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DT honored as “Best Wi-Fi Network Technology” at WGC

September 30, 2019: With the "Best Wi-Fi Network Technology" award the jury of independent experts and journalists recognized Deutsche Telekom's "Seamless Connectivity" approach to in-flight Wi-Fi.

Deutsche Telekom (DT) just carried off an esteemed prize at this year’s Wireless Global Congress (WGC). We are the proud recipient of the WBA Industry Award in the category “Best Wi-Fi Network Technology”. The awards ceremony took place on September 30 in Frankfurt, during the WGC event.  The jury of independent industry experts, analysts and journalists chose Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier for its "Seamless Connectivity" approach to in-flight Wi-Fi.

The WBA Industry Awards honor the most significant innovations and achievements from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem.

The Wireless Global Congress brings the industry’s leading players together for the most spectacular and important moments of the year and celebrates all that is great in our industry.

WBA continuously evolves the Industry Awards to reflect the latest trends and developments that add value to global connectity. The “Best Wi-Fi Network Technology” category was one of the new categories added in 2019.

Our approach of "Seamless Connectivity" to in-flight Wi-Fi brings benefits for all parties
The technology to enable seamless or near-seamless access to in-flight Internet has been available for quite some time. However, the take rates for inflight connectivity are far below its potential as there is still a large piece missing to the puzzle: the commercial framework to support seamless or “near-seamless” technology.
Deutsche Telekom’s “Seamless Connectivity” is a true Wi-Fi innovation that combines our unique ability to provide both a range of tariffs with the technology prowess of a state-of-the-art app, optimized for inflight use. This service offers benefits for passengers, airlines and mobile network operators alike. 
Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier’s strong focus on seamless connectivity impressed the panel of industry experts, analysts and journalists and we are proud that this approach has been honored by an esteemed prize now.

Tiago Rodrigues, the new CEO of the Wireless Boradband Alliance commented: “With fierce competition this year, each award winner has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to Wi-Fi. Their innovation and execution have helped to make this an extremely dynamic and exciting time for everyone involved in this sector. We congratulate every award winner on their achievement, and we look forward to seeing their future contributions.”