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CCA's MCS Announces Keynote Line-up

April 4, 2023CCA’s Mobile Carriers Show (MCS) will host two days of keynotes and executive panels with industry leaders from Award Solutions, Carolina West Wireless, ClearSky Technologies, Ericsson, GCI, IDI Billing Solutions, Nokia, Syniverse, T-Mobile, and UNITEL on issues facing competitive wireless providers and stakeholders including network connectivity, bridging the digital divide, delivering on fiber and wireless networks, spectrum resources, and collaboration and customer loyalty.


MCS will take place May 2-4, in Pittsburgh at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The keynote program will be live streamed.


Opening the keynote program on Wednesday, May 3, at 9:00 am will be CCA’s President and CEO, Tim Donovan. “I look forward to welcoming the mobile industry to Pittsburgh as we come together to collaborate, create partnerships, discuss policy, and expand access to broadband and services across the nation,” said Donovan, who will be making his first major address to the industry in this new role. “CCA’s Mobile Carriers Show continues to bring together the companies building the next generation of the wireless ecosystem to share the latest technologies and innovations and discuss key issues facing the industry.”


Keynote Schedule: Wednesday, May 3 9:15 – 10:00 am - FierceWireless Keynote Panel: Limited Spectrum Raises Many Issues for the Future of Wireless Carriers Speakers will address the growing demand for limited spectrum resources, public policy issues, spectrum sharing, and standards. T-Mobile is the sponsor of the FierceWireless keynote breakfast panel. - John Hunter, Senior Director of Technology & Engineering, T-Mobile - David Zylka, CTO, Carolina West Wireless - Linda Hardesty, Editor-in-Chief, FierceTelecom Group, moderator 10:00 - 10:15 am - Amplify! Harness the Exponential Potential of Networks, Nokia Nokia will discuss how companies are harnessing and amplifying networks to deliver on fiber and wireless connectivity, and accelerating the digital transformation of industries to help bridge the digital divide. - Jason Elliott, Head of Cross-Portfolio Solutions, Partners, Ecosystem Marketing, Nokia - Fayyaz Patwa, VP, Sales Engineering, Nokia 10:15 - 10:30 am - Collaboration is Key to Success, Syniverse Collaboration between operators and vendors will see the mobile ecosystem develop solutions and services that solve business challenges and propel the industry forward. - Bob Chiodo, SVP, Americas Carrier Division, Syniverse Keynote Schedule: Thursday, May 4

9:15 - 9:30 am - How Network Modernization Investment Revitalized GCI's Mobile Business, Ericsson In 2019 GCI and Ericsson launched the nation's northernmost 5G wireless network resulting in faster speeds, better coverage, and a return to growth for GCI's wireless business. Executives will discuss how network modernization drove results and will address the technical scope of the modernization project. - Eric Boudriau, Head of Customer Unit Regional Carriers, Ericsson North America - Maureen Moore, Chief Customer Experience Officer, GCI - John Myhre, Principal Architect, GCI 9:45 - 10:15 am - Keynote Panel: Strengthening Business Relationships: Unique Offerings for CCA Members Panelists will discuss best practices to maintain customer loyalty, attract new subscribers, and expand business opportunities. - Kim Caronchi, SVP Industry Development & Membership, CCA, moderator - Mark Harms, Director, Client Technical Solutions, Award Solutions - Jeanne McDowell, Account Manager, IDI Billing Solutions - Mike Reed, CP, Senior Risk Advisor, UNITEL - Ron Willett, VP & GM of CMS, ClearSky Technologies


Mobile Carriers Show Educational Program


The MCS 2023 educational program on Thursday, May 4 includes four tracks – business development, technical, marketing/customer service, and policy. A series of CCA Round Table discussions will also take place that afternoon and focus on the business of fixed wireless access, CBRS deployments, customer demand, FEMA’s regional emergency communications working group, loyalty programs, enterprise deployments, smartphone repair strategies and policy, and one year of broadband data collection: reflections, lessons learned and what’s next.

About Competitive Carriers Association


CCA is the leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. Members range from small, rural carriers serving fewer than 5,000 customers to regional and nationwide providers serving millions of customers, as well as vendors and suppliers that provide products and services throughout the wireless communications ecosystem. CCA’s 2023 Annual Convention will take place October 17-19 in Atlanta. In 2024, CCA’s Mobile Carriers Show will be held April 16-18 in Palm Springs, and the Annual Convention will take place September 9-11 in Amelia Island. Visit ccamobile.org@CCAMobile#MCS2023

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