The 2014 Wireless Symposium & WiExpo, produced by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association and the Rural Wireless Association (RWA) (f/k/a the Rural Telecommunications Group [RTG]), announced today that it is colocating with the 2014 International CES® produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ® and held January 7–10 in Las Vegas.
Attendees of the 2014 Wireless Symposium & WiExpo, to be held on January 5–7 in Las Vegas, Nev., will have an expanded view of the technologies that motivate the wireless industry by gaining access to both the WiExpo and CES show floors. The 2014 CES will include more than 3,200 exhibitors showcasing the tech ecosystem across 15 product categories.
“Advances in consumer electronics continue to push the bounds of wireless communications,” said NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield. “Colocating the Wireless Symposium & WiExpo with CES is a great opportunity for community-based telecom providers to see what’s hot in the market today and what’s needed to remain a competitive player in the wireless industry.”
“The ability for regional and local wireless carriers to tap into the latest innovations in consumer technology while simultaneously connecting with their industry peers is an invaluable experience,” said RWA Executive Director Tanya Sullivan. “Factor in access to programming that is tailored specifically to the issues facing the rural wireless community, and the result is an event that cannot be missed.”
“We will see major mobile and wireless innovations across the 2014 CES show floor, so this partnership with NCTA and RWA benefits their attendees by providing access to two inspiring wireless events and benefits us by bringing key wireless decision-makers and industry experts to the global tech gathering that is CES,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president of International CES and Corporate Business Strategy, CEA.
NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. NTCA advocates on behalf of its members in the legislative and regulatory arenas, and it provides training and development; publications and industry events; and an array of employee benefit programs. In an era of exploding technology, deregulation and marketplace competition, NTCA’s members are leading the IP evolution for rural consumers, delivering technologies that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business. Because of their efforts, rural America is fertile ground for innovation in economic development and commerce, education, health care, government services, security and smart energy use. Visit us at www.ntca.org.
RWA is a trade association representing rural wireless carriers who each serve fewer than 100,000 subscribers. RWA’s members have joined together to speed delivery of new, efficient, and innovative telecommunications technologies to the populations of remote and underserved sections of the country. www.ruralwireless.org.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $203 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media.