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WiGRID 2017 – DistribuTECH to Expand on Narrowband


The WiMAX Forum and CelPlan Technologies to provide information on how to maximize Narrowband initiative


CLACKAMAS, OR – December 20, 2016 – The WiMAX Forum® is proud to announce that it will jointly host with CelPlan Technologies the annual WiGRID 2017, a pre-conference session at DistribuTECH on Monday, January 30 at 2:00-5:30PM at San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA. The event will support utilities and the Smart Energy community in deploying affordable, effective wireless networks and progressing their communication initiatives. Participation is free to all DistribuTECH attendees.

WiGRID 2017 – DistribuTECH will focus on Narrowband, the upper 700 MHz A Block spectrum band in the form of two narrow, 1-megahertz channels. The afternoon pre-conference session will expand on the value proposition, profile development, certification, spectrum policy, security, collaboration with IEEE, solutions available to the market, and more. WiGRID 2017 – DistribuTECH will highlight the opportunities and challenges, and it will allow attendees to network, share best practices, and work collaboratively with industry experts to shape the desired outcomes that will drive success in the industry for Narrowband.

“Utilities attending WiGRID 2017 will have the opportunity to impact this next frontier,” said Declan Byrne, President of the WiMAX Forum. “With a standard now being developed in IEEE and the Narrowband gaining traction, now is a pivotal time to discuss how to grow this initiative.”

Stated Leonhard Korowajczuk, CEO/CTO of CelPlan Technologies, “Narrowband is the solution that utilities have been waiting for: dedicated spectrum that can meet smart energy communication needs. WiGRID 2017 is a great opportunity for utilities to learn more specifics of Narrowband.”

WiGRID 2017 – DistribuTECH will be an interactive working event. Participation in this event is free to all DistribuTECH attendees. It is open to utilities, and membership in the WiMAX Forum is not a requirement. Registration is required to attend. To register, please visit: WiGRID 2017 Registration.

For questions regarding WiGRID or the WiMAX Forum, please contact Alessandra Rocha at

About the WiMAX Forum
The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16. The WiMAX Forum’s primary goal is to accelerate the adoption, deployment and expansion of WiMAX, AeroMACS, and WiGRID technologies across the globe while facilitating roaming agreements, sharing best practices within our membership and certifying products. WiMAX Forum and WiGRID Certified® products are interoperable and support broadband fixed, nomadic, portable, and mobile services. The WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements. For more information, visit

About CelPlan Technologies, Inc.
CelPlan Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of RF Planning & Optimization Tools, Engineering Services, Consulting, and Certified Training to the wireless industry. Founded in 1992, CelPlan has focused on being a center of expertise by offering services & solutions for high quality fixed and mobile 4G networks utilizing a traffic based approach. CelPlan has been involved in over 125 4G projects in the last year from providing RFP’s, to technology transfer programs, to full project management and deployment. For more information, visit