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Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP) Launches Online Resource For
Wireless Companies Worldwide
Written by WIP
Tuesday, 05 September 2006
The Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP) today announced the launch of
the WIP portal, a set of tools and resources for wireless companies
around the world, available online at www.wipconnector.com.
WIP�s online tools and resources help businesses reduce time to market
for innovative wireless products and services.
Vancouver, BC � August 28, 2006 �� WIP estimates there are more than
40,000 wireless companies worldwide and designed these tools and
resources in an effort to fuel business opportunities for member
companies as well as to stimulate growth and innovation in the wireless
The key WIP tool is WIPConnector, an innovative directory that allows
members to pinpoint the industry people with whom they need to network.
WIPConnector is a free service for members of the Wireless Industry
Partnership. The WIP portal includes other resources to reduce the time
to market for new wireless products and services, aid research and
development initiatives, uncover channel opportunities and achieve other
important business goals.
While most analyst firms believe the global telecommunications market
will grow by only single digits over the next several years, these same
analysts forecast sustained double-digit growth in wireless. Insight
Research Corporation�s 2006 Telecommunications Industry Review predicts
the wireless services market will approach one trillion dollars (US) by
2010 and represent more than 55 percent of the entire telecommunications
market. Although it is the telecom growth engine, the wireless industry
itself is growing beyond telecommunications with technologies such as
Bluetooth, Global Positioning System (GPS), Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) and others.
�Wireless technology will very soon touch the lives of every person who
uses technology,� said Caroline Lewko, WIP founder and CEO. �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�s
conveniences through the use of wireless. But the wireless industry
continues to be very segmented with each segment dealing with disparate
technologies, platforms and operating systems, a variety regulatory
environments, lack of standards and a host of other issues. WIP
understands the complicated and challenging waters wireless businesses
need to navigate in order to become successful, so we developed the
tools available via the WIP portal to help them succeed.�
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
One of the first companies to join WIP and take advantage of
WIPConnector is Technical Magic, an Ottawa, Canada-based corporate
application development company and architect of Techano�, which offers
the MovementMobile product line, an intelligent wireless system designed
specifically for the courier industry.
�As a growing wireless company we are looking to build
business-to-business relationships for our MovementMobile product with
inner-city courier support channels,� said Gary Hewett, founder and
chief software architect of Technical Magic Corporation. �Membership in
WIP offers us a highly cost-effective way to increase the global
visibility and awareness of Technical Magic. WIP helps us collect
valuable market data while the WIPConnector directory has quickly
plugged our expanding company into the broader wireless community.�
At launch the WIP portal will include a wide range of tools and
resources for members, which WIP plans to expand over the next six
months. These tools and resources will continue to evolve over time with
To find out more about the WIP portal, WIPConnector directory and
membership, visit www.wipconnector.com.
About the Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP)
The Wireless Industry Partnership is an online business development
resource for wireless businesses across the globe. WIP promotes
innovation by networking the various links in the wireless value chain
from ideas, to capital, to development, to distribution channels. WIP�s
tools and resources include the most comprehensive directory of wireless
developer programs that offer technical information, support and
marketing assistance for the creation of new applications, and
WIPConnector, an innovative social network directory in which members
pinpoint the right industry people with whom to network. For more
information visit www.wipconnector.com.
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