The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, have announced the winners of the WBA Wi-Fi Industry Awards 2013. The awards recognise Wi-Fi innovations by operators, vendors, device manufacturers and new ventures within the industry. The awards were presented yesterday at a gala awards dinner and networking event at Wi-Fi Global Congress in Beijing.
The awards were open to the entire industry and judged independently of the WBA by a panel of highly distinguished analysts and industry experts, led by Guang Yang, Senior Analyst of Wireless Operator Strategies & Mobile Broadband Opportunities, Strategy Analytics. The awards attracted entries from vendors and operators from across the world encompassing the whole public Wi-Fi ecosystem. The Chairman Awards are voted for separately by WBA Members and recognise the outstanding contributions that have been driving key initiatives in the Wi-Fi ecosystem over the past 12 months.
Ruckus Wireless won the 2013 Chairman Award for Technology Partner based on its contributions to specified WBA work-areas and on how Ruckus is driving the Wi-Fi ecosystem agenda.
“The quality and volume of entries received this year was of an extremely high standard and it was tough for the judging panel to select a shortlist. Carrier Wi-Fi is experiencing a boom in interest with massive innovation currently occurring in the industry. This was reflected in the high calibre of submissions this year and I would like to congratulate each of tonight’s winners on their invaluable contributions to the ecosystem,” said Guang Yang, Senior Analyst for Strategy Analytics and Head Judge for the Wi-Fi Industry Awards 2013.
Please visit http://www.wballiance.com/2013/11/20/wireless-broadband-alliance-wi-fi-industry-awards-2013-winners-announced/ for the full announcement. Full details about the WBA Wi-Fi Industry Awards and categories can be found at www.wnalliance.com/awards