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DAS and Small-Cell Solutions: Deployment Trends That Impact Your Business


Today's consumers demand consistent wireless voice and broadband coverage and capacity across every setting. To meet this demand, the cellular network is moving closer to the consumer using a variety of technologies working in tandem. During this presentation, experts discuss how the heterogeneous network, or HetNet, will use a variety of technologies, including DAS and small-cells, to meet that demand.

This presentation was originally given on September 18, 2013, at BICSI's 2013 Fall Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Tracy Ford
Tracy Ford is the Director of the HetNet Forum, formerly the DAS Forum, at PCIA-The Wireless Infrastructure Association. The HetNet Forum is a membership group of PCIA dedicated to the advancement of the heterogeneous network. The HetNet is a wireless ecosystem, comprised of a variety of mobile and wireless technologies and infrastructure, interoperable with the macro-cellular network providing harmonious voice and data communications.

As Director of the HetNet Forum, Ford works with its members on strategies and programs to continue to advance DAS and other small cell solutions as a viable complement to traditional macro cell sites and a solution to the deployment of wireless services in challenging environments. She is responsible for outreach to important DAS target markets and organizes HetNet Forum conference programming.

Ford has spent more than two decades covering the rapidly changing wireless industry, tracking its changes as it grew from a voice-centric marketplace to the dynamic data-intensive industry it is today. She started her technology journalism career at RCR Wireless News and has held a number of titles there, including associate publisher and executive editor. She is a winner of the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) Silver Award, for both trade show and government coverage. A graduate of the Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Ford holds a B.S. degree in mass communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Allen Dixon
With 20+ years in the telecommunications industry, Allen Dixon has held numerous positions at Corning Cable Systems (formerly Siecor), including field engineering, product line management, marketing, and market development. In his current role as Channel Development Manager for Corning MobileAccess, Allen is focused on the increased deployment of distributed antenna systems in enterprise installations.
A vocal proponent of the role of standards in industry, Allen is the current chair of the HetNet Forum and a veteran of the ATM Forum, TIA and IEEE standards organizations.

He is a 1985 graduate of the University of Florida.

Jamie Dahlgren, AT&T's Antenna Solutions Group
Jamie Dahlgren, Business Development and Contracts Manager of AT&T's Antenna Solutions Group, has over 10 years of business development and contract negotiations experience. He is responsible for solutions that extend the capabilities of AT&T's wireless network within large public venues. Prior to joining the Antenna Solutions Group, he was the Business Development Manager for Hospitality & Healthcare for AT&T's Wi-Fi Services Division. Mr. Dahlgren attended the University of Nevada and resides in Las Vegas.

Paul Brown, Black Box InnerWireless
Paul Brown is the Director of Sales at InnerWireless. Note: Paul Brown joined the panel as a last-minute replacement for Kevin Swank, Director of Product Marketing for Black Box Network Services.

Why you should attend?

Learn how the heterogeneous network, or HetNet, will use a variety of technologies, including DAS and small-cells, to meet consumer demand

What to expect?

Technical Requirements

All BICSI CONNECT courses require an internet-capable device and internet connection.

Java software; Windows 7 or 8; Mac OSx10.6+; Android 4.1 or later; Apple 10S 6.x, 7.x; IE 10 or later; Firefox 21 or later; Chrome 29 or later; Safari 5.1.8 or later; sound card with speakers/headphones for audio (audio not available for all courses); pop-up blockers disabled.

Who should attend?

This course is ideal for all ICT professionals

What will I learn?

After this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss how various discuss how the heterogeneous network, or HetNet, will use a variety of technologies, including DAS and small-cells, to meet consumer demand.

How long is this course?

One-hour self-paced course with 90 days from the date of purchase to complete

Can I earn credit?

Earn 1 Continuing Education Credits (CEC) upon successfully completing this program.

What is the cancellation policy?

All BICSI CONNECT courses are nonrefundable and nontransferable

    Event Details


    DAS and Small-Cell Solutions $50.00


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