FierceWireless has learned that former presidential contenders Fred Thompson and John Edwards are set to keynote the third day of CTIA Wireless, which takes place next week in Las Vegas, Nevada. Expect a formal announcement this afternoon. Typically the keynotes on the last day of the event are celebrities or big name politicians who have the star power to lure attendees back to the conference hall after a long week. In a recent interview with FierceWireless, CTIA Vice President of Operations Rob Mesirow played up the prospect of a big name for the third keynote of the show:
"There is a Day Three keynote but we can't talk about it just yet," Mesirow teased at the time. "We have a bit of a reputation for having really big Day Three keynotes--last year we had former President [George H. W.] Bush and [former President] Bill Clinton. We've got to top that. And I believe we will."