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CTIA Wireless 2012

Now with new dates in May, CTIA Wireless stands on its own as an event that helps to telegraph the direction of the entire mobile industry. Even if it comes with a bias towards North America, it’s an event whose reverberations can be felt throughout the world…and throughout the rest of the year. Click here for more information about the show.
Current Analysis had a full complement of analysts on-site to sort through the potentially conflicting announcements made there. The briefings they gave at the show, and the reports they write, will provide perspective on the relative merits of the announcements as well as their importance to the vendor and the market as a whole.

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Current Analysis CTIA Wireless Report Summaries
Summaries from CTIA Wireless 2012 reports appear below. Clients with subscriptions to the respective services can read the full reports by clicking the Client Access links. Click here for more information on becoming a client.
CTIA 2012: Consumer Devices – There’s Nothing to See Here, Move Along
Consumer Devices - Advisory Report - There was precious little actual news at CTIA this year, so we spent time canvassing the surprisingly large array of Shenzhen and Miami-based device vendors exhibiting on the show floor. - 5/17/2012 - Client Access
CTIA 2012: The Mobile Ecosystem Roundup
Mobile Ecosystem - Advisory Report - Beyond a major announcement or two from operators, you never know what you’ll get from CTIA’s annual convention. While LTE was expected, reminders around the importance of software, rural markets and service innovation abounded. - 5/17/2012 - Client Access
CTIA 2012: LTE, Small Cells & Packet Core
Mobile Access Infrastructure - Advisory Report - CTIA’s annual trade show may be viewed as the ‘poor cousin’ of CES and Mobile World Congress, but demos, discussions, and news highlighted important trends in LTE, small cells, the packet core, and backhaul. - 5/17/2012 - Client Access
CTIA 2012: The Gadget Thrill May Be Gone, but Enterprise Mobility Lives On
Enterprise Mobility - Advisory Report - CTIA 2012 may have held little excitement for consumer service and device followers, but the enterprise mobility segment is alive and well, with M2M, MDM, new apps, and technology enablers. - 5/15/2012 - Client Access
CTIA 2012: New Solutions and Simplified Development for M2M
Enterprise Mobility - IT Connection Blog - So far, CTIA 2012 in New Orleans has included announcements and demos from the usual suspects in enterprise mobility and M2M. News from the show features progress both from the M2M service provider community and for the larger mobile ecosystem. - 5/11/2012
CTIA 2012: Zhone Debuts GPON-based FiberLAN Solution for Optical LAN Market
Fixed Access Infrastructure - Intelligence Report - The optical LAN market, barely tapped at this point, represents one of the best opportunities for GPON vendors in the coming years. To this end, Zhone has unveiled its FiberLAN solution, looking to win early traction in this high-potential market. - 5/10/2012 - Client Access
CTIA 2012: Sprint Finally Extends 4G to Boost and Virgin Mobile Through WiMAX
Consumer Services U.S. - Intelligence Report - Sprint has extended 4G to its prepaid brands, Boost and Virgin Mobile. While access to a 4G network will increase service appeal, the limited lifespan and coverage of WiMAX could make some customers hesitate before making the $300 phone commitment. - 5/10/2012 - Client Access
CTIA 2012: Rovi Ready to Improve Entertainment Experience on Mobile Devices
Service Provider Infrastructure - Intelligence Report - Rovi offers the portfolio assets to enhance consumer adoption of mobile entertainment content, including metadata, guidance, and content access solutions, but forging a distinct mobile identity amidst a myriad of alternatives can prove daunting. - 5/9/2012 - Client Access
CTIA 2012: MasterCard Enhances Its M-Commerce Presence with the Launch of PayPass Wallet
Consumer Devices - Intelligence Report - MasterCard is gearing up to become a formidable force in the online and mobile commerce spaces with the launch of its PayPass Wallet suite, which extends the reach of its solution to new market segments and increases its overall relevance. - 5/8/2012 - Client Access
Complimentary Analyst Webinar
CTIA Wireless 2012 Roundup: The Big Picture
- Wednesday May 16, 2012 12:00 Noon EDT
- Thursday May 17, 2012 9:00 AM EDT
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Current Analysis Analysts attending at CTIA Wireless

Lynnette Luna
Senior Analyst,
Mobile Ecosystem

Peter Jarich
Director, Service Provider
Infrastructure and
Mobile Ecosystem

William Ho
Vice President,
Consumer Group

Avi Greengart
Research Director,
Wes Henderek
Principal Analyst,
Services U.S.
Glen Hunt
Principal Analyst,
Transport and
Kathryn Weldon
Principal Analyst,
Jamie Huff
Senior Analyst,
Services U.S.
Deepa Karthikeyan
Senior Analyst,
Services U.S.
Dave Lemelin
Director, Custom
Current Analysis Analysts speaking at CTIA Wireless
Lynnette Luna
Mobile Data Ubiquity Track
M2M: The Internet of Everything

May 8, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center − Room 356

Lynnette Luna, Current Analysis Senior Analyst for Mobile Ecosystems, moderates a panel that will provide a glimpse into the coming world where computing isn’t just with us, but surrounds us and uses the context of our environment to empower us in more natural, yet powerful ways. Learn how mobile devices of today are becoming the remote controls for the Internet of Everything. Discover how the convergence of real-time indoor and outdoor geo-spatial awareness and a connected sensor network will lead to a life-changing revolution of personal connectivity. Learn how the privacy, security and efficient management of these billions of devices and the data they generate can be ensured. Click here for more information.

Peter Jarich
FierceWireless Presents: The Path to 4G
Delivering Better Backhaul Strategies

May 8, 2012 from 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center − Room 265/266

Peter Jarich, Current Analysis Director for Service Provider Infrastructure and Mobile Ecosystems, moderates a panel on what operators need to do to keep ahead of the curve for mobile backhaul. Many operators have invested heavily in their backhaul networks in anticipation of continued growth in traffic. Nevertheless, there are still challenges ahead, particularly for rural operators that might not have the same resources available to them as Tier 1 operators. Click here for more information.

Small Cell Forum
Small Cells, Femtocells and the LTE Business Model?

May 9, 2012 from 3:00PM to 3:30 PM
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center − Room 4861




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Booth Briefing Schedule
Peter Jarich
Tue. May 8th 11:30am CT
Topic: Small cells, femtocells, WiFi and the LTE ecosystem
Dave Lemelin
Tue. May 8th 2:00pm CT
Topic: Competitive Intelligence & Ready to Win
Kathryn Weldon
Tue. May 8th 4:00pm CT
Topic: BYOD/Mobile Device Management/Managed Mobility
Glen Hunt
Wed. May 9th 1:00pm CT
Topic: Mobile backhaul and the mobile packet core – new competition and opportunities
Lynnette Luna
Wed. May 9th 4:00pm CT
Topic: Topic: Network sharing, MVNOs
Avi Greengart
Thu. May 10th 11:00am CT
Topic: Smartphones and Tablets
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