Category: Events

Md7 at 5G World London

Join Md7 at 5G World Summit in London

If you had to make a list of some of the most exciting events happening in the wireless industry every year, the 5G World Summit would undoubtedly be right at the top. It’s an incredible opportunity to not only learn but also network and partner with more than 2,500 professionals from all over the world – and this year, Md7 will be right in the heart of it all.

As a society, our need for speed and data throughput is at an all-time high – and when the Internet of Things finally takes hold over the next few years, that demand is poised to explode. Taking place from June 11, 2019 to June 13 at ExCeL in London, the Md7 team is excited to be on hand to speak with customers and colleagues alike about what the future has in store for the wireless industry.

We’re eagerly anticipating the various workshops and keynotes devoted to a whole host of important topics for our industry, including:

  • 5G Network Evolution and Economics
  • 5G Monetization
  • Virtualization and the Cloud
  • Automation and Intelligence
  • Realizing URLLC
  • 5G Enabled Transportation
  • The Relationship Between Telco & AI
  • What 6G May Look Like

Members of the Md7 team will be on hand for all three days. Be on the lookout for Michael Gianni, CEO, John Cahill, VP Business Development, Mark Christenson, President, International/CTO and Maxi Kürschner, Head of Business Development MITL.

London itself is both the capital and the largest city in the United Kingdom, offering a wide range of different attractions and other points of interest for travelers. It’s the home to not only famous locations like Trafalgar Square, but also the Canary Wharf, the Tower Bridge (seen in the James Bond film “Spectre,” among others) and more.

We certainly hope to see you at the event and if you’re planning on attending, be sure to let us know so we can schedule a time to get together. To find out more about this event and to learn about the various conference tracks and speakers, visit the 5G World Summit official website.

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Join Md7 at Connect (X) in Orlando

Connect (X) is one of the most important events for the wireless industry. Connect (X) showcases the latest innovations in technology, infrastructure and business models for the wireless industry.

The biggest and most important topic throughout the event is 5G. 5G is poised to positively impact major industries around the world and help meet the insatiable demand for speed and data throughput. As we all know, the rollout of 5G is much different than the step from 3G to 4G. 5G has different infrastructure requirements to service ultra low-latency applications like connected vehicles, virtual reality, machine learning, Internet of Things and much more.

Here are a few key conference tracks to consider at Connect (X) this year:

  • 5G Infrastructure: Fiber, Small Cells & Fixed Wireless
  • Edge Computing: Intelligent & Distributed
  • Towers and Macro Sites 2.0
  • Advocacy

The Md7 team will be in Orlando excited to talk to customers and colleagues about the wireless industry and some of the challenges that 5G brings to the carriers. Join Michael Gianni, CEO, John Cahill, VP Business Development, Tom Leddo, Chief Strategy Officer and Lynn Whitcher, General Counsel, in Orlando May 20th – 23rd for the Connect (X) Conference.

Members of the Md7 executive team have attended Connect (X) as well as its preceding conferences, PCIA and WIA, annually since our inception in 2003. We consider it one of the most productive and useful shows to attend each year and we look forward to 2019 being another standout conference.

We hope to see you there. Let us know if you would like to meet at the conference.

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Join Md7 at AGL Local Summit in Chicago

Join Michael Zivkovic, Director of Business Development at Md7 and Tom Leddo, Chief Strategy Officer at Md7, for another AGL Local Summit being held in beautiful Chicago on May 1st.

Session topics to include:

  • 5G: Taking Advantage of the Towering Opportunities
  • Drones Come of Age in Aiding Towers
  • What do the Jurisdictions Want? The ROW Conundrum
  • The Anatomy of a Small Cell: From the Inside Out
  • Signaling the Future of Wireless in Buildings

We’re looking forward to seeing all of the attendees in Chicago!

Md7 at Wireless West 2019

In Case You Missed the Wireless West Conference

This year’s Wireless West Conference has come and gone. People traveled from all over to the gorgeous desert of Scottsdale, Arizona to participate in three days of education from thought leaders, expert analysts, networking opportunities and much, much more. Md7 was also on hand and if you didn’t have the pleasure of attending yourself, we just wanted to take the opportunity to quickly catch you up on all that you missed.

Md7 made sure that the event got started off on the best foot possible by way of a “Welcome Reception Party” that we hosted. Not only did we get the chance to rub elbows with hundreds of people from the wireless industry, but the food and drinks were great, and there was a Mariachi band to help set the tone for everything that followed.

AI/AR Panel Discussion

Perhaps the most informative attraction of this year’s conference was a fascinating panel discussion on artificial intelligence and augmented reality. While this wasn’t explicitly an Md7 presentation, our representatives were there in full force on the panel to give their thoughts on possibly one of the most important tech trends in the wireless industry to come along in a generation. Others were also present, including those representing everything from drone technology to laser scanners (for mapping) and more.

