Orlando, Fla. - International CTIA Wireless 2011wrapped up last
week and reported that more than 40,000 were in attendance.
Preliminary figures showed that attendees from 125 countries
were on hand to see the latest products and services from more than 1,000
exhibitors, and to learn about wireless futures, as well as the need for
spectrum and 4G mobile broadband.
Remarks from the keynote stage focused on the integration of
wireless technology and products in our lives, which has dramatically increased
use of mobile broadband. New product introductions continued with this theme,
featuring smartphones and other mobile data devices that leverage the power of
the mobile Internet.
Robert Mesirow, show director/VP of CTIA, said in a
statement, "The mobile industry demonstrated its strength [last week] from new
devices to aggressive mobile broadband plans to demonstrating global
The 2012 International CTIA Wireless Show will be held in
New Orleans from May 8-10, and Mesirow said the event "is already more than 90
percent sold -- should be even bigger and better."