Nominations Now Open For the Best of WiMAX World EMEA 2008 Awards

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Annual awards presented by xchange and Trendsmedia recognize WiMAX industry leaders.

xchange magazine and Trendsmedia, the events and publishing division of Yankee Group and producer of the WiMAX World Conference & Expo Global Series, are pleased to announce a call for nominations for the Best of WiMAX World EMEA 2008 Awards. The awards recognize leaders in the development and deployment of WiMAX technologies. Nominations are open to all WiMAX World EMEA event exhibitors and sponsors. The winners will be recognized at the WiMAX World EMEA conference, May 19-21, in Munich, Germany. Nominations are being accepted for consideration at http://www.xchangemag.com/wimaxaward2008 through April 4.

WiMAX is emerging as an increasingly important technology for the continued growth of innovative service provider delivery models. Now going into its fifth year, WiMAX World is the largest event in the world for wireless and mobile broadband with a focus on WiMAX. Trendsmedia and xchange have partnered to produce the Best of WiMAX World Awards since 2006, with nominations doubling each year since the program's inception.

"The WiMAX industry is progressing rapidly, and xchange is pleased to play a small part in this emerging industry by recognizing innovation with the Best of WiMAX World Awards," said Mike Saxby, group publisher for xchange. "We are looking forward to once again partnering with Trendsmedia to produce a forum to honor the industry's leaders."

Conference founder and co-chair, Eliot Weinman explains, "We're proud to be collaborating with xchange magazine in producing our third WiMAX World Awards program. This program provides an excellent opportunity for WiMAX leaders and innovators to recognize the best of the industry. The breadth of this year's program acknowledges the significant contributions made from silicon through to application and integration providers."

The awards will be given in the following categories:

  • System Design
  • Service Provider Deployment
  • Chip Design
  • Industry Innovation
  • Devices/Peripherals/Application Software
  • Muni Broadband Collaborative Deployment
  • Industry Choice

Final selection of winners and the Industry Choice nominees will be made by an independent award selection committee of experts. The Industry Choice award winner will be voted on by attendees of the WiMAX World EMEA event. Winners will be announced during a special presentation at the WiMAX World EMEA conference on Tuesday, May 20.

Visit http://www.xchangemag.com/wimaxaward2008 for xchange's coverage of the WiMAX World EMEA Awards and to submit a nomination.

About WiMAX World Conference & Expo
Now in its fifth year, WiMAX World Conference & Expo - http://www.wimaxworld.com - is the largest global event series 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. In 2007 over 10,000 professionals registered for WiMAX World in the Asia, USA and Europe combined. In 2008, WiMAX World will draw over 15,000 people and 230+ sponsors and exhibitors. For more information, visit http://www.wimaxworld.com.

About Trendsmedia
Trendsmedia is the events and publishing division of Yankee Group Research, Inc. Our mission is to help our 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 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 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 topics like WiMAX on a periodic basis.

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