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International CTIA WIRELESS 2011® Continues With a Focus on Spectrum and Mobile Broadband
Mar 23, 2011 (04:03 PM EDT)


ORLANDO, Fla., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International CTIA WIRELESS 2011® continued today with a continuation of the discussion surrounding spectrum and 4G.  International CTIA WIRELESS 2011 takes place March 22-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

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Spectrum and 4G, two themes established during the show's opening keynotes, continued to dominate, as wireless industry innovators took the stage to share their insights.  Yang Jie, executive vice president for China Telecom, provided a global perspective on the mobile industry from the world's fastest-growing market. Sanjiv Ahuja, chairman and CEO of LightSquared, highlighted the massive growth of mobile data traffic and the power of 4G technology.  He also shared a new partnership between LightSquared and Best Buy to deliver a 4G mobile service.  

Hans Vestberg, president and CEO of Ericsson discussed mobile's unique role in shaping the "Networked Society." Expanding on the transformative power of wireless, Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D., chairman and CEO at the Institute for Advanced Health, demonstrated how wireless is reengineering the healthcare industry.

"In the age of smartphones and tablet, mobile data has eclipsed voice traffic on our networks," said Robert Mesirow, vice president and show director for CTIA.  "From keynotes to educational sessions to demonstrations on the show floor, this year's show is demonstrating the need for speed."

On Thursday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m., CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera will moderate a discussion with Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch; John Stanton, chairman of the board of Trilogy International Partners; and Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, on mobile technology's role in organizing communities, shaping political decisions and stimulating economic development worldwide.  

CTIA is live streaming all keynote sessions at: www.ctia.org.  

Emerging Technology Awards

In a ceremony taking place on the Exhibit Innovations Stage, CNBC technology reporter Jon Forrt announced the winners of the sixth annual Emerging Technology Awards (E-Techs) in the areas of mobile applications, mobile consumer electronics, enterprise and vertical markets and network infrastructure. In addition to the 14 awards categories, industry peers voted for their favorite entries online and onsite via text during the show.

About CTIA Shows

CTIA shows bring together all industries advanced by wireless technology for intense business, learning and networking. International CTIA WIRELESS® 2011 takes place March 22-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS™ 2011 takes place October 11-13 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Visit www.ctiashow.com.

CTIA–The Wireless Association ® is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and produces the industry's leading tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C. Visit www.ctia.org.  

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