RCA's Competitive Carriers Global Expo Focuses on Advocacy and Growth Opportunities
Apr 03, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
RCA's Competitive Carriers Global Expo 2012, an event for the mobile ecosystem, opened on March 29, with record attendance and a series of keynote addresses that highlighted the challenges and opportunities for competitive carriers as device requirements and consumer expectations demand more from their networks.
RCA's Competitive Carriers Global Expo wrapped up on March 30, in Orlando.
According to a release, during the opening general session, Steven K. Berry, president and CEO of RCA, provided an update on the organization's activities and welcomed new members Sprint, Cricket Communications and T-Mobile. With their addition, the RCA now represents every wireless carrier in the U.S. with the exception of the "Twin Bells."
Following Berry's address, keynote speakers touched on the most pressing issues facing the competitive wireless ecosystem.
-Bob Azzi, senior vice president, Network at Sprint provided an update on Sprint's Network Vision program, the opportunities for VoLTE in the future, and the potential for RCA members to work together to provide nationwide LTE coverage
-Doug Hutcheson, president and CEO, Cricket Communications called on RCA members to continue efforts to ensure data roaming is available for every carrier and suggested network sharing to help alleviate the spectrum and capital crunch that mobile operators face in the wake of exploding data usage rates.
-Sanjiv Ahuja, chairman of the board at LightSquared, discussed the company's commitment to continue to advocate for the ability to offer wireless broadband connectivity to un-served and underserved communities in the U.S.
-Sandra Motley, vice president of Sales for U.S. Wireless Accounts at Alcatel-Lucent provided an update on the progress of LTE deployments.
"RCA's focus is on advocacy and the restoration of a competitive marketplace," said RCA president and CEO Steven K. Berry. "With record attendance, dynamic keynote speakers, and more than 100 exhibitors mingling with our carrier members, RCA's Competitive Carriers Global Expo is delivering on this promise by providing the tools the competitive mobile ecosystem needs to realize the opportunities of a 4G world."
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