The Small Cell Forum (SCF) Industry Awards recognize and honor companies who demonstrate  technical innovation in their field, and the deployment of agile, scalable, cost-effective, cellular infrastructure and solutions by established and emerging service providers. ZenFi Networks, a BAI Communications Company (BAI) soon to be rebranded as Boldyn Networks, and a leading digital infrastructure solutions provider in the New York and New Jersey metro area and Vilicom, a BAI Communications Company, partnered with Vestas, a leading supplier of Wind Turbines and solutions to the renewable sector, to deploy a cloud-enabled wireless private network at the Moray East Wind Farm in Scotland, have both respectively won SCF Industry Awards.

The winners were announced at the SCF Gala Dinner and Industry Awards Ceremony that took place on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, the first evening of the Small Cells World Summit in London. ZenFi Networks won in the category “Social Impact – Promoting Small Cells for Social / Economic / Environmental Development” and Vilicom won in the category “Excellence in Commercial Deployment by a Private Network Operator”. 

ZenFi Networks was honored due to their demonstrated commitment to the future of digital infrastructure, and providing connectivity across the New York City metropolitan area . ZenFi Networks is currently partnered with CityBridge in deploying, operating and expanding one of the world’s largest public Wi-Fi networks, LinkNYC, utilizing smart street furniture across New York City to ensure reliable 5G connectivity.

Vilicom’s achievement in creating a highly advanced and innovative network, based on cloud network techniques, which combines the reliability of always-on IT systems, with new innovations in the field of Open Radio Access Network (ORAN) and Core Network Function Virtualization. The network will maximize the benefits of stable, reliable 4G and 5G-ready technology, with Vilicom on hand to provide ongoing, 24-hour support to ensure that connectivity is never compromised. The Small Cell Forum has recognized the deployment of this next-generation network has significantly enhanced operations, maintenance processes, safety measures, and asset protection at the wind farm. This successful partnership serves as a testament to the transformative power of dedicated private networks, and supports the country’s transition to a more sustainable way of producing energy.