It’s Sprint’s Combes vs. Cisco’s Robbins for the most powerful person in wireless

Who will be named the most powerful person in the U.S. wireless industry: Sprint’s Michel Combes or Cisco’s Chuck Robbins?

UPDATE: Polls are now closed. Click here for the results.

 

After almost a full week of voting, we’ve reached the final match: Sprint’s Michel Combes versus Cisco’s Chuck Robbins.

Mobile World Congress 2019

Attend the 2-Day Executive 5G Panel Series

FierceWireless is returning to Barcelona, Spain, during Mobile World Congress 2019 with a two-day Executive 5G Panel Series at the Fira Congress Hotel, conveniently located across the street from the MWC Convention Center. The panel events will take place on Feb. 25-26 and will cover 5G and The Fixed Wireless Access Opportunity, Taking 5G Indoors, and Making 5G Ubiquitous. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and hear from 5G leaders including Verizon, Vodafone, Orange, Sprint, NTT Docomo, Boingo Wireless, Qualcomm, and more over the course of two days.

Secure your spot at the event today! Now is your chance to join fellow industry professionals for networking and education. Registration information and the schedule can be found on the website here.

The FierceWireless “powerful person” tournament opened almost a week ago, pitting 26 of the nation’s top wireless executives against each other in a weeklong tournament that asks one question: Who is the most powerful person in the U.S. wireless industry?

At the beginning of voting, the question was wide open. Would T-Mobile’s John Legere capture a second win, or would the massive employee base at AT&T or Verizon step up to vote for their respective executive? Or would the title go to another player, like the head of a regulatory agency, or a vendor?

The final matchup pits the nation’s fourth-largest wireless network operator against one of the world’s largest telecom equipment vendors. The next 24 hours will decide the winner.

We’ll close this final vote at 10 a.m. Eastern time tomorrow, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, and then we’ll announce the winner. As in previous rounds, we’re using Polldaddy.com for the actual voting, and repeated voting is prohibited with a block to cookies and IP addresses. The tournament bracket is below, and below that is the actual matchup you can vote on.

Enjoy! — Mike | @mikeddano