The shortlist for the seventh annual WBA Industry Awards has been announced and can be viewed in full here.

Bringing together leading players in the Wi-Fi Industry, the WBA Industry Awards includes some of the most exceptional – and best practice – networks, smart cities and remote wireless deployments from operators and technology vendors across the globe. The Awards are open to members and non members aiming to recognize and encourage excellence as well as to promote successful practices and strategies in different aspects of wireless industry performance.

The entries are of an extremely high standard and the judges – a panel of independent industry experts, analysts and journalists – will have their work cut out to determine the overall winners. This years’ awards ceremony will take place on the 31 October 2018 at the Marriott London Heathrow Hotel, as part of the Wireless Global Congress in London and will be attended by over 500 guests.

Without further ado, the shortlist is as follows:

  1. Best Operator Deployment Award
  • BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited)
  • KT Corporation
  • SK Telecom


  1. Best Wireless Network Infrastructure Award
  • Cisco
  • KT Corporation
  • Ruckus Networks


  1. Best Wireless Service Innovation Award

3a. Best Consumer-Centric Wireless Service Innovation Award     

  • Comcast
  • FonTech
  • SK Telecom

3b. Best Business Wireless Service Innovation Award       

  • Aptilo Networks
  • The University of British Columbia, Cisco, Sensible Building Science (Joint-entry)
  • VAST Networks


  1. Best Connected City Deployment Award
  • City of London Corporation & CTIL
  • KT Corporation


  1. Best Wireless Deployment in Rural or Remote Areas Award
  • C-DOT
  • LM Energy and Software Pvt. Ltd.
  • New South Wales’ Department of Primary, Cisco (joint-entry)


  1. Best Wireless Innovation and Excellence in Social Impact Award
  • GlobalReach Technology
  • Tohoku University
  • VisionNet


  1. WBA Wireless Leadership Award
  • Boingo Wireless
  • BSNL (Sterlite Technologies Limited)


All the very best of luck to all.

 Wireless Broadband Alliance