Cisco, Ericsson, FirstNet to Deliver Keynotes; Keynote Panel Featuring Huawei, Interop Technologies, Nokia, Sprint to Focus on “Connecting America the Beautiful”
Washington, D.C., March 21, 2017 – As the mobile industry begins planning pathways to 5G and beyond, competitive carriers will join thought leaders in the technology, infrastructure, media and regulatory fields to discuss the trends that will drive new mobile offerings when Competitive Carriers Association’s (CCA) 2017 Mobile Carriers Show (MCS) kicks off at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, April 5 – 7, 2017. Keynote sessions will be live streamed by RCR Wireless at http://bit.ly/2mtoHEV
“We are entering an exciting period for the mobile industry,” said Steven K. Berry, president and CEO of CCA. “With 5G network planning underway, the spectrum auction soon coming to a close, and a host of new technologies like drones and connected vehicles capturing the public’s imagination, carriers are focused on meeting the exploding demand for mobile broadband. At MCS, everything from the show floor, to the keynote stage, to our educational sessions will be focused on sharing useful intelligence and smart strategies for innovation.”
FierceWireless Executive Breakfast
The FierceWireless Executive Breakfast will take place on Wednesday, April 5 at 8:30 – 9:30 am PT with executives from C Spire, Dish, Ericsson and T-Mobile examining strategies for maximizing network resources through spectrum. The panel, entitled The 2017 Spectrum Pipeline is sponsored by T-Mobile.
The MCS keynote program will be live streamed by RCR Wirelesshttp://bit.ly/2mtoHEVand feature industry thought leaders who will address technology and business approaches that help carriers maximize their current network infrastructure and plan for the future.
Wednesday, April 5
11:05 am PT – Rima Qureshi, North American President & CEO, Ericsson
11:30 am PT – Conrad Clemson, SVP/GM Service Provider Platforms and Applications, Cisco
Thursday, April 6
8:30 am PT – Steven K. Berry, President & CEO, CCA
8:45 am PT – Michael Poth, CEO, FirstNet
9:05 am PT – Panel: “Connecting America the Beautiful” will address challenges and opportunities in bringing wireless broadband to rural areas. Participants include:
Jay Bluhm, VP Network Planning, Sprint
David Debrecht, CTO, US Majors, Nokia
George Reed, SVP, Solutions and Marketing, Huawei Technologies USA
Stephen J. Zitnik, EVP and CTO, Interop Technologies
Iain Gillott, Founder and President, iGR – moderator
A new Start-up Pavilion on the exhibit floor will host companies that span numerous markets – from retail solutions, to security, bandwidth management, and business services. They include: #250 America’s Mobile Speed Dial, American Prepaid VAS, Cellbie Inc., CyberReef Solutions, FreeMo, Inc., QUEUEALL, and Trinity Mobile Application Technologies Inc.The companies also will compete in a start-up showcase competition session attended by competitive carrier executives and attendees.
The MCS conference program will include four tracks: Business Development, Marketing/Customer Service, Technical and Policy & Trends. Speakers representing the carrier, technology and regulatory sectors will explore the most pressing issues affecting competitive carriers, including the road to 5G, video streaming, customer retention, mobile marketing, and policy priorities such as infrastructure deployment, access to spectrum, net neutrality, and the Universal Service Fund.
CCA is the nation’s leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. The licensed service area of CCA’s nearly 100 carrier members covers 95 percent of the nation. Visit http://www.ccamobile.org/