June 21, 2017

Wirepas extends its global presence to Australia and New Zealand

Wirepas, the leading global connectivity provider for large-scale industrial IoT, has extended its global presence to Australia & New Zealand by appointing Vafa Shams as Director of Sales and Business Development.Vafa Shams

  • We are extremely happy to welcome Vafa to the Wirepas Team. There is an increasing traction on the market for Wirepas technology, which requires local presence. With this appointment, we believe Wirepas will be able to address the dynamic market in Australia and New Zealand much more effectively together with our active partners, said Jani Vehkalahti, VP Sales at Wirepas.

Vafa Shams has his professional background in mobile networks and software solutions in global multinationals Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent where he gained valuable experience from leading major accounts such as Telstra, Vodafone and Softbank. Vafa has also been an active contributor to the innovation and start-up ecosystem in Australia as an angel investor, mentor and commercialisation professional. Vafa holds an Electrical Engineering degree (Honours) from Monash University and an MBA from Macquarie and Sophia University in Japan.

  • In Australia, we are keeping the focus on the same application areas as Wirepas globally i.e. smart lighting, asset management, smart metering and general sensoring. Mining, resources and energy segments play an important economic role for Australia, therefore merit additional focus for us, Vafa Shams adds.


Further information:

  • Sebastian Linko, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, +358 (0)40 023 6607, sebastian.linko(at)wirepas.com
  • Vafa Shams, +61 417 362 386, vafa.shams(at)wirepas.com

Wirepas in brief

Wirepas is focused on providing the most reliable, optimized, scalable and easy to use device connectivity for its customers. Wirepas Connectivity is a de-centralized radio communications protocol that can be used in any device, with any radio chip and on any radio band. With Wirepas Connectivity there is no need for traditional repeaters because every wireless device is a smart router of the network. The connected devices form the network – easy as that. Wirepas has its headquarters in Tampere, Finland and offices in Australia, France, Germany, South Korea, the UK and the United States.

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