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CCA’s Mobile Carriers Show to Spotlight Trends in 5G, Connectivity, and Spectrum

MCS 2023 Set for May 2-4 in Pittsburgh

Washington, D.C. – CCA’s Mobile Carriers Show will gather industry leaders for three days of exhibits, panel discussions, and a series of keynotes focused on 5G, technology innovations, and policy issues impacting the mobile industry. MCS will take place May 2-4, in Pittsburgh at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The keynote program will be live streamed.

“MCS offers an opportunity for companies to directly reach the competitive carriers’ market, which spends more than $15 billion annually on the latest products and services,” said Tim Donovan, President and CEO of CCA. “We are delighted to welcome carriers and infrastructure providers who are setting the stage for next-generation technologies and services that are advancing wireless broadband connectivity and closing the digital divide across the country.”

New this year are CCA Round Table discussions taking place on Thursday, May 4, focused on the business of fixed wireless access, CBRS and enterprise deployments, customer demand, loyalty programs, smartphone repair strategies, FEMA’s regional emergency communications working group, and one year of broadband data collection: reflections, lessons learned, and what’s next. MCS educational sessions also take place on May 4 with four tracks that will examine business development, technical, marketing/customer service, and policy.

MCS Keynote Line-Up

Wednesday, May 3 9:15-10:00 am - FierceWireless Keynote Panel: Limited Spectrum Raises Many Issues for the Future of Wireless Carriers - John Hunter, Senior Director of Technology & Engineering, T-Mobile - Robert Kubik, Senior Director, Public Policy, Engineering and Technology, Samsung - Rebecca Murphy Thompson, Vice President, Government Affairs, UScellular - David Zylka, CTO, Carolina West Wireless - Linda Hardesty, Editor-in-Chief, FierceTelecom Group, moderator 10:00-10:15 am - Amplify! Harness the Exponential Potential of Networks, Nokia - Jason Elliott, Head of Cross-Portfolio Solutions, Partners, Ecosystem Marketing, Nokia - Fayyaz Patwa, VP, Sales Engineering, Nokia 10:15 - 10:30 am - Collaboration is Key to Success, Syniverse - Bob Chiodo, SVP, Carrier, Syniverse Thursday, May 4

9:15-9:30 am - How Network Modernization Investment Revitalized GCI's Mobile Business, Ericsson - Eric Boudriau, Head of Customer Unit Regional Carriers, Ericsson North America - Maureen Moore, Chief Customer Experience Officer, GCI - John Myhre, Principal Architect, GCI 9:30-10:00 am - Keynote Panel: Strengthening Business Relationships: Unique Offerings for CCA Members - Kim Caronchi, SVP Industry Development & Membership, CCA, moderator - Mark Harms, Director, Client Technical Solutions, Award Solutions - Jeanne McDowell, Account Manager, IDI Billing Solutions - Mike Reed, CP, Senior Risk Advisor, UNITEL - Ron Willett, VP & GM of CMS, ClearSky Technologies

About 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. CCA’s 2023 Annual Convention will take place October 17-19 in Atlanta, Georgia. 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 #MCS2023.

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