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Cricket Communications MarketLink

October 22, 2009


Cricket Communications
Thursday, October 22, 2009



MarketLink a.k.a. High-Tech Speed Dating:

CommNexus San Diego would like to invite you to apply to meet with Cricket Communications through MarketLink™.  MarketLink, or High-Tech Speed Dating is a FREE program that pairs local companies with multinational corporations who are hoping to identify and license new technologies. MarketLink orchestrates an event that will offer selected companies an opportunity to present to executives from visiting corporations in a personalized 1-on-1 session.  <more>

Who Cricket Communications is:

Cricket is a simple, affordable wireless service offering consumers and local businesses a flat-rate unlimited service over the latest technology, high-quality, all-digital CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO wireless network. Designed for customers whose basic and advanced wireless needs have not been met by traditional communications companies, Cricket is the pioneer of unlimited services with no long-term commitments or credit checks required. Cricket offers customers access to a variety of the latest devices and feature-rich mobile applications such as unlimited text, instant and picture messaging, Mobile Web, popular games, ringtones and wallpapers. For more information on Cricket, visit Cricket services are offered by Leap Wireless International, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, Calif.

What Cricket Communications is looking for:

Cricket Communications is interested in engaging and partnering with firms that have next-generation or disruptive technologies in the following areas:

  1. Mobile advertisement solutions
    – Solutions for carriers to insert, manage, operate and monetize advertisements
  2. Low cost in-building solutions
    – Cost effective solutions to extend and improve in building signal coverage and qualit
  3. Customer analytics tools and technologies
    – Tools and technologies to analyze and monetize collected subscriber user data
  4. User generated content enablers
    – Technology and enablers to facilitate implementation of attractive user generated content applications
  5. Client software and HTML “widget” developers
    – Companies that quickly and cost effectively can develop client software and HTML “widgets”
  6. Web based store front and content management
    – Technology and solutions to manage and monetize content, applications and services
  7. Bandwidth management solutions
    – Solutions and Technology to optimize, manage and monetize bandwidth usage
  8. Alternative cost effective last mile backhaul solutions
    – Technology and solutions to reduce cost in the last mile backhaul network for various bandwidth requirements
  9. Device certification and testing
    – Solutions and methods to reduce lead time and cost for device certification and test
  10. On device portal
    – Solutions to improve the user experience and discovery for browsing, using and purchasing content, applications and services
  11. MMS Content
    – Content and applications to be delivered via MMS
  12. SMS solutions
    – Technology and solutions to increase efficiency and flexibility of delivering SMS including group delivery, forwarding etc.


Who from Cricket Communications will be participating:

Glenn Umetsu, EVP and CTO
Egil Gronstrad, VP Technology Planning
Larry Atwell, Director Product Development
Colin Holand, Sr. VP Engineering and Tech Ops
Andy Merson, VP Engineering
Philip Risken, VP Engineering
Chris Demange, Sr. Director Network and Aps Engineering

Event Host:

12636 High Bluff Dr # 400
San Diego, CA 92130


  1. Submit your application through CommNexus website by the deadline – September 25, 2009
  2. Cricket Communications will review all applications on a rolling basis
  3. Cricket Communications will select up to 16 companies and 4 standby spots for 50-minute presentation meetings
  4. Final deadline for notification of acceptance is October 9, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009


October 22, 2009
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