DAS in the Enterprise: The Carrier Perspective. 10.01.2012. Agenda. Welcome & Introduction of Panelists DAS Industry Overview & Trends Panel Q&A Audience Q&A. Moderator: Greg Jacobs. Greg Jacobs Co-founder and CEO Connectivity Wireless Solutions
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Welcome & Introduction of Panelists
DAS Industry Overview & Trends
Co-founder and CEO
Connectivity Wireless Solutions
With 19 years of wireless and telecom experience, Greg Jacobs has led
Connectivity Wireless to be a leading provider of in-building wireless solutions.
The company continues to execute on aggressive growth strategies at an impressive rate, having successfully deployed more than 2,000 distributed antenna systems, and expanding operations to more than 100 employees. Jacobs is highly regarded as a leader and pioneer in the in-building wireless market among wireless carriers, manufacturers and channel partners. Prior to founding Connectivity Wireless, Jacobs was a founding member and Director of Sales with the Custom Network Solutions (CNS) group at Sprint-Nextel, where he managed sales to Fortune 500 clients and grew the business 230% in his last year. A native of Atlanta, Jacobs holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Georgia.
Lorna Slot Area Manager Midwest Region DAS Business Development & Contracts Antenna Solutions Group, AT&T Service, Inc.
Lorna Slott has over 17 years of wireless industry experience. Six of those 17 years have been focused on the wireless in-building industry where Slotthas held various positions with marketing, financial, operational and business development responsibilities. Other positions with AT&T include Medical Account Manager, Director of International Marketing, Director of Enterprise Mobility Product Marketing & Technical Product Manager. Slottalso owned her own marketing business for five years where she provided marketing consulting services to businesses. Slottresides in Excelsior, Minnesota.
Terrence Brooks Director of Sales, Custom Network Solutions (CNS)
Terrence D. Brooks is the Sprint Director of Sales for Custom Network
Solutions (CNS). The Sprint CNS group has over 10 years of experience in
enabling wireless coverage and capacity solutions for voice and data networks to power the applications of the new mobile. Sprint CNS’ consultative approach leverages the collective synergies of clients, partners and carriers to deliver turn-key solutions for every major industry. Brooks has more than 15 years of experience helping clients navigate and successfully implement leading-edge technologies across industries ranging from Healthcare to consulting and telecommunications. Brooks is a graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and a recent graduate of the Harvard Business School High Potentials Leadership Program.
Source: CTIA-The Wireless Association® Semi-Annual Survey, released April 13, 2012.
Wireless services driven by data, multimedia and voice
Businesses running operations on smartphones, tablets and aircards
60% of voice calls and 70% of data usage is indoors
Fire codes being adopted require public safety coverage for first responders
Commercial customers need coverage for multiple carriers
DAS a necessity for businesses and their customers
Businesses are budgeting for DAS as a critical IT system
In-Stat reports that the Healthcare industry
will spend $2B+ on DAS in the next 4 years
ICC & NFPA codes mandate RF coverageto support first-responder communications
150+ local municipalities now mandate public safety coverage inside large buildings
Indoor cellular/PCS service required for E911 location
700 & 800 MHz bands allocated for fire and police
296,000 E911 calls per day (CTIA Semi-Annual Survey, Jan-Dec 2010)
According the FCC, 50% of E911 calls are made from wireless phones
Enterprise customers deploying public safety DAS are opting to add cellular to the DAS