In-Building Networks

Deployment and Evolution of DAS, Small Cells, and Unlicensed Technologies Within a Heterogeneous Environment  


Hosted by:


October 19-20, 2015


Hyatt Regency LaJolla

San Diego, CA USA



Limited to 100 seats

First Registered, First Served!

Attendance open to All IWPC Members


This workshop will consider indoor cellular demands and large venue requirements. How can carriers address network evolution and the challenge of cost-effectively delivering increased capacity and performance, utilizing distributed antenna systems, small cells, and unlicensed networks to enhance customer experience

Workshop Goals

  • Explore how DAS, Small Cells, and unlicensed solutions can meet evolving network demands
  • Understanding changing in-building network dynamics and business models
  • Debate challenges of backhaul and permitting for small cells?

Agenda (Subject to Change)


October 19


9:00 AM 


Networking Breakfast and Registration



10:00 AM


Opening Remarks and Self Introductions

Each person will be asked to introduce himself/herself and show how they can contribute to the process.




10:30 AM


Service Provider Perspectives

  • Deployment scenarios, services, and applications
  • Exploring evolving in-building network dynamics and business models
  • How do carriers achieve cost effective service delivery closer to the customer
  • what challenges are faced by carriers deploying today's DAS and small cell solutions?
  • How does DAS need to evolve
  • How do carriers plan to use unlicensed band technologies
  • Alternative to DAS and emerging technologies - what is the projected data growth for indoor vs. outdoor?
  • What does the DAS and Small Cell end to end deployment, commissioning, verification, and optimization process look like?
  • Should the enterprise, property owner, or carriers build or own the In-building networks
  • Considering which technologies carriers can utilize for in-building service deployment
  • Pros, Cons, Trade-offs of DAS, Small Cells, Wi-Fi, etc
  • What is the impact of Wi-Fi calling deployments by carriers for indoor licensed solutions?

Wireless Ecosystem Evolution and Challenges


PMTS Maintenance Engineering


The Right Solution: A Host Service Provider Perspective


Director, Integration and Operations


12:00 Noon

Networking Lunch



1:00 PM

DAS Deployment and Evolution

  • Vendor Case Studies

  • Deployment scenarios, services, and applications

  • The shift in technology

    • DAS to small cells
    • Analog to digital interconnection
    • WiFi integration (or apprehension of WiFi integration)
  • The changes in the business model
    • Carrier-funded to mix of carrier-and-venue-funded solutions
  • Serving multiple customers

    • Carrier requirements
    • Carrier requirements and restrictions
  • What to expect in the future
  • Evolution roadmap
  • Required support from eco-system
  • Considering which technologies carriers can utilize for in-building service deployment
    • Pros, Cons, Trade-offs
  • Coping with data growth in-building

  • Overcoming DAS capacity limitations

  • Dealing with multi-carriers, multi-RAT in high density indoor and outdoor networks

  • Strategies being developed to overcome NAW challenges for deployment and Evolution of DAS and Small Cells

  • The migration of cloud "basements"

  • How important if re-use of existing Cat5/Cat6cabling/ remote powering (PoE)

  • Is Simultaneous support for cellular and WiFi important?

  • Considering the importance of DAS vs. per-carrier networks

  • What strategies and new technologies will facilitate cost effective solutions for Tier 2 properties in different vertical markets, such as hospitality, healthcare, etc.?

  • Public Safety DAS

Indoor Network Evolution: The Neutral Host Perspective


VP Network Design



Evolution from DAS to a Converged Distributed Access System


 VP Commercial Technology


Advanced In-Building Wireless Solutions



 Embedded Product Line Manager

The Merits of C-DAS and HetNet Solutions with Digital Electricity



 Corporate VP, Product/Marketing Strategy




3:00 PM

Networking Break


3:40 PM

Technology Enablers  

  • Technology and standards update
  • System innovation
  • Assessing new coverage solutions
  • How will 600mHz and 3.5 mHz deployments affect existing DAS, Macro and Small Cell deployments?
  • What should the antenna OEM's plan for as these new frequencies become available?

