CTIA notes #2

Here are some notes / comments I picked up from CTIA that I had no other home for! Haitian mobile operator Voila gave a moving account of the recent earthquake and the role that its network played in keeping the relief effort running efficiently. Despite extensive damage to towers, racks, batteries etc, they had restored 80% of the network within 48hrs. Lots of testimonies from relief workers about being Voila sending them ‘boxes’ of phones to stay connected. Voila also made calls / text free of charge to all subscribers so they could contact friends and family. The US Haitian … Continue reading CTIA notes #2

Thoughts from CTIA 2010

I’m currently in Las Vegas attending CTIA Wireless 2010. I’m blogging for my company’s corporate blog but wanted to post my write-ups here as well! —————————————————– Like any trade event there are key trends that peculate across presentations, demonstrations and keynotes.  Fortunately, and unlike Mobile World Congress, CTIA makes its keynotes open to even the lowliest of badge holder. Great news for those looking to pick up on these trends and listen to the challenges facing the mobile community from the movers and shakers themselves. The program has been very impressive with presentations from C-level executives from several international mobile carriers. A … Continue reading Thoughts from CTIA 2010