff,
Kevin Linehan,
4:00 PM
5G Pain Points for Carriers, Utilities and Municipalities
To deploy 5G Small Cell infrastructure in North America, the carriers, tower companies and A&E firms are finding that they need to collaborate with, and in many cases defer to, utilities and municipalities with vastly different concerns. To move ahead quickly and efficiently, those of us in the business of 5G need to understand what drives utilities and municipalities, and tailor our solutions so we can help them help us.
FCC small cell rules are being challenged in the courts, new FCC Orders are on the way and new measures are being introduced in Congress. Stay up to date on the latest regulations that impact your business.
Chris Hills,
Phillip Marchesiello,
Wilkinson Barker Knauer
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Networking Reception


Local Landing Sponsor

RayCap Site Pro 1 SiteTracker Vertical Bridge

Sponsors & Exhibitors

BT Group Clearfield Commscope Concordia Group extenet Foresite Group SAM Tower Safety TXWA Verticom WIA