CCA’s 2019 Annual Convention to Offer 5G, Trends, and Policy-Focused Sessions


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Competitive Carriers Association’s (CCA) 2019 Annual Convention is heading to New England this fall and features an impressive line-up of speakers and educational sessions that will explore business strategies, policy initiatives, new spectrum access opportunities, and technology innovations, particularly regarding 5G, that are key for the competitive mobile ecosystem. The show takes place at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, September 16-18.  

The keynote program will feature leading industry experts in one-on-one fireside chat discussions on a variety of topics.

 Speakers and topics include Mike Keegan, CEO of TNS – “Restoring Trust in Voice;” Dr. Tod Sizer, VP of Smart Optical Fabric and Device Research of Nokia Bell Labs – “Societal Impact of Industrial IoT;” Josh Wigginton, VP of Product Management for Interop Technologies – “RCS: A Catalyst for Carrier Change;” and GS Sickand, VP and CTO, Regional Carriers, Ericsson – “Maximizing 4G/5G Coexistence.”  

Building upon its session at CCA’s Mobile Carriers Show in Denver in April, Award Solutions will return to host a fresh industry update on recent 5G spectrum progress, and again will offer its 5G Integration Experience, which was popular this spring. 

On Monday, September 16, CCA will get “revved up” for the show with a unique networking event, “Arrive and Drive: R1 Indoor Karting,” from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Participants can live their dreams of being a professional race car driver in a high voltage race car on a state-of-the-art indoor track. A private game room will be available with billiards and bowling for everyone to enjoy, along with food, drinks and boundless networking opportunities.

“I am delighted CCA’s 2019 Annual Convention will be in New England this year featuring some of the industry’s top thought leaders discussing the hottest topics in tech,” said CCA President/CEO Steve Berry. “I look forward to the one-on-one keynote discussions on RCS, 4G/5G Coexistence, Industrial IoT and Restoring Trust in Voice – all of which are topics of great interest to CCA members. The educational program will contain discussions on the most relevant issues in the competitive mobile ecosystem including preparing for 5G, the convergence between wireless, cable and fixed wireless, mid-band spectrum needs, B2B sales strategies, and innovative new products for carriers.”

Berry continued, “The always-popular exhibit hall is filling up quickly, and as a new addition, will feature a Sales & Profit Pavilion co-sponsored by the Wireless Business Owners Consortium (WiBOC). Exhibitors in this area will present products and services aimed at creating profitable, new income opportunities, and I encourage all attendees to check it out.”

In addition to R1 Indoor Karting, attendees can enjoy a number of networking events, including the Kick-Off Happy Hour on Monday, September 16 at the Omni Providence.  The keynote luncheon and cocktail receptions in the exhibit hall provide ample opportunities for all registered attendees to catch up with old friends and make new industry contacts. CCA’s 2019 Annual Convention is a must-attend industry event for carriers, vendors, and industry stakeholders. Register early for the best rates.

July 31, 2019        

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