FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, and FierceCable Announce Second Annual Fierce Innovation Award Winners

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Technology Companies Recognized for Innovation

FierceMarkets ( announced today the winners of its third annual Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition. The Fierce Innovation Awards is an operator-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, and FierceCable.

Jason Nelson, Publisher of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, and FierceCable, says, “As the Innovation Awards program grows each year so does the level of innovation we see from our entrants. To that end, we are thrilled to be able to offer applicants a unique channel to share their products and services with such an esteemed panel of judges from major global operators.”

Honorees were selected by an exclusive panel of carrier-only judges including Ralph Brown, Chief Technical Officer, CableLabs; Cameron Coursey, VP of Product Development, AT&T’s Emerging Devices Organization; Mattias Fridstrom, VP and Head of Technology, TeliaSonera International; Daniel Gurrola, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Orange; Andrew Ip, Senior Vice President of Infrastructure and Wireless Technology Management, Cablevision System Corporation; Ron Marquardt, Vice President of Technology, Sprint Innovation and Architecture; Dan Murphy, Director, Verizon Innovation Program; Tom Nagel, SVP and GM of Wireless, Comcast ; and Marci Saaijenga, Vice President, Technology Quality and Control Office, Cox Communications, Inc.

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

The five “Best in Show” Winners are:

        Best Green Installation
        Procera Networks, Inc.: RAN Perspectives

        Best Cost-Saving Innovation
        Guavus: CareReflex™

        Best New Revenue Creator/Enhancer
        Payfone, Inc.: Payfone Signature

        Best Technological Problem Solver
        Arbor Networks: Peakflow Threat Management System

        Overall Best New Product/Service
        Openet: Real-time Offer Manager

The Fierce Innovation Award Winners are:

Cable TV/Advanced TV & Video Networks:

Cable & Video Network Architecture
Edgeware: Edgeware Video Consolidation Platform (VCP)

Set-top Boxes & Related Devices
Sling Media, Inc.: Slingbox M1

Over-the-top Services
Kaltura: Kaltura OTT TV

Adobe: Adobe Primetime

Wireless Networks:

Next-Gen Deployment
Avvasi, Inc.: Q-SRV

Cell Sites
Nextivity: Cel-Fi Duo

Traffic Offload
Nitero: NT4600

Metrocell Backhaul
AOptix: Intellimax

Wireline Networks:

Data Communications
Guavus: CareReflex™

Ciena: 8700 Packetwave Platform

Last Mile/Edge/Access
California Eastern Laboratories: MeshWorks™

Data Centers
BTI Systems: BTI Cloud Networking Solution

Network Support, Software, Service Delivery

Conditional Access, Digital Rights Management and Authentication
Payfone, Inc.: Payfone Signature

Cloud Services
Voxox: Voxox

Service/Session Creation, Orchestration & Delivery
Stream: IoTx

Openet: Real-time Offer Manager

Network & Device Security
Arbor Networks: Peakflow Threat Management System

Network Test & Measurement
Procera Networks, Inc.: RAN Perspectives

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