As always, the Fierce team will be out in force during this year's CTIA Wireless 2013 show in Las Vegas, May 21-23 at the Sands Convention Center. Phil Goldstein, Sue Marek and Mike Dano will be attending all the press conferences, keynotes and sessions and meeting with newsmakers to bring you all the key headlines from the show. All of the stories from the show will post immediately to this site, so make sure to bookmark this page to keep on top of all the events from this year's show.
And to get you read for the show, check out our CTIA Wireless 2013 preview issue:
CTIA to leverage star power at next week's show
May 16, 2013 By Sue Marek
Wireless trade group CTIA is hoping some star power as well as a new venue in Las Vegas will breathe new life into its annual CTIA Wireless 2013 trade show, which will take place May 21-23 at the Sands Convention Center. Article
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Cybersecurity and mobile enterprise topics at foreground of content topics
5G (and 4G improvements) likely to take center stage
LAS VEGAS--Just 24 hours after a tornado wreaked havoc on a suburb of Oklahoma City, public safety experts on a panel at the CTIA Wireless 2013 conference here talked about next-generation 911, the future of text-to-911 and other major public safety wireless issues.
T-Mobile US MVNO PTel Mobile plans to launch a tablet-focused, SIM-based data plan sometime this year. PTel executive Omar Abhari said the company plans to position its tablet data offering between 250 MB and 2 GB, an area he said is currently underserved. He said PTel's offering would include a pay-as-you-go element, though he declined to provide additional details.
Sprint Nextel prepaid brand Boost Mobile launched an Android-based mobile wallet service powered by Wipit that will let consumers load cash to their wallet, pay their bills, top-up their account, transfer funds and send money to other countries. In addition, customers will get a reloadable Visa prepaid card that is linked to their mobile wallet account.
AT&T is working to make more of its API catalog available to enterprises so that business customers can then develop products and capabilities that will benefit their customers. This new API initiative will be unveiled in early 2014.
LAS VEGAS--T-Mobile US MVNO Solavei plans to launch a loyalty card program that will allow customers to obtain 2-15 percent discounts from participating retailers as well as additional savings through the company's tiered membership structure. Solavei plans to launch the offering sometime in September.
LAS VEGAS--Verizon Wireless said it will use LTE small cell products from vendors Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson starting in the second half of this year.
Wireless trade group CTIA is hoping some star power as well as a new venue in Las Vegas will breathe new life into its annual CTIA Wireless 2013 trade show, which will take place May 21-23 at the Sands Convention Center.
Arguably two of the most compelling and controversial topics in the wireless industry right now are the future of the wireless network and the Internet of Things. And both of these topics touch on the underlying business case of nearly every company in the industry right now.
FierceWireless has developed a primer to help make sense of the upcoming auctions, including which companies might bid, estimates of how much money each auction could raise and why the airwaves are important in the first place. Check out our special report .
CTIA today released its semi-annual survey, showing that wireless network data traffic in the United States rose 69.3 percent in 2012 from 2011. The firm said the total amount of megabytes traveling over U.S. wireless networks in 2012 reached 1.468 trillion, up from 866.8 billion in 2011.