TelecomNewsroom editors recently engaged with Joshua Broder, CEO of Tilson, a company that provides network deployment and professional services to telecom, construction, utility and government clients. What’s most impressive about Mr. Broder is his dedication to the company. Under Broder’s leadership, Tilson grew from less than 10 employees to over 360, earning a top spot on the Inc. 5000 list for the past seven consecutive years. In advance of Broder’s appearance at the Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association’s (NEDAS) upcoming New York City Summit on September 6, 2018 we discussed the future of the industry. With deep industry experience, it was appropriate for us to dig deep in to Broder’s outlook on the industry, technologies and solutions and of course what makes Tilson stand-out so effectively.

TelecomNewsroom (TNR) Q1: What do you predict will be the long-term impact of emerging technologies and trends implemented in the coming 12 months?

Joshua ‘Josh’ Broder (JB) A1: 5G is going to change everything because capacity matters! Mobility users are going to have much higher expectations for connectivity after getting a taste of the additional capacity coming with CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service)[1], LAA (Licensed Assisted Access)[2], and 5G technologies. As an industry, network professionals have to work fast to deploy in order to avoid dramatic differences in “have and have not” coverage areas.

TNR Q2: What is the most exciting technology or solution that you are seeing in the market?

JB A2:  5G radios are exciting because of the tremendous data rates. We are finally seeing an ability to extend fiber wirelessly without a big step down in end-user experience.

TNR Q3: NEDAS NYC will address interesting solutions at the edge where wireline and wireless meet—how does the push to the edge impact your business?

JB A3: It’s driving deployment engineering and planning deeper in to the right of way and inside buildings, and increasingly converging  fiber deployment and our wireless deployment work we do here at Tilson.

TNR Q4: What are Tilson’s key differentiators?

JB A4: Tilson is focused on capacity and densification, with strong fiber, right of way, and in building teams. Success in the right of way and in building space requires a fundamental shift to an engineering heavy approach to preconstruction. Tilson is there, with an experienced national team, and strong enabling IT tools.

Thank you for your time Josh. Our readers can learn more about Tilson and what Josh and his team are up to by visiting You can also plan to meet with Josh at the upcoming NEDAS NYC Summit on September 6, 2018 in New York City at Convene Times Square. Josh will be on the panel titled: Antenna Challenges & Solutions: The changing dynamics of in-building cellular coverage, with representatives from FieldClix, ADRF, ANS Advanced Network Services, LLC. and V-COMM LLC. To register for the NEDAS NYC Summit please click here.


[1] Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) is a 150 MHz broadcast band of the 3.5 GHz band typically used by the U.S. government for radar systems. in 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established rules for commercial use of this band. In doing so,  Wireless carriers using CBRS are expected to be able to deploy 5G mobile networks quickly and easily, without having to acquire spectrum licenses.

[2] License Assisted Access (LAA) is a variant of LTE-Unlicensed and promises to provide a unified global framework that complies with the regulatory requirements in the different regions of the world.