WASHINGTON, DC – October 29, 2014 – The publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable today released the names of the finalists in the third annual Fierce Innovation Awards. 

Finalists were recognized within 18 distinct categories under the umbrella topics of Pay-TV, Advanced-TV and Video Networks; Wireless Networks; Wireline Networks; and Network Support, Software & Service Delivery.  


Applications were judged by an exclusive carrier-only panel of executives from AT&T, CableLabs, Cablevision System Corporation, Comcast, Cox Communications, Inc., Orange, Sprint, TeliaSonera International Carrier, and Verizon. Full profiles of the judges can be found at https://www.fierceinnovationawards.com/telecom/2014/judges.


All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria: technology innovation, financial impact, market validation and end-user customer experience. Finalists were selected based on calculations of each judges’ scores.


Winners will be announced from amongst the finalists in each category during a live webcast on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 2PM ET.  To register for the webcast, visit:  http://www.fiercewireless.com/offer/fiatelecom2014.


The 2014 Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition Finalists are:


Pay-TV, Advanced-TV & Video Networks:


Cable & Video Network Architecture

Edgeware:  Edgeware Video Consolidation Platform (VCP)

Inca Networks:  Inca Modular Series 4400

Quantenna:  Quantenna QAC2300 chipset and MAUI Dynamic Wi-Fi Management


Set-top Boxes & Related Devices

ARRIS Group, Inc.:  ARRIS SURFboard® SBG6700-AC Wireless Gateway

Celeno:  OptimizAIR™2.0

Sling Media, Inc.:  Slingbox M1


Over-the-top Services

Aquto Corporation:  Sponsored Data Monetization Platform, Kickbit

Kaltura:  Kaltura OTT TV

LiveQoS:  IPQ™ from LiveQoS®



Adobe:  Adobe Primetime

ARRIS Group, Inc.:  ARRIS Merchandiser

QuickPlay Media:  QuickPlay’s OpenVideo platform for AT&T Drive Studio


Wireless Networks:


Next-Gen Development

Avvasi Inc.:  Q-SRV

MagnaCom:  WAM Technology

Mimosa:  B5 Backhaul


Cell Sites

CCS Ltd:  CCS Self-Organizing Small Cell Backhaul

Code On Technologies:  Coded Cellular Access

Nextivity:  Cel-Fi Duo


Traffic Offload

BandwidthX:  BxMarket

Mobolize:  CacheFront™ Mobile

Nitero:  NT4600


Metrocell Backhaul

AOptix:  Intellimax

Fujitsu:  GX4000 E-Band Radio



Wireline Networks:


Data Communications

Guavus:  CareReflex™

T-Mobile:  eSIM

XO Communications:  XO WorkTime



Ciena:  8700 Packetwave Platform

Mavenir Systems:  Evolved Packet Core

Transmode:  Transmode’s Metro 100G Solution


Last Mile/Edge/Access

ADTRAN, Inc.:  ADTRAN Total Access® 5004

California Eastern Laboratories:  MeshWorks™

Mimosa:  A5 Access Point


Data Centers

Broadcom:  Broadcom’s StrataXGS Tomahawk™ Switch Series

BTI Systems:  BTI Cloud Networking Solution

Infinera:  Infinera Cloud Xpress


Network Support, Software, Service Delivery:


Conditional Access, Digital Rights Management and Authentication

NAGRA:  NAGRA anyCAST Security Services Platform

Payfone, Inc.:  Payfone Signature

Verimatrix:  VCAS Ultra


Cloud Services

Envivio, Inc.:  Envivio Nuage℠

MobileAware:  On-device CRM

Voxox:  Voxox


Service/Session Creation, Orchestration & Delivery

Itson:  ItsOn Smart Services Platform™

Stream:  IoTx

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.:  Location ToolKit



Aquto Corporation:  Sponsored Data Monetization Platform, Kickbit

Evolving Systems:  Dynamic SIM Allocation (DSA)

Openet:  Real-time Offer Manager


Network & Device Security

Arbor Networks:  Peakflow Threat Management System

Neustar:  Neustar SiteProtect Always On Hybrid

Payfone, Inc.:  Payfone Mobile Identity Certainty Platform


Network Test & Measurement

Procera Networks, Inc.:  RAN Perspectives

SYM Technology, Inc.:  2G-IS24 iSpectrum®

Telchemy:  SQprobe - virtualized software probe


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