CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS 2010 Opens for Mobile Business

Oct 06, 2010, 18:25 ET from CTIA Enterprise & Applications

New Android Devices, LTE Services Make News As Industry Meets to Discuss the Power of Wireless to Revolutionize Business

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS 2010 opened today with a focus on high speed data access and the business impact of mobile technology.  According to CTIA's semi-annual survey on wireless trends, wireless carriers reported handling 161.5 billion megabytes of data in the six months ending in June 2010, up 49.8 percent from the last half of 2009. Along with this data, new device and service roll-outs highlighted the continued impact of wireless technology on business, commerce and energy, among other sectors.  CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS takes place October 6 – 8, 2010 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco.

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"Mobile data's time has come as new devices, applications and business processes lead us to access the mobile internet more than ever before," said Robert Mesirow, CTIA vice president and show director. "At CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS, attendees are seeing first-hand the products and services that will continue to drive the mobile business revolution and increase mobile broadband access."  

New products debuting today include: USBConnect Modems from AT&T; the Motorola Droid Pro; the Motorola Defy Android device from T-Mobile; the Pantech Laser from AT&T; three new Android phones for the Sprint network – the LG Optimus S, Samsung Transform and Sanyo Zio; the Huawei Ascend for the Leap network; and WiFi calling for Android phones from T-Mobile.  

As part of his keynote address, Verizon President and COO Lowell McAdam announced the launch of Verizon Wireless' LTE network, which will be available in 38 markets, including Los Angeles; Atlanta; Denver; Miami; Chicago; New York; Dallas; San Francisco; and Boston, by the end of 2010.

John Chen, chairman and CEO of Sybase, an SAP Company, and Dr. Kristina Johnson, under secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy, also delivered keynote addresses today.  Mr. Chen discussed the new wireless economy and the impact of global mobile collaboration on commerce, banking and philanthropy, while Dr. Johnson shared the administration's goals for energy independence and conservation, and the role of wireless technology in achieving those goals.  

Upcoming Keynotes

On Thursday, October 7, at 9:30 am PDT, Bob Evans, senior vice president and director of the "Global CIO" business unit for InformationWeek, will moderate a keynote roundtable of CIOs including: John Dick, senior vice president and CIO at Western Union; Jackie Woods, systems manager at UPS; and Rusty Yeager, vice president and deputy CIO at HealthSouth. Panelists will discuss the benefits of deploying wireless in the enterprise, including real-life case studies and an overview of lessons learned.

On Friday, October 8, at 9:30 am PDT, John Stankey, president and CEO of AT&T Business Solutions will share the carrier perspective on the mobile enterprise; and Derrick Kuzak, group vice president for global product development at Ford Motor Company will talk about the connected car and the latest developments in SYNC technology.  

CTIA 2010 Hot for the Holidays Awards

CTIA will unveil the winners of its annual Hot for the Holidays awards competition at a ceremony on Thursday, October 7 at 2:00 pm on the Innovations Stage, located in the Level 2 Lobby of the convention center. The hottest gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season will be honored with awards in 10 categories. Competition entrants will be showcased onsite in San Francisco, where attendees will vote via text message for "Hottest in Show." Online voting to determine the "Hottest Web Pick" is now open at www.ctiashow.com/awards.

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About CTIA Shows

CTIA shows bring together all industries advanced by wireless technology for intense business, learning and networking. CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS™ 2010 takes place at Moscone Center West in San Francisco, October 6-8. International CTIA WIRELESS® 2011 takes place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, March 22-24. Visit www.ctiashow.com.

CTIA–The Wireless Association® is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and produces the industry's leading tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C. Visit www.ctia.org.  

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