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

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Companies Recognized for Innovation

FierceMarkets ( announced today its second annual Fierce Innovation Award Winners. 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, “The Fierce Innovation awards celebrate the companies who are on the cutting edge of innovation in the wireless, wireline and advanced TV and network sectors of our industry. We were once again overwhelmed by the number and the quality of the applications we received.”

Honorees were selected by an exclusive panel of carrier-only judges including Ed Chao, SVP Corporate Engineering & Network Operations, MetroPCS; Mattias Fridstrom, VP and Head of Technology, TeliaSonera International; 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 Smith, Director of Media Relations, Cox Communications; Jack Tang, Executive Director, Corporate Technology, Verizon; and Scott Vanderwel, Vice President and Group Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning, Rogers Communications.

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

The four “Best in Show” Winners are:

Best Cost-Saving Innovation
Skyfire: Rocket Optimizer 3.0

Best New Revenue Creator/Enhancer
RGB Networks: Ad Insertion for Multiscreen (AIM)

Best Technological Problem Solver
PMC Sierra: WinPath4, 4th Gen Mobile Backhaul Processor

Overall Best New Product/Service
RGB Networks: Ad Insertion for Multiscreen (AIM)

The Fierce Innovation Award Winners are:

    Cable TV/Advanced TV & Video Networks:

    Cable & Video Network Architecture
    Triveni Digital: Triveni Digital StreamScope® Portal

    Set-top Boxes & Related Devices
    ARRIS Inc. Group: Motorola SBG6782-AC SURFboard® Gateway by ARRIS

    Home Networking
    Quantenna Communications: Quantenna QSR1000 Wave 2 802.11ac Solution

    Over-the-top Services
    Conviva: Conviva Precision

    RGB Networks: Ad Insertion for Multiscreen (AIM)

    Wireless Networks:

    Mobile Core
    Mavenir: Virtualized IMS Platform

    Cell Sites
    InfoVista: Mentum Planet 5.6

    Traffic Offload
    Devicescape: Devicescape Curator Service

    Backhaul Finalists
    PMC Sierra: WinPath4, 4th Gen Mobile Backhaul Processor

    Wireline Networks:

    Infinite Convergence: Personal Messaging Cloud

    Data Centers
Virtela: Virtela’s Managed IT Infrastructure Service (featuring VirtelaPredict) for Virtualized Data Centers and Private Clouds

     Last Mile/Edge/Access
     Entropic: c.LINK® 1.1+

     Network Support, Software, Service Delivery

    Cloud Services
    Skyfire: Rocket Optimizer 3.0

    Service/Session Creation, Orchestration & Delivery
    NativeX: Carrier Branded Mobile Error Handling

    NativeX: Carrier Branded Mobile Error Handling

    Network & Device Security
    GLOBO: Enterprise Mobility in a Box

    Network Test & Measurement
    Ascom Network Testing: Blixt™

About FierceMarkets
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