London/San Jose – 17th November 2016 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) today announces winners of its annual Industry Awards. The WBA Industry Awards 2016, taking place at the San Jose Wireless Global Congress, recognize and celebrate excellence in wireless innovation.

The winners of the 2016 WBA Industry Awards are:

  • Best Next Gen Wi-Fi Operator Deployment: Telstra for Telstra Air
  • Best Converged Operator Deployment: Boingo Wireless for Boingo DAS
  • Best Next Gen Wi-Fi Network Infrastructure: Affirmed Networks for its fully virtualized, Wi-Fi Gateway
  • Best Converged Network Infrastructure: Ruckus Wireless for OpenG
  • Best Consumer Centric Wireless Service Innovation: KT for Olleh TV Air
  • Best Industrial Wireless Service Innovation: AT&T for AT&T Foundry for Connected Health at Texas Medical Center
  • Best Connected City Deployment: The City of New York for LinkNYC
  • Best Wireless Deployment in Rural or Remote Areas: SK Telecom for its Smart Wireless Backhaul Solution
  • Best Wireless Innovation and Excellence in Social Impact: Left for its YO! Connectivity to the Unconnected
  • WBA Wireless Leadership Award: Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC commissioner
  • Distinguished Member Award (Non-Operator): Ruckus Wireless
  • Distinguished Member Award (Operator): AT&T

“Each and every year these awards exceed our expectations, and we are thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s WBA Industry Awards. Our awards are a celebration of all that is great in our industry, encapsulating the passion, innovation, technical and business expertise that has shaped and helped to grow our ecosystem over the past 12 months.” said Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of the Wireless Broadband Alliance. “We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to everyone who has taken part in this year’s awards – once again, the bar has been well and truly raised.”

“The entries for the 2016 WBA Awards showed real technological and business innovation, with many having the potential to have a great impact on the industry, as well as consumers. There were plenty of great entries, which made the decision-making tough. In the end, the entries that were shortlisted, and in turn won, are disruptive solutions that are truly shaking up the wireless ecosystem, or are providing a solution to pain points being experienced throughout the industry,” added the WBA Awards judges.

About the Wireless Broadband Alliance

Founded in 2003, the mission of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) is to champion the development of the converged wireless broadband ecosystem through seamless, secure and interoperable unlicensed wireless broadband services for delivering outstanding user experience. Building on our heritage of NGH and carrier Wi-Fi, WBA will continue to drive and support the adoption of Next Generation Wi-Fi services need coexistence and convergence of unlicensed and licensed networks  across the entire public Wi-Fi ecosystem, including IoT, Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities, 5G, etc. Today, membership includes major fixed operators such as BT, Comcast and Time Warner Cable; seven of the top 10 mobile operator groups (by revenue) and leading technology companies such as Cisco, Microsoft, Huawei Technologies, Google and Intel. WBA member operators collectively serve more than 2 billion subscribers and operate more than 30 million hotspots globally.

The WBA Board includes AT&T, Boingo Wireless, BT, China Telecom, Cisco Systems, Comcast, Intel, KT Corporation, Liberty Global, NTT DOCOMO, Orange and Ruckus Wireless. For a complete list of current WBA members, please click here.
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