T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! One of our favorite things from last spring's CTIA show was when the CEOs of Sprint, Verizon and AT&T took the stage together in the Day 1 keynote for a pretty candid discussion, made even more interesting because it was just days after AT&T had announced it intended to purchase T-Mobile. That caused T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm (above) to have to drop out of the panel, for obvious reasons. (And as you well know, the acquisition never happened.)

Dan Hesse, Dan Mead and Ralph de la VegaBut the CTIA has announced that all four CEOs -- Sprint's Dan Hesse, Verizon's Dan Mead, AT&T's Ralph de la Vega (seen at right) and T-Mobile's Humm -- will again head up this spring's keynote on May 8, from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. And just like last year, CNBC business personality Jim Cramer will moderate the panel. 

If it's anything like last year's panel, this is going to be good, folks. And, of course, we'll be there in the Crescent City to bring it all to you live. 

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CEOs of the Big 4 set to hit the keynote stage at CTIA in May


That might be a little awkward. Hope they put the ATT and T-mobile guys next to each other. Would be funny if the t-mobile guy thanked the ATT guy for the $4 billion or however much they got.

Great, now they can all tell us at the same freaking time how we are data hogs so they can screw with our data rates even more!!!

Meh, give the time allotted to all four to Carly. She could just recite the alphabet over and over and I'll be enthralled.

Sprint users this is when we find out about new phones and LTE so for gods sake relax and don't upgrade in till after may or June or when ever we get LTE quad core

heh, I've been holding out since last June. I am/was a premium user who could upgrade every year, but there wasn't anything worth upgrading to. At least nothing I wanted to spend $200+ to upgrade to. So I'm waiting for the LTE devices personally.

Really Sprint. With your phone lineup. I wouldn't wait too long to announce new phones.You might loose more customers in the next 2 months. The fact that you haven't even announced a release date yet for Galaxy Nexus gots me thinking it will be obsolete by time it comes out. But at least you got an awesome network going for you. Oh wait.