The Australian Communications Ambassador award is the highest honour presented by ACOMMS Communications Alliance and CommsDay each year, with previous recipients including former Telstra CEO, David Thodey and former Telstra Group Managing Director, Stuart Lee.
On a personal note, as a user of NetComm products many, many times over the last three decades, including currently, it was an honour to see David Stewart awarded with such a solid accolade at the event last night, as I was there thanks to an invitation by Macquarie Telecom.
John Stanton, CEO, Communications Alliance, presented David Stewart with the prestigious Communications Ambassador award, and said: "He's a man who's been in the industry for more than 30 years. He is somebody who has overseen some of the strongest product and technology innovation in Australia and has always been a great supporter of Australian IT professionals, and of manufacturing.
Justin Milne, Chairman, NetComm Wireless said: “David established NetComm Wireless as a leading global developer of Fixed Wireless, wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices, and helped to advance the Australian communications industry through the introduction of a number of first-to-market data communications technologies over three decades.
"Through his longstanding commitment to innovation, David expanded NetComm Wireless into global markets through initiatives impacting a broad range of industry segments including building automation, transportation, mining services and energy management; and bringing city-equivalent broadband to regional, remote and outer urban areas in Australia, the US and Europe with Fixed Wireless.”
David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless said: “These are exciting times for our industry and it is a privilege to have been presented with our industry's top accolade for individual achievement. We have come a very long way since we first began connecting people and machines via dial-up and I am tremendously proud of where NetComm Wireless is today.”
Here’s NetComm's video celebrating David Stewart:
For those who need a refresher: ‘NetComm Wireless Limited is a leading developer of Fixed Wireless Regional Broadband and wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices that underpin an increasingly connected world. Leading telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators utilise NetComm Wireless' 3G, 4G LTE and new generation Fixed Wireless solutions to optimise network performance and to support their connected products and services in the M2M and regional broadband markets.’
‘For the past 34 years, NetComm Wireless has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is now a globally recognised wireless innovator. Headquartered in Sydney (Australia), NetComm Wireless has offices in the US, Europe/UK, New Zealand, Middle East and Japan.’