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AGL November Virtual Summit

November 12, 2020 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

AGL Local Summit goes VIRTUAL! Bringing you the same high-quality education from the comfort of your home.

Date: November 12
Time: 11am PST/ 2pm EST

Thanks to the generous support from our sponsors, we are now able to offer you the AGL Virtual Summit FREE of charge!



November 12, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Examining the Wireless Industry’s Employee Needs, Career Opportunities
Sponsored by NATENATE NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association recently completed the 2020 Employer Workforce Survey. During this keynote presentation, NATE President & CEO Todd Schlekeway and Workforce Consultant Dr. Gemma Frock will unveil the findings from the survey. The session will highlight how NATE plans to leverage, market and promote this data in targeted outreach to members of Congress, federal and state government stakeholders, community college/technical institutes and companies.
Todd Schlekeway,
Dr. Gemma Frock,
GKF Consulting Services
Network Convergence: 5G Infrastructure & Trends
Sponsored by VerticomVerticon Every day we depend on broadband connectivity to manage our lives as consumers, students and professionals. Our home, educational and work success requires secure, reliable, fast and accessible networks now more than ever. These factors are key business model considerations for Wireless Carriers, TowerCo’s, Fiber Providers, Data Center entities and Cable firms as they design scalable future proof networks. A key trend in 5G broadband architecture is network convergence and how data can seamlessly flow behind the scenes to support key use cases. As 5G services and spectrum become more available, an enhanced transport network, edge storage and processing along with ample node coverage will be essential to effectively handle the current and future growth in network demand. Convergence helps solves this problem by merging wireline, Wi-Fi and mobile LTE/5G systems into one ubiquitous communication platform where hardware, software and data storage resources are shared across multiple platforms and entities or owners. Join us to discuss the trends and solutions driving the future of 5G broadband network architecture.
Jeff Lewis (MOD),
Alex Gellman,
Vertical Bridge
Scott Willis,
Wireless Solution Trends for 2021
Sponsored by MotiveMotive Join us for a discussion on where we are in wireless today and trends and solutions for 2021 and beyond, including emerging solar technologies. We’ll discuss Motive’s variety of products and services that combine A&E, design, and project management with construction, installation and maintenance to create turnkey solutions for the wireless industry.
Brian Baldwin,
Tower Services Overview: Outfitting 5G From the Ground Up
Sponsored by ConcordiaConcordia Tower companies may get all the headlines, but tower services concerns are the ones that make it happen every day. From the fiber to the tower to the obstruction light at the top, these workers are responsible for every inch of cable, jumper, splitter, antenna attached to these steel structures. These panelists will give you a window into the growth of 5G from the inside of the tower industry, including the challenges of workforce training and maintaining a safe workplace.
Shama Ray (MOD),
Above All Tower Climbing
GM Saddat,
Concordia Wireless
John Marshall,
Black & Veatch
The Challenges of 5G mmWave Deployment
Sponsored by SAF North AmericaSAF North America Outdoor, indoor: propagation characteristics and coverage density. Outfitting teams to test these new base stations: technician knowledge and capital constraints. These issues are barreling down on the carriers and their contractors. We’ll discuss them and SAF’s unique solution for the physical layer.
Adam Hostetter,
SAF North America
Small Cell Industry Update: Hitting High Gear
Sponsored by SAMSAM New small cells were projected to 1 million to 1.5 million units in the first half of 2020, according to Dell’Oro Group, becoming a major segment of the overall RAN market. Revenues are also up. This panel will look at the challenges and opportunities to be found in small cells from different angles, from construction to testing. Learn which carriers are most active and what parts of the country are seeing the most action in this fast moving segment of the wireless infrastructure industry.
Stefan Pongratz (MOD),
Dell’Oro Group
Kelly Richards,
Sean Gallagher,
Valmont Site Pro 1
Jim Neuens,
VIAVI Solutions


Total Tech Sponsor

Site Pro 1

Valmont Site Pro 1 is the premier manufacturer and distributor of wireless site components and safety products. Our strengths are a massive inventory in nine locations around the United States and an infrastructure that is built to act immediately to our customers’ needs. Visit SitePro1.com to learn more.

Small Cell Solutions

Wireless Site Components Catalog

Safety, Supply & Rigging Catalog


Raycap has a unique combination of small-cell technology, expertise and manufacturing to help you speed the deployment of 4G or 5G wireless networks. We combine unique products and deep experience to help solve deployment challenges – on time, on budget, no surprises. Our integrated fully concealed, and carrier-approved small cell poles provide solutions for any site, and now, with our exclusive InvisiWave® material, the concealment of 5G mmWave small cell sites are made easy as well.

