CTIA to kick off Super Mobility with a focus on networks, CIOs and CMOs - but Apple's iPhone 6S looms overhead
CTIA's Super Mobility conference kicks off next week from Sept. 9-11 in Las Vegas, the second annual incarnation of the trade organization's supershow that combines and co-locates multiple conferences under one umbrella. Last year the results were largely uneven, as competing events drew attention away from Super Mobility. Will this year be any different?
I will be talking to FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn in FierceWireless's first Twitter chat on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 1 p.m. ET. Follow our Twitter handle @FierceWireless and Clyburn's, which is @MClyburnFCC. You can follow the action via the #ClyburnFCC hashtag.
Thanks to the widespread deployment of LTE in the U.S., mobile broadband services are now ubiquitous. Today's consumers own multiple connected devices -- from tablets to smartphones -- and their usage of the wireless network is growing exponentially.
No one got everything they wanted out of the FCC's rules, including broadcasters. The FCC is trying to balance numerous competing interests. However, I think it's in every carrier's best interest to show up next year. Carriers will be sorry for years to come if they don't.
To hear from top experts in the U.S about what it takes to create a smart city, join me at CTIA's Super Mobility 2015 in Las Vegas for the "Inside the Building of a Smart City" breakfast panel that will be held from 7 to 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Palazzo Ballroom of the Sands Expo & Convention Center.
It's no secret that wireless operators like Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US are closely monitoring the progress around LTE-Unlicensed technology because both are anxious to deploy the technology as a way to meet burgeoning capacity demands. But the technology is not without controversy.
There is clearly still a market for flagship smartphones. They excite fans of the brands that make them and often serve as the reference point for the company's design language that filters down to mid-range and lower-end phones. But the days of the flagship smartphone as the be-all, end-all product for smartphone companies are over.
Although realistically 5G will not make its commercial debut until at least 2020, we are already starting to see a lot of noise in the marketplace about 5G trials and collaborations.
The wireless industry and related telecom industries are full of trade associations, but their financing, revenue and operations can sometimes be opaque. Thanks to tax filings though, our sister publication FierceCable has published data from the telecom industry's 11 largest trade associations that show the groups' yearly revenues, trade show income and more. Special report