Finalists Announced in Second Annual Fierce Innovation Awards

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FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable announce finalists for the second annual Fierce Innovation Awards.

The publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable today released the names of the finalists in the second annual Fierce Innovation Awards.

Finalists were recognized within 17 distinct categories under the umbrella topics of Cable TV/Advanced TV & Video Networks; Wireless Networks; Wireline Networks; and Network Support, Software & Service Delivery.

Applications were judged by an exclusive carrier-only panel of executives from AT&T, Cablevision System Corporation, Comcast, Cox Communications, MetroPCS, Rogers Communications, TeliaSonera International Carrier, and Verizon. Full profiles of the judges can be found at

All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria: technology innovation, financial impact, market validation and end-user customer experience. Finalists were selected based on the judges’ scores in each area.

Winners will be announced from amongst the finalists in each category during a live webcast on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 2PM ET. To register for the webcast, visit:

The 2013 Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition Finalists are:

Cable TV/Advanced TV & Video Networks:

Cable & Video Network Architecture

  •     Broadcom Corporation: Broadcom’s BCM3385 and BCM7145 Hybrid Video Cable Gateway SoCs
  •     Triveni Digital: Triveni Digital StreamScope® Portal
  •     Qwilt: QB-Series Video Fabric Controller

Set-top Boxes & Related Devices

  •     ARRIS Inc Group: Motorola SBG6782-AC SURFboard® Gateway by ARRIS
  •     Broadcom Corporation: Broadcom's UltraHD SoC Series
  •     SoftAtHome: Universal Player for Connected Devices

Home Networking

  •     Pulse-LINK Inc: CWave Life~LINK
  •     Qualcomm Atheros: Qualcomm StreamBoost
  •     Quantenna Communications: Quantenna QSR1000 Wave 2 802.11ac Solution

Over-the-top Services

  •     Conviva: Conviva Precision
  •     Qwilt: QB-Series Video Fabric Controller
  •     SPB TV: SPB TV Multi-screen Solution for OTT TV


  •     Penthera: Cache&Carry
  •     RGB Networks: Ad Insertion for Multiscreen (AIM)
  •     WITBE: Multiscreen Quality Manager

Wireless Networks:

Mobile Core
Affirmed Networks: The Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud™
ConteXtream: ConteXtream SDN
Mavenir: Virtualized IMS Platform

Cell Sites
AT&T Inc.: HetNet Analysis and Resource Planning (HARP) Tool
InfoVista: Mentum Planet 5.6

Traffic Offload
Devicescape: Devicescape Curator Service
Ruckus Wireless Inc: Ruckus SmartCell System
WeFi, Inc: WeANDSF for Network Load Optimization

CENTRI Technology: BitSmartCX
Fastback Networks: Intelligent Backhaul Radio (IBR)
PMC Sierra: WinPath4, 4th Gen Mobile Backhaul Processor

Wireline Networks:

Hibernia Networks: Hibernia Networks Media Network
Infinite Convergence: Personal Messaging Cloud
PMC Sierra: DIGI 120G

Last Mile/Edge/Access
Entropic: c.LINK® 1.1+
Global Capacity: One Hub Interconnect to One Marketplace
UNSi: Same IP Failover (SIF)

Data Centers
Broadcom: StrataXGS Trident II
BTI Systems: BTI Intelligent Cloud Connect
Virtela: Virtela’s Managed IT Infrastructure Service (featuring VirtelaPredict) for Virtualized Data Centers and Private Clouds

Network Support, Software, Service Delivery:

Cloud Services
BroadSoft: BroadCloud PBX
Ineoquest Technologies: Cloud-based Video Service Assurance
Skyfire: Rocket Optimizer 3.0

Service/Session Creation, Orchestration & Delivery
Cyan: Blue Planet SDN Platform
Nativex: Carrier Branded Mobile Error Handling
Net Number: NetNumber TITAN Service Delivery Platform

Mediamorph: Mediamorph Connect
Movius Interactive Corporation: myIDs Secure
Nativex: Carrier Branded Mobile Error Handling

Network & Device Security
GLOBO: Enterprise Mobility in a Box
Radware: DefenseFlow - The SDN Application That Programs Networks for DoS Security
Spirent Communications: Spirent Avalanche NEXT

Network Test & Measurement
Ascom Network Testing: Blixt™
AT&T Inc.: AT&T Application Resource Optimizer (ARO)
RootMetrics: RootScore Reporting

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