5G Labor Issues

The overwhelming agreement from people in attendance at the conference – something that was also echoed during the panel discussion – was that the infrastructure industry is simply not ready for the impending 5G revolution we are about to go through. This is due in no small part to a labor shortage – there simply aren’t enough people available to fill the jobs needed to get the work done that 5G will require.

Md7 is just one of the many examples of a company that is trying to use technology to solve this problem. During the AI/AR discussion we talked about our new tool, Contract Analyzer to read and sort lease data and the Scout Mobile App, which allows wireless carriers to work “smarter, not harder” in terms of 5G preparation – all without having to add more people to their teams.

All told, this year’s Wireless West Conference was truly an unforgettable experience – and we’re already looking forward to next year.

Md7 4th Annual Wireless West Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona

Join Md7 at the Wireless West Conference

April 15-17 at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia in Scottsdale, AZ

Opening Reception: 7:30-10:00pm

Md7 is sponsoring the Opening Reception at the Wireless West Conference

Panel “A.I. & A.R. – Working Smarter, Not Harder”

5G networks will require the deployment, tracking, and management of an unprecedented number of new antenna sites. Disruptive technology is needed to keep up. This panel will discuss how rapidly evolving technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality (AR) offer outside the box solutions for the development and ongoing operation of hundreds of thousands of new sites.

Panel members include:

  1. Lynn Whitcher, President of the California Wireless Association (moderator)
  2. Chris Morace, Founder, and CEO of Overlay (using mobile AR to accelerate small cell deployment)
  3. Casey Lynch, Founder of Rancho Land Services (new tech for surveying industry)
  4. Sam McGuire, Director of Business Development at Red Mountain Scientific (AI & drones)

Opening Reception at Wireless West Conference 2018

Wireless West Conference 2018

Wireless West 2018

Wireless West Opening Night

By: Lynn Whitcher, General Counsel

April 10 – 12, 2018, J.W. Marriott, Los Angeles

The third annual Wireless West Conference is just around the corner, and we are excited the show will be in our backyard, downtown Los Angeles – or “DTLA” as locals like myself call it.  Over 500 industry professionals are expected to attend, which is impressive for any infrastructure conference, let alone one lead by the local state wireless associations, Arizona Wireless, California Wireless, Colorado Wireless, Nevada Wireless, and Northwest Wireless.  

Md7 will once again host the opening night reception on April 10th at the rooftop pool area, starting at 7:00 PM.  If you aren’t sure whether you will join us at this year’s show, here are some of the reasons we continue to support this conference year after year.

1. Cutting Edge Industry Discussions

At some conferences, you hang out at the lobby to network rather than attend a panel session on a hyper technical topic, or one that is a poorly disguised sales pitch from a wireless industry vendor.  Being a member of the Wireless West planning committee, I can attest to the amount of research and planning Co-Executive Director Patti Ringo puts into every session so that the conference covers the cutting edge issues facing the West Coast and Rocky Mountain regions.  

This year, the show will include a discussion on the current state of the Federal Communication Commission’s Broadband Advisory Council (commonly called BDAC), especially following the high-profile resignation from the Council by San Jose mayor Sam Liccardo.  We look forward to learning more about the industry’s response to the claim by 36 mayors that the FCC is not properly focused on removing barriers to broadband deployment.   

Additional topics include smart cities, trends in wireless hiring, and of course, small cells.  

2. Engaging Key Note Speakers

Los Angeles Rams CTO, Skarpi Hedinsson, and COO & EVP of Football Operations, Kevin Demoff, will discuss the technology investments at the Inglewood Stadium, the future home of the Rams and Chargers.  Early reporting on the stadium’s “Oculus” immersive experience video board suggest next-generation technology befitting the long-awaited return of Los Angeles as a two-NFL team city.  Los Angeles fans are notorious for leaving large venues early to beat traffic, so if the stadium fan experience gets locals to stay through the end of a home game, that will be impressive!

3. Venue

Conference Co-Executive Director Kari Willis, and her E-Factor team, take the industry trade show experience to the next level.  They pour their heart and soul into every detail so that conference attendees needs are anticipated, and expectations exceeded.

In short, we wouldn’t miss it and we hope to see you there!

Join Md7 at Wireless West 2017

Next month marks the second annual Wireless West Conference, which will be be held April 19 – 20, 2017 at the newly renovated Marriott Marquis & Marina in San Diego, California.  Md7 will be sponsoring the opening night networking social.  We hope to see you there!

Wireless West is hosted by five west coast wireless associations — the California Wireless Association, Northwest Wireless Association, Arizona Wireless Association, Nevada Wireless Association, and Colorado Wireless Association.  

Md7 is excited to support the efforts of this amazing conference, which in its inaugural debut last year brought together over 500 wireless professionals from all corners of the industry to share ideas on cutting edge industry issues, particularly those faced in the West Coast and Rocky Mountain regions.  The 2017 conference will cover smart cars and smart cities, regulatory issues under the current administration, drones, and social media.