With an aim to recognize the efforts being made by the channel partner community in the WiFi space, DigiAnalysys, ChannelDrive and techARC came together to host India’s first WiFi Channel Leadership Summit & Awards 2018 on 20th December, 2018 at New Delhi’s Suryaa Hotel. The event saw participation from who’s who of the channel partner eco-system as well as senior leaders from the government and large enterprises. Leading brands like C-DOT, TCIL, D-Link, Amosta, JNS Systech, Altai, Quadgen, Orbit Techsol, TeleExcell, AXL and Protegent joined as key partners while PCAIT, FAITA & Wireless Broadband Alliance were industry association partners at the event.
The one-day event focused towards bringing multiple stakeholders including channel partner eco-system, ISPs, small medium and large enterprises and technology vendors. Upholding a collaborative approach, the comprehensive participation aligned industry influencers from different sectors to explore areas of working in togetherness to harmonize growth of WiFi through successful business models.
Carrying forward the central theme of “Harmonising Growth of Channel Partner Ecosystem” – the event became a unique platform where India’s leading solution providers, value added resellers and distributors working in the WiFi space converged along with the relevant vendors, enterprise and public sector units.
“WiFi as a technology is playing a key role in connecting the unconnected and our channel partners will further help in pushing this growth by aligning their business models with various big ticket projects like bharatnet, smart cities and public WiFi,” said Pravin Prashant, Editor, DigiAnalysys
“Whether it is home, enterprise or a public access place – WiFi is fast becoming the most critical communication thread that is enabling seamless connectivity and solution providers, VARs, distributors and resellers are playing an important role when it comes to fulfilling and driving this market ahead. This is our effort to recognize the importance of India’s Channel Ecosystem and honor them in their respective segments,” explained, Zia Askari, Editor, ChannelDrive.in
“Across the ICT industry, we have seen all leading hardware companies re-emerging as solutions companies. It is now the time for WiFi to emerge as a Service and channel partners have a critical role in making it a success.
Channel partners being closest to the customer can be instrumental in both provisioning as well as maintenance of the service giving the experiences meeting any global standard SLA,” said Faisal Kawoosa, Co-Founder, techARC Research.
“With the growth of broadband and wireless device eco-system, there lies a huge opportunity for our channel partners to exploit potential of WiFi by exploring innovative & disruptive revenue models.
Public WiFi led services is one such area where collaboration based models can play a critical role for opening up new channels of growth for the channel partner segment, commented Yogesh Joshi, Director, DigiAnalysys
Recognition of Channel Ecosystem in WiFi Space: As part of the event, DigiAnalysys, ChannelDrive and techARC came together to evaluate channel ecosystem players working in India’s WiFi space and awarded 12 awards spread across three categories of Solution Providers, VARs and Distributors.
Award Evaluation Criteria:
- Initiatives Undertaken
- Qualitative and Quantitative Data
- Result and Overall Impact
Solution Provider Category:
Best WiFi Solution Provider of the Year – North – HFCL
Best WiFi Solution Provider of the Year – South – QUADGEN WIRELESS SOLUTIONS
Best WiFi Solution Provider of the Year – East – ASTRIC COMPUTERS (INDIA)
Best WiFi Solution Provider of the Year – West – LARSEN & TOUBRO – SMART WORLD & COMMUNICATION
Value Added Reseller Category:
Best WiFi Value Added Reseller of the Year – North – JRS COMMUNICATION
Best WiFi Value Added Reseller of the Year – South – SUPREME COMPUTERS INDIA
Best WiFi Value Added Reseller of the Year – East – Datamation Systems
Best WiFi Value Added Reseller of the Year – West – TANISH WIFI TECHNOLOGIES
Best WiFi Distributor of the Year – North – Rah Infotech
Best WiFi Distributor of the Year – East – Supertron Electronics
Best WiFi Distributor of the Year – South – Inflow Technologies
Best WiFi Distributor of the Year – West – RP Tech India
For more details about the event and post event report, please click the following link- https://www.digianalysys.com/wifichannelleadership/gallery/