San Jose, CA – October 15, 2015 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance, the industry association focused on driving next generation Wi-Fi and its role in the Public Wi-Fi services, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities and 5G, is delighted to announce the winners of the WBA 2015 Wi-Fi Industry Awards. Open to the whole industry, the awards attracted entries from vendors and operators across the world.

The 10 Awards, across 5 categories, were judged independently of the WBA by a panel of preeminent analysts and industry experts led by Joe Madden of Mobile Experts. Two additional awards, The Chairman Awards, were 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 were announced at a gala awards dinner and networking event at the industry-leading Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Jose.

Joe Madden from Mobile Experts said “The competition this year included a wide variety of technologies and business ideas. Public Wi-Fi is maturing, so there are multiple areas of innovation that range from network management systems to LTE integration and location-based services. It’s a great time to be involved in the ecosystem because innovation is becoming more practical. Companies are applying their knowledge and expertise to specific real-world issues. As a judging panel, we were faced with the difficult task of comparing entries in very different areas of innovation.”

“Wi-Fi continues to evolve, and with the development of applications such as IoT, Smart Cities and Big Data – broadening the technology’s ubiquity and influence – the need for common goals is greater now than ever. In this busy and ever-changing ecosystem, what is important is that we celebrate the innovative ideas that drive us forward. In recognising these companies for their achievements we are not just congratulating them, but hoping also to inspire others to follow in their illustrious footsteps.” Said Shrikant Shenwai, WBA CEO. “I would like to take this opportunity to warmly congratulate each of the winners.”

You can find full details about the WBA Wi-Fi Industry Awards and Categories at –

The winners of the WBA 2015 Wi-Fi Industry Awards are as follows:

Best Wi-Fi Service

  • Best Wi-Fi Network Operator
    • Boingo Wireless – Boingo and Sprint Make Carrier Offload a Reality
  • Best High Density Wi-Fi Deployment in a Venue
    • KT – KT Wiz Park
  • Best Wi-Fi Deployment in a City or Public Area
    • Maxima Telecom & JSC – Moscow Metro Public Wi-Fi (City of Moscow)

Best Wi-Fi Network Technology

  • Best Wi-Fi Network Infrastructure
    • SK Telecom – Virtualization of Wi-Fi Management Solution by SK Telecom
  • Best Wi-Fi Service Innovation
    • Cisco – Cisco Mobility IQ: Unlock the Power of Visual Network Knowledge

Best Wi-Fi Service or Management Solution

  • Best Wi-Fi Management Solution for a Service Provider
    • BandwidthX – BxMarket – Unlocking the Market Value in Dark Wi-Fi
  • Best Wi-Fi Service Solution for Consumers or Enterprises
    • Cisco – Cisco Hyperlocation for Pinpoint Accuracy

Best Wi-Fi Device / Application

  • Best Wi-Fi Enabled Consumer Electronics Device and /or Service
    • Ruckus Wireless – Causing a Ruckus in San Jose and San Francisco with Hotspot 2.0 Release 2
  • Best Wi-Fi Enabled Device and/or Service for Vertical Markets
    • Boingo Wireless – Innovating for the Armed Forces: Boingo Broadband and IPTV

Best New Venture

  • Veniam – Veniam and the Internet of Moving Things

Chairman Award – Operator Category

  • AT&T

Chairman Award – Technology Partner Category

  • Ruckus Wireless

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 to deliver an outstanding user experience. Building on our heritage of NGH and carrier Wi-Fi, the WBA will continue to drive and support the adoption of Next Generation Wi-Fi and other unlicensed wireless services across the entire public Wi-Fi ecosystem, including IoT, Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities and 5G. 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 operator members collectively serve more than 2 billion subscribers and operate more than 25 million hotspots globally. The WBA Board includes AT&T, Boingo Wireless, BT, China Telecom, Cisco Systems, Comcast, iPass, KT Corporation, Liberty Global, NTT DOCOMO, Orange and Ruckus Wireless.

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