xchange to Announce Winners for Best of WiMAX World Europe Awards

xchange magazine will be announcing the Best of WiMAX World Europe 2007 Awards winners on May 30. Trendsmedia, once again has invited xchange to sponsor the Best of WiMAX Awards after successfully conducting the Best of WiMAX World USA Awards in 2006.

The awards recognize leaders in the development and deployment of WiMAX technologies. Nominations are open to exhibitors and sponsors of the WiMAX World Europe Conference, being held May 29-31, in Vienna, Austria, and will be selected by a judging panel of experts from the WiMAX community.

The winners will be recognized during the WiMAX World Europe Conference at a cocktail reception following the close of the first day’s convention sessions at the Austria Center Vienna. Eliot Weinman, president of Trendsmedia, and Mike Saxby, group publisher of xchange, will present the awards in six categories, including the Industry Choice award, which will be selected by an on-site vote of conference attendees. The winners will be featured in the July 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 Saxby. “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.”

“The Best of WiMAX World Awards are a fantastic showcase for the top innovators in the WiMAX industry,” said Weinman. “The industry support this year, as in other years was wonderful. Congratulations to the winners.”

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; 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; a weekly newsletter, xchange xtra; and it hosts Webinars and publishes eBooks on special topics on a periodic basis.

About Trendsmedia
Trendsmedia is an integrated media firm 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.

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 2007, WiMAX World will be produced in Asia, Europe and the United States.