BC Provincial Government Provides Wavefront with $5 million in Seed Funding Support. Wavefront to Provide Services to Catalyze Wireless Developer Marketplace.
The government of the province of British Columbia has shown its strong support of the wireless industry in BC through its recent funding of Wavefront. The Ministry of Advanced Education has provided $5 million in funding to help Wavefront with startup and operational costs. Wavefront will provide testing and commercialization services to the wireless developer community.
Wavefront (recently renamed from WINLAB) began as an initiative of the Wireless Innovation Network of BC (WINBC), with endorsement from the BC Premier’s Technology Council. Wavefront is the commercialization bridge between the wireless developer community and the mobile operators, government and large enterprises that are deploying new wireless products and services. In collaboration with a number of technology and other partners, Wavefront provides this community with neutral, independent test services and the market knowledge to enable rapid commercialization of their products.
“We are extremely pleased at the support that Wavefront has received from government, private sector partners and sponsors. Very soon, we will begin offering product test and commercialization support services to BC’s world class wireless community and to other industries that rely on wireless technologies to drive their businesses forward,” said Caroline Lewko, Founding Chair of Wavefront.
Jim Maynard, Wavefront’s President, noted: “wavefront is all about closing the gap between the domestic and international wireless markets, and BC’s strong wireless and new media developer communities.”