The Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando hosted the 2014 Wireless Infrastructure Show organized by PCIA - The Wireless Infrastructure Association. The event featured informative sessions covering topics related to managing, servicing and developing wireless networks, many of the areas that are core business sectors for LBA Group, Inc. The company’s Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Chris Horne, P.E. along with David Horn and Alberto Blanco were among those who attended the event.


The Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando hosted the 2014 Wireless Infrastructure Show organized by PCIA - The Wireless Infrastructure Association. The event featured informative sessions covering topics related to managing, servicing and developing wireless networks, many of the areas that are core business sectors for LBA Group, Inc. The company’s Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Chris Horne, P.E. along with David Horn and Alberto Blanco were among those who attended the event.

Jonathan Adelstein, PCIA President and CEO, welcomed attendees, and then started the first day’s morning session by moderating an Executive Roundtable consisting of leaders from the nation’s top three tower owner/management companies. The panel included Rodney Smith, Senior Vice President and CFO for American Tower’s U.S. Tower Division; Ben Moreland, President and CEO of Crown Castle International; and Brendon Cavanagh, Executive Vice President and CFO of SBA Communications.

The executives all agreed that the brisk pace of developing a faster, more efficient wireless network will continue for the foreseeable future. Carriers continue deploying 4G LTE and filling in service in more rural areas. As this effort continues, the demand for the next phase of infrastructure development is already here. It could be 5G, but there’s the question of what 5G will look like. Tower executives say they and the ireless infrastructure industry will find out together.

One challenge that was echoed by all is the shortage of skilled workers in the wireless industry. An initiative has been formed to not only do something good for our veterans but also help solve the skilled labor shortage in this sector. Warriors 4 Wireless (W4W) was originally formed by DYNIS, a telecommunications and network services company. The non-profit’s efforts are now supported by a large number of telecommunications industry partners, including support from American Tower, PCIA, Competitive Carriers Association, PricewaterhouseCoopers, MasTec Network Solution, Midwest Underground Technology Inc. and others.

The organization was formed to bridge the gap between the demand for trained and deployable wireless technicians and the thousands of qualified servicemen and women eager to transfer their military training and experience to civilian careers. The organization provides training, advanced certification and transitional support for veterans. This gives them the building blocks they need for lucrative new careers in the telecommunications industry.

As the pace for the build out of wireless infrastructure continues at a break neck pace, executives also stressed safety training as a paramount concern. FCC rules recently reiterated in the form of a consent decree to a wireless carrier that all transmitter licensees have ultimate responsibility to ensure that their facilities do not result in impermissible radio frequency exposure to the public or workers. The order seems to reflect recent OSHA concerns over third party safety liability and accountability in the tower industry.

Jonathan Adelstein Opens the 2014 PCIA Wireless Infrastructure Show

Jonathan Adelstein Opens the 2014 PCIA Wireless Infrastructure Show

The 2014 PICA Wireless Infrastructure Show’s first morning session was capped off with an address from Keynote Speaker, Ajit Pai, Federal Communications Commission Commissioner. Commissioner Pai commended all wireless infrastructure companies for the work they do each day to keep up with the increasing demand for wireless broadband infrastructure. He said companies are pouring an investment of $35 billion a year into wireless infrastructure growth. He said the Commission is committed to reducing red tape and that regulatory compliance must keep pace with the times.

For more information about how LBA Group, Inc. can help your company as the brisk pace is sustained in the build out of wireless infrastructure in the U.S., whether it’s regulatory compliance, OSHA safety compliance, RF interference remediation and more, contact Mike Britner, mike.britner@lbagroup.com, 252-757-0279. Keep up with the LBA on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/LBAGroup.

About The Author

David Horn is an award-winning business and marketing development specialist with LBA Group, Inc. He helps some of the largest companies in the country implement regulatory compliance programs. LBA also utilizes his decades of experience in communications and new media to supplement the global marketing initiatives of the company. He specializes in turning complex topics into informative and entertaining stories.

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