Shortlists for WBA 2015 Wi-Fi Industry Awards announced

Wireless Broadband Alliance Wi-Fi Industry Awards features 12 awards with the winners dues to be revealed on 14 October

Shortlists for WBA 2015 Wi-Fi Industry Awards announced

The Wireless Broadband Alliance has unveiled the shortlists for the WBA 2015 Wi-Fi Industry Awards 2015. The 10 Awards, across 5 categories, have been judged independently of the WBA by a panel of analysts and industry experts led by Joe Madden of Mobile Experts.

Two additional awards, The Chairman Awards, are voted for by WBA members and recognise the impactful influences that have been driving key initiatives in the Wi-Fi ecosystem over the past 12 months. The winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner and networking event at the Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Jose taking place on 14 October 2015.

Joe Madden from Mobile Experts, said: “Increasing confidence in the Wi-Fi ecosystem has driven unprecedented acceleration in deployments over the past 12 months as the global ecosystem moves forward with the adoption of next generation Wi-Fi. This in turn has led to an expanded role of Wi-Fi in services, network technologies, management solutions, devices, applications and new ventures.

“As judges, we were faced with the difficult task of creating a shortlist from an overwhelmingly high standard of entries. I look forward to congratulating the winners at the awards ceremony in San Jose.”

The shortlist for the WBA 2015 Wi-Fi Industry Awards is as follows:

Best Wi-Fi Service
• Best Wi-Fi Network Operator
o Aptilo Networks & TeliaSonera – Best Wi-Fi Service
o Boingo Wireless – Boingo and Sprint Make Carrier Offload a Reality
o KT – KT GiGAtopia Life with GiGA Wi-Fi
• Best High Density Wi-Fi Deployment in a Venue
o BT – Glh Launches Free High Density Wi-Fi to Differentiate London Hotel Estate
o KT – KT Wiz Park
o Ruckus Wireless – Ruckus Wireless for the Palace Hotel, WBA Wi-Fi Conference 2015
• Best Wi-Fi Deployment in a City or Public Area
o MaximaTelecom & JSC – Moscow Metro Public Wi-Fi (City of Moscow)
o Ruckus Wireless – A Smarter City in San Jose with Wickedly Fast Wi-Fi
o Shaw – City of Calgary and Shaw Partnership

Best Wi-Fi Network Technology
• Best Wi-Fi Network Infrastructure
o KT – GiGA Wi-Fi Home
o SK Telecom – Virtualization of Wi-Fi Management Solution by SK Telecom
o Time Warner Cable – Innovative Deployment for Environmental Challenges
• Best Wi-Fi Service Innovation
o Cisco – Cisco Mobility IQ: Unlock the Power of Visual Network Knowledge
o Ozone – SpeedFetch – Disruptive Downloading for Low Cost & Emerging Markets

Best Wi-Fi Service or Management Solution
• Best Wi-Fi Management Solution for a Service Provider
o BandwidthX – BxMarket – Unlocking the Market Value in Dark Wi-Fi
o Smith Micro – SmithMicro Software – NetWise
o Tutela Technologies – Wi-Fi Management via Device Crowdsourcing
• Best Wi-Fi Service Solution for Consumers or Enterprises
o ADTRAN – ProCloud Portfolio
o Cisco – Cisco Hyperlocation for Pinpoint Accuracy
o Cloud4Wi – Redefining Brick and Mortar Wi-Fi Solutions

Best Wi-Fi Device / Application
• Best Wi-Fi Enabled Consumer Electronics Device and /or Service
o Ruckus Wireless – Causing a Ruckus in San Jose and San Francisco with Hotspot 2.0 Release 2
o Samsung Electronics & SK Telecom – LTE Wi-Fi Aggregation Service
o World Media and Technology Corp – Space Lumina
• Best Wi-Fi Enabled Device and/or Service for Vertical Markets
o Boingo Wireless – Innovating for the Armed Forces: Boingo Broadband and IPTV
o Cisco – Cisco Industrial Wireless 3702: Extending Wireless Network Connectivity for IoT
o Ruckus Wireless – Ruckus Redefines High Speed, High Capacity Wi-Fi with Industry’s First 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point

Best New Venture
o MaximaTelecom – MaximaTelecom Specializes in Establishing Complex Communication and IT Processes and Systems
o Tutela – Wi-Fi Management via Device Crowdsourcing
o Veniam – Veniam and the Internet of Moving Things

Chairman Award – Operator Category
o AT&T
o Boingo Wireless
o BT
o Fon
o Orange

Chairman Award – Technology Partner Category
o Accuris Networks
o BSG Wireless
o CableLabs
o Huawei Technologies
o Ruckus Wireless


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