Northeast DAS + Small Cell Forum to Host Its Fall Conference in Washington D.C. on October 2, 2013

'The Era of Convergence' Call for Speakers Now Open

MAMARONECK, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 25, 2013) - Northeast DAS & Small Cell Forum (NEDAS), an association of Northeast DAS, small cell professionals and end-users to foster learning, networking, socializing, collaboration and the sharing of ideas in a mutually supportive environment, announces the dates for its Fall Conference to be held October 2, 2013 in the Washington D.C. market at the Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University located at 800 Florida Avenue N.E. Washington DC. The theme of the conference is 'The Era of Convergence' and will address topics associated with the demand of data from anywhere by today's mobile users.

According to Researchmoz, DAS, small cells and WiFi deployments are expected to carry more than 60% of all mobile network data traffic by 2020. As today's mobile users demand access to more content and the ability to share content from nearly anywhere, infrastructure must be fortified to support and enable end-users from wherever they are. Whether they are in a store, at a sporting event, sitting in a park, traveling, visiting a relative in the hospital, at work or at home, end users' insatiable appetite for mobile content is shaping the way we need to look at our current and future technology infrastructure.

"The Northeast DAS + Small Cell Forum's Fall conference will provide real-world insights and solutions to implementing hybrid wireless systems, sometimes referred to as heterogeneous networks, to meet today's in-building and intra-community converging communication needs," comments Ilissa Miller, President of the Northeast DAS + Small Cell Forum. "In the search for speakers, we are emphasizing submissions based on case studies, facts and figures, analytical insight and tried and true data points on a number of topics."

Speakers are encouraged to submit brief proposals on the following topics:

  • ROI Analysis -- does a DAS or Small Cell network deployment pay?
  • Deployment hurdles and costs to consider
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: What does this mean for DAS and Small Cell network solutions?
  • Overcoming Challenges: Signaling / Interconnections / Standardization Issues
  • Wireline and Wireless integration solutions
  • Installation Guidelines: Do's and Don'ts
  • Peering into the future: How does the prevalence of WiFi shape the future
  • Strategies behind Wireless offload coverage
  • Alternative solutions such as Cloud Radio Access Networks (RAN)
  • The role of data centers in the HetNet world
  • Integrated network design scenarios

Confirmed industry speakers include Aaron Cunningham of A&T Mobility Services, Miles Mattingly of AT&T Antenna Solutions Group, Ahmed Abogendia of ATEC Wireless, Walter Cannon of Metro Network Services, Ken Wedholm of STEALTH® Doug Fishman of SQUAN, and more.

The deadline for speaking submissions is September 1, 2013 and can be submitted here. Sponsorship information can be found here, exhibit opportunities are limited and can be found here, register to attend here.

For information about the Northeast DAS & Small Cell Forum, please visit or email

About Northeast DAS + Small Cell Forum
Northeast DAS + Small Cell Forum (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

Contact Information:

Media Contact:
iMiller Public Relations
Tel: +1.866.307.2510