Gauging the trends at CTIA's Super Mobility Week

CTIA's Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas was an ambitious effort that relied upon partnerships with other events such as the Competitive Carriers Association show, 4G World and IFA (the big consumer electronics trade fair held in Berlin every year). Lots of business got conducted during Super Mobility Week, but major no-shows, including Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS)--each of which elected to hold its own separate event in northern California during the same week--cast a pall on Super Mobility Week's future.

There were some notable trends from the event, nonetheless. Unlicensed spectrum and Wi-Fi, connected cars and other Internet of Things applications, brewing operator price wars and the emerging vision of 5G were topics on many speakers' and attendees' minds. For more on the show's hottest topics, check out FierceWireless' CTIA 2014 Scorecard.