CTIA 2015

Tens of thousands of people flocked to Las Vegas last week to participate in the latest version of CTIA’s Super Mobility Show. The event turned out to be a big success, gathering many leading industry minds and personalities into one common space. Even among all of the event’s noise, we happened to make a bit of a splash. Here are a few things that stood out to us…

5G is the new flavor for cellular carriers. Keynotes throughout the conference made reference to the newest technology revolution – despite AT&T’s plea to calm down. Time sure flies, when less than four years ago we were talking about 4G! I wonder when we’re going to get to the point when we’re skipping generations 😉 Next: 7G…anyone?

treadmillApple tried to crash the party (sort of). The event had a solid kick-off from…San Francisco? Apple made news revealing their latest product plans – a good way to kick off the Las Vegas-based mobility show.

Spectrum and Auctions. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler shared his confidence about the future of the 600 MHz auction possibly being announced for next year.

Wearables and people pretending to exercise were everywhere. It seems as though the trend on the show floor this year was to bring in fitness models to walk on treadmills, ride stationary bikes, and even just publicly stretch out.

Which brings us to our last (completely biased) highlight of the week: Ingenu. As previously noted, we made some waves with the announcement of our new brand and leadership team, along with the much-needed plan for the build-out of a nationwide M2M/IoT network. We captured our CEO’s thoughts in the video below. Enjoy!