Award Recognizes the 100 “Most Promising” Companies Driving the Future of Technology
MALTA and STOCKHOLM — Red Herring today announced that Aptilo Networks, the global leader in integrated solutions for service management and access control for wireless networks including WiMAX™, wireless mesh and Wi-Fi hotspots, is a recipient of the Red Herring 100 Europe, an award given to the top 100 private technology companies based in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region each year.
“This year’s impressive list of winners demonstrates Europe’s emergence as a major player in the global technology sector,” said Red Herring Editor-in-Chief Joel Dreyfuss. “The exceptional accomplishments of European technology companies and entrepreneurs are a testament to the rapid advancements being made in building the European innovation ecosystem.”
Red Herring’s lists of top private companies are an important part of the company’s tradition of identifying new and innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs. Companies like Google, eBay and Skype were spotted in their early days by Red Herring editors, and touted as leaders that would change the way we live and work.
Red Herring’s editorial staff rigorously evaluated more than 700 private companies through a careful analysis of financial data and subjective criteria, including quality of management, execution of strategy, and dedication to research and development.
“Aptilo is at the forefront of making wireless technologies accessible, easy to deploy and simple to manage for service providers, enterprises and municipalities in Europe and worldwide,” said Torbjorn Ward, chief executive officer, Aptilo Networks. “This industry is growing rapidly. We are seeing tremendous demand for our integrated back-end system for WiMAX and more hospitals, hotel chains, global businesses and municipalities than ever before are adopting wireless, for use as guest Internet access and to improve business processes. We are proud to be recognized by Red Herring for our achievements.”
To honor the CEOs of Red Herring 100 Europe companies, Red Herring has invited each CEO to present his or her company at its Red Herring Europe 2008 event. Scheduled for April 14-16 at the Westin Dragonara Resort, this intimate, three-day event is themed “Ahead of the Curve” and will explore how European firms are leading the charge in many technology sectors, gaining the competitive advantage, and driving entrepreneurial success in ways that create business opportunities for challengers and incumbents alike.
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About Aptilo Networks
Aptilo Networks offers a comprehensive wireless service management platform designed for service providers, enterprises and municipalities needing a rapidly deployable, scalable multiservice solution to easily manage data and voice services over WiMAX, wireless mesh and Wi-Fi networks. From smaller initial installations up to large carrier networks, Aptilo’s cost-efficient solution for wireless service management and delivery provides a rapid time to market while flexibly supporting future network and service expansion.
Selected by premier technology partners such as Nortel, Cisco and HP, Aptilo has become a global leader and the provider of choice enabling service providers, businesses and governments to rapidly manage and deliver highly secure voice and data services in public, semi-public and private wireless access zones in more than 40 countries worldwide. Aptilo Networks is headquartered in Stockholm, with regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Plano, Texas. For more information, please visit www.aptilo.com.
Hillary Call, Public Relations Manager
Aptilo Networks AB
P: +1 917 414-9262