Sponsors & Partners

Silver sponsor:

Sitetracker

Sitetracker, Inc. powers the successful deployment of critical infrastructure. As the global standard for managing high-volume projects, the Sitetracker Platform enables growth-focused innovators to optimize the entire asset lifecycle. From the field to the C-suite, Sitetracker enables stakeholders to perfect how they plan, deploy, maintain, and grow their asset portfolios from towers to small cells. Before a tower is in the ground, every step of planning from the prospective site evaluations to site development, construction bids, and total budgeting is located in Sitetracker. During deployment, maintain organization and empower field workers with Sitetracker Mobile. Once the tower is built, Sitetracker makes it easy to maintain sites, and make data-driven decisions for the future. Market leaders in the telecommunications industry — such as Tillman, Vertical Bridge, Verizon, Nokia, and Panasonic — rely on Sitetracker to manage millions of sites and projects representing over $19 billion of portfolio holdings globally. For more information, visit our website.

Silver sponsor:

Tarantula

Tarantula is a proven market leader of telecom site management solutions and a trusted advisor and long-term partner for tower site owners worldwide. With extensive industry knowledge and customer understanding, Tarantula supports and empowers its customers to build profitable and sustainable businesses. Through an end-to-end, purpose-built telecom site portfolio management solution and knowledge-driven services, Tarantula helps telecom site owners to monetize their towers. Tarantula is a vital part of the daily management of more than 300,000 towers and US$25 billion worth of assets across the world.

Tarantula is owned by Volaris Group, an operating arm of Toronto-based software and services provider, Constellation Software Inc. Tarantula´s offices are situated in Singapore, Stockholm, London, and Hyderabad. For further information, please visit: www.tarantula.net.

Bronze sponsor:

Cellnex Telecom

Cellnex is the main services and infrastructure operator for wireless telecoms in Europe. It operates in Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Its activities are structured around four main areas: telecoms infrastructure services, audiovisual content distribution networks, security and emergency services networks, and smart infrastructure and urban services management solutions (smart cities and the internet of things).

The company is listed on the continuous market of the Spanish stock exchange. It is part of the selective IBEX 35 and EuroStoxx 600 indices and part of the FTSE4GOOD, Carbon Disclosure Project and Standard Ethics sustainability indices.

Bronze sponsor:

Vinson & Elkins RLLP

Vinson & Elkins is one of the oldest and largest international law firms, with approximately 700 lawyers located in 15 offices around the world.

Our global telecommunications team has extensive experience advising on international telecoms and telecoms infrastructure M&A transactions, including in respect of towers, data centres, fibre, wireless and wireline technology. We have significant industry experience, advising on telecoms transactions in numerous countries, including across Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East and our team is well recognised for such transactions worldwide. Our telecommunications advice includes acquisitions and disposals, debt and equity financing, infrastructure development, operational arrangements, regulatory matters and dispute resolution.

We also have significant experience in the negotiation and drafting of sale and purchase, debt and equity financing, master lease, build-to-suit, site management, site marketing and service level arrangements, fibre IRUs and other complex commercial contracts.

Exhibitor:

Abloy Oy

Abloy Oy is one of the leading manufacturers of high quality locks, locking systems and architectural hardware and the world’s leading developer of high security electromechanical locking technology.

For decades Abloy has delivered security solutions to protect telecommunications sites and assets. At its simplest level, the CLIQ® system eliminates the risks and expense caused by lost or stolen keys. The web managed system also facilitates financial savings, reduces CO2 emissions and provides significant time saving with ‘smart’ infrastructure integration, generating a fast pay-back and high ROI. 

Abloy operates in all continents and several major companies have chosen ABLOY as their trusted advisor and the solution provider in the rapidly developing and changing telecom industry. 

Exhibitor:

Asentria

Asentria provides solutions for mobile network and tower operators to manage power, security, and environmental issues at remote cell sites from their network operations center.  Telecom sites are evolving to include many new intelligent subsystem controllers for DC rectifiers, generators, cameras, access controllers, and HVAC.

Asentria securely integrates these sub-systems into our hardware based site controller to present a single interface for management of power, security and environment at remote sites.  Beyond simple alarming, Asentria generates data for comparative site analysis and provides remote access to the underlying systems for OPEX reducing cell site optimization.

Exhibitor:

Polar Power Inc

Polar Power, Inc. (POLA), designs, manufactures and sells direct current, or DC, power systems, lithium battery powered hybrid solar systems for applications primarily in the telecommunications market. Polar’s systems provide reliable and low-cost energy for applications for off-grid and bad-grid applications with critical power needs that cannot be without power in the event of utility grid failure. Our systems integrate DC Generators, Solar PV, DC Air-conditioning, and batteries.  Our Hybrid Solar Systems provide reliable power with very low maintenance and operational costs. Our Prime Power DC Generators provide very low fuel consumption, low maintenance with 3,000-hour oil change interval and long generator life. Our Backup DC Generators provide compact, lightweight, minimum fuel storage providing long reserve.

Exhibitor:

TIDBO

TIDBO (Telecoms Infrastructure Design Build Operate) is a 3D Platform that provides MNOs and Asset Owners a virtual, highly accurate “Digital Twin” of their Network sites (Rooftop, Towers, Monopoles, Streetworks etc). 

TIDBO “brings the sites into the office” through 3D digitisation and thereby eliminates unnecessary site visits, slashes lead-times for Acquisition and Design, whilst improving Health and Safety. The Digital Twins are used also to speed up and simplify Optimisation and Operations activities as well as management of space – e.g. for operator sharing or for vertical space on towers. All for much reduced cost.

