Fierce Innovation Awards Program Announces Winners

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FierceMarkets (www.fiercemarkets.com) today announced the winners of its inaugural Fierce Innovation Awards program. The Fierce Innovation Awards is an operator-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, and FierceCable. Products and solutions from companies were scored and recognized on three levels: Finalist, Winner, and overall “Best in Show.”

Honorees were evaluated by an exclusive panel of judges from major telecommunications service providers including Stephen Bye, CTO and VP of Technology Development & Strategy at Sprint; Mattias Fridstrom, VP and Head of Technology at TeliaSonera International Carrier; Abhi Ingle, VP of Ecosystem and Innovation at AT&T; Tom Nagel, SVP of Business Development & Strategy, for Communications & Data Services at Comcast Cable; Todd Smith, Director of Media Relations at Cox Communications; and Jim Wales, Executive Director of Networks at Verizon.

Judges evaluated hundreds of submissions based on the following criteria: technology innovation, financial impact, market validation and end-user customer experience.

Winners were recognized across 13 distinct categories in the areas of Cable Network, Mobile Network, Network Innovation, and Telecom Network. In addition to the winners, 2-3 finalists were recognized in each category based on the judges’ scores. Four overall “Best in Show” winners were also selected for additional recognition.

“We are thrilled with the response to our inaugural awards program,” said Jason Nelson, Publisher of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, and FierceCable. “The spirit of innovation is alive and well within the telecom industry and we are pleased to be able to offer a forum for these pioneers to gain the recognition they deserve.”

The winners and finalists of the Fierce Innovation Awards 2012 are as follows:

Category Winners:

Cable Network

Cable Network Innovation
TOA Technologies: ETAdirect

Set Top and Home Networking
Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.: Hy Fi

Mobile Network

B/OSS Innovation
Ericsson: Ericsson Experience Manager

Cell Site Innovation
Samsung Electronics: Smart LTE Networks

Service Delivery
WeFi Inc.: WeANDSF UXT Platform (WeFi’s Access Network Discovery and Selection Function User Experience Topology Platform)

Network Innovation

Backhaul Innovation
Redline Communications: RAS Nomadic Platform

Cloud Service Innovation
iControl Networks: The iControl OpenHome Software Platform

Device and Network Security
NetMotion Wireless: Mobility XE

OTT Service Innovation
Avvasi Inc.: Avvasi Q-VUE

Test and Measurement
VSS Monitoring: VSS Monitoring vBroker(TM) Series

Telecom Network

Core Innovation
Affirmed Networks: AN3000

Last- Mile Innovation
Genesis Technical Systems: DSL Rings(R)

Transport Innovation
Optimum Lightpath: Optimum Lightpath Private Fiber Service

Category Finalists:

Cable Network

Cable Network Innovation

  • PeerApp: UltraBand 6000
  • RGB Networks: Enhanced Video Intelligence Architecture (eVIA)

Set Top and Home Networking

  • ARRIS Group, Inc.: ARRIS Whole Home Solution
  • AT&T: U-verse Easy Remote App

Mobile Network

B/OSS Innovation

  • InfoVista: Vista 360
  • Reverb Networks: InteliSON

Cell Site Innovation

  • Radio Frequency Systems: HYBRIFLEX
  • WIPRO LTD: LTE Small Cell Solution

Service Delivery

  • Acme Packet: Net-Net 6300
  • SpiderCloud Wireless, Inc.: SpiderCloud Wireless Enterprise Radio Access Network (E-RAN)

Network Innovation

Backhaul Innovation

  • Commscope, Inc: Sentinel Microwave Antennas
  • Guavus: The Guavus Reflex(TM) Platform
  • Vubiq, Inc.: HaulPass SC

Cloud Service Innovation

  • AdTran: NetVanta 1535P(R) Gigabit Ethernet Switch with ActivReach(TM)
  • Infinite Convergence: Personal Messaging Cloud (PMC)

Device and Network Security

  • SAP: SAP Afaria Software
  • VSS Monitoring: vProtector(TM) Series

OTT Service Innovation

  • RGB Networks: Enhanced Video Intelligence Architecture (eVIA)
  • Viaccess-Orca: IPTV/OTT Service Delivery Platform

Test and Measurement

  • AT&T: Application Resource Optimizer (ARO)
  • NetMotion Wireless: Locality

Telecom Network

Core Innovation

  • Broadcom: Caladan3 BCM88030
  • Mavenir Systems: mOneA(R) Convergence Platform
  • Sidera Networks: Xtreme Ultra-Low Latency Network

Last-Mile Innovation

  • Radisys: Trillium(R) TOTALeNodeB(TM)
  • ViaSat, Inc.: Exede Internet

Transport Innovation

  • Infinera: Infinera DTN-X Platform
  • ViaSat, Inc.: Exede Internet

Overall “Best in Show” Winners

Best New Product/ Service
Affirmed Networks: AN3000

Most Efficient/ Cost- Saver
VSS Monitoring: VSS Monitoring vBroker(TM) Series

Most Productive
Avvasi, Inc.: Avvasi Q-VUE

Overall Most Innovative
TOA Technologies: ETAdirect

About FierceMarkets

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