Concurrent Tracks

11 Jun 2019
01:40 p.m. - 05:10 p.m.

Concurrent Tracks

Track One: Wireless Enterprise Connectivity

1:30-2:10 p.m.Presentation

Exploring Alternative Connectivity Solutions as a Means of Maintaining Market Differentiation and Competitiveness

The connected building is table stakes for competing today and even more so for tomorrow. This is a fact regardless of industry vertical, building type, or ownership structure. Whether you are competing for tenants, buyers, patients, students, working professionals, or hyper-automated/connected industries, outstanding and ubiquitous wireless connectivity is an expectation and a differentiator.

Technology continues to evolve offering a dizzying array of choices. 4G? 5G and beyond? Licensed and unlicensed spectrum. Small cell, C-RAN, V-RAN, traditional DAS, CBRS – and the applications they enable seem endless. There is much to consider and this presentation gives a detailed view of the current in-building wireless landscape for enterprise.

2:10-3:10 p.m.Panel Discussion

Funding Models for Enterprise In-Building Wireless Solutions that Justify the Investment AND Deliver ROI

  • Examining real-life examples of common funding models for in-building wireless solutions
  • Exploring the opportunity for converged infrastructure (fiber, pathway power, data centres, monitoring systems)
  • Network access terms – capacity allocation, shared costs, SLAs
  • Lifecycle management
  • Network extensions and upgrades
3:10-3:50 p.m.

Networking and Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall

3:50-4:30 p.m. High-Capacity Venue Case Study

Toronto Pearson Airport Wireless Evolution

  • 5G and beyond – LMR/LTE Convergence
  • DAS/Wi-Fi convergence
  • Broadband – 700Mhz
  • The impact of aviation industry changes
  • Moving towards revenue-based infrastructure models
4:30-5:10 p.m. Town Hall Discussion

Identifying the Best Mechanisms to Advance your Wireless Strategy

With a conversational format, this facilitated town hall discussion rounds out the day’s program by talking about what’s on your mind. Voice opinions based on what you’ve heard during the course of the day, share experiences, ask the questions that remain and absorb knowledge and best practices from industry peers.

Track Two: Technology Options and Network Convergence

1:30-2:10 p.m.Presentation

5G Fixed Wireless Access – An Outside-In Approach to Achieving In-Building Coverage and Capacity?

  • Leveraging an IT-centric approach to building and managing increasingly complex networks
  • Examining the space and power savings of a remote signal source approach to in-building coverage
  • Achieving multi-gigabit-per-second throughput with beam-forming and high-frequency mmWave (millimeter wave) spectrum
  • In-building performance and capacity gains
  • Use cases and applications


2:10-3:10 p.m.Panel Discussion

CBRS – Capitalizing on the Possibilities of Shared Spectrum Solutions

  • CBRS use cases – is it primarily an inexpensive capacity expansion asset for outdoor applications?
  • Coexistence mechanisms for licensed and unlicensed technologies
  • Prioritizing, assigning and managing shared spectrum frequencies
  • Examining the business and technical implications
  • Is CBRS a friend or foe to DAS and Wi-Fi?
3:10-3:50 p.m.

Networking and Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall

3:50-4:30 p.m. Presentation

Achieving Network Densification in High-Capacity Environments with Wi-Fi 6

  • Uplink, downlink and spectrum efficiency features of the 802.11 ax standard
  • Network design considerations for optimizing performance and reliability
  • Leveraging Wi-Fi 6 for traffic management, security and integration with cellular
  • The pros and cons for off-loading in-building wireless capacity to Wi-Fi
  • Potential uses cases for IoT applications and smart city deployments
4:30-5:10 p.m. Presentation

The 5G Migration Path for 4G In-building Deployments

LTE usage and build-outs will dwarf 5G well into the next decade. For operators, neutral hosts and enterprises, the challenge is to deploy LTE systems that will support an economic migration to a mix of LTE and 5G services. This session will examine how recent advances in a C-RAN antenna system can be leveraged to simplify LTE deployments today, while avoiding the need to rip and replace for 5G in future.

Track Three: In-Building Communications for Public Safety, Security and Operations

1:30-2:10 p.m.Presentation

Beyond Compliance: Why Outstanding In-Building Public Safety Communications are Critical Today

Alan Perdue is the industry leading thought leader on the subject of in-building communications booster systems and the national fire and buildings codes and standards that mandate their use and installation.

Alan will present the compelling reasons these systems are critical to keeping building occupants and visitors safe, while ensuring that first responders are also safe and best capable of performing their critical services. Alan will also provide examples of current requirements, best practices, and next steps for ensuring our properties are both safe and compliant to code.

2:10-3:10 p.m.Panel Discussion

Meeting National and Local Code Regulations and Requirements for Public Safety Communications

  • Recent and planned code updates – NFPA, IFC
  • Critical areas
  • Signal strength
3:10-3:50 p.m.

Networking and Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall

3:50-4:30 p.m. Presentation

Key Considerations for Designing and Deploying In-building Public Safety Communications Systems

  • Meeting the requirements of public safety for indoor coverage
    • Preventing interference
    • Signal strength
    • Extending coverage to basements and stairwells
  • Design and deployment considerations – what is commercially feasible and technically rational?
    • Spectrum environment
    • Building parameters
    • Users’ operational needs
  • Operational challenges associated with combined cellular/public safety DAS
    • Balancing the needs of carriers and public safety regulations and requirements
  • Ways to comply while mitigating the expense of a separate public safety solution
  • Real world examples that demonstrate enhanced voice and data communications for first responders inside a building
4:30-5:10 p.m. Presentation

Requirements to Verify Indoor Public Safety Network Performance

  • Maintenance
  • Reliability of system
  • Liability
  • Annual testing best practices
5:20-6:30 p.m.
Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall