FierceTelecom Announces Winners of Fourth Annual Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition

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Technology companies recognized for innovative products and services

FierceMarkets ( today announced the winners of its fourth annual Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition. This unique industry awards program is powered by the publishers of FierceWireless, FireceTelecom, and FierceCable.

Jason Nelson, Publisher of FierceTelecom, says, “We’re so pleased with the response to this year’s program. Our finalists and winners exhibit the remarkable level of innovation that we’ve come to expect from our applicants. The Fierce Innovation Awards create a platform which allows technology companies to stand out from the crowd, and we couldn’t be more proud of its success.”

Winners were announced across 24 distinct categories. The judges also selected 6 companies and their solutions from the pool of individual category winners for special recognition as “Best in Show” winners.

Winners were selected by an exclusive panel of judges which included: Jeff Cologna, Strategic Partnerships, U.S. Cellular Product & Innovation; Andrew Ip, Senior Vice President of Optimum Labs, Cablevision System Corporation; Dan Murphy, Director, Verizon Innovation Program; Mattias Fridström, Vice President & Head of Technology, TeliaSonera International Carrier; Robert Howald, Vice President of Network Architecture, Comcast; Ron Marquardt, Ph.D., Vice President of Technology, Innovation & Architecture, Sprint; David A. Mayo, Senior Vice President of Technology, T-Mobile USA; and Michael Weston, Senior Executive, Verizon.

Judges evaluated submissions based on technology innovation, financial impact, market validation, compatibility with existing network environments, end-user customer experience, and overall level of innovation.

The 2015 Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition Winners are:

Evolving Systems: DSA

Business Systems
Fonality: Heads Up Display (HUD) Web and Mobile

Cable and Video Network Architecture
Casa Systems: C100G Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP)

Cell Sites
MultiTech Systems: MultiConnect Conduit

Cloud Services
Aeris: AerCloud
Conditional Access, Digital Rights Management and Authentication
ID Analytics: ID Connect

Ciena: 5430 Packet-Optical Platform

Customer Security
Payfone, Inc: Identity Certainty Platform

Data Centers
BTI: BTI Cloud Exchange Solution

Data Communications
XO Communications: XO Wireless Backup Service

Last Mile/Edge/Access
VeloCloud: Cloud-delivered SD-WAN

Managed Services
AT&T: AT&T Drive Studio

Metrocell Backhaul
Tarana Wireless: AbsoluteAir 2 (AA2)

Imagine Communications: CloudXtream DVR

Muni Solutions/GigaWi-Fi Hotspots
SanDisk Corporation: iNAND 7232

Network and Device Security
Vysk Communications: QS1 Smartphone Case

Network and Test Measurement
Solutelia LLC: WINd

Next-Gen Deployment
Altiostar: NFV C-RAN Solution

OTT Services
Kaltura: Kaltura OTT Now

Over-The-Top (OTT) Monetization
Payfone, Inc: Payfone Signature

Program Guides

Set-Top Boxes and Related Devices

Spectrum Efficiency
MagnaCom: WAM-RX

Traffic Offload
Aptilo Networks: Aptilo Service Management Platform (SMP)

The six “Best in Show” Winners are:

Best Green Installation
Casa Systems: C100G Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP)

Best Cost-Saving Innovation
VeloCloud: Cloud-delivered SD-WAN

Best New Revenue Creator/Enhancer
Kaltura: Kaltura OTT Now

Best Technological Problem-Solver
MagnaCom: WAM-RX

Best Internet of Things (IOT) Application
Aeris: AerCloud

Best Value-Added Service
Imagine Communications: CloudXtream DVR

More detailed information about each of the winners can be found in a supplementary Innovation Report published in conjunction with the awards program. To download the report, click here.

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