WISPAMERICA 2022: Event Recap
The Preseem team recently attended WISPAMERICA in New Orleans. We enjoyed it so much, we thought we’d tell you all about it in this WISPAMERICA 2022 recap!
Held from March 14-17, the event was well organized once again by the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA). This year’s conference also smashed previous attendance records with over 1,250 registrants taking in more than 50 educational panels.
Standout events throughout the week included:
- A keynote speech on universal broadband connectivity by Matt Collins, CMO of Calix, and Atul Bhatnagar, President and CEO of Cambium Networks
- Seminars and virtual presentations on how WISPs can navigate US government broadband funding programs
- A landmark first meeting of the new Women of WISPA group (more on that below!)
The Preseem contingent was busy throughout WISPAMERICA attending sessions, moderating panels, delivering demos, and meeting with WISPs at our booth. Here’s a few of our favorite experiences from a whirlwind four days!
Day 1: Pre-Event Sessions on Subscriber QoE and RF Access Layer Features
We kicked off WISPAMERICA 2022 by hosting three exclusive 60-minute afternoon sessions on Monday, March 14th.
The sessions were open to Preseem customers and prospective customers alike and attracted more than 40 attendees each. We started with an overview of Preseem and a look at what subscriber Quality of Experience (QoE) really means.
In our second session, we walked through our new RF access layer scoring and metrics. Our team was happy to show how these new features help Preseem users proactively address network issues, save on support costs, and also improve subscriber retention and QoE.
Last but not least, our third session took attendees through Preseem’s upcoming roadmap. We enjoyed giving everyone a peek behind the curtain at what we’re working on and where we’re heading.
Day 2 of WISPAMERICA 2022
On the first official day of the conference itself, we set up shop at booth 215. We saw a steady flow of visitors and were happy to chat throughout the week about QoE optimization. We were also happy to provide live demos of our new RF features upon request.
Rather than just hang out at the booth, however, Preseem team members were also involved with various panels and breakout sessions during the conference.
On Day 2, for example, our Senior Product Manager, Jeremy Austin, helped moderate a panel on Oversubscription and Capacity Planning. This session explored how WISPs really sell airtime and not bandwidth, as well as how to optimize oversubscription ratios.
Days 3 & 4 at WISPAMERICA
As mentioned above, this year’s WISPAMERICA featured the first-ever Women of WISPA group meeting. Preseem was proud to sponsor this breakfast event, especially since one of the group’s co-founders is Alison Vreeswyk, our very own Director of Marketing!
Alison was joined by her fellow group co-founders Susan Myers of Eastern Carolina Broadband and Georgette Lopez-Aguado of Sonar Software in hosting the event. More than 30 people attended this session, which was open to all who support the advancement of women in the fixed wireless industry.
Elsewhere on Day 2, our team members were involved in numerous breakout sessions. These included talks about Getting a Grip on RF Quality: Proactively Manage RF Access Networks, How to Troubleshoot Subscriber Connectivity Issues: WAN vs. LAN, and Run Your ISP Like a Tech Startup.
On Day 3, our CTO Scot Loach was part of a panel discussing IT Security Frameworks, while our Chief Product Officer Dan Siemon joined others for a talk on Routing Beyond 10 Gbps and how to scale your WISP.
All in all, we had a very productive and enjoyable time at this year’s WISPAMERICA. We’re already planning for the next WISPA event, as it’s only six months or so until WISPAPALOOZA 2022 in Las Vegas this fall!
We hope you enjoyed this WISPAMERICA 2022 recap. Thanks to everyone who joined us for panel sessions or stopped by our booth to chat. It’s always a pleasure to meet with the WISP community in person. Thanks also to the great city of New Orleans for its fine hospitality and food! Until we meet again, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to see a free demo of Preseem.