By Claus Hetting, Wi-Fi NOW CEO & Chairman
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The results of the Wi-Fi NOW Awards 2022 were announced this evening and double-winners were Plume, ZenFi Networks, and Morse Micro. Intel, HPE/Aruba, Cisco, Google, and 7Signal were also among the winners. A total of fifty-seven companies entered this year’s Wi-Fi NOW Awards submitting 87 distinct entries into eleven award categories. Congratulations to all winners and participants!
After a more than 2-month long awards process, we’re delighted to announce the final results of the Wi-Fi NOW Awards 2022 (see below for the full list): Smart home consumer experience platform pioneer Plume won the awards for both Best In-home Wi-Fi Product and Best Service Provider Wi-Fi Solution (for the SaaS Experience Platform featuring Plume HomePass™), while Morse Micro won in both Best Wi-Fi Startup and Best Wi-Fi IoT Product categories (for Wi-Fi HaLow).
ZenFi Networks was also a double winner finishing first in both Best Wi-Fi Service Provider and the Wi-Fi NOW Award for Affordable Connectivity (for the LinkNYC project). Meanwhile Intel won for Best Consumer Wi-Fi Device (for the Intel Connectivity Perfomance Suite) and 7Signal won in our new category for Best Wi-Fi Testing or Tools Platform.
Google won Best Consumer Wi-Fi Router with the newly released Google Nest Wi-Fi Pro, while Cisco (together with Broadcom & Meta) won Best Wi-Fi Innovation for TIP OpenAFC. Finally HPE/Aruba won for Best Enterprise Wi-Fi Solution with the world’s first AFC-capable Wi-Fi 6E AP.
Here are the final results of the Wi-Fi NOW Awards 2022 (watch the gala event here):
★ Affordable Connectivity: ZenFi Networks (for LinkNYC)
★ Best Wi-Fi IoT Product: Morse Micro (for Wi-Fi HaLow chipsets)
★ Best Enterprise Wi-Fi Solution: HPE/Aruba (for Wi-Fi 6E AP with AFC)
★ Best Service Provider Wi-Fi Solution: Plume (for HomePass™)
★ Best In-home Wi-Fi Product: Plume (for its SaaS Experience Platform featuring HomePass™)
★ Best Wi-Fi Service Provider: ZenFi Networks (for LinkNYC)
★ Best Wi-Fi Innovation: Cisco/TIP OpenAFC (with partners Broadcom & Meta)
★ Best Wi-Fi Startup: Morse Micro (for Wi-Fi HaLow chipsets)
★ Best Consumer Wi-Fi Device: Intel (for Intel Connectivity Performance Suite)
★ Best Consumer Wi-Fi router: Google (for Google Nest Wi-Fi Pro)
★ Best Wi-Fi testing or tools platform: 7Signal
Congratulations to our fantastic winners and huge thanks to all our contestants for taking part in the Wi-Fi NOW Awards this year. Finally a heartfelt thanks to our fifteen judges who each had to spend many hours of their free time reading and studying the more than eighty entries in detail – we are indebted to them for making the Wi-Fi NOW Awards possible again this year.
/Claus, Inna, & Yongmei.