Mobile Carriers Show, Nashville, April 14, 2016 – Competitive Carriers Association’s Mobile Carriers Show (MCS) kicked off with comments from FirstNet President TJ Kennedy, and a lively keynote panel discussion entitled “The State of the Industry Through the Eyes of Leading Innovators.” Mobile Carriers Show takes place April 13-15 at Music City Center.
During his comments, TJ Kennedy discussed the FirstNet National Broadband Safety Network RFP process, the network policies that will ensure interoperability across the whole country and how carriers can stay involved in the process. He outlined the key strategies that will allow first responders across the country to afford, access and effectively use the network and shared his vision for the “Internet of Lifesaving Things.”
Jason Marcheck research director of Current Analysis moderated the Innovators keynote panel featuring: Tamara Casey, CTO, Ligado Networks; Glenn Laxdal, CTO, Ericsson; Patrick Kaiser, director, Wireless Product manager, Huawei Technologies USA; and Craig Sparks, vice president, Technology, Architecture and Planning, C Spire. The panelists discussed network virtualization, migration to 5G, small cells, spectrum, revenue opportunities and meeting ever-increasing demands for network capacity.
“We are living in an incredibly exciting time for the mobile industry,” said Steven K. Berry, president and CEO of CCA. “CCA’s Mobile Carriers Show is the venue for highlighting the amazing opportunities before us. On the exhibit floor, and in our keynote and educational sessions, leading innovators in our industry are showing off the strategies and products that are moving us forward and demonstrating the value and importance of carrier networks.”
On April 13, MCS kicked off with the FierceWireless Executive Breakfast, featuring Mike Dano, executive editor at FierceWireless, leading executives from Ericsson, GCI, Nokia, Union Wireless, and T-Mobile in an interactive discussion on the future of 5G. Sue Marek, VP of Content at SDxCentral, moderated a CTO keynote panel, featuring executives from C Spire, Sprint, Transaction Network Services, Atlantic Tele-Network, and U.S. Cellular. Panelists discussed the strategies carriers are using today to meet the extraordinary data demand and video services that are affecting their networks.
About CCA Events
CCA events bring the decision-makers in the competitive mobile ecosystem together for networking, learning and sharing best practices. CCA’s Annual Convention will take place September 20-22, 2016 in Seattle.
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/
Follow @ccamobile, #MCS2016
# # #