WIA Announces OnGo Awards at Connect (X) 2020

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) announced that the first CBRS Alliance OnGoTM Awards will take place at WIA’s Connectivity Expo 2020 – Connect (X) – Tuesday, May 19. The OnGo Awards will celebrate the breadth and variety of the OnGo ecosystem, ranging from device manufacturers to network operators to managed service providers, as well as the extensive industry and government collaboration required to make the CBRS band available for commercial use.

“2020 is the year that OnGo goes mainstream in the enterprise market as Full Commercial Deployment is imminent,” said CBRS Alliance Executive Director Alan Ewing. “Connect (X) is an ideal opportunity to celebrate significant achievements of the OnGo ecosystem and crown the inaugural OnGo Award winners. As an event that brings together network operators, enterprises and solution providers, Connect (X) provides the perfect venue for all who can benefit from this emerging technology.”

“Connect (X) is the ideal venue to celebrate the first OnGo Awards. With the entire array of wireless stakeholders in attendance, the awards will highlight the immense impact of OnGo on the U.S. economy, particularly on the companies that attend, exhibit at, and sponsor Connect (X),” said WIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein. “CBRS will bring whole new levels of connectivity to our communities, so Connect (X), as North America’s leading wireless infrastructure show, is a perfect place for recognizing OnGo Awards honorees.”


About Connect (X)
Taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, May 18-21, 2020, Connect (X) is the leading 5G infrastructure event in North America. The event convenes executives from commercial carriers, fixed and mobile network operators, enterprises, and their infrastructure partners to invest, design, deploy, and operate next generation public and private 5G networks. Connect (X) offers an exhibit hall, demonstrations, education sessions, and networking events. Register here: https://www.connectivityexpo.com/ or follow along on Twitter.

About WIA
Connect (X) is produced by the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA), the principal trade association representing companies that build, own, operate, design, manage, and supply wireless telecommunications facilities throughout the world. Find more information here: wia.org

About OnGo™
OnGo™ is uncompromised connectivity. An innovative approach to maximizing mobile broadband, OnGo is a technology that puts the power of wireless networks into the hands of those that rely on them to empower and expand business opportunities. OnGo presents nearly limitless options for enhanced customizability and allows users to tailor networks to a specific set of needs, such as Private LTE, neutral host and Industrial IoT applications, while providing investment protection as the first mid-band solution for 5G. OnGo Certified is a recognized seal of approval that indicates a product’s ability to meet a high set of quality, interoperability and security standards when tested by an independent, OnGo-Authorized test laboratory. Both the OnGo brand and the OnGo Certification Program are managed and maintained by the CBRS Alliance.

About the CBRS Alliance
The CBRS Alliance believes that 4G and 5G solutions in the CBRS band, utilizing shared spectrum, can enable both in-building and outdoor coverage and capacity expansion at massive scale. In order to maximize the CBRS band’s full potential, the CBRS Alliance aims to enable a robust ecosystem towards making OnGo solutions available. The mission of the CBRS Alliance is to evangelize 4G and 5G OnGo technology, use cases and business opportunities while simultaneously driving technology developments necessary to fulfill the mission, including multi-operator capabilities. The Alliance also established an effective product certification program for OnGo equipment in the U.S. 3.5 GHz band ensuring multi-vendor interoperability. For more information, please visit www.cbrsalliance.org and follow the CBRS Alliance on LinkedIn and Twitter.

January 29, 2020
Contact: Amy-Gabrielle Bartolac | Public Affairs Manager
703-621-0527 | Amy-Gabrielle.Bartolac@wia.org