The Telecom Council of the Silicon Valley Announces the First Annual SPIFFY Awards

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The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley which connects companies and individuals involved in the region's Communications Technology industry announces the first annual SPIFFY Awards

The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley which connects companies and individuals involved in the region's Communications Technology industry announces the first annual SPIFFY Awards. The SPIFFY Awards, sponsored by Velocity Interactive Group, will recognize the most outstanding telecommunications start-ups in Silicon Valley, as judged by the members of the Service Providers Forum (SPiF) of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley.

Companies were nominated for awards in 8 categories including:

  •     The Edison Award for Most Innovative Start-Up
  •     Ground Breaker Award for Engineering Excellence
  •     The San Andreas Award for Most Disruptive Technology
  •     The Fred & Ginger Award for Most Supportive Carrier
  •     Graham Bell Award for Best Communication Solution
  •     The Core Award for Best Fixed Telecom Opportunity
  •     Prodigy Award for the Most Successful SPiF Alumni
  •     The Zephyr Award for Best Mobile Opportunity

SPiF members review hundreds of telecom start-ups each year. By simply being invited to present to the SPiF, the nominated start-ups were identified as young companies that have significant potential and ideas that most appeal to communication service providers from around the globe. SPiF members, who will cast their final votes for these telecom startups, include AT&T, British Telecom, NTT DoCoMo, Orange, Swisscom, Vodafone and many others.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at The Aquarius Theater in Palo Alto, CA. For the complete list of nominees and to register for this event, please visit http://www.telecomcouncil.com/spiffies.

About the Telecom Council
The Telecom Council is an association dedicated to connecting the Silicon Valley's critical mass of companies across the entire telecom ecosystem - big and small, fixed and wireless, young and mature - with each other. Using our network, tools, framework, and events, the Council brings together the industry's local companies, research, ideas, capital, and human expertise to create a hub for local telecom professionals to connect, communicate, and collaborate.

About Velocity Interactive Group
Velocity Interactive Group (http://www.velocityig.com) is a leading investment firm that focuses on digital media and communications. The firm brings a unique approach to investing by bringing not just financial capital, but also human capital to its investment companies. Velocity Interactive Group has a global presence in Palo Alto, Los Angeles, New York, India and China.

PR Contact:
The Telecom Council
Liz Kerton
408.834-7933

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