The Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC), a trade association purpose-built to lead national policy and education for in-building wireless services, announced its 2023 Wireless Tech & Policy Summit. Happening on May 24 at Washington, DC's National House Center, this one-day convention and expo will bring together tech industry and policy leaders to discuss opportunities and challenges found at the intersection of wireless policy and wireless technology.
The Wireless Tech & Policy Summit packs a slate of essential sessions into a single day, allowing participants to delve into the topics that impact the present and future of wireless communications, with additional focus on in-building and public safety communications use cases.
This year's summit features keynote segments from FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, and Jim Bugel, President - FirstNet and Public Safety for AT&T.
As reckoned by an SBC press release, "Commissioner Carr has led the FCC’s work to modernize its infrastructure rules and accelerate the buildout of high-speed networks. His reforms cut billions of dollars in red tape, enabled the private sector to construct high-speed networks in communities across the country, and extended America’s global leadership in 5G. Commissioner Carr is also focused on expanding America’s skilled workforce—the tower climbers and construction crews needed to build next-gen networks."
Additional keynote speakers for the event will be announced soon.
The summit will also feature a "fireside chat" session with AT&T's Jim Bugel, President of FirstNet and public safety for the carrier, the unit charged with building and maintaining the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) for the FirstNet Authority.
In addition to remarks by Commissioner Carr and Jim Bugel, the day will include panel discussion on the following topics:
- Broadband Infrastructure Funding: Major projects teed up and ready to go.
- School Safety and Wireless Communications: Critical Comms making a difference.
- User Equipment Evolution: Mission Critical Push to Talk (MCPTT) innovation, Direct Mode, HPUE, Satellite to mobile, convergence, and more.
- How will we use 4.9GHz and 6GHz?: Policy, innovation, in-building possibilities.
- Wireless Location Accuracy: Are we ready for device-based location accuracy?
- Managing Noise and Interference in PS Comms: Are public safety networks at risk?
In addition to an A-list slate of speakers and session content, the Summit will features outstanding networking opportunities, with opening, lunch, and closing networking receptions. Attendee registration information can be found at sbcfastlink.org/summit.
Premium sponsorships and exhibitor opportunities for the event remain, but organizations must act quickly to avoid missing out. For sponsorship opportunities contact SBC at saferbuildings.org/contact-us.