Jonathan Adelstein Joins Industry Leaders at Wireless Connect

College Park, MD – July 21, 2016 –Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA), will deliver a Keynote Address at the inaugural Wireless Connect Conference scheduled to take place Aug. 10-11, 2016, on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature expert keynotes, dynamic panel discussions, and technical workshops that will explore the incredible impact that next-generation wireless technologies will have on every aspect of our lives.

“We wanted to bring together the best and brightest from all parts of the wireless industry to create a real collaborative environment for professionals and entrepreneurs to work together and share the ideas that will drive mobile communications for years to come,,” said Dr. Rikin Thakker, Founder and CEO of RF Academics and Chief Organizer of Wireless Connect. “All members of the wireless ecosystem will need to work together with a high degree of coordination in order for the mobile networks to keep pace with the ongoing demand for increased wireless capacity.”

Adelstein, who served on the Federal Communications Commission from 2002 to 2009, will discuss what he calls the “wireless data crunch” and the vital role the responsible deployment of wireless infrastructure plays in working to keep us the demands being placed on existing wireless networks.

“Wireless infrastructure isn’t just about what we build,” Adelstein said. “It’s really about what we enable. Wireless is essential to economic growth, productivity and job creation for the entire country. The demand for data isn’t slowing down. We need mobile broadband for public safety, health care, education, entertainment, and business – and you name it. I applaud RF Academics for creating a venue at the University of Maryland where the industry can come together to discuss how we are going to shape the future of mobile communications.”

Wireless Connect will also feature a Keynote Address by Dr. Derek Peterson, Chief Technology Officer of Boingo Wireless, a presentation by Dr. Thakker on 5G and a number of panels focusing on all aspects of the wireless ecosystem – from smart cities to a smarter workforce. Integrity Tech International, a provider of strategic IT marketing and sales solutions, is leading panel of building smarter sales teams.

For more information on Wireless Connect or to register, please visit The conference is free but you must register to attend.