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CTIA: Big Three CEO’s Talk Innovation, Environment And Connection In Keynote Session

AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph De La Vega Keynoting at CTIA 2011 (photo: TDG LLC)

Here in San Diego at the CTIA Enterprise and Applications show the setting was much more subdued for today’s power hour of CEO keynotes. Former Seattle Seahawk and CTIA President, Steve Largent, opened up the keynote this morning.

Largent talked about the wireless’ industry’s response to national catastrophes and of course the catastrophe that is the “Spectrum Crunch” insuring attendees that our country is indeed in the need of more spectrum.  At one point Largent suggested there weren’t many industry’s ready to give the government billions of dollars, except of course the wireless industry to free up more spectrum.

At last years opening day Keynotes the CEO’s of all four tier 1 carriers, Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile were to square off, moderated by Mad Money’s, Jim Cramer. After the AT&T/T-Mobile announcement T-Mobile’s CEO pulled out leaving an interesting showdown between Sprint CEO, Dan Hesse, Verizon Wireless CEO, Dan Mead and AT&T Mobility CEO, Ralph de la Vega.  Each CEO threw punches last year about the other’s carrier.

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