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General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.) Keynotes Global Summit 2000
Posted: 04-Apr-2000 [Source: UWCC press release]

[Universal Wireless Communications Consortium's Annual Conference Brings Together Global Wireless Telecommunications Leaders April 26 - 28 in Cancun, Mexico. ]

Bellevue, Wash. -- General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.) will keynote the 4th Annual Universal Wireless Communications Consortium (UWCC) Global Summit on Thursday, April 27 at the Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Hotel in Cancun, Mexico.

"General Powell will set the stage for what will prove to be our most energetic and informative conference to date," said Sheila Mickool, President of the UWCC. "Attendees will leave his keynote address with a sense of vision and purpose. It's a wonderful kick-off for the intensive two and one-half days of panel discussions and technical sessions."

The focus of this year's Global Summit is to bring together global leaders in TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access), EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution) and WIN (Wireless Intelligence Network) to discuss the latest developments in the wireless industry. Technical experts from Alcatel, AT&T Wireless, Ericsson, Lucent Technologies, Nokia, Nortel Networks, and SBC Wireless, will present White Paper presentations highlighting RF, marketing, network and data aspects of wireless technology. Also, Frank Cappiello, President of McCullough, Andrews & Cappiello, will lead a panel of wireless telecommunication analysts in a discussion on the future of the marketplace and what Wall Street, as well as overseas markets, will be looking for from the wireless industry. Chris Pearson, Vice President of Marketing for the UWCC stated, "This conference has our best ever lineup of guest speakers from all over the world that will provide socio-economic, financial, marketing and technology data that will influence decisions made by both vendors and carriers."

Furthermore, Tom Wheeler, President and CEO of the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) will lead the prestigious UWCC President's Panel, featuring TDMA-EDGE industry leaders. "TDMA-EDGE is poised to be the technology solution that migrates wireless communications seamlessly from 2nd Generation to global 3rd Generation voice interoperability and data convergence" stated Ms. Mickool. "The President's Panel participants are ready to talk boldly about the promising future of TDMA-EDGE," she added. Panel members include SBC President Stephen Carter, Executive Vice President Bjorn Olsson of Ericsson, Dr. David Nagel, President of AT&T Labs, Raul Rodriguez, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Compaq Computers, William Wiberg, President of AMPS/PCS Network for Lucent Technologies, Mark Peterson, Vice President of Alcatel Network Applications and Guillermo Olaizola, President of Movilnet.

Time is running out to register for Global Summit 2000. Anyone interested in attending can register online at (Note: Press and Analysts may register free of charge for Global Summit 2000.)

The UWCC is a Bellevue, Washington-based international consortium of more than 100 wireless carriers and vendors supporting the TDMA-EDGE & WIN technology standards. TDMA-EDGE network operators currently serve over 65 million TDMA-EDGE and Analog subscribers within their networks. The TDMA-EDGE Taking Wireless Beyond the Call technology brand (Time Division Multiple Access - Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution) represents not only second generation enhanced services, but also 3G compliant high-speed wireless data and Internet access technology to be available anytime, anywhere. For more information, go to


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