Key Drivers for Wireless 3G: Will 3G Deliver its Promise? Or Is It Just Hype (Key Drivers for Wire)
|Event Date/Time: Sep 20, 2001|
|Registration Date: Sep 19, 2001|
|Early Registration Date: Sep 07, 2001|
What is the difference between 3G and 2.0G or 2.5G? When will 3G handsets be available in quantity? Will businesses and individual consumers really want mobile services that only 3G can support? Will there be a “killer app”? Will the “killer app” vary in different businesses or regions or among different age groups? Will enough users be willing to pay enough and use the services enough so that wireless service operators will be able to make a profit? And if 3G takes off, will there be enough spectrum to satisfy demand? - In other words, what are the key drivers for wireless 3G?
CITI is exploring the answer to this fundamental question in an on-going Mobile Wireless Program. In addition to on-going research, this Program will include a Conference on September 20, 2000. CITI will organize a research consortium that includes experts from wireless service providers, equipment manufacturers, application software developers, investors and government officials. In particular, the conference will focus on public policies and private strategies, issues of technology and applications, as well as services. Research results will be presented at the September Conference although the Program is likely to continue for a number of years.
Among the presenters: Tom Sugrue (Wireless Bureau, FCC), Eli M. Noam (Director, CITI), Michael Altschul (Senior VP, CTIA), Kathryn A. Harrigan (Prof., Columbia Business School), Kari-Pekka Wilska (President, Nokia Americas), Keith Shank (VP, Strategic Development, Ericsson Inc.), Neil Budde (Senior VP, Wall Street Journal Interactive), Jenna Fiorito (VP, Business Development, AOL Wireless) and others.
CITI’s Mobile Internet Program is managed by Dan Steinbock, an affiliated researcher at CITI and Visiting Virtual Professor at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration in Helsinki, Finland.