- October 26, 2021
WeLink has been selected as winner of the Residential Broadband Internet Solution Provider of the Year award in the fifth annual Mobile Breakthrough Awards program conducted by Mobile Breakthrough. A next-generation fixed-wireless broadband provider, WeLink delivers broadband internet to homes and businesses using a unique fixed-wireless approach that is quicker and less expensive to deploy than traditional fiber-to-the-home, according to information provided by the company. Mobile Breakthrough is a market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global wireless and mobile market today, WeLink said.
Using the advances in 5G millimeter-wave (mmWave) technology, 60 GHz technology and, network routing approaches with built-in interference immunity, WeLink can deliver internet service at speeds not achievable using legacy wireless solutions, the company said.
Kevin Ross, founder, chairman and CEO of WeLink.
“We want to sincerely thank Mobile Breakthrough for recognizing our hard work and continuous journey towards innovation,” said Kevin Ross, CEO of WeLink. “WeLink uses a wireless fiber approach to provide consumers up to gigabit speeds that is much quicker and less expensive to deploy than traditional fiber-to-the-home. Our focus is to deliver next-generation connectivity to customers in select markets across globe.”
With more than 2,600 nominations this year, the Mobile Breakthrough Awards honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of mobile and wireless technology categories, including cloud computing, mobile management, wireless and broadband, mobile analytics, IoT and smart city, WeLink said. It said that nominations were evaluated by an independent panel of experts within the wireless industry.
“It’s incredible to think that over 77 percent of consumers in the United States are relegated to just one choice of broadband provider when they want internet speeds faster than 100 Mbps,” said James Johnson, managing director of Mobile Breakthrough. “Consumers are in desperate need of greater freedom of choice when it comes to broadband access scaling to gigabit speeds. This is even more important today, post-pandemic, with an increase in the remote and hybrid workforce. WeLink is addressing this challenge by expanding its fairly priced, fixed-wireless broadband solution to new markets.”
WeLink is a new-age service provider dedicated to democratizing the internet and connecting people, a statement from the company reads.
“Our all-new, wireless-fiber technology is faster, safer, noninvasive and more cost-effective to deploy than traditional fiber, making it an ideal solution for nearly every home,” the statement reads. “Founded in 2018 by wireless veterans, WeLink is led by Kevin Ross, former co-founder of Vivint Wireless. In January 2021, WeLink announced a $185 million investment from Digital Alpha Advisors and a strategic partnership with Cisco Systems.”