xchange Magazine and Trendsmedia Present 2007 Best of WiMAX World USA Awards

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xchange magazine and Trendsmedia this week presented the Best of WiMAX World USA 2007 Awards to seven distinguished recipients. The annual awards recognized leaders in the development and deployment of WiMAX technologies.

xchange would like to thank all the WiMAX World exhibitors for support of this awards program

xchange magazine and Trendsmedia this week presented the Best of WiMAX World USA 2007 Awards (http://www.wimaxworld.com) to seven distinguished recipients. The annual awards recognized leaders in the development and deployment of WiMAX technologies.

Nominations were open to exhibitors, sponsors and speakers of the WiMAX World USA Conference, held Sept. 25-27 in Chicago, IL, with the exception of the WiMAX World Digital Cities Deployment category, which was open to exhibitor, sponsors and presenters of both the WiMAX World USA and Digital Cities Conferences. Winners and Industry Choice nominees were selected by a judging panel of experts from the WiMAX community. In its second year, the awards received more than 80 nominations -- double that of the inaugural contest.

The winners were recognized at a ceremony following the close of the first day's convention sessions. Eliot Weinman, conference co-chair and president of Trendsmedia; and Tara Seals, associate editor, and Kelly Teal, business and regulatory editor, of xchange, presented the awards in seven categories, including the Industry Choice award, which was selected by an on-site vote of conference attendees. The winners will be featured in the November issue of xchange magazine and on the WiMAX World and xchange Web sites.

"xchange would like to thank all the WiMAX World exhibitors for support of this awards program," said Mike Saxby, publisher of xchange. "We are pleased to be able to provide a forum to showcase the incredible innovation occurring in the WiMAX arena. Congratulations to all of the winners that by virtue of a competitive field have proved to be the industry's leaders."

Eliot Weinman, conference co-chair added, "On behalf of WiMAX World, I congratulate this year's award recipients. WiMAX World Awards winners truly represent the best and brightest WiMAX technology, services and network implementations in the world."

The WiMAX World USA Award winners included:

  • Chip Design: Sequans Communications SQN1130
  • System Design: ZyXel MAX-1200/3200 Mobile WiMAX Product Series
  • Service Provider Deployment: Clearwire Wireless High-Speed Internet
  • Device/Peripheral/Application Software: Airspan Networks MiMAX USB
  • Industry Innovation: Sprint Xohm Mobile Internet Services
  • WiMAX World Digital Cities Deployment: Telsima WiMAX Rollout in India
  • Industry Choice: WiMAX CPEi 800/850 Series Desktop CPE

The runners-up included:

  • Chip Design: Beceem Communications BCS200 Chipset
  • Service Provider Deployment: Towerstream Nationwide Network
  • Device/Peripheral/Application Software: Redline Communications Redline Management Suite
  • Industry Innovation: WiNetworks WiN6000 Relay Station
  • WiMAX World Digital Cities Deployment: Nortel Netago Wireless and the Alberta Special Areas Board WiMAX Deployment
  • Industry Choice: Sequans Communications SQN1130

For more information, visit http://www.xchangemag.com/wimaxUSA2007.

The winners were selected by an independent judging panel, including Craig Mathias, principal, Farpoint Group; Will Strauss, principal analyst, Forward Concepts; Adlane Fellah, CEO and founder, Maravedis Inc.; Caroline Gabriel, lead research analyst, Rethink Research; Philip Marshall, vice president of enabling technologies, Yankee Group; James Farstadt, founder and president, rClient LLC; Michael Khalilian, chairman and president, IMS Forum and representatives from xchange and Trendsmedia.

About xchange
Founded in 1996, xchange is a monthly magazine for facilities-based service providers offering voice, data, wireless, IP, WiMAX and content. Its seasoned editors do more than simply report on industry news; they dig beneath the surface to provide analysis on what new equipment, new services, new regulatory activities and other new developments mean to xchange's readers. The publication has a quarterly IPTV supplement called On the Tube; an annual print and online buyer's guide; a companion Web site, http://www.xchangemag.com; a weekly newsletter, xchange xtra; and it hosts Webinars and publishes eBooks on special topics on a periodic basis.

About Trendsmedia
Trendsmedia is the events and publishing division of Yankee Group Research, Inc. and produces industry leading events and research serving emerging technology markets. Trendsmedia's mission is to help their clients stay ahead of the major technology trends that are likely to impact their businesses significantly. Trendsmedia provides their clients with independently researched and produced media products that target emerging technology markets in depth, including focused conferences, independently produced online media, and in-depth newsletters and market intelligence studies. For more, see http://www.trendsmedia.com.

About WiMAX World Conference & Expo
WiMAX World Conference & Expo is the largest event series in the world focused on WiMAX and mobile broadband. WiMAX World Conference & Expo is dedicated to providing a balanced view of where WiMAX stands today and what role it will play in the future of one of the fastest-growing market segments in the world -- wireless and mobile broadband. WiMAX World incorporates all of today's converging and diverging issues surrounding WiMAX and mobile broadband. WiMAX World provides a comprehensive view of all the related technologies, as well as regulatory and spectrum challenges, and the business opportunities and risks as they relate to all the key constituencies involved in this critical marketplace. In 2008, WiMAX World will be produced in Asia, Europe and the United States. For more information, visit http://www.wimaxworld.com .

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