As nationwide wireless operators put the finishing touches on their macro LTE networks, they are increasingly looking at ways to improve the reach of their services into buildings, stadiums and other major indoor venues. How might this trend play out in the years to come, for carriers and vendors alike?

Featured Speakers:


Stefan Pongratz

Industry/Technology Analyst
Dell'Oro Group
Stefan Pongratz joined Dell’Oro Group in 2010 and is responsible for the firm’s Carrier Economics, Carrier IP Telephony, and Mobile RAN market research programs. While at the firm, Mr. Pongratz has expanded the Mobile RAN research adding significant detail on LTE. He has authored several Advanced Research Reports on the wireless market including the evolution of the Small Cell market, the market opportunity with 5G, and the impact of C-RAN. He built the Carrier Economics coverage detailing revenues and investments of over 50 carriers worldwide.

Doug Lodder

Senior Vice President of Business Development
Boingo Wireless
As Senior Vice President of Business Development for Boingo’s DAS, Offload and Wholesales businesses, Doug oversees the strategy and development of Wi-Fi, DAS and small cells networks for Boingo’s new and existing venue partnerships as well as the monetization of those networks through innovative partnerships with wireless carriers (DAS, Offload) and Wholesale partners (American Express, MasterCard). His teams are responsible for generating nearly half of Boingo’s revenue. Doug has a decade of experience in managing telecommunications infrastructure in large-scale, high growth environments.

Michael Whitley

Executive Director of Business Development East U.S. & Government
ExteNet Systems
Michael Whitley is a business development executive with more than 20 years of experience in the wireless industry. At ExteNet Systems, Michael is responsible for delivering distributed antenna system (DAS) networks for wireless service providers in both indoor and outdoor environments throughout the East U.S. region. 

John Hoadley

Director - Wireless Product Management
John Hoadley has been in the wireless industry for over 20 years and worked at Nortel in a series of executive business, technology and sales roles. As Nortel’s Wireless CTO, John provided vision and managed advanced wireless research that led to Nortel’s 4G (WiMAX and LTE) product developments. John graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and received an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

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