5G mmWave Small Cell Concealment Options

Small Cell Concealments Product Guide

Raycap Capabilities Infographic 2020

Vertical Bridge

Vertical Bridge is the largest private owner and manager of communication infrastructure in the U.S., dedicated to providing our customers with superior service in a dynamic market. Vertical Bridge currently has more than 269,000 owned and managed sites nationwide, including wireless and broadcast towers, rooftops, land parcels, and billboards.


If you’re looking to win in 5G development, deployment, optimization and beyond, VIAVI is the partner you need to help you take command. Since 2013, VIAVI is a driving force in 5G, partnering with the world’s top communication providers and network equipment manufacturers and delivering industry leading solutions including the CellAdvisor™, OneAdvisor™, T-BERD®/MTS, and RFVision brands.

Test Guide to 5G Network Deployment

Fiber Installer Kit

Impact of 5G on 4G Services

Top Tech Sponsor

Black and Veatch

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries by addressing the resilience and reliability of our world’s most important infrastructure assets. Our end-to-end solutions, experience and expertise in advancing digital infrastructure helps carriers, utilities, cities, fleet managers, and private enterprises accelerate deployment.

Land Services Acquisition Cutsheet

Connected Communities

Small Cells Case Study

Sponsors & Exhibitors


Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLFD) designs, manufactures and distributes fiber protection, fiber management, and fiber delivery solutions to enable rapid and cost-effective fiber-fed deployment throughout the broadband service provider space across North America and South America. Our “fiber to anywhere” platform serves the unique requirements of leading wireline and wireless carriers and MSO/cable TV companies, while also catering to the broadband needs of the utility/municipality, enterprise, data center and military markets.

Clearfield Case Study – WTC

Clearview Blue Cassettes

FieldShield MPO Pushable Assemblies


Since 2001, Concordia’s in-house engineering staff & in-house construction tower/civil crews have been zoning, leasing, permitting, designing, building: Raw lands, colos, rooftops, and small cells. We integrate site acquisition, A&E, and construction


Electro Rent is a leading global provider of test and technology solutions that enable its customers to accelerate innovation and optimize investments. Electro Rent’s rental, lease, sales and asset management solutions serve industry-leading innovators in communications, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, education and general electronics, and have done so since 1965. More information is available at www.electrorent.com.

ElectroRent Line Card

Wireless Line Card

Telecom Wireline Line Card


ExteNet Systems is a leading provider of converged communications infrastructure and services addressing outdoor and in-building wireless, fiber and other advanced connectivity needs of its customers. ExteNet’s outdoor networks are deployed in a variety of urban, suburban and rural environments while indoor networks are typically deployed in property verticals like commercial office buildings, sports and entertainment venues, hotels and convention centers, healthcare facilities and transit systems.

CBRS Private LTE Brochure

Infrastructure as a Service

CRE Mobility


FieldCLIX offers a software platform purpose-built to improve productivity and profit margins for wireless construction projects. Our software brings industry standard workflows to automate remote team collaboration, real-time visibility into field activities, and daily updates on project progress and spend.

Take Control of Field Constructon Programs

SAF Tehnika

SAF Tehnika is one of the leading microwave data transmission equipment manufacturers with a global presence in more than 130 countries and more than 20 years of experience. Our knowledge of microwave technologies has also given us unique skills and know-how to develop the Spectrum Compact series of the world’s first truly hand-held microwave spectrum analysers and signal generators for field engineers. Spectrum Compact packs all the essential features needed to perform physical layer mmWave 5G testing.

SAF Tehnika Spectrum Compact

5G Spectrum Compact

Case Study: Interference Detection Using Spectrum Compact


Founded in 1994, SAM has grown to become one of the largest providers of geospatial data solutions and construction phase services in the United States. The company offers a complete suite of geospatial services including professional land surveying, airborne/mobile/ terrestrial LiDAR, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), Utility Coordination (UC), Building Information Modeling (BIM), aerial mapping, and photogrammetry. For more information, visit, www.sam.biz

Telecom Solutions Card

Telecom Solutions One Page Pdf

5G/IoT Infrastructure Brochure

Telecom Sample of Work

Commscope NATE Verticom Wireless Infrastructure Association