SYDNEY, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is pleased to announce that its CEO and Managing Director, David Stewart, has been recognised for his significant and valuable contribution to the Australian communications industry with the presentation of the Communications Ambassador 2016 award at the 10th annual Communications Alliance ACOMM Awards Dinner last night in Sydney.

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. He has been, for a period of three decades, a very consistent, strong innovator and contributor to the health of our sector and the creation of jobs in the industry."

"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," said Justin Milne, Chairman, NetComm Wireless.

"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," said David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless.

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.

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NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) 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. For more information, visit