PCIA CEO Jonathan Adelstein Addresses South Wireless Summit

Jonathan Adelstein, CEO and President of PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association, delivered a keynote address at the annual South Wireless Summit here today in which he stressed the important role wireless infrastructure plays in a future that includes mobile medicine, enhanced public safety, improved agriculture, smart cities, and a host of other consumer and business products and services.

Adelstein explained how increased spectrum, improved technology, and more wireless infrastructure all play a role in meeting the never-ending demand for wireless data from both consumers and businesses. “Today’s wireless infrastructure provides the foundation upon which the wireless industry will deliver the Internet of Things, 5G, and the applications, services, and jobs that will fuel the U.S. economy for years to come,” he said.

PCIA is currently working in states throughout the South to improve the regulatory environment for the wireless infrastructure industry. “We’re working to break down barriers to deployment of wireless networks in states and local jurisdictions on a daily basis,” Adelstein said. “Your business should not be hindered by outdated or vague rules that get in the way of your efforts to efficiently deploy new wireless infrastructure or enhance existing facilities.”

The South Wireless Summit brings together professionals from throughout the South for two days of panel discussions and speeches from industry leaders. This year’s event also included a Bowling Tournament hosted by Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum (WWLF) and a clay shooting tournament.

To date, South Wireless Summits have raised more than $320,000 in college scholarships for family members of the participating state wireless associations including groups representing the wireless industries in Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.