Saturday, September 02, 2006

Social Networking get WIPped by WIPConnector

With a statement like ""Wireless is an industry that will explode, not a bubble that will burst", WIP (Wireless Industry Partnership), plans to bring together all who are involved in the Wi-Fi industry. The site is known as WIPCONNECTOR.

Caroline Lewko, founder and chief executive of WIP, said: "The wireless industry is approaching a tipping point, and will impact the lives of virtually everyone who uses technology of some kind."

"All around the world there are entrepreneurs that not only create new wireless technologies and applications, but change the way entire industries solve problems, deliver goods and services and enhance life." added Lewko.

Wireless markets are growing much faster than the overall telecoms industry, according to analyst predictions.

With funding available for wireless companies, and waves of hype surrounding technologies such as 3G, wi-fi and WiMax, the site - which costs $300 for full membership - sounds similar to efforts during the dot-com boom to pair up entrepreneurs with venture capitalists. But WIP is keen to dispel the comparison.

Membership is available to companies and individuals at an introductory rate of $300 (US) per year. WIP has also signed collaboration agreements with industry associations around the world such as the MX Alliance based in the UK and the Ottawa Wireless Cluster in Canada, and is negotiating with others. Members of these organizations are able to join WIP at a reduced rate.

A key benefit for WIP members is the ability to create a WIPConnector profile a virtual billboard advertisement that gives even the smallest wireless companies exposure to a vast array of potential partners, customers, distribution channels, investors and other strategic relationships.

The Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP) announced today that it has retained Mobility Public Relations as its agency of record for worldwide communications. Mobility Public Relations (www.mobilitypr.com) was selected because of the expertise and experience of the principals in the wireless industry having managed media and analyst relations programs for such companies as Cisco Systems, HP Mobile Bazaar and iPass.

If you are the wi-fi type, visit WIPConnector here.

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