Tomorrow's networks, Internet of things - two topics worth exploring at CTIA 2013

Sue Marek

Arguably two of the most compelling and controversial topics in the wireless industry right now are the future of the wireless network and the Internet of Things. And both of these topics touch on the underlying business case of nearly every company in the industry right now. 

For example, app developers need to understand the constraints of the wireless network in order to design apps that provide a stellar customer experience. Likewise, chipmakers and device makers and even app developers need to understand what the Internet of Things really means and how they may profit from this burgeoning new area.

That's why the Fierce team is taking a deep-dive on these two subjects next week at the CTIA Wireless 2013 show in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, May 21, at 7:30 a.m. I'll be hosting a panel discussion that will delve into the challenges of designing tomorrow's wireless network. My experts--which include AT&T's Kris Rinne, Ericsson's Vish Nandlall, 4G America's Chris Pearson and Strategy Analytics' Sue Rudd--will delve into topics such as small cells, HetNets, LTE roaming, spectrum constraints and more. 

And on Wednesday, May 22, at 7:30 a.m. my colleague Mike Dano will host a similar roundtable on the Internet of Things. His panelists--which include AT&T's Chris Penrose, Verizon's Jim Wales,  Raco Wireless' John Horn, Dave Matthews of NewAer and Joe Peterson of Novatel Wireless--will be discussing how this Internet of Things vision will become a reality, the underlying business opportunity, and such hot-button issues as privacy.

If you are heading to Las Vegas next week, be sure to check out these two panel discussions. To register, click here. --Sue

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