4G WorldŽ 2010 a Success for the 4G Ecosystem
Second annual event draws more than 10,000 attendees and 250 sponsors and exhibitors; sets stage for 4G World China 2011.
Chicago, Ill., 4G World 2010 Oct 21, 2010 - Yankee Group today announced that 4G World 2010, held Oct. 18-21 at McCormick Place in Chicago, attracted over 10,000 registered attendees and more than 250 sponsors, including 150 exhibitors. The company also announced its 2011 event schedule, including 4G World China 2011, which will be hosted by T&S International Commerce & Cultural Development Center in Chengdu on April 27-29, 2011, and 4G World 2011, which will be held Oct. 24-27, 2011, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The event Web site is www.4GWorld.com.
4G World is the largest event in the world focused on the rapidly expanding 4G and mobile Internet ecosystem. This year's conference attendees participated in more than 90 conference sessions and heard from more than 220 industry thought leaders. Keynote speeches featured industry executives from over 30 major wireless operators from around the globe who discussed their plans to deploy next-generation 4G networks and mobile Internet services.
"We are extremely pleased with the tremendous attendance and industry participation at 4G World 2010," said Eliot Weinman, conference founder and president of Yankee Group's Events and Media Division. "It is clear the mobile communications industry sees huge opportunity in meeting the massive demand for mobile broadband from consumers and enterprises around the globe. Tens of billions of dollars have already been committed to building and enhancing mobile networks, as well as creating innovative new services and applications to meet this demand. The path to 4G is paved with myriad business and technical challenges, but we are pleased to see 4G World become the must-attend annual event for stakeholders looking to accelerate these initiatives."
This year, 4G World expanded its four-day program through strategic relationships with a number of leading industry experts and associations. Highlights include:
- Backhaul Strategies and Core Convergence for Mobile Operators, hosted by Light Reading
- Will TD-LTE Signal the End of Mobile WiMAX?, hosted by FierceWireless
- 16th Annual WCAI International Symposium
- 4G Technology Roadmap, hosted by 4G Americas
- Femto Market Assessment, hosted by Femto Forum
- 4G Operational Transformation Strategies and Tactics, hosted by TM Forum
- Training courses led by Award Solutions and IEEE
Keynotes included executives from carriers from around the world, such as AT&T, Clearwire, KDDI, MetroPCS, Sprint, Telstra, Verizon Wireless and others.
4G World is pleased to acknowledge extensive industry support, including Corporate Hosts Alvarion and Motorola; Flagship Service Providers AT&T, Clearwire and Sprint; Premier Sponsors Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, Juniper Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks, Qualcomm and Samsung; and Lotus Knows Sponsor IBM. A complete list of sponsors and exhibitors can be found at http://4gworld.com/sponsors-partners/corporate-sponsors/
The conference played host to several new product and service announcements. For more details, please see http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/bwges-4g-world-2010/
For press coverage, including articles and blogs discussing announcements and trends revealed at the event, please see http://4gworld.com/2010/10/news-coverage-of-4g-world-2010/
4G World also congratulates this year's recipients of the 4G World - RCR Ecosystem Awards. For a list of award recipients, please see http://4gworld.com/2010/10/4g-world-rcr-wireless-news-names-2010-ecosystem-awards-winners/
About 4G World
4G World is the first industry conference and expo covering the entire ecosystem for next-generation networks supporting high-speed broadband and full mobile Internet accessibility. 4G World showcases the first 4G mobile broadband networks being launched in 2010 throughout the world. The event Web site is http://www.4gworld.com
About Yankee Group
Yankee Group is the preeminent research and advisory firm equipping enterprises to profit in a mobile world. The core of our content is proprietary research and analytics on the attitudes, behaviors and usage patterns of mobile users. Based on this research, we provide a range of actionable data, insights and advices to marketing, strategy and product executives driving the mobility revolution in leading companies worldwide.
Kate Walsh, Yankee Group