MIDDLETOWN, R.I., April 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Towerstream (Nasdaq:TWER), a Fixed Wireless Fiber Alternative provider, announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Thompson, will participate on two panels at the 2015 Wireless Infrastructure Show at the Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Florida.
Panel #1: The Road Ahead: The Evolution to 5G
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 28th at 1:30pm-3:00pm EDT
Session Description: Much has been written about '5G' without actually saying what it really is. Aside from being the 'next generation' of mobile technology, 5G promises to deliver a denser network capable of higher capacity and data rates. This session will look at the detailed requirements for 5G, how these may be accomplished and the timeframes for deployment.
Panel #1 Participants:
- Andrew Berg, Wireless Week
- Jeff Thompson, President and CEO, Towerstream
- Karri Kuoppamaki, Sr. Director of Technology, T-Mobile
- Ron Bittner, Vice President – Tower Operations, Parallel Infrastructure
- Jim Nevelle, President and CEO, Kathrein
Panel #2: Inside the Unlicensed Spectrum Goldmine: LTE-U, Carrier Wi-Fi and Beyond
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 29th at 8:30am-9:30am EDT
Session Description: The nation's wireless carriers have long played exclusively in licensed spectrum bands, noting that ownership over radio waves gives them complete control over their services and the user experience. And still, licensed spectrum affords wireless carriers the opportunity to tightly control their quality of service. But the skyrocketing costs of spectrum ownership coupled with users' swelling demands for data are pushing carriers to consider their unlicensed spectrum alternatives–and those options are many and diverse. From carrier-grade Wi-Fi to Unlicensed LTE, wireless operators are now seriously considering pushing their operations into free-to-use bands ranging from 2.4 GHz to 60 GHz. Indeed, unlicensed spectrum is being eyed as a key ingredient in 5G. But what does this new, unlicensed frontier offer to carriers, infrastructure providers and network construction companies? And what are the obstacles–from technological to financial to regulatory–that these players will have to face and surmount? This panel will delve into the crowded, scrappy and potentially explosive opportunity presented at the intersection of licensed and unlicensed spectrum.
Panel #2 Participants:
- Mike Dano, Executive Editor, FierceMarkets
- Jeff Thompson, President and CEO, Towerstream
- Surya Bommakanti, Vice President and Head of Mobile Broadband Engagement Practice, Ericsson North America
- Derek Peterson, CTO, Boingo
- Karri Kuoppamaki, Sr. Director, Technology, T-Mobile
- Sergio Aguirre, Verizon Wireless Corporate Technology
About Towerstream Corporation
Towerstream Corporation (Nasdaq:TWER) is a leading Fixed Wireless Fiber Alternative company delivering high-speed Internet access to businesses. To date the company offers its broadband services in 12 urban markets including New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay area, Miami, Seattle, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Las Vegas-Reno, and the greater Providence area. In 2014, Towerstream launched its On-Net fixed wireless service offering building owners and property managers a redundant and reliable dense urban network that directly connects with Towerstream's fiber backbone. On-Net building tenants have access to 100 Mbps of dedicated, symmetrical Internet connectivity, with a premier SLA, for an industry-leading price of $699/month. For more information on Towerstream services, please visit www.towerstream.com and/or follow us @Towerstream.
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About HetNets Tower Corporation
HetNets Tower Corporation ("HetNets") was formed in January 2013 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Towerstream Corporation (Nasdaq:TWER), and offers a neutral host, shared wireless infrastructure solution, either independently or as a turnkey service. Its wireless communications infrastructure is available to wireless carriers, cable and Internet companies in major urban markets where the explosion in mobile data is creating significant demand for additional capacity and coverage. HetNets offers a carrier-class Wi-Fi network for Internet access and the offloading of mobile data. Its street level rooftop locations are ideal for the installation of customer owned small cells including DAS, Metro and Pico cells. Other solutions provided by HetNets include backhaul, power, and related small cell requirements. More information is available at http://www.hetnets.com.
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