TIDBO will ensure that 5G will be delivered much faster and much lower cost than any previous Technology Generation through the Rapid Digitisation approach.

Supporting organisation:

Hardiman Telecommunications

Hardiman Telecommunications Ltd. was established in 1994. We are a boutique consultancy specialised in strategy development, due diligence assessment and valuation support. Our clients include major TowerCos, private equity funds, corporate finance / advisory and investment functions of leading banks, and telecommunications carriers. We are particularly active in end-to-end support of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. All of our staff have held profit-accountable positions with global telecommunications carriers, manufacturers and systems integration houses prior to joining us. This allows full support of clients across the continuum from technology through to market effectiveness, spanning engineering, commercial strategy, financial structuring and proven operating methodologies.

Investment Hub Theatre supporter:

Peppertree Capital Management, Inc.

Peppertree Capital Management, Inc. is a private equity firm focused on making investments in growing communication infrastructure companies.

Peppertree was formed in 2004 and is currently investing out of its seventh private equity fund.  Peppertree has more than $1B under management and has made more than 75 investments in communication infrastructure companies in 10 countries. In addition to sponsoring tower, DAS, data center and communication rooftop developers, fiber network operators and spectrum auction participants, Peppertree seeks investments in real estate related to its areas of focus, non-telecom infrastructure projects and other businesses and assets with contractually recurring revenue.

Supporting organisation:

European Wireless Industry Association

The European Wireless Infrastructure Association is the European trade association of wholesale wireless infrastructure providers. Our members invest in and operate wireless infrastructure essential to the delivery of mobile voice, wireless broadband and other wireless networks. EWIA advocates policies that encourage the network infrastructure investment and deployment necessary to make advanced wireless broadband available everywhere for consumers, businesses, health care, public safety and the countless other sectors that rely on always-on wireless connections.

Media partner:

National Association of Tower Erectors

The National Association of Tower Erectors is dedicated to providing a unified voice for tower erection, service and maintenance companies and recognized as the tower industry leader in promoting safety, education, uniform practices and procedures.

Media partner:

Inside Towers

Inside Towers is a media outlet serving the wireless infrastructure industry. Its digital newsletter’s coverage is extensive and delivered straight to your inbox at 6 a.m. each day. Its veteran editorial staff provides breaking, relevant and actionable news regarding data centers, macro towers, 5G, DAS and small cells, in-building, emerging technologies and so much more. 

With 20+ media partnerships, Inside Towers is able to cover key industry events, so you stay up to speed. Tens of thousands of subscribers, web users and social media followers rely on Inside Towers, day in and day out, to stay ahead of the curve in this fast-paced industry. Inside Towers also offers a tower database powered by OneVizion, that leverages and organizes FCC data and a telecom directory, Tower-Pro.com, where you can search over 3,500 company listings by name, category or location.

Media partner:

TelecomFinance

TelecomFinance provides exclusive perspective and information on the critical business issues impacting the global telecommunications industry; from operators, tower, and infrastructure providers through to content producers, technology and equipment manufacturers, and investors.

We provide extensive global coverage of complex transactions in the private and public equity and debt capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate strategy.

Our subscribers include corporate directors, chief financial officers, heads of corporate development & strategy, investment bankers, lawyers, consultants, and capital providers who rely on TelecomFinance for insights on the critical financial and strategic aspects of the industry.

A subscription to TelecomFinance includes access to the full online collection, the daily email edition, and print edition (10 issues per year).

Media partner:

ABI Research

ABI Research is the leader in technology market intelligenceOur analysts act as an extension of the world’s most innovative organizations, accelerating their overall decision-making process to more quickly and confidently execute strategies. We assess markets to explore trends, offerinsight into the changing landscape, and define tomorrow’s strategic technologies. For more information, visit our website.

Media partner:

Small Cell Forum

Small Cell Forum works to drive the wide-scale adoption of small cells and accelerate the delivery of integrated HetNets. We are not a standards organization but partner with organizations that inform and determine standards development. We are a carrier-led organization. This means our operator members establish requirements that drive the activities and outputs of our technical groups.

Today our members are driving solutions that include small cell/Wi-Fi integration, SON evolution, virtualization of the small cell layer, driving mass adoption via multi-operator neutral host, ensuring a common approach to service APIs to drive commercialisation and the integration of small cells into 5G standards evolution.

The SCF board includes Airspan, AT&T, Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, ip.access, NEC, Nokia, Qualcomm, Reliance Jio, Softbank, Spidercloud, Sprint and Vodafone.

Media partner:

Global Listed Infrastructure Organisation

Media partner

IoT Now

IoT Now – How to run an IoT enabled business.

With exclusive analyst reports and specialist journalists, IoT Now is the leading global brand covering the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine communications (M2M), embedded devices and connected consumer devices. Delivering webcasts, bi-monthly magazines, white-papers, daily news and expert opinion pieces, IoT Now focuses on the deployment of these technologies across the enterprise, automotive, logistics, healthcare, utilities, travel, security and smart city verticals.

To join our community, register at: www.iot-now.com

For more information, contact: Charlie Bisnar at c.bisnar@wkm-global.com

Media partner

IoT Global Network

IoT Global Network is the ultimate intelligence platform for the global machine-to-machine communication value chain.

IoT Global Network serves as an invaluable source of information for IoT decision makers in all areas of industry and public services, including consumer-related, energy, financial, industrial, healthcare, security and transportation, – and anyone else who would like to learn more about how the Internet of Things will shape tomorrow’s society.

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