CCA's Annual Convention Heads to Portland Next Week

CCA’s Annual Convention Heads to Portland Focused on 5G, Competitive Policies, and Closing the Digital Divide


FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington to Keynote September 28


Washington, D.C. – CCA’s Annual Convention heads to Portland next week with an extensive line-up of keynote speakers and educational sessions that will address the potential of 5G, expansion of internet infrastructure across the U.S., competitive policy issues, and closing the digital divide. CCA’s Annual Convention will take place September 27-29 at the Portland Convention Center in Oregon. Keynotes and the Annual Achievement Awards will be live streamed.


The FierceWireless Executive Panel sponsored by Ericsson will open the Annual Convention, Wednesday morning, September 28 and focus on mobile wireless ubiquity and how carriers, suppliers, and government policymakers can successfully address demands for ubiquitous 5G.


In the afternoon, FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington will kick-off the keynote program with a focus on 5G and closing the digital divide, followed by remarks by Salim Kouidri, SVP, Technology, T-Mobile; Steve Zitnik, EVP and CTO of Interop Technologies; and Loris Zaia, VP major accounts, Mavenir.


On Thursday, September 29, CCA will present its Annual Achievement Awards honoring individuals and companies that made significant contributions to the wireless industry over the past year. Following the Awards ceremony, David Eckard, VP of Strategy and Technology of North America, Nokia will deliver keynote remarks, followed by Mike Keegan, CEO of TNS; and Bob Chiodo, VP, Americas of Syniverse.


“I’d like to thank Commissioner Simington and all of the industry keynoters and speakers who will share their insights and best practices that help businesses accelerate growth, build market share, and provide internet connectivity across the U.S.,” said Steven K. Berry, president and CEO of CCA. “We are proud to once again bring together business leaders and technology innovators who continue to drive the mobile industry forward and contribute to a growing economy.”


The exhibit hall will include companies displaying their latest goods and services. New and returning exhibitors include Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Interop Technologies, IDI Billing Solutions, Mavenir, NetScout, Nokia, Samsung, Syniverse, TNS, TransNexus, World Wide Technologies, and more.


The educational program includes four tracks: Business Development, Technical, Marketing/Customer Experience, and Policy and will explore competitive carrier policy initiatives, migration strategies for 5G standalone, trends in automating customer engagement, revenue generating opportunities for 5G investments, recruiting talent for rural operations, network optimization, public safety, and more.


Keynote Schedule


Wednesday, Sept 28 (Times PT)

  • 8:15 am - FierceWireless Keynote Panel, Mobile Meets Fixed: How 5G Fixed Wireless Traffic Will Grow Alongside Mobile

  • 12:30 pm – CCA Welcome Remarks

  • 12:35 pm – Nathan Simington, FCC Commissioner

  • 12:45pm – Salim Kouidri, SVP, Technology at T-Mobile; Bringing 5G to All

  • 1:00 pm – Steve Zitnik, EVP and CTO of Interop Technologies; A Messaging Landscape Update

  • 1:15 pm – Loris Zaia, VP Major Accounts of Mavenir; The Case for Open Architectures in Rural Operator Networks

Thursday, Sept 29 (Times PT)

  • 8:30 am – CCA’s 2022 Annual Achievement Awards Presentation

  • 8:45 am – David Eckard, VP of Strategy and Technology of North America, Nokia; Enabling the Power of AND

  • 9:00 am – Mike Keegan, CEO of TNS; Transitioning to Next Generation Networks and the Latest on STIR/SHAKEN

  • 9:15 am – Bob Chiodo, VP, Americas of Syniverse; Roaming… Preparing for What is Next

About CCA

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. CCA’s 2023 Mobile Carriers Show will take place May 2-4 in Pittsburgh, and CCA’s 2023 Annual Convention will take place October 17-19 in Atlanta. Visit http://www.ccamobile.org. @CCAMobile #CCA2022

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