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CCA Annual Convention Announces Keynote Panels

Two Keynote Panels Open CCA Annual Convention in Atlanta

A Conversation with Industry Titans

FierceWireless’ You’ve Built 5G. Now Put It into Action

Washington, D.C. – CCA’s Annual Convention kicks-off on Wednesday morning, October 18 with two keynote panels featuring industry leaders who will discuss 5G adoption and policy issues affecting mobile carriers. The CCA Annual Convention will take place October 17-19 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Georgia.

The opening keynote, A Conversation with Industry Titans, begins at 8:45 am and will feature current industry leaders and former policy makers on the front lines of CCA’s most important policy issues. Speakers will discuss competing in the 5G market, industry developments, and offer advice for the next generation of wireless leaders. Panelists include:

- Mignon Clyburn, Principal, MLC Strategies, LLC

- Hu Meena, CEO, C Spire

- Paul Kirby, Senior Editor, TRDaily - moderator

Beginning at 9:30 am FierceWireless returns to the keynote stage to host, You've Built 5G. Now Put It Into Action,which will explore the adoption of 5G handsets and best practices for selling high speed and low latency 5G connectivity to consumers. Sponsored by Ericsson, executives will examine revenue opportunities in new markets including fixed wireless to homes and businesses, indoor coverage for crowded venues, and service for vertical markets such as health care and education. Panelists include:

- Surya Bommakanti, VP and CIO Customer Unit Regional Carriers, Ericsson North America

- Darlene Howell, Director, Customer Relations, East Kentucky Network, LLC dba Appalachian Wireless

- Slayton Stewart, CEO, Carolina West Wireless

- Rob Pegoraro, contributor, Questex – moderator

“We are delighted to welcome back to the keynote stage so many of our industry leaders who have had key roles in building technology innovations and policy initiatives that have successfully guided and grown our ecosystem to deliver mobile services across the nation,” said Tim Donovan, President and CEO of CCA.“I’d like to thank FierceWireless who is returning to moderate an opening day keynote panel focused on the value of 5G, revenue opportunities, and best practices for reaching the consumer market.”

About Competitive Carriers Association

Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) is the leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. Members range from small, rural carriers serving fewer than 5,000 customers to regional and nationwide providers serving millions of customers, as well as vendors and suppliers that provide products and services throughout the wireless communications ecosystem. In 2024, CCA’s Mobile Carriers Show will be held April 16-18 in Palm Springs, California and the Annual Convention will take place September 9-11 in Amelia Island, Florida. Visit and on Twitter, @CCAMobile #MCS2023.

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