Finalists Announced in Third Annual Fierce Innovation Awards

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Technology companies recognized for innovative products and services

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

Finalists were recognized within 18 distinct categories under the umbrella topics of Pay-TV, Advanced-TV and 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, CableLabs, Cablevision System Corporation, Comcast, Cox Communications, Inc., Orange, Sprint, 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 calculations of each judges’ scores.

Winners will be announced from amongst the finalists in each category during a live webcast on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 2PM ET. To register for the webcast, visit:

The 2014 Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition Finalists are:

Pay-TV, Advanced-TV & Video Networks:

Cable & Video Network Architecture
Edgeware: Edgeware Video Consolidation Platform (VCP)
Inca Networks: Inca Modular Series 4400
Quantenna: Quantenna QAC2300 chipset and MAUI Dynamic Wi-Fi Management

Set-top Boxes & Related Devices
ARRIS Group, Inc.: ARRIS SURFboard® SBG6700-AC Wireless Gateway
Celeno: OptimizAIR™2.0
Sling Media, Inc.: Slingbox M1

Over-the-top Services
Aquto Corporation: Sponsored Data Monetization Platform, Kickbit
Kaltura: Kaltura OTT TV
LiveQoS: IPQ™ from LiveQoS®

Adobe: Adobe Primetime
ARRIS Group, Inc.: ARRIS Merchandiser
QuickPlay Media: QuickPlay’s OpenVideo platform for AT&T Drive Studio

Wireless Networks:

Next-Gen Development
Avvasi Inc.: Q-SRV
MagnaCom: WAM Technology
Mimosa: B5 Backhaul

Cell Sites
CCS Ltd: CCS Self-Organizing Small Cell Backhaul
Code On Technologies: Coded Cellular Access
Nextivity: Cel-Fi Duo

Traffic Offload
BandwidthX: BxMarket
Mobolize: CacheFront™ Mobile
Nitero: NT4600

Metrocell Backhaul
AOptix: Intellimax
Fujitsu: GX4000 E-Band Radio

Wireline Networks:

Data Communications
Guavus: CareReflex™
T-Mobile: eSIM
XO Communications: XO WorkTime

Ciena: 8700 Packetwave Platform
Mavenir Systems: Evolved Packet Core
Transmode: Transmode’s Metro 100G Solution

Last Mile/Edge/Access
ADTRAN, Inc.: ADTRAN Total Access® 5004
California Eastern Laboratories: MeshWorks™
Mimosa: A5 Access Point

Data Centers
Broadcom: Broadcom’s StrataXGS Tomahawk™ Switch Series
BTI Systems: BTI Cloud Networking Solution
Infinera: Infinera Cloud Xpress

Network Support, Software, Service Delivery:

Conditional Access, Digital Rights Management and Authentication
NAGRA: NAGRA anyCAST Security Services Platform
Payfone, Inc.: Payfone Signature
Verimatrix: VCAS Ultra

Cloud Services
Envivio, Inc.: Envivio Nuage℠
MobileAware: On-device CRM
Voxox: Voxox

Service/Session Creation, Orchestration & Delivery
Itson: ItsOn Smart Services Platform™
Stream: IoTx
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.: Location ToolKit

Aquto Corporation: Sponsored Data Monetization Platform, Kickbit
Evolving Systems: Dynamic SIM Allocation (DSA)
Openet: Real-time Offer Manager

Network & Device Security
Arbor Networks: Peakflow Threat Management System
Neustar: Neustar SiteProtect Always On Hybrid
Payfone, Inc.: Payfone Mobile Identity Certainty Platform

Network Test & Measurement
Procera Networks, Inc.: RAN Perspectives
SYM Technology, Inc.: 2G-IS24 iSpectrum®
Telchemy: SQprobe - virtualized software probe

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