The Network Intelligence Alliance Announces IOPN Awards 2016 Winners at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

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Parallel Wireless, AT&T, and VeloCloud win Intelligent Open Networking (IOPN) Awards 2016 for excellence in combining intelligence with open networking.

IOPN Awards 2016
The leading players are increasingly recognizing the crucial combination of openness and intelligence to make tomorrow’s networks successful.

The Network Intelligence Alliance (NI Alliance), an industry organization promoting collaboration among vendors of products or solutions based on network intelligence, announced the winners of the Intelligent Open Networking (IOPN) Awards 2016. These industry awards recognize and reward service providers and technology vendors that successfully combine intelligence with open networking in their Proof of Concepts, services and solutions.

Winners of the IOPN Awards 2016 were selected by a jury of independent analysts composed of Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading; Joe Hoffman, Vice President, Strategic Technology, ABI Research and Shira Levine, Research Director, IHS.

The IOPN Awards 2016 winners are:

Category 1: Best Innovation combining intelligence with open networking:

  • Parallel Wireless for HetNet Gateway (HNG)

Category 2: Best Proof of Concept combining intelligence with open networking:

  • AT&T for Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD)

Category 3: Best Service or Solution combining intelligence with open networking:

  • VeloCloud for VeloCloud Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)

The winners were announced yesterday in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress, at the IOPN Awards Evening at the Bar-Restaurant GLUB.

“While the industry is spending considerable time and resources on openness and virtualization of networks, the time has come to add crucial capabilities such as intelligence to unleash the full potential of open networking,” said Erik Larsson, Chairman of the NI Alliance. “This year’s award applications show that all the leading players are increasingly recognizing the crucial combination of openness and intelligence to make tomorrow’s networks successful.”

For more information about the IOPN Awards: http://www.iopnawards.org/

About the NI Alliance
The NI Alliance is an industry organization promoting collaboration among vendors of products or solutions based on network intelligence. Members are suppliers of network intelligence technology components; software vendors; and information providers of solutions, such as cybersecurity, telecom service assurance, traffic optimization and more. Participation in the NI Alliance helps members build and market innovative solutions to network operators and enterprise customers seeking to improve performance, security and quality of network-dependent services.

For more information, please visit http://www.nialliance.org.

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