Telecommunications and service providers must increase communication and collaboration in order to build an environment where consumers can connect and stream data from anywhere and on any device. No company can build the Internet of Things (IoT) alone, as it will require a great deal of teamwork.

Collaboration will therefore be a hot topic at the upcoming Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association’s (NEDAS) fifth annual New York City Summit, taking place April 20 from 8:30 a.m. -8 p.m. at the New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan.

More than 400 industry leaders, including executives, telecom engineers, product innovators, service providers and more will converge on the conference to learn about key issues concerning DAS, Wi-Fi and Small Cell technology solutions. The program will feature a full day of panel discussions, lightning talks, breakout sessions and tabletop exhibits.

Attendees will learn how to leverage new technologies to serve the needs of end users and support the exploding demand that is driving communication network solutions. The theme for the conference will be “2017: The Year IoT Demands Infrastructure to be Reshaped Above and Below the Ground.”

The NEDAS New York City Summit will include many different presentations and panels, including “Surveying the 5G Landscape: A Sector View of What’s to Come,” presented by Colby Synesael, managing director and senior research analyst at Cowen Group; “O-DAS / Small Cell Deployments and the Challenges Associated with Them,” moderated by Douglas Fishman of SQUAN with panelists from Snyder & Snyder, Tilson and V-COMM; “Carrier Conundrum – Shifting the Costs to Building Owner / Operators – Justification Insures Communications Enabled for Tomorrow,” with panelists from Boingo Wireless, JMA Wireless, Vornado Realty Trust; “Location Matters in a Connected World,” featuring speakers from Connected2Fiber, SpiderCloud Wireless; “Best Practices and Considerations for Converged Networks,” to be presented by PCTEL and Corning; “Secrets of Success with DAS,” presented by Mike Rosato of GIANT Solutions; “Local Chatter – Fiber Providers Building Out NYC’s Infrastructure to Meet Tomorrow’s Demands,” including presenters from ZenFi, Cleareon, Optical Communications Group, and Transit Wireless.

In addition, case studies will be presented by industry leaders from ClearSky Technologies and Broadstaff, among others, and tutorial and breakout sessions are on tap from ADRF, Keller & Heckman Law, SiteSafe, and Wireless Telecom Group.

“The converging requirements of wireline and wireless communication solutions are important conversations technology companies need to have in order to enable end users to access information, no matter where they are located,” stated Ilissa Miller, President of NEDAS and CEO of iMiller Public Relations.  “This year’s program brings thought-leaders together from both the wireline and wireless sectors to have these important discussions.  It is an honor to bring these executives together to collaborate, educate and enable innovation in one location.”

This year’s sponsors include ADRF, Alliance Corporation, American Tower, Anritsu, Csquared Systems, Delta, Intelibs, J.A. Lee, JMA Wireless, PCTEL, Perfect-10 Wireless, RD Microwaves, RF Industries, SOLiD, SQUAN, TESSCO, Tilson Tech, Times Microwaves System and Westell.

Registration for this event is open to accredited media and analysts. To attend the NEDAS event, contact and receive a complimentary registration code.

Limited sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, contact

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