Each year, the winners of the Wireless Innovation Project are presented with unique award to mark the occasion, a hand-woven basket made of recycled telephone cable wire from South Africa. This basket symbolizes how far the telecommunications industry has come—from wired to wireless.
We have partnered with Bridge for Africa to supply the baskets and to support their mission of harnessing the artistic talent of African artisans to make marketable products for sale in the US. At least 50% of the product price paid goes directly to artisan groups, and the rest of the proceeds are reinvested into community development, job creation, and training initiatives. This partnership further represents our commitment to developing countries and sustainable business.