Fierce Innovation Awards Program Announces Winners & Finalists
Written by FierceMarkets   
Wednesday, 14 November 2012

FierceMarkets (www.fiercemarkets.com) today announced the winners of its inaugural Fierce Innovation Awards program. 

The Fierce Innovation Awards is an
operator-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceWireless,
FierceTelecom, and FierceCable. Products and solutions from companies
were scored and recognized on three levels: Finalist, Winner, and
overall "Best in Show."

Honorees were evaluated by an exclusive panel of judges from major
telecommunications service providers including Stephen Bye, CTO and VP
of Technology Development & Strategy at Sprint; Mattias Fridstrom, VP
and Head of Technology at TeliaSonera International Carrier; Abhi
Ingle, VP of Ecosystem and Innovation at AT&T; Tom Nagel, SVP of
Business Development & Strategy, for Communications & Data Services at
Comcast Cable; Todd Smith, Director of Media Relations at Cox
Communications; and Jim Wales, Executive Director of Networks at
Verizon.

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

Winners were recognized across 13 distinct categories in the areas of
Cable Network, Mobile Network, Network Innovation, and Telecom Network.
In addition to the winners, 2-3 finalists were recognized in each
category based on the judges' scores. Four overall "Best in Show"
winners were also selected for additional recognition.

"We are thrilled with the response to our inaugural awards program,"
said Jason Nelson, Publisher of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, and
FierceCable. "The spirit of innovation is alive and well within the
telecom industry and we are pleased to be able to offer a forum for
these pioneers to gain the recognition they deserve."

The winners and finalists of the Fierce Innovation Awards 2012 are as
follows:

Category Winners:

Cable Network

Cable Network InnovationTOA Technologies: ETAdirect

Set Top and Home NetworkingQualcomm Atheros, Inc.: Hy Fi

Mobile Network

B/OSS InnovationEricsson: Ericsson Experience Manager

Cell Site InnovationSamsung Electronics: Smart LTE Networks

Service DeliveryWeFi Inc.: WeANDSF UXT Platform (WeFi's Access Network
Discovery and Selection Function User Experience Topology Platform)

Network Innovation

Backhaul InnovationRedline Communications: RAS Nomadic Platform

Cloud Service InnovationiControl Networks: The iControl OpenHome
Software Platform

Device and Network SecurityNetMotion Wireless: Mobility XE

OTT Service InnovationAvvasi Inc.: Avvasi Q-VUE

Test and MeasurementVSS Monitoring: VSS Monitoring vBroker(TM) Series

Telecom Network

Core InnovationAffirmed Networks: AN3000

Last- Mile InnovationGenesis Technical Systems: DSL Rings(R)

Transport InnovationOptimum Lightpath: Optimum Lightpath Private Fiber
Service

Category Finalists:

Cable Network

Cable Network Innovation


-- PeerApp: UltraBand 6000
-- RGB Networks: Enhanced Video Intelligence Architecture (eVIA)




Set Top and Home Networking


-- ARRIS Group, Inc.: ARRIS Whole Home Solution
-- AT&T: U-verse Easy Remote App




Mobile Network

B/OSS Innovation


-- InfoVista: Vista 360
-- Reverb Networks: InteliSON




Cell Site Innovation


-- Radio Frequency Systems: HYBRIFLEX
-- WIPRO LTD: LTE Small Cell Solution




Service Delivery


-- Acme Packet: Net-Net 6300
-- SpiderCloud Wireless, Inc.: SpiderCloud Wireless Enterprise Radio Access
Network (E-RAN)




Network Innovation

Backhaul Innovation


-- Commscope, Inc: Sentinel Microwave Antennas
-- Guavus: The Guavus Reflex(TM) Platform
-- Vubiq, Inc.: HaulPass SC




Cloud Service Innovation


-- AdTran: NetVanta 1535P(R) Gigabit Ethernet Switch with ActivReach(TM)
-- Infinite Convergence: Personal Messaging Cloud (PMC)




Device and Network Security


-- SAP: SAP Afaria Software
-- VSS Monitoring: vProtector(TM) Series




OTT Service Innovation


-- RGB Networks: Enhanced Video Intelligence Architecture (eVIA)
-- Viaccess-Orca: IPTV/OTT Service Delivery Platform




Test and Measurement


-- AT&T: Application Resource Optimizer (ARO)
-- NetMotion Wireless: Locality




Telecom Network

Core Innovation


-- Broadcom: Caladan3 BCM88030
-- Mavenir Systems: mOneÂ(R) Convergence Platform
-- Sidera Networks: Xtreme Ultra-Low Latency Network




Last-Mile Innovation


-- Radisys: Trillium(R) TOTALeNodeB(TM)
-- ViaSat, Inc.: Exede Internet




Transport Innovation


-- Infinera: Infinera DTN-X Platform
-- ViaSat, Inc.: Exede Internet




Overall "Best in Show" Winners

Best New Product/ ServiceAffirmed Networks: AN3000

Most Efficient/ Cost- SaverVSS Monitoring: VSS Monitoring vBroker(TM)
Series

Most ProductiveAvvasi, Inc.: Avvasi Q-VUE

Overall Most InnovativeTOA Technologies: ETAdirect

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