First Virtual WISPA Summit Called Success

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With the data, feedback and analysis completed, Preseem, a quality of experience networking solution for the fixed wireless industry, said Tuesday the first-ever WISP Virtual Summit and Live Expo, held in late July 2020, was a success. Given the ongoing pandemic and cancellation of many in-person industry events, the initiative by Preseem, supported by the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) and industry partners, made it possible for WISP owners and operators to congregate virtually. All profits from the event – over $30,000 – have been donated to WISPA to further the association’s work to promote and support the fixed wireless industry. 

More than 500 attendees, representing WISPs from the United States, Canada, and international markets, as well as consultants and vendors, participated in the live event. The participants accumulated more than 5,000 views by streaming the Summit’s 17 sessions, which included tracks spanning business and regulatory, technical, and WISP owner’s special and sponsored breakouts themes.  

WISPA President/CEO Claude Aiken delivered the Summit’s opening keynote address. He touched on the impact WISPs have made as providers within their communities amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “The success of the Summit shows the WISP community can come together, learn and engage, even in challenging times,” said Aiken. “Preseem, WISPA staff and all the presenters organized a tremendous event – something the industry should be proud of – and Preseem’s contribution to WISPA and our membership is simply beyond generous,” he added. 

Aterlo Networks Inc., the team behind Preseem, organized the Summit and it was made possible by the support of WISPA and significant sponsorships from industry manufacturers and vendors: Cambium Networks, RF elements, VISP.net, IP ArchiTechs, Link Technologies, Atheral, Aviat Networks, Ping Marketing, Azotel / Solutions4ebiz, Billmax, Ritalia Funding, TowerCoverage, Micronet, and SAF Tehnika. Preseem is a networking solution that helps WISPs to measure, analyze, and optimize the quality of experience delivered across towers, sectors, and subscribers. 

Preseem plans to release video recordings of each of the core sessions from the event, for free. These sessions will be accessible on Preseem’s website in September, with more details becoming available soon.

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