We attended the CTIA Wireless show in Orlando, Florida, Mar 21-24. The show hosted 40,000 attendees from 125 countries. AT&T/T-Mobile merger announcement just prior to the show created a new March madness, filling the airwaves with opinions about regulatory hurdles and the eventual winners and losers.
Tablets, running some flavor of Android, were plentiful, with iPad2 as the new benchmark. Fourth generation LTE network deployments are going strong. Spectrum, touted as “oxygen” for wireless industry continues to be the scarce commodity. US wireless data traffic has grown 110% from Dec 2009 to Dec 2010. US data revenues, at $50B in 2010, account for over one third of total service revenues. Ericsson expects 1B mobile broadband connections in 2011 quintupling to 5B by 2016. Our full report includes:
› US Mobile Carrier Chiefs Nudged to Discuss Sensitive Issues
› FCC Pushing to Get More “Oxygen” to Mobile Industry
› Healthy Demand for “Dumb Pipe” LTE Service
› Whaddup With Devices?
›Internet Mobile Browsing: Dead or Alive?
›Mobile Health: Impressive Innovations Seeking Catalysts
›Peer to Peer Communication Just Got Flashier
› Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Congrats to CTIA Emerging Technology award winners. We were pleased to serve as a CTIA Wireless E-Tech judge.