EdgeConneX EVP of Wireless Services, Doug Wiest, to Speak at Metro Connect USA 2014 in Miami, FL

Panel Provides Executive Insight into the Future of Wireless Infrastructure


EdgeConneXHerndon, VA – February 20, 2014EdgeConneX, specializing in hosting content at the edge of the network, today announced that its Executive Vice President of Wireless Services, Doug Wiest, will speak at Capacity’s Metro Connect USA 2014.  The conference provides an important platform for strategic conversation and networking, uniting more than 375 c-level executives from the wholesale communications and broadband infrastructure markets.  Metro Connect is taking place February 27-28, 2014 at the Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami.

Mr. Wiest will join John Schmitt, Chief Development Officer of FiberLight, Jeff Thompson, CEO of Towerstream and Rich Ruben, CEO of PEG Bandwidth, on the closing plenary panel, ‘The Future of Wireless Infrastructure’, taking place Friday, February 28 at 12:00 PM.  Mr. Wiest, along with fellow panelists and moderator Ron Mudry, CEO of Tower Cloud, will explore the capacity, cost and real estate implications associated with today’s rising demand for mobile data services.  The group will deliberate the current and future wireless infrastructure market, discussing new alternatives to traditional backhaul solutions, comparing small cell, DAS, micro cells and BTS hotels, and examining fiber to the tower (FTTT) builds in the U.S., access issues, multi-tenant towers, and more.

“Today’s mobile operators are under an exorbitant amount of pressure to increase network capacity in order to fulfill growing bandwidth demand and service quality requirements,” says Doug Wiest, Executive Vice President of Wireless Services.  “Our panel aims to provide attendees with a better understanding of the wireless infrastructure market by evaluating a number of existing and emerging technologies and current industry trends that will play a significant role in this imminent network enhancement.  These technologies and trends include the deployment of small cells to ensure a superior mobile experience for end users.” 

EdgeConneX is optimizing mobile content delivery and distribution by designing, deploying and operating Small Cell solutions at the edge of the network.  The company works with leading wireless and fiber providers, municipalities and tower owners, providing a standard architecture, standardized processes and a single point of escalation for the build-out and reliable deployment of their small cell networks.  EdgeConneX’s cost-effective backhaul alternatives provide contracted access to over 65,000 cellular sites as well as 10,000 buildings currently in its portfolio, with the ability to access almost any other building in the U.S.

EdgeConnex is a proud co-sponsor of Metro Connect USA 2014.  To request a meeting with an EdgeConneX representative at the show, email edgeconnex@imillerpr.com.

For more information about EdgeConneX and its leading edge of network solutions for expanding and improving access to mobile and data communications, visit small cell.edgeconnex.com or email info@edgeconnex.com.

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About EdgeConneX
Headquartered in Virginia and operating a national infrastructure with a best-in-class Field Operations team, EdgeConneX provides Space, Power & Connectivity for content, network, colocation, CDN’s and service providers, as well as wireless carriers, telecommunications companies, and commercial property owners.  EdgeConneX’s infrastructure solutions create a new edge for traditional networks offering superior performance and economics.  Our purpose-built Meet You Points® optimize delivery of data at network-critical locations closest to the end user.  EdgeConneX is currently operating a national network of over 3,000 nodes across its portfolio and 200,000 cell towers, creating endless revenue potential and performance gain for our customers while offering superior operating economics.  For more information, please visit edgeconnex.com


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