Don’t miss upcoming free webinars exploring HetNet developments, command-center evolution
By Stacey Orlick, IWCE's event and content director
If you missed attending the HetNet Expo this week presented by IWCE’s partner, the HetNet Forum, don’t worry too much. IWCE is hosting a free webinar next week on “In-Building, HetNets and Towers: How Do They All Fit Together?” that will help you catch up on some of the latest developments in this exciting space.
Moderator Donny Jackson, editor of IWCE’s Urgent Communications, will lead a panel of experts as they discuss how outdoor-coverage is migrating from traditional towers to small cells and other technologies, as well as how indoor coverage and capacity demands can be met with new HetNet technology. Joining him are Steven K. Berry, President and CEO, Competitive Carriers Association; Tracy Ford, Director, HetNet Forum, and Bob Johnk, Electronics Engineer, Institute for Telecommunications Sciences/NTIA.
All wireless users are demanding greater speed and capacity from networks for various applications, including video. As speed is determined by physical proximity to wireless sites, providers have embraced the notion that more sites and backhaul are necessary.
This trend to “densify” networks has resulted in cell sites being placed on all sorts of outdoor structures, such as buildings, light poles and water towers. Elsewhere, technologies like Wi-Fi, small cells and distributed antenna systems are being used to improve connectivity and data-throughput rates in buildings, underground transportation facilities and high-usage indoor sites.
Join the webinar at 2 p.m. EST next Wednesday, Nov. 4, to discuss how all this technology will work together to provide the speed, coverage and capacity that wireless users have come to expect.
On Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. EST, Donny will lead a panel discussing “The Evolving World of Command and Control.” Command centers, control rooms or dispatch centers are used by myriad organizations to route communications to their users in the field. Whether it is a 911 center working with police, fire and EMS agencies or centers supporting enterprises such as schools, utilities, transit services, facilities-management companies or information-technology (IT) departments, technology is changing the way dispatch communications are handled.
Join Brett Kilbourne, Vice President of Government & Industry Affairs and Deputy General Counsel, UTC; Walt Magnussen, Director TAMU Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center, Texas A&M, and David Logue, Vice President of Security & Surveillance at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and President of the Las Vegas Security Chiefs Association, as they provide best practices to consider for cybersecurity, IT, devices, surveillance and overall systems.
Register today for both webinars for FREE!