3G World Congress in Barcelona


This week is the 3G World Congress in Barcelona.
Nearly a thousand companies have signed up as exhibitors, showcasing
their latest mobile products and services. I have to admit that I would
love to go, but unfortunately I can’t make it. I’m fanatic of the
telecoms industry!

Let’s hope that the telecoms operators get
their act together this year (2006) and start rolling out the mobile
internet properly. I am tired of waiting for 3G! Come on guys, you are
5 years late and the prices for 3G connection are still astronomical!

List of keynote speakers at the conference
Antonio Viana-Baptista, Chairman & CEO, Telefonica Moviles
Arun Sarin, CEO, Vodafone Group
Wang Jianzhou, Chairman & CEO, China Mobile
Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, President & COO, (CEO Elect),  Nokia
Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft
Sanjiv Ahuja, CEO, Orange Group
Nadir Mohammed, CEO, Rogers Wireless Board Member, GSM Association
Rene Obermann, Chief Executive Officer,  T-Mobile
Bill Roedy, Vice Chairman, MTV & President,  MTV Networks International
Peter Erskine, Chairman & CEO, O2
Gary Carter, Chief Creative Officer, Consumer Entertainment, FreemantleMedia
Peter Bazalgette, Chief Creative Officer, Endemol
Ed Zander, CEO, Motorola
Dr Mohamed Ibrahim, Chairman, Celtel
Arve Johansen, CEO, Telenor Mobile, Board Member, GSM Association
Ricardo Ruggiero, CEO, TIM Italia
Tim Wirth, President, United Nations Foundation
Mun Hwa Park, President & CEO, LG Electronics Mobile Communications
Carl-Henric Svanberg, President & CEO, Ericsson
Brad Boston, Senior VP & CIO, Cisco Systems
Shane Robinson, Executive VP & Chief Strategy & Technology Officer, HP
Babar Khan, President & CEO, Ufone GSM (PTML)

I am surprised to only see European and Asian telcos. Why didn’t Verizon and Cingular show up?


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