Big four carrier CEOs to share stage at CTIA 2011 keynote

At CTIA 2011 in March the opening day keynote will feature a round-table keynote with the CEOs of AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless.

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Keynotes at technology trade shows can be hit or miss. Sometimes you're privy to an hour of juicy news (Verizon at CES 2011) and other times you get only dancers, emcees in wolf hats, and an exec boasting about his fabulous company (Samsung at CES 2011).

CTIA 2011, however, promises a good show. On March 22 the opening day keynote will feature a round-table discussion with the CEOs of the four national cell phone carriers. That means you'll see Ralph de la Vegga of AT&T, Dan Hesse of Sprint Nextel, Philipp Humm of T-Mobile, and Dan Mead of Verizon Wireless. The specific topic hasn't been announced, though "What's going on in wireless?" is a safe bet, and CNBC's Jim Cramer will host.

This is the first time I can remember that all four head honchos will be gathered on one stage at the annual cell phone confab. CTIA takes place in Orlando, Fla. from March 22 to 24. CNET will be there to bring you all the news from the show and to tell you who gets in the best swipes at the keynote. In the meantime, let us know what you'd ask the execs.