Five Minutes With … Gary Shapiro on the Spectrum

Gary Shapiro

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Smart phones use 20 times the data of traditional devices and tablets use considerably more – all of which is taking a toll on spectrum resources.

In this installment of “Five Minutes With …,” Consumer Electronics Association President/CEO Gary Shapiro reveals that the situation will grow grave by 2014 if more spectrum isn’t made available. He has a solution in mind, but you’ll need to listen to our conversation on spectrum availability to find out what it is.


About our guest: Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, which represents more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies and also owns and produces the continent’s largest annual trade show, the International CES. Gary has also co-founded and chaired the HDTV Model Station and served as a leader of the Advanced Television Test Center (ATTC). He is a charter inductee into the . He’s a regular on The Hill‘s “top lobbyist” list and Washington Life magazine has named him as one of the 100 most influential people in Washington, D.C.

This interview was hosted by Dennis McCafferty, Director of Content for W2 Communications, high tech PR agency. Find out more about our full service communications offerings. Subscribe to our “Tech Connections: Five Minutes With …” series on iTunes.