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FCC Commissioner Anna Gomez Opens CCA’s Mobile Carriers Show

FCC Commissioner Anna Gomez Opens CCA’s Mobile Carriers Show

Industry Leaders Gather to Share Innovation and Insight 


Keynotes from Ericsson, Nokia, Syniverse, T-Mobile Livestreamed

Palm Springs, CA - CCA’s Mobile Carriers Show (MCS) opened this morning, welcoming carriers and infrastructure providers who shared their latest innovations, technologies, and visionary insights that are shaping the future of mobile connectivity. MCS takes place April 16-18 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Springs.


In opening remarks, CCA’s CEO and President Tim Donovan commented, “We are busy tracking competitive policy issues – especially access to spectrum, ‘rip and replace, and the 5G Fund – in Washington and our ultimate aim is to ensure carriers have all the tools available to connect Americans across the country, including 5G and fixed wireless.”


Addressing spectrum, Donovan said, “It is a top issue for CCA members, and we continue to work with Congress to ensure our members have the spectrum resources they need and to find a long-term solution. We have accomplished a lot together, and I am confident our hard work will produce more positive results in Washington.”


In her keynote address FCC Commissioner Anna Gomez shared her thoughts on policy, innovation, and commitment to ensuring the United States has a strong competitive telecommunications marketplace that not only promotes economic prosperity and security but also meets the needs of all consumers. 


“Thank you to FCC Commissioner Anna Gomez and our keynoters for sharing their insight and perspective on issues impacting mobile carriers,” said Tim Donovan. "MCS is the ideal venue for having meaningful discussions on policy issues and other key topics for competitive carriers including technology advancements in AI, 5G, private networks, spectrum, and unlocking new opportunities for innovation.”


Long time media partner Fierce Network hosted an executive panel today that examined the complexities of transitioning from 4G to 5G/5G Advanced technologies. In his keynote address, Ankur Kapoor, SVP, Network Strategy and Evolution, T-Mobile US discussed “Unleashing the Power of 5G.” Closing out the day’s keynote program, Leslie Shannon, Head of Trend & Innovation Scouting, Nokia, examined “XR Generative AI, and the Network.” 


Tomorrow’s keynote schedule will be livestreamed and includes:

  • 9:15 am PT, Bob Chiodo, Senior Vice President, Syniverse, “Unlocking the Opportunities International Roaming Can Bring to Rural Carriers”

  • 9:30 am PT, Mischa Dohler, VP Emerging Technologies, Ericsson, "Building Regional Networks of Tomorrow: Challenges and Opportunities in 5G Deployments" 


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 2024 Annual Convention will take place September 9-11 in Amelia Island, Florida. CCA’s next Mobile Carriers Show will take place April 14-16, 2025, in Denver, Colorado. Visit and on X, @CCAMobile and #MCS2024.

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