More M2M, Chinese vendors and payment issues at CTIA next week I will be at CTIA conference in New Orleans next week. I skipped it last year, breaking my consecutive attendance of 10 years, so I am looking forward to it.
According to FierceWireless, this year's attendance is looking good at this moment, after moving the dates to May from March, based on exhibitors' request. It is actually nice for me too, as March is too close to MWC in Barcelona and I am too busy in March due to many of my clients' fiscal year end (hence the deadline of projects).
It looks like the trending issues will be M2M and payment. Also some notable vendors will be absent, e.g. RIM and Nokia, and instead, there will be lots of Chinese vendors targeting at vertical M2M devices.
I hear that the payment was also hot in Barcelona. I also know that M2M growth is a long-term trend. And by the way, of course, no Google or Apple in the conference - the main reason that CTIA conference has slipped off from the center of mobile universe.