CCA Global Expo Conference: Complete coverage

The Competitive Carriers Association's Global Expo Conference runs April 17-19 in New Orleans. The event promises to feature keynotes from the likes of Sprint Nextel's Dan Hesse, Ericsson's Steve Bourgeois, Bluegrass Cellular's Ron Smith and others. 

Fierce Editor in Chief Sue Marek will be on site during the event to cover all of the keynotes, press conferences and events at this year's show. Stay tuned to this page for all the news and highlights from this year's conference.


Sprint teams with C Spire on LTE roaming
April 18, 2013 | By Sue Marek
NEW ORLEANS--Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) is working with regional operator C Spire Wireless to enable LTE roaming across multiple spectrum bands. Speaking at the Competitive Carriers Association conference here, Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse said that his company wants to be the preferred roaming partner for smaller operators in the United States and is working with C Spire, Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) and others to make that happen. Article

Dish's proposed acquisition of Sprint evokes questions, concerns from industry
April 17, 2013 | By Sue Marek
NEW ORLEANS--Dish Network's (NASDAQ: DISH) $25.5 billion bid for Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) has evoked questions and concerns from Sprint partners and fellow industry operators. Article

Small operators prep for LTE, despite uncertainties
April 17, 2013 | By Sue Marek
NEW ORLEANS--Tier 3 operators are moving ahead with LTE deployments, despite the fact that they face uncertainties about handset availability, roaming partnerships, device interoperability and backhaul capacity. Article

Incentive auctions, data roaming will likely dominate discussions at CCA show
April 4, 2013 | By Sue Marek
U.S. wireless operators will be flocking to New Orleans in a couple of weeks to attend the annual Competitive Carriers Expo, which takes place April 17-19 at the New Orleans Marriott. I expect such hot-button topics as incentive auctions, data roaming and IP transition will likely be debated at the conference. Article

CCA members get their own LTE data roaming hub
March 14, 2013 | By Tammy Parker
Members of the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) will gain access to one-of-a-kind LTE data roaming hub developed by Transaction Network Services (TNS). Article

CTIA, CCA forge partnership for 2014 shows
February 21, 2013 | By Phil Goldstein
The CTIA and the Competitive Carrier Association struck a deal to offer attendees of both their annual trade shows in 2014 access to each other's events, which will take place the same week in September in Las Vegas next year. The partnership comes shortly after CTIA snubbed CCA by scheduling its new "super" wireless industry event on Sept. 9-11, 2014, the same week as CCA's smaller show, which the group had publicly scheduled almost two years ago. Article

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