The annual conference of CTIA, the wireless association, was held last week of March 2007 in Florida. The CTIA annual event is said to be “the world’s largest technology event dedicated exclusively to wireless, broadband convergence and mobile computing technologies”. It is a great place to showcase new technologies, network and socialize with top decision makers and create buzz about upcoming work. For example the much awaited voice search applications from Google and Yahoo were announced here.

The event covers the entire industry from network infrastructure to microprocessors to applications to content to end-user hardware. More info at the CTIA site.

The covered topics for 2007 conference include:
– The Quadruple Play
– Mobile Enterprise
– Mobile Payments
– Mobile Entertainment
– Social Networking & Mobile Communities
– Advertising
– Globalization

See the webcasts of the conference here.

One of the major highlights is the Emerging Technology Forum track at the conference. The forum focussed on the following four tracks:

  • Wireless IP – Media, data and voice applications and services, including architecture and platform requirements for handsets.
  • Multimedia Trends – Displays, chips, power, MDTV, wireless standards, spectrum, antennas, and more.
  • Handset Processors – Silicon trends and requirements for future wireless media driven handsets.
  • Mobile Software Integration – Operating systems, application software, content, DRM, services, user interfaces, and more.
  • For detailed roundup of the conference see this post.