Global Carriers Select