VOL. 13, NO. 28
July 11, 2017
NEDAS to Colocate Fall Event with The INCOMPAS Show

INCOMPAS and the Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association (NEDAS), a consortium of in-building wireless solution providers, today announced the first-ever NEDAS San Francisco Symposium. The Symposium will be colocated with The INCOMPAS Show: Fall 2017, taking place October 15-17 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

Registration opens this week for both events. 

In addition to the NEDAS Symposium, The INCOMPAS Show will offer expanded educational content, including two policy workshops - on the Open Internet and broadband infrastructure development - and numerous sessions on topics, such as how to successfully integrate companies after a merger, advancements in fiber deployment and emerging technologies, as well as opportunities to leverage SD-WAN as a platform for new revenue-producing services, to name a few.

Back by popular demand, and larger than ever, will be The INCOMPAS Show Buyers Forum, which will offer even more networking time - from a buyer's power hour for pre-arranged meetings and open time for unscheduled meeting opportunities. This hosted buyer program gives qualified industry buyers the chance to network and do business with sellers from across the country in a speed meeting format - enabling efficient use of time to meet with several potential partners in a single location. To learn how you can participate, email Amanda Darvill

NEDAS Brings a Wireless Perspective to a Wireline World, Bridging the Divide to Enable IoT Everywhere

On Tuesday, October 17, the NEDAS San Francisco Symposium will provide a full day of workshops and training sessions to educate attendees on the technologies and solutions driving growth throughout the in-building wireless industry. With IoT increasing demand for communications nearly everywhere, attendees have the opportunity to network with an abundance of key decision makers and end users from throughout the wireless and wireline communications ecosystem in a relaxed and friendly environment.

"Bringing NEDAS to The INCOMPAS Show is yet another way that INCOMPAS is enhancing our attendees' experience, offering them the chance to explore cutting-edge technologies and potential opportunities that will expand their businesses. Given the importance of small cell deployment and 5G to the future, NEDAS is a great addition to The INCOMPAS Show," said Chip Pickering, CEO of INCOMPAS. "We look forward to collaborating with NEDAS and welcoming their members to San Francisco." 

Prior to the one-day symposium, on Sunday, October 15, Ilissa Miller, president of NEDAS and CEO of iMiller Public Relations, will host a marketing workshop that is open to attendees of both events. During this workshop, "Five Steps to a Successful Marketing Plan," participants will learn the importance of building an effective marketing plan with key elements designed to positively engage their target audience. This interactive experience will guide business development and marketing professionals on how to generate and expand new business opportunities.

"As the wireless industry continues to expand and evolve, it's critical that we extend our mission to educate and connect key industry players across the nation, while meeting the needs of our sponsors and other wireless professionals coast-to-coast," explained Miller. "At NEDAS, we are committed to bridging the gap between wireless and wireline providers to enable ubiquitous communication and connectivity. To that end, we look forward to colocating our first-ever West Coast symposium with INCOMPAS, where we'll provide attendees with a positive, non-partisan platform for meaningful education, discussion and collaboration."
FCC Open Meeting This Thursday
At its Open Meeting this Thursday, July 13, the FCC will consider: 
  • A Second FNPRM to address ongoing problems in the completion of long-distance telephone calls to rural areas.
  • Notice of Inquiry on methods to authenticate telephone calls to secure telephone networks against illegal robocallers.
  • A Notice of Inquiry that explores methods by which reassigned telephone number data could be made available to callers to avoid making unwanted calls to consumers. 
  • An NPRM outlining steps to further curtail slamming and cramming.
  • A Report and Order that increases the required hours of video-described programming covered broadcast stations and MVPDs must provide to consumers. 
  • A First Report and Order that would update and amend the equipment authorization program. 
  • A Report and Order that would address use of the 76-81 GHz band to support a broad range of vehicular radar uses.
  • An Order on Reconsideration and FNPRM that would address licensed and unlicensed wireless microphone operations in the TV bands and various other frequency bands.
The FCC will also consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order that addresses exceptions filed to an Initial Decision granting a program carriage complaint and an enforcement action.

Audio/Video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC Live web page at www.fcc.gov/live.
Competitors' Reception to be
Held July 15 in San Diego 
INCOMPAS invites you to the Competitors' Reception, Saturday, July 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel.

Sponsors of the event include TPX Communications, T-Mobile, MACC - Midwest Association of Competitive Communications, CALTEL, CompSouth, Granite Telecommunications, Level 3 and Sonic.

The event will take place prior to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Summer Policy Meeting. Please note that the Competitors' Reception is not sponsored by NARUC, nor is it a part of the meeting agenda.