Fierce Innovation Awards Announces Deadline Extension

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Applications for Program Recognizing Innovation in the Telecom Industry Now Due Friday, October 11

FierceMarkets ( today announced it is extending the application deadline for its second annual Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition. Applicants now have until Friday, October 11, 2013 at midnight ET to submit their innovative product or service to the program for review.

The Fierce Innovation Awards is an operator-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, and FierceCable. Fierce is accepting application submissions in 17 distinct categories in the following areas of innovation: Cable TV/Advanced TV & Video Networks; Wireless Networks; Wireline Networks; and Network Support, Software, Service Delivery. Full details on categories and the application form can be found online at:

Winners will be selected by an exclusive panel of third-party executives from major telecom, wireless and cable operators including: Ed Chao, SVP Corporate Engineering & Network Operations, MetroPCS; Mattias Fridstrom, VP & Head of Technology, TeliaSonera International Carrier; Andrew Ip, Senior Vice President of Infrastructure and Wireless Technology Management, Cablevision System Corporation; Tom Nagel, SVP and GM of Wireless, Comcast; Chris Rice, Vice President, AT&T Labs Research, AT&T; Todd C. Smith, Director, Media Relations, Cox Communications; and Jack Tang, Executive Director, Corporate Technology, Verizon.

The panel will review applicants’ products and services and judge their ability to meet the following criteria: technology innovation, financial impact, market validation, and end-user customer experience. Winners will be announced via a live Webcast in November and will also be featured in an Innovation Special Report.

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