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Fierce Innovation Awards Program Announces Winners & Finalists
[November 13, 2012]

Fierce Innovation Awards Program Announces Winners & Finalists

(GlobeNewswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 NetworksService 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™ Series Telecom Network Core InnovationAffirmed Networks: AN3000 Last- Mile InnovationGenesis Technical Systems: DSL Rings® Transport InnovationOptimum Lightpath: Optimum Lightpath Private Fiber Service Category Finalists: Cable Network Cable Network Innovation PeerApp: UltraBand 6000RGB Networks: Enhanced Video Intelligence Architecture (eVIA) Set Top and Home Networking ARRIS Group, Inc.: ARRIS Whole Home SolutionAT&T: U-verse Easy Remote AppMobile Network B/OSS Innovation InfoVista: Vista 360Reverb Networks: InteliSON Cell Site Innovation Radio Frequency Systems: HYBRIFLEXWIPRO LTD: LTE Small Cell Solution Service Delivery Acme Packet: Net-Net 6300SpiderCloud Wireless, Inc.: SpiderCloud Wireless Enterprise Radio Access Network (E-RAN)Network Innovation Backhaul Innovation Commscope, Inc: Sentinel Microwave AntennasGuavus: The Guavus Reflex™ PlatformVubiq, Inc.: HaulPass SC Cloud Service Innovation AdTran: NetVanta 1535P® Gigabit Ethernet Switch with ActivReach™Infinite Convergence: Personal Messaging Cloud (PMC) Device and Network Security SAP: SAP Afaria SoftwareVSS Monitoring: vProtector™ 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: LocalityTelecom Network Core Innovation Broadcom: Caladan3 BCM88030Mavenir Systems: mOne® Convergence PlatformSidera Networks: Xtreme Ultra-Low Latency Network Last-Mile Innovation Radisys: Trillium® TOTALeNodeB™ViaSat, Inc.: Exede Internet Transport Innovation Infinera: Infinera DTN-X PlatformViaSat, Inc.: Exede InternetOverall "Best in Show" WinnersBest New Product/ ServiceAffirmed Networks: AN3000 Most Efficient/ Cost- SaverVSS Monitoring: VSS Monitoring vBroker™ SeriesMost ProductiveAvvasi, Inc.: Avvasi Q-VUEOverall Most InnovativeTOA Technologies: ETAdirect About FierceMarketsFierceMarkets, a wholly owned subsidiary of Questex Media Group, is a leader in B2B emedia, providing information and marketing services in the telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare, IT, energy, government, and finance industries through its portfolio of email newsletters, websites, webinars and live events. Every business day, FierceMarkets' wide array of publications reaches more than 1.3 million executives in more than 100 countries. Current publications include: Telecom: FierceBroadbandWireless; FierceCable; FierceDeveloper; FierceEnterpriseCommunications; FierceIPTV; FierceMobileContent; FierceOnlineVideo; FierceTelecom; FierceWireless; FierceWireless:Europe; Healthcare: FierceEMR; FierceHealthcare; FierceHealthFinance; FierceHealthIT; FierceHealthPayer; FierceMedicalImaging; FierceMobileHealthcare; FiercePracticeManagement; Hospital Impact; Life Sciences: FierceBiomarkers; FierceBiotech; FierceBiotechIT; FierceBiotech Research; FierceCRO; FierceDrugDelivery; FierceMedicalDevices; FiercePharma; FiercePharmaManufacturing; FierceVaccines; Energy: FierceEnergy; FierceSmartgrid; Enterprise IT: FierceBigData; FierceCIO; FierceCIO:TechWatch; FierceContentManagement; FierceMobileIT; Finance: FierceComplianceIT; FierceFinance; FierceFinanceIT; Government:FierceGovernment; FierceGovernmentIT; FierceHomelandSecurity; and FierceMobileGovernment.

CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT FierceMarkets Heather Martin 202-824-5043 heather@fiercemarkets.com Source: FierceMarkets Inc.

2012 GlobeNewswire, Inc.

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