Seattle Communications (COM-19) Society Chapter


Tuesday, January 24, 2006



  • IEEE Communication Society (COM-19)

 Topic: 3G: Hitting the Mass Market

Speaker: Chetan Sharma

Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 24, 2006, 6:30 pm 9:00 pm

  • 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm; Social, food, and soft drinks.

  • 7:15 pm 8:45 pm; Seminar

Location:     University of Washington Seattle Campus

                        EE/CSE Bldg Room 303





2005 will be remembered for some major achievements in the wireless industry such as reaching the milestone of two billion subscribers worldwide and Nokia selling its one billionth handset in Nigeria. There were some modest successes worth noting as well like total number of 3G, subscribers reaching the 50 million milestone. Following Japan and Korea, 3G networks are being deployed worldwide and the subscriber base will be reaching critical mass in the next 18-24 months. We will focus our attention on 3G diffusion to mass-market in key geographies, look into key drivers for 3G growth, and discuss the short-term (12-18 months) and long-term (1-5 years).

Speaker Biography:

Chetan is a recognized industry expert in strategy and implementation of wireless data and pervasive computing solutions. He has worked with major wireless carriers around the globe and advised some of the major content brands and wireless technology companies. Chetan is author of several books, articles, papers, and reports on wireless industry and sits on the advisory board of several startups and VC firms. Some of his clients include NTT DoCoMo, Disney, Qualcomm, Reliance, Merrill Lynch, Infospace, BEA, and HP.

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