Media Alert: Bandwidth CEO to Speak on MVNO Resurgence at GigaOm’s Mobilize 2012

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David Morken Joins Panel of Experts in GigaOM’s Conference on Mobile Innovation

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republic wireless, a division of Bandwidth, and the nation’s first Wi-Fi centric mobile operator, today announced that CEO David Morken will be speaking at GigaOM’s Mobilize 2012 taking place September 20-21, 2012, in San Francisco, CA. Mobilize will explore the technical and business opportunities spurred by the proliferation of connected devices and apps and the ways they’ve shaped how mobile users work, live and play.

Morken will join Elliot Noss, CEO of Tucows and Stephen Stokols, CEO of Freedom Pop to speak on the reinvention of mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), moderated by GigOM Senior Writer, Kevin Fitchard. The session will discuss new virtual carriers driving down the cost of wireless service, among other trends. The panel will also address the impact of a resurgent MVNO market on traditional wireless business models and large national carriers.

As the founder and CEO of one of the nations largest and fastest growing communication technology companies, Morken will provide attendees with a real-world perspective on the MVNO market and the driving forces behind its growth. Having led Bandwidth’s four divisions (republic wireless, inetwork, Phonebooth and Broadband) through dramatic growth, Morken will offer his views based on his experiences repeatedly disrupting the status-quo at every level of the communications industry.

Event Details:

Session: The Glorious MVNO Reinvention

David Morken, co-founder and CEO

Friday, September 21, 2012, 12:00 p.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF
1675 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA

For more information on republic wireless, visit the official website.
For more information on Mobilize 2012 and the event schedule, visit the official website.

About republic wireless
Headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, republic wireless, a division of Bandwidth, is an innovative new carrier spearheading a wireless freedom movement to return value and control of the smartphone experience to our members. Leveraging the power of the Internet and an engaged community of users, republic wireless offers unlimited voice, text, and data service for only $19 per month, with no contract. republic wireless’ Hybrid Calling enables its smartphones to use Wi-Fi in the home, office or anywhere else as the primary network for calls. When outside of Wi-Fi coverage, the smartphone seamlessly uses the cellular network.

About Bandwidth
Bandwidth is among the nation's largest and fastest-growing communication technology companies. The company operates four divisions – inetwork, Phonebooth, Broadband and republic wireless – that all share a mission of transforming the communications industry. Across the four divisions, Bandwidth provides a full range of communications services, including wholesale voice origination and termination, a full suite of 9-1-1 services, hosted VoIP and internet connectivity service for SMBs, and a consumer wireless business. Founded in 1999, and a certified. CLEC in 49 states, Bandwidth is a profitable company headquartered in Cary, NC with a large remote office in Denver, CO and field offices in eight other cities. For more information, please visit

About GigaOM
Founded in 2006, GigaOM has grown into the leading independent voice on emerging technologies and the disruption of media. The GigaOM news network’s online audience of 5.5 million monthly unique readers relies on its definitive coverage of cloud, mobile, cleantech, consumer web and media. GigaOm Pro offers the highest quality research and analysis of emerging technology markets and the companies making a difference in those sectors. GigaOM Events bring together the people innovating, shaping and defining the ongoing evolution of the technology industry.

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