CCA’s 2021 Mobile Carriers Show will take place virtually this year, March 30-31. Attendees will be able join colleagues and industry peers for a two-day online event, filled with keynotes from Congressman Mike Doyle (D-PA), Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, and executives from Ericsson, Interop Technologies, Ligado, T-Mobile, TNS, and Nokia. Virtual exhibitors will feature their latest products and services, and attendees can interact and set up meetings with exhibitors and fellow attendees through the online platform. There is no charge to attend CCA’s Mobile Carriers Show; register here.
CCA’s educational program will feature topics most pertinent to competitive carriers including monetizing CBRS, deploying and supporting VoLTE, empowering front-line employees, Open RAN case studies, USF policy, and more. During the session Making Waves: Let’s Talk about Spectrum, panelists will assess the successes and weaknesses of recent auctions, including millimeter wave bands, CBRS, and C-Band, and the implications on upcoming auctions in the 2.5 GHz and 3.45-3.55 GHz bands. The panel will also discuss where the next opportunities lie to identify spectrum to be used for 5G.
“We have a terrific line-up of keynote speakers, and I am delighted that Congressman Doyle, Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers, and Commissioner Carr will address the CCA audience,” said Steven K. Berry, President and CEO of CCA. “While we will miss seeing everyone in-person, I have no doubt the educational content will provide valuable insight on policy issues, technology innovation, and business strategies most important to competitive carriers. CCA is the place for competitive carriers, and I look forward to an exciting and productive show.
“I am very pleased FierceWireless is returning to our Mobile Carriers Show with an important keynote panel that will address 5G rollout, an issue that is top of mind for competitive carriers,” added Berry. “The line-up of executives from T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Nex-Tech Wireless, and Ericsson will provide attendees with knowledge about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”
The keynote program begins on March 30 at 10:15 am ET and features a welcome address from Steven K. Berry, President and CEO of CCA followed by Congressman Mike Doyle (D-PA). Next, Ericsson will deliver keynote remarks, followed by Michael Slamka, Director, Customer Relations, Interop Technologies, who will discuss messaging network optimization.
At 1:00 pm ET, FierceWireless hosts the keynote panel, New Frontiers for 5G, featuring Mike Irizarry, EVP, Corporate Director and CTO-Engineering and Information Services, U.S. Cellular; Ulf Ewaldsson, SVP & Chief Network Officer, T-Mobile; Greg Rogers, VP Mobile Broadband, Ericsson North America; and Nathan Sutter, Director of Network Operations and Engineering, Nex-Tech Wireless. Rob Pegoraro, contributor to FierceWireless, will moderate, and panelists will examine what frontiers await for 5G, both on and off our mobile devices. The keynote panel is sponsored by T-Mobile.
The keynotes continue at 2:00 pm ET with remarks by FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr who will give updates and insights from inside the Commission. At 2:15 pm ET, Charles Marsh, SVP, US Majors, Nokia, will present, “New Normal. New Possible,” followed by a discussion between Mike Keegan, CEO, TNS and Steven K. Berry, President & CEO, CCA at 2:30pm ET on VoLTE deployment and robocalls.
On Wednesday, March 31 attendees will hear keynote remarks by Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers at 10:15am ET. Following her remarks, Scott Wiener, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Ligado, will discuss the advantages of licensed and unlicensed spectrum in mobile private networks. John Baker, SVP, Business Development, Mavenir will round out the keynote program at 10:35am ET.
The educational program will feature four tracks: technical, business development, marketing/customer experience, and policy, and will include speakers from Award Solutions, Carolina West Wireless, CellularOne of Arizona, Dynamic Lifecycle Innovations, Ericsson, Fortegra, GCI, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Imagine Wireless, Inland Cellular, Samsung, Southern Linc, Tassta, TeleWorld Solutions, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Viaero Wireless, and more.
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 2021 Annual Convention will take place September 20-22 in Phoenix, Arizona. @CCAMobile, #MCS2021.