STOCKHOLM — Aptilo Networks was named “Newcomer of the Year” at the Mobile Gala in Stockholm on Thursday evening. Aptilo, which was formed in the summer of 2001, develops systems solutions for wireless hotspots. The jury’s motivation read: “A solution that makes it possible to quickly and simply use the mobile Internet. Exactly what is needed to increase usage of more advanced mobile services.”
“We are proud and flattered to receive this honour, particularly considering the high standard among the other companies nominated. Aptilo has achieved a great deal in a year and being named newcomer of the year is confirmation that we are on the right track,” says Torbjörn Wård, CEO of Aptilo Networks.
The Mobile Gala was organized by Mobil magazine, Sweden’s leading mobile communications publication, and is an event that rewards prominent products, services and companies operating in the Swedish mobile communications market. The award for the newcomer of the year goes to a person who is new in a position or to a company that has recently been formed. The winner receives an award for extraordinary effort. The winner of the newcomer of the year award in 2001 was Anoto AB.
Other nominees for the title this year were Sony-Ericsson, PrintDreams Europe and Spinbox.
The jury consisted of Niclas Lidström, Editor-in-Chief of Mobil magazine; Weje Sandén, Editor-in-Chief of Veckans Affärer, one of Sweden’s leading business magazines; Håkan Lans, inventor and entrepreneur; Östen Mäkitalo, Strategy Director at Telia Mobile; and Hjalmar Winbladh, entrepreneur.
Operators, Internet Service Providers and location owners in Europe and Asia are already using Aptilo’s solution for public wireless networks in airports, hotels, enterprises and other locations. Aptilo cooperates with Samsung and HP and together with HP Aptilo is this week conducting the wireless hotspot in Gothenburg, Western Sweden, created in conjunction with the Volvo Ocean Race.
About Aptilo Networks
Aptilo Networks develops and provides system solutions to operators of unlicensed wireless networks, such as WLAN (802.11) and Bluetooth, and provide hot-spot services to local area owners. The company is Stockholm-based, with a regional office for Asia-Pacific in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Aptilo was founded as a spin off from the Mobile Internet division of Axis Communications. Aptilo’s suite of solutions offers operators a convenient and effective way to integrate access points in an advanced wireless public hot spot environments. It enables payment via service subscription, credit cards, by integration with mobile operators to pay with mobile phone subscriptions and also other payment enablers such as iPASS/GRIC and other customer bases.
More information about Aptilo Networks can be found on the web at: www.aptilo.com
Paul Mikkelsen, VP Marketing
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Jan Sjönell, VP Sales
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