Being in the WiFi Industry Awards 2015 shortist confirms that we must be doing something right in the Wi-Fi space
San Francisco – October 1, 2015 – Cloud4Wi, which is revolutionizing Guest Wi-Fi around the world, today announced its selection to the “shortlist” for the “Best Wi-Fi Service Solution for Consumers or Enterprises” award of the WBA Wi-Fi Industry Awards 2015.
Open to the whole industry, the awards have this year attracted entries from vendors and operators from around the world. Cloud4Wi is one of three companies selected as finalists for the award, to be given October 14 in San Jose.
“We are honored to be named a finalist for this prestigious award,” said Andrea Calcagno, co-founder and CEO of Cloud4Wi. “The industry recognition we receive confirms that we must be doing something right in the Wi-Fi space. We are helping companies revolutionize their Guest Wi-Fi, turning an often neglected resource into a strategic tool for increasing customer knowledge and related engagement.”
The 10 Awards, across 5 categories, have been judged independently of the WBA by a panel of preeminent analysts and industry experts led by Joe Madden of Mobile Experts. Cloud4Wi is nominated for Best Wi-Fi Service Solution for Consumers or Enterprises.
“Increasing confidence in the Wi-Fi ecosystem has driven unprecedented acceleration in deployments over the past 12 months as the global ecosystem moves forward with the adoption of next generation Wi-Fi. This in turn has led to an expanded role of Wi-Fi in services, network technologies, management solutions, devices, applications and new ventures. As judges, we were faced with the difficult task of creating a shortlist from an overwhelmingly high standard of entries. I look forward to congratulating the winners at the awards ceremony in San Jose,” said Joe Madden from Mobile Experts.
Cloud4Wi is an innovative cloud platform that enhances Guest Wi-Fi at venues (retail stores, restaurants and shopping malls among other places). Using Cloud4Wi, businesses can provide customers with a fully customizable Guest Wi-Fi and an enhanced on-site experience to connect them to their brand and increase their loyalty. The platform enables businesses to collect valuable information on their customers and better understand their behaviors. Businesses can also customize the user journey to deliver relevant, personalized content and influence customers’ purchase intents. Leveraging Cloud4Wi’s SDK, businesses have the opportunity to build their own applications to optimize their operations and provide customers with a seamless digital experience while they are onsite.
About the Wireless Broadband Alliance
Founded in 2003, the mission of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) is to champion the development of the converged wireless broadband ecosystem through seamless, secure and interoperable unlicensed wireless broadband services to deliver an outstanding user experience. Building on our heritage of NGH and carrier Wi-Fi, the WBA will continue to drive and support the adoption of Next Generation Wi-Fi and other unlicensed wireless services across the entire public Wi-Fi ecosystem, including IoT, Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities and 5G. Today membership includes major fixed operators such as BT, Comcast and Time Warner Cable; seven of the top 10 mobile operator groups (by revenue) and leading technology companies such as Cisco, Microsoft, Huawei Technologies, Google and Intel. WBA operator members collectively serve more than 2 billion subscribers and operate more than 25 million hotspots globally. The WBA Board includes AT&T, Boingo Wireless, BT, China Telecom, Cisco Systems, Comcast, iPass, KT Corporation, Liberty Global, NTT DOCOMO, Orange and Ruckus Wireless.
Cloud4Wi revolutionizes Guest Wi-Fi at retail stores, restaurants, shopping malls and other venues. Using our suite of products, businesses can offer enriched Guest Wi-Fi that provides valuable insights into customers and engages with them in real time. Cloud4Wi serves more than 1,000 businesses and 15,000 locations in more than 80 countries. Distributed through our partners, major brands using Cloud4Wi’s products include Clarks Shoes, Ermenegildo Zegna, Armani, Prada, Burger King, Aliansce, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, Enforta, Telecom Italia and other leaders in customer engagement and analytics. Based in San Francisco, Cloud4Wi has offices in London, Paris, Milan, Pisa, Singapore and Bogota.
For more information, visit cloud4wi.com.
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