CTIA Wireless

CTIA 2013 Preview: Spring Show Quietly Fades Away
May 20, 2013

When Ashton Kutcher and Jennifer Lopez are the biggest draws for a technology show, there's a problem. The CTIA Wireless trade group's spring show officially kicks off for the last time on Tuesday. It marks an unceremonious end to the conference, which next year will merge with its sister show in the fall to better align itself with the holiday shopping season.

While CTIA still touts itself as the largest wireless show in North America, its influence and importance have waned in the last few years. CTIA has always had the misfortune of following

Ericsson Could Turn You Into a Human USB Connection Next Year
May 11, 2012

When Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg used his Consumer Electronics Show keynote to demonstrate the company's Connected Me concept, which turns the human body into a bridge between gadgets, he was met with lackluster applause. Part of the problem was the audience didn't fully grasp what Vestberg was trying to show. He was on stage holding a smartphone in one hand and the sensor for an audio system in the other. The data signal shot through his body, playing an MP3 from the phone on the speaker system. In effect, he became a replacement

LG India Unit Sees Revenue Doubling by 2015
April 11, 2011

The Indian unit of South Korea's LG Electronics expects to double its revenue to $9 billion by 2015, a top executive said, as rising incomes and growing urban households expand the consumer durables market in Asia's third largest economy. LG Electronics India Pvt Ltd, which sells consumer appliances, IT hardware and mobile devices, also plans to grow its revenue by 25 percent in 2011 and 2012 each

CTIA: RIM Will Struggle With 7 Tablets, Says Cowen
March 24, 2011

The CTIA Wireless 2011 show, one of the bigger annual industry confabs, opened on Monday and winds down Today in Orlando, Florida, and so we're getting a steady stream of reports from the field...

Cowen & Co.’s Matthew Hoffman this morning writes that in his view, the 7-inch tablet market “will be challenging” for Research in Motion, which is going to start shipping its PlayBook computer next month.

Time for Verizon to Buy Sprint?
March 23, 2011

"I do have concerns that it would stifle innovation and that too much power would be in the hands of two [companies]," Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said Tuesday at a panel discussion at the CTIA Wireless Conference in Orlando. The problem for Sprint is that scale brings wireless companies a fierce competitive edge. Size gives carriers the ability to negotiate deals for the best handsets and the revenue needed to support the tremendous costs of building out and improving a network. In other words, the U.S. wireless space is shaping up to be like the cola market: There's Verizon

CTIA: Morgan Keegan Assesses Tablets
March 23, 2011

The CTIA Wireless 2011 show, one of the bigger annual industry confabs, opened on Monday and winds down tomorrow in Orlando, Florida, so it's about time for some reports from the field…

Tavis McCourt of Morgan Keegan this afternoon offered an overview of several new gadgets unveiled this week. As I noted on Tuesday, there were a couple of new tablet computers, including an 8.9″ version of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, joining the already announced 10″ version. McCourt is impressed with the fact that Samsung was able to slim down both machines to a width of just 8.6 millimeters