November 7, 2008
WCAI Presents 2008 Industry Innovation Award to Clearwire CEO Benjamin G. Wolff
Wireless Communications Association International (WCAI) President Fred Campbell announced the association's annual Industry Innovation Award was presented to Benjamin G. Wolff, chief executive officer of Clearwire Corporation.
"In these challenging times, it is clear that the U.S. market is thirsting for new opportunities," said Campbell as he presented the 2008 award to Benjamin G. Wolff during WCAI's Silicon Valley Symposium in San Jose. "There is no longer any question the mobile Internet is a transforming technology that is essential to facilitating innovation.
"As CEO of Clearwire, Wolff is the primary architect of the innovative transaction that will combine Clearwire and Sprint's WiMAX businesses to form a new company, which includes a cash infusion of $3.2 billon from industry leaders Intel Capital, Google, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks," Campbell continued. "The formation of the new company, to be named Clearwire, is truly groundbreaking for our country and the wireless broadband industry."
Wolff joined Clearwire in April 2004, working closely with the company's founder -- wireless pioneer Craig O. McCaw -- to provide the simplest way for people to enjoy all that the Internet has to offer anytime and anywhere.
About the Wireless Communications Association International:
Founded in 1988, the Wireless Communications Association International represents the wireless broadband industry worldwide. Its 200 member companies include leading carriers, vendors and system integrators on six continents. As the global voice of the wireless broadband industry, WCA is an established leader in government relations, technology standards, business development and industry event organization. For more information, visit: www.wcai.com.