Verizon Wireless, a CDMA operator in the process of transitioning to LTE on the 700 MHz band, and Skype, a company who disrupted both landline and mobile operators with their free, extremely high quality calls, are holding a joint press conference at Mobile World Congress, an event that mainly highlights innovation in the European, Middle Eastern, and Asian wireless telecommunications space.
This is weird. What do they possibly have to say that can’t be said at CTIA, an American wireless event, a little over a month after Mobile World congress?
Colour me interested. Full press release after the jump.
[Hat tip to @caaarlo]
Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless provider in the United States, and Skype, the software that enables the world’s conversations
Verizon Wireless and Skype will hold a news conference during the 2010 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Speakers will include:
John Stratton, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Verizon Wireless
Josh Silverman, chief executive officer, Skype
GSMA Media Centre, Hall 2.1, Press Conference Room 3
Fira de Barcelona
Av. Reina Maria Cristina, s/n, 08004
To listen to a teleconference of the news conference, participants may call:
877-883-4690 (toll free within the U.S. and Canada)
+1 706-758-5386 (international)
Conference ID: 57101247
5:15 p.m. CET (11:15 a.m. EST / 8:15 a.m. PST) on Tuesday, February 16, 2010