Antenna and Interconnect Solutions for Small Cell/DAS


 Field Application Engineer



WSP's Dilemma: Future-Proofing My Network





4:40 PM

Panel Session - Drivers, Opportunities, and Overcoming Challenges


5:30 PM

Adjourn for Day


7:00 PM

Networking Dinner

The Marine Room, La Jolla, CA 

Bus Transportation provided to and from hotel


October 20


7:00 AM

Networking Breakfast


8:00 AM


HetNet Deployment and Evolution


Embracing the Complex Indoor HetNet Solution  


General Manager  


In-Building Deployment Challenges


VP, Emerging Technologies

9:00 AM

Small Cell Deployment and Evolution

  • Vendor Case Studies and Deployments
  • Lessons Learned
  • Evolution Roadmap
  • Addressing demand for scalability
  • New procurement and deployment models
  • Achieving neutral host capabilities with Small Cells
  • What support is needed from an eco-system
  • how important is the coverage/signal ingress of macro cells when planning an in-building system?
  • Do Small Cells become the #1 solution for in-building wireless networks? Why?
  • How can RF planning be simplified?
  • Real World Examples
  • Future development and services
  • Wi-Fi perspectives and case studies
  • Status of Wi-Fi deployment
  • Standards evolution

Premise Funded Coverage using Small Cells  


Manager Small Cells Business 


Small Cell Deployment Today - and 5G Outlook


Head of System Concepts and Standards


Small Cells Concepts and Case Study  


Director of Enterprise 




10:30 AM

Networking Break


11:10 AM

Technology Enablers

  • What is the media mix for indoor wired networks, CAT5/6, Coax, or fiber?
  • Methods and procedures for testing fiber in a DAS

Successful Deployment of In-Building Active DAS Solutions


Group Manager - Business Development


Passive Intermodulation Concerns in Distributed Antenna Systems


Senior Product Manager


12:10 PM

Networking Lunch

1:10 PM

Technology Enablers  

  • Technology and Standards Update
  • System innovation
  • Interference mitigation, inter-cell coexistance requirements, and expected UE Tx power distribution of small cell vs. macro
  • What is the impact of IoT
  • What provisions for IoT are needed that are not currently present
  • Can Wi-Fi and cellular run over the same time infrastructure / cabling?
  • How can Existing in-building cabling like CAT5/6be re-used?
  • How are software defined network (SDN), software defined radio (SDR) capabilities applicable to DAS?
  • Small Cell neutral host capabilities and possibilities
  • Integration of Wi-Fi and wireless carrier services

Deciphering DAS Deployment Challenges


Solutions and Product Marketing Manager




Neutral Hosting for Managed Service via Indoor Small Cells 


VP, Engineering


LTE MIMO Antennas for Optimizing In-Building Networks


Director, Engineering



2:40 PM

Networking Break


3:20 PM

Technology Enablers and Drivers

  • Use cases for transmission and reception modes that affect the radio design. eg: small cells require dual connectivity and therefor UL CA?
  • How do carriers overcome the challenges of backhaul and permitting for small cells
  • How can third party backhaul deliver 5/9s reliability?


The In-Building Wireless Standard Indoor Design Tool Challenges and Solutions  


Research Director







Can Virtual Base Stations and Digital DAS Solve In-Building RAN Challenges  


VP Products and Marketing



4:20 PM

Closing Panel, Takeaways, and Closing Remarks

  • DAS vs. small cell, where DAS, where small cells, or where both?

  • Considering licensed and unlicensed technology


5:10 PM


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workshop 2: Extending LTE Advanced to Unlicensed Spectrum
Registration, Reception, and Welcome



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  7. Are there any audiovisual requirements?
  8. Will business cards be collected?
  9. What is the dress code?
  10. How will handout materials be provided?
  1. What is the deadline for presentation/handout materials?

    Deadline for electronic version of presentation/handout materials: Friday, October 9th, 2015.

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    Hyatt Regency LaJolla
    3777 LaJolla Village Drive
    San Diego, CA 92122
    Phone: 858-552-1234
    Hotel Website

    You may call hotel reservations at +1 858-552-1234; please mention 'IWPC' when you do so. The IWPC room block rate is $195.00.

    The cut-off date for reservations is Friday,  October 2, 2015. After that date, rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.

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  10. How will handout materials be provided?

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