Recent Developments

  • Jun 2016: Received a grant from the U.S. Geological Survey to provide support for the Haywired Earthquake Scenario.
  • May 2016: Moderated a panel at the International Microwave Symposium in San Francisco CA.
  • Apr 2016: Participated as a panelist at the Wireless West 2016 conference in Anaheim CA.
  • Apr 2016: Participated on the "Connecting Our Communities" panel at the 47th Annual Progress Seminar.
  • Mar 2016: Presented on trends in wireless technology to the Silicon Valley chapter of the American Public Works Association.
  • Mar 2016: Launched an education seminar series targeted at helping municipal employees keep up with trends in wireless communications standards and technology.
  • Jan 2016: Hosted a workshop with the U.S. Geological Survey on communications aspects of their Haywired earthquake scenario.
  • Nov 2015: Moderated a panel at the Radio Club of America's Technical Symposium on the topic of LTE Unlicensed in the 5 GHz U-NII bands. View the video.
  • Nov 2015: Participated in the Telecom Infrastructure Roundtable at City of Morgan Hill to discuss communications elements feeding into the General Plan Update.
  • Apr 2014: Third Annual Broadband & Wireless Roundtable held at the Cupertino Community Hall. Panelists included Sunnyvale Vice-Mayor Jim Davis, David Vossbrink from San Jose, Marc Blakeman from AT&T, and Doug Nolan from Comcast. The Roundtable focused on how communities can be “Fiber Ready” for new and improved broadband networks. There was also an update on the current rule-making proceeding at the Federal Communications Commission. View the presentation slides.
  • Filed Comments at the Federal Communications Commission for its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Docket 13-238 covering 4 areas: Distributed Antenna System (DAS)/Small Cell Regulatory Reform, Temporary Tower Regulatory Reform, Section 6409 ("Collocation by right"), and Input on the 2009 Declaratory Ruling (“Shot Clock”). View the comments.

Wireless Communications Objective

Joint Venture's Wireless Communications Initiative brings together the wireless industry, technology companies, local governments, businesses, and residents to improve wireless networks in the Silicon Valley.

Wireless Initiative Partners

  • AT&T Mobility
  • California Wireless Association
  • City of Gilroy
  • City of Hayward
  • City of Morgan Hill
  • City of Mountain View
  • City of Palo Alto
  • City of San José
  • City of San Leandro
  • City of Sunnyvale
  • Comcast
  • County of San Mateo
  • County of Santa Clara
  • Crown Castle
  • ExteNet Systems
  • Hammett & Edison
  • IWCE (Penton)
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Lightower Fiber Networks
  • Mimosa Networks
  • Mobile Experts LLC
  • Philips
  • Ruckus Wireless
  • Smart Connections Consulting LLC
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Wave Broadband
  • Wireless Communications Alliance

Mobile Data Usage

Mobile data usage will exceed 71 Exabytes per month by the year 2020.

MEXP Global bar chart

Source: Mobile Experts LLC