|Tracy Ford is director of the HetNet Forum, formerly The DAS Forum, at the Wireless Infrastructure Association. The HetNet Forum is a membership group of WIA dedicated to the advancement of the heterogeneous network. The HetNet is a wireless ecosystem, comprised of a variety of mobile and wireless technologies and infrastructure, inter-operable with the macro-cellular network providing harmonious voice and data communications.
As Director of the HetNet Forum, Ford works with its members on strategies and programs to continue to advance DAS and other small-cell solutions as a viable complement to traditional macro cell sites and a solution to the deployment of wireless services in challenging environments. She is responsible for outreach to important DAS target markets and organizes HetNet Forum conference programming.
Ford has spent more than two decades covering the rapidly changing wireless industry, tracking its changes as it grew from a voice-centric marketplace to the dynamic data-intensive industry it is today. She started her technology journalism career at RCR Wireless News, and has held a number of titles there, including associate publisher and executive editor. She is a winner of the American Society of Business Publication Editors Silver Award, for both trade show and government coverage. A graduate of the Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Ford holds a B.S. degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis on public relations.
HetNet Forum Director