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A N N U A L A C H I E V E M E N T AWA R D S

CCA's 2017 Annual Achievement Award Winners
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Ben Moncrief, C Spire
Ben worked diligently on the USF/Mobility Fund II issue, a top policy priority for
CCA members. He made numerous trips to Washington to meet with policymakers
and joined CCA's assiduous efforts to ensure competitive carriers have access to USF/
Mobility Fund II support to continue to compete and thrive in the industry.
Grant Spellmeyer, U.S. Cellular
Grant was intricately involved in advocacy work surrounding the USF/Mobility Fund
II issue, working closely with CCA and fellow members. He had countless meetings with
the FCC, Members of Congress and policymakers on the importance of the program
and the need to ensure competitive carriers have access to these critical funds.
NEKO HAMLETT ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Devon Jay, Ericsson
Devon has worked with CCA for the past several years, most recently joining
the Events Committee. Her creative ideas, including CCA's Mobile Minute, and help
recruiting speakers for the panels helped add to overall attendee experience. Her
can-do attitude and good nature are noticed by industry peers.
OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD (CARRIER)

Cellular One
Twelve local college students received a big back-to-school BOOST thanks to the generosity of
Naked Mobile, a brand owned and operated by Cellular One. The Naked Mobile Scholarship Challenge,
awarded $10,000 in prizes and scholarship funds for winning students to apply to their course tuition,
fees and books for the 2017-2018 academic year. Smartphones and free service were also gifted to
winners by Naked Mobile.
Sprint
Sprint's 1Million Project is a multiyear initiative that will change the lives of 1 million high school
students who lack a reliable source of internet access at home. The program offers free mobile devices
and free wireless service (for up to four years) to low income high school students across the U.S.
OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD (ASSOCIATE)

BEC Technologies
BEC Technologies worked with United Wireless and a school in Kansas to equip a fleet of school
busses with the company's in-vehicle router. The outcome was an extended classroom experience
and enhanced safety, thanks to the ability to instantly and accurately track school bus locations.
INDUSTRY INNOVATION AWARD (CARRIER)

GCI
For a decade, GCI has worked with the FAA to provide real-time weather-cam information to pilots
of small planes in Alaska using the company's wireless network for backhaul. This valuable information
has greatly improved both safety and efficiency. The program has reduced weather-related aviation
incidents in Alaska by 85% and has reduced how often pilots must turn a flight around by 66%.
INDUSTRY INNOVATION AWARD (ASSOCIATE)

Interop Technologies
Interop has made it possible for carriers to remain competitive, thanks to its CorePlusX IMS Core
and IP Services Suite. Their cloud-based and fully managed services afford carriers many options and
greater flexibility, allowing carriers to efficiently adapt to the changing wireless market and remain
relevant to their customers.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018

Board of Directors/Staff
Chairman’s Letter by Brian L. Spurgeon
A Message from the President & CEO by Steven K. Berry
CCA’s 2017 Annual Achievement Award Winners
Coming Soon to a Phone Near You – eSIM™
Solving the 5G Regulatory Puzzle
Weathering the Storm; Using CCA as a Resource in Emergency Situations
Shifting Marketing Dollars to Effectively Catch Today’s Mobile Audience
The Power of the Private Network
(Infra)-Structuring the Future
Keeping Your Email Marketing Strategy Relevant as Subscriber Preferences Evolve
The Future of Wireless
It’s Just Business: Zero-Latency for LTE-based Mobile Computing Is No Longer a Technical Question
How Mobile Operators Can Maximize the Business Experience with Group Communications and Collaboration
The Critical Role of Cellular WAN Failover in Business: Expand Your Service with Fully Managed LTE Failover
“Calling” All Carriers – Do You Use IVR?
VoWiFi and its Impact on 9-1-1
Five Best Practices for Operating Your Cellphone Repair Shop
Dramatically Improve Your 4G LTE Network by Leveraging 5G Technology
Congressional Spotlight: Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
Index of Advertisers
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The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - Board of Directors/Staff
The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - Chairman’s Letter by Brian L. Spurgeon
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The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - A Message from the President & CEO by Steven K. Berry
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The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - CCA’s 2017 Annual Achievement Award Winners
The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - 14
The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - Coming Soon to a Phone Near You – eSIM™
The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - 16
The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - Solving the 5G Regulatory Puzzle
The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - 18
The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - Weathering the Storm; Using CCA as a Resource in Emergency Situations
The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - Shifting Marketing Dollars to Effectively Catch Today’s Mobile Audience
The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - The Power of the Private Network
The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - (Infra)-Structuring the Future
The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - Keeping Your Email Marketing Strategy Relevant as Subscriber Preferences Evolve
The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - The Future of Wireless
The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - It’s Just Business: Zero-Latency for LTE-based Mobile Computing Is No Longer a Technical Question
The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - How Mobile Operators Can Maximize the Business Experience with Group Communications and Collaboration
The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - The Critical Role of Cellular WAN Failover in Business: Expand Your Service with Fully Managed LTE Failover
The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - “Calling” All Carriers – Do You Use IVR?
The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - VoWiFi and its Impact on 9-1-1
The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - Five Best Practices for Operating Your Cellphone Repair Shop
The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - Dramatically Improve Your 4G LTE Network by Leveraging 5G Technology
The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - Congressional Spotlight: Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
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The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2018 - Index of Advertisers
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