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 leadership."
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."