WASHINGTON, DC – November 13, 2013 – FierceMarkets (www.fiercemarkets.com) 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™


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