Ekahau appoints Mika Hakala as President and CEO

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Following the recent divesture of the RTLS business as a part of the strategy to exclusively focus on the Wi-Fi Design Tools market, Ekahau, the global leader and pioneer in Wi-Fi network design tools, today announced the appointment of Mika Hakala as its CEO.

Ekahau Site Survey and Planner

Ekahau Site Survey & Planner is the industry standard tool for professional Wi-Fi network planning, verification, and troubleshooting.

"The singular focus on Wi-Fi Design Tools will enable Ekahau to serve its rapidly growing customer base even better” says Mika Hakala.

Following the recent divesture of the RTLS business as a part of the strategy to exclusively focus on the Wi-Fi Design Tools market, Ekahau, the global leader and pioneer in Wi-Fi network design tools, today announced the appointment of Mika Hakala as its CEO. "Mr. Hakala has been with Ekahau for almost 4 years, and has served as its COO since early 2014", says Michel Wendell, the Chairman of Ekahau, “and he has made a significant contribution to the growth of the company by introducing more efficient processes and agile operations”. It is with pleasure that we appoint Mr. Hakala as the new CEO, as we are confident that his leadership and vision will take Ekahau to the next level”. Mr. Wendell will remain as the Executive Chairman.

For the past three years, Ekahau Wi-Fi Design tools has been operating as an independent business unit, developing its product offering with a highly customer centric approach. During this time, the Wi-Fi Design Tools business unit has grown rapidly and today, the flagship product, Ekahau Site Survey and 3D Planner, is considered the industry standard tool for designing and maintaining wireless LANs.

“The singular focus on Wi-Fi Design Tools will enable Ekahau to serve its rapidly growing customer base even better” says Mika Hakala. He continues: “Well performing Wi-Fi networks have become a mission-critical component for a wide range of industries, fueled by bring your own device (BYOD) and Internet of Things (IoT). Together with our customers and partners, we help design Wi-Fi networks that satisfy the rapidly increasing demand for high capacity.”

Ekahau's headquarters is in Reston, VA while research, development and marketing is in Helsinki, Finland.

About Ekahau Wi-Fi Design

Ekahau is the global leader in Wi-Fi network design tools, from WLAN network planning to site surveys and troubleshooting. Ekahau’s Wi-Fi tools are used by the leading Wi-Fi infrastructure vendors, systems integrators and telecom operators as well as thousands of network administrators to minimize network deployment time and ensure sufficient wireless network performance and capacity.

Ekahau’s flagship product, Ekahau Site Survey & 3D Wi-Fi Planner, is the first ever enterprise-grade Wi-Fi site survey software and the undisputed industry standard tool for professional Wi-Fi design. Ekahau’s product portfolio includes software tools for laptops, desktops and mobile devices, and hardware products for Wi-Fi measurement and spectrum analysis.

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