Veniam Wins Wi-Fi Industry's Best New Venture

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 20, 2015) - Veniam, the company that is building the Internet of Moving Things, announced today that it has been awarded the 'best new venture' at the WBA 2015 Wi-Fi Industry Awards. Veniam was chosen for its significant impact in the Wi-Fi Industry, while being recognized for its Wi-Fi innovation, breakthrough and potential impact of new services, technologies, and business models.

"Veniam is honored to be selected for this prestigious Wi-Fi industry award, highlighting our full-stack networking solution for turning vehicles into Wi-Fi hotspots and mobile sensors for smart city applications," said João Barros, Founder and CEO of Veniam. "Our vision for creating vehicular mesh networks has already attracted the attention of key players in our industry, with initial deployments in Porto, Barcelona, Singapore and several other smart cities on the horizon."

Veniam's hardware, software and cloud solutions deliver the networking fabric for the Internet of Moving Things, establishing a multi-network, multi-purpose solution for a whole new set of apps and products. The company offers a simple turnkey solution to turn fleets of vehicles into mobile Wi-Fi spots, enabling them to connect to each other and the Internet across a wide range of applications in connected transportation, industrial logistics and smart cities. 

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) is an industry association focused on driving next generation Wi-Fi and its role in the Public Wi-Fi services, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities and 5G. Open to the whole industry, the awards attracted entries from vendors and operators across the world. The awards were judged independently of the WBA by a panel of preeminent analysts and industry experts led by Joe Madden of Mobile Experts.

About Veniam
Veniam is building the Internet of Moving Things. We turn vehicles into Wi-Fi hotspots and build city-scale vehicular networks that expand wireless coverage and collect terabytes of urban data. In controlled spaces such as ports and container terminals, Veniam's game-changing solutions ensure that all mobile workers and assets are securely connected, no matter where they are or at what speed they are moving. Our hardware, software and cloud components are running in the world's largest network of connected vehicles, including taxis, waste collection trucks and an entire public bus fleet in Porto, Portugal, offering free Wi-Fi to more than 260,000 active customers. Veniam is backed by leading venture capital firms, with offices in Silicon Valley and Porto, Portugal. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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