EdgeConneX’s Doug Wiest Joins NEDAS-Sponsored Panel at WISPAPALOOZA 2013

Panel to Shed New Light Onto Success Factors for Small Cell Deployment


EdgeConneX Logo_NewHerndon, VA – October 14, 2013EdgeConneX, specializing in content delivery at the edge of the network, today announced its Executive Vice President of Wireless Services, Doug Wiest, will speak at the WISPAPALOOZA 2013 event taking place October 14-18th at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Mr. Wiest, along with fellow panelist Jorge Forero, Business Development Director for National Accounts at Taqua, LLC, and moderator Art Meierdirk, Senior Director of Business Services for INOC, will speak on the Northeast DAS and Small Cell Association-sponsored panel, ‘New Business Opportunities: Small Cells and Wholesale DAS’.  The panel is taking place at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 in room 3b.  Mr. Wiest will share his insights into success factors for small cell deployment, focusing on options for additional revenue, the challenges of site acquisition and obtaining optimized connections with better backhaul.

“Large venue owners’ distinctive coverage requirements and the need for carriers to offload large users from the macrocell are some of the key drivers for the deployment of DAS and small cell network solutions today,” says Doug Wiest, EVP of Wireless at EdgeConneX.  “Our presentation will provide attendees with key considerations for business solutions that build on the synergies of carrier and large venue requirements.  We will simultaneously address their unique differences, offering a plethora of new business opportunities for providers in the small cell and wholesale DAS space.” 

Mr. Wiest holds 30+ years of experience in telecom, wireless networks and tower companies.  As EVP of Wireless, he is responsible for setting and executing on the strategic vision across EdgeConneX’s Wireless portfolio of intelligent space, power and connectivity solutions to ensure a superior experience for its customers.  Prior to joining EdgeConneX in October 2010, Mr. Wiest served as CEO of Lightower and COO of American Tower.  He has also held numerous executive-level positions at Nextel, McCaw Communications and Pacific Telesis.

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.

For information about WISPAPALOOZA 2013 and to register for the event, click here.

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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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