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Metawave Wins Telecom Council’s SPIFFY Award for “Best Mobile Opportunity”

Metawave Wins Telecom Council’s SPIFFY Award for “Best Mobile Opportunity”

Global Telecom Companies Representing 50 Countries Select Winners

Palo Alto, Calif. – October 1, 2019 -- Metawave Corporation, a leading start-up revolutionizing the future of radar sensing for highly automated driving and wireless solutions for 5G deployments, won the 2019 Telecom Council SPIFFY Zephyr Award for “Best Mobile Opportunity.” Metawave also received the 2019 Best of Palo Alto Award in the Antenna Service category.

“Congratulations to Metawave on this recognition, we are pleased to see them win the SPIFFY Award for best mobile opportunity,” said Liz Kerton, President, Telecom Council. “Clearly, 5G creates opportunities for innovation, and our Service Provider members believe Metawave is a company to watch in their work to deliver efficient 5G coverage.”

Service Provider Innovation Forum (SPIF) members, representing telecom companies from ~50 countries, serving ~3 billion customers, nominated 16 companies from hundreds of startups and awarded the top 4 winners as best-in-class in their respective categories. Each winner, who is set apart for dedication, technical vision, and interest from the global service provider community, is a company to watch in the telecommunication industry.

“We are proud to be recognized by the industry for our work in 5G and proud of the accomplishments our millimeter-wave team has made in the past 6 months with leading telecommunications companies around the world,” said Maha Achour, Metawave founder and CEO. “We’ve been working with Telecom Council’s sister organization, the Autotech Council, since our inception regarding our analog radar platform for autonomous driving, and just recently joined the Telecom Council. As two industries converge, we look forward to working together to share our innovations with leaders and innovators in both industries.”

The Telecom Council connects companies who are building communication networks, with the people and ideas that are creating them - by putting those companies, research, ideas, capital and human expertise from across the globe together in the same room.

Last week, Metawave also received the 2019 Best of Palo Alto Award in the Antenna Service category. Each year, the Palo Alto Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional success in their local community and business category. These companies enhance a positive image through service to customers and community.

About Metawave

Metawave is delivering the first advanced analog beamsteering radar system capable of distinguishing between objects in difficult driving scenarios and in all-weather conditions, making cars safer and smarter. Using similar beamforming technology, Metawave is also developing its state-of-the-art cellular systems, TURBO™ active repeaters and ECHO™ passive relays to enable faster, more efficient 5G and fixed wireless deployments to bring high-speed connectivity to billions of users as they connect indoors and outdoors around the world. All of Metawave’s platforms are integrated with AWARE™, Metawave’s proprietary AI software for object detection and classification, and for effective network planning and optimization. Founded in 2017, Metawave is headquartered in Palo Alto and has built its state-of-the-art lab in Carlsbad, CA. Visit Metawave at, email us at, and follow us on Twitter @metawavecorp, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


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