iBwave Wins Export Achievement Award From Export Development Canada And PROFIT Magazine
Montreal, Canada – December 2, 2010 – iBwave, the international provider of in-building wireless software solutions, announces today that it was been awarded the 2010 Canada Export Achievement Award for Quebec. Presented by Export Development Canada and PROFIT Magazine, the Canada Export Achievement Awards celebrate the spirit and strategies of Canadian small and mid-sized enterprises that are succeeding in foreign markets.
“The international success of the Canada Export Achievement Award winners should inspire companies of all shapes and sizes to consider the expansion opportunities offered by the global marketplace,” says Ian Portsmouth, Editor and Associate Publisher of PROFIT. “And their stories provide valuable guidance on how to develop a vibrant export business while minimizing the unique challenges of selling abroad.”
Founded in 2003, iBwave’s indoor wireless-network design software have replaced the hodgepodge of software applications that engineers have traditionally used to plan out wireless installations within large buildings, tunnels, airports, stadiums and campuses. With its proactive growth strategy, iBwave has been leading the in-building market, selling to over 270 telecom leaders in more than 70 countries including China, Kuwait and Turkey, the U.S. — where iBwave is considered to be the dominant player in the wireless-network design software niche. The company's efforts to develop an industry-standard certification program to streamline indoor wireless-network design and development was adopted by two U.S. wireless giants that now require their suppliers to work with iBwave's products.
“The Exporter Award is an important honour to iBwave and validates our strategy of expanding our sales force in key strategic markets worldwide to create an increasing awareness and demand for our products,” says Mario Bouchard, President and CEO of iBwave. “Smart phone usage worldwide is accelerated, resulting in wireless networks experiencing high levels of network congestion. Increasingly, wireless operators are looking to in-building deployments as a viable and economical way to offload some of this data from their networks and our products and solutions have quickly become the de-facto standard for the network design and management of these in-building wireless projects across the globe.”
“The global economic crisis has provided an important reminder about the value of market diversification to the bottom line of your business, and this year’s award winners are fitting case studies to that effect,” said Eric Siegel, President and CEO of EDC. “Through their business and trade ingenuity, they showed how market diversification can help you not only weather a downturn, but thrive and gain market share. EDC congratulates all of the winners and hopes that others will learn from their success stories.”
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iBwave Solutions, the standard for converged indoor network planning is the power behind great in-building wireless experience, enabling billions of end users and devices to connect inside a wide range of venues. As the global industry reference, our software solutions allow for smarter planning, design and deployment of any project regardless of size, complexity or technology. Along with innovative software, we are recognized for world class support in 90 countries, industry’s most comprehensive components database and a well-established certification program. For more information visit: ibwave.com
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