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 ‘The Era of Convergence’ Takes Place October 2, 2013 at the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University

MAMARONECK, N.Y. – September 24, 2013 –Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association (NEDAS), a leading caucus of Northeast DAS and small cell professionals and end-users, announces its agenda for its Educational Conference taking place October 2, 2013 at the Kellogg Conference Center located on the campus of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.

The acclaimed speaker line-up for the association’s conference includes highly respected industry thought-leaders that will present on an array of topics pertaining to the deployment, operational challenges and ROI effectiveness of DAS and small cell network solutions and the like.   The featured agenda includes:

Putting the Converged Network Together

Moderated by Peter Murray of CCI Systems, this session will include panelists:
Ray Hild, Corning; Doug Wiest, EVP, EdgeConneX; and Joshua Broder, CEO, Tilson

ROI Analysis – Does a DAS or Small Cell Network Deployment Pay?

Moderated by Douglas J. Barnett, Business Development, Universal Electrical Service, Inc., this session will include panelists: Rene Pachinbhayag, In-Building Solutions Manager, AT&T; Bob Butchko, National Marketing & Business Development, RF Connect; Benoit Fleury, VP of Product and Innovation, iBwave; and Chris Graff, Regional Sales Manager, SOLiD.

DAS/WiFi/Small Cell Solutions for Hi-Rise Residential Applications

Moderated by David Bronstron, Special Counsel, Phillips Lytle, this session will include panelists: Douglas Fishman, PMP, Director of DAS Design and Implementation, SQUAN; John Celentano, Systems and Product Marketing, TESSCO; and Ronald Plecas, Northeast DAS Guru, CommScope.

Budget Approved!  What Happens (Should Happen) Once the Customer Says Yes

Moderated by Kevin Kurz, DAS – Wireless Business Manager, Anixter, this session will include panelists: Mike Brownson, VP DAS Technical Solutions, HUTTON; and Walter Cannon, Vice President, Metro Network Services.

Peering Into the Future: How Does the Prevalence of VoLTE, WiFi, eMBMS, Carrier Aggregation and New Spectrum Opportunities Shape the Future?

This session will include an open discussion among featured panelists:  Jeff Thompson, CEO, Towerstream; Ahmed Abogendia, CEO, ATEC Wireless; Jim Zik, Sr. Product Manager, PCTEL; and Prasad Ravi, CEO, INOC.

“The Northeast DAS + Small Cell Association’s Fall conference is set to provide deep insights into the demand, challenges and opportunities associated with implementing hybrid wireless systems, sometimes referred to as heterogeneous networks,” comments, Ilissa Miller, President of the Northeast DAS + Small Cell Association.  “The industry feedback, interest and support in helping to make this a dynamic and exciting educational summit have been tremendous.  We are all excited to unveil the key takeaway points.”

Registration for the conference is still open; free passes are available for end-users.  Limited sponsorships are still available.  Contact to learn more.

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About Northeast DAS + Small Cell Association

Northeast DAS + Small Cell Association (NEDAS) is a grassroots wireless telecom association whose mission is to create a positive, nonpartisan and invigorating environment in which local industry professionals can learn, discuss, debate, socialize, collaborate with their peers, and encourage networking, public outreach and education about the DAS + Small Cell industry.  For information, visit