London – Sept. 30, 2019: The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) today announced the winners of the 2019 WBA Industry Awards, which honors the most significant innovations and achievements from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem. The awards ceremony took place on Monday, 30 September 2019 in Frankfurt, during the WBA’s Wireless Global Congress event.
The winners of the 2019 WBA Industry Awards are:
- Best Wi-Fi Network Operator: KT Corporation
Winning entry: “KT’s GiGA WiFi Premium 2.4 and 4.8”
- Best Wi-Fi Network Technology: Deutsche Telekom, Aptilo Networks (tie)
Winning entry: “Deutsche Telekom’s “Seamless Connectivity”- The true Wi-Fi innovation”
Winning entry: “Aptilo Virtual Service Provider”
- Best In-Home Wi-Fi Network: SK Telecom
Winning entry: “SK Telecom intelligence (AI)-based In-Home Wi-Fi Solution”
- Best Enterprise Wi-Fi Network: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
Winning entry: “Panasonic Avionics’ Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity Ecosystem”
- Best Wi-Fi for Social Impact: Cambium Networks
Winning entry: “Cambium Networks – Connecting the Unconnected”
- Best Wi-Fi Innovation: Samsung Electronics & Broadcom (joint entry)
Winning entry: “Galaxy S10 with Wi-Fi 6 and Intelligent Wi-Fi”
Tiago Rodrigues, the new CEO of the Wireless Broadband Alliance commented: “With fierce competition this year, each award winner has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to Wi-Fi. Their innovation and execution have helped to make this an extremely dynamic and exciting time for everyone involved in this sector. We congratulate every award winner on their achievement, and we look forward to seeing their future contributions.”
The 2019 WBA Industry Award winners were judged by an independent panel of industry experts, analysts and journalists.
About the Wireless Broadband Alliance
Founded in 2003, the vision of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) is to drive seamless, interoperable service experiences via Wi-Fi within the global wireless ecosystem. WBA’s mission is to enable collaboration between service providers, technology companies and organizations to achieve that vision. WBA undertakes programs and activities to address business and technical issues, as well as opportunities, for member companies.
WBA work areas include advocacy, industry guidelines, trials and certification. Its key programs include NextGen Wi-Fi, 5G, IoT, Testing & Interoperability and Roaming, with member-led Work Groups dedicated to resolving standards and technical issues to promote end-to-end services and accelerate business opportunities. WBA’s membership is comprised of major operators and leading technology companies, including Broadcom, BSNL, Orange, Facebook, Google, HPE Aruba, Huawei, Microsoft, NTT DOCOMO Ruckus, Shaw, SK Telecom and T-Mobile US.
The WBA Board includes AT&T, Boingo Wireless, BT, Cisco Systems, Comcast, Deutsche Telekom AG, GlobalReach Technology, Intel and KT Corporation. For a complete list of current WBA members, click here.
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