xchange and Trendsmedia Present Best of WiMAX 2008 Awards

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xchange magazine and Trendsmedia this week presented the Best of WiMAX 2008 awards to six distinguished recipients. The annual awards recognize leaders in the development and deployment of WiMAX technologies.

xchange magazine and Trendsmedia this week presented the Best of WiMAX 2008 awards to six distinguished recipients. The annual awards recognize leaders in the development and deployment of WiMAX technologies.

Nominations were open to exhibitors, sponsors and speakers at the WiMAX World Conference & Expo held Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 in Chicago. Winners and Industry choice finalists were selected by a judging panel of experts from the WiMAX community. The Industry Choice winner was determined by on-site and online votes by conference delegates.

All winners were recognized during a ceremony on Oct. 1, following the close of the first day's convention sessions. The winners will be featured in the December issue of xchange magazine and on the WiMAX World and xchange Web sites.

"xchange is pleased to acknowledge all nominees' contributions to the development and promotion of WiMAX technology and services," said Mike Saxby, group publisher of xchange. "The tremendous growth in the industry is apparent in the breadth and scope of the achievements that were represented by this year's winners."

The Best of WiMAX World Award winners were:

  •      Chip Design: Altair Semiconductor for the ALT2150 mobile WiMAX chipset
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  • System Design: WiChorus for Mobile Internet Gateway (MIG)
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  • Service Provider Deployment: Towerstream for their New City network
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  • Device/Peripheral/Application Software: Motorola for the USBw100 WiMAX adaptor
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  • Industry Innovation: Ceragon Networks for FibeAirIP-10 carrier-grade wireless Ethernet backhaul product family
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  • Industry Choice: Motorola for the USBw100 WiMAX adaptor

The Best of WiMAX World 2008 Awards judging panel consisted of Craig Mathias, principal, Farpoint Group; Will Strauss, principal analysts, Forward Concepts; Adlane Fellah, CEO and founder, Maravedis, Inc.; Caroline Gabriel, lead research analyst, Rethink Research; Philip Marshall, vice president on enabling technologies, Yankee Group; and representatives from xchange and Trendsmedia .

For more information, visit http://www.xchangemag.com/wimaxaward2008.

About xchange
Founded in 1996, xchange is an online and print publication 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 readers. xchange content, including news, articles, eBooks, webinars and industry buyer's guide is accessible online at http://www.xchangemag.com. Subscriptions to the print publication, its digital edition and the xchange Update weekly e-mail newsletter are also available at http://www.xchangemag.com.

About Trendsmedia
Trendsmedia is the events and publishing division of Yankee Group Research Inc. Its mission is to help its clients stay ahead of the major technology trends that are like to impact their business 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 is being produced in Asia, Europe and the United States. For more information, visit http://www.wimaxworld.com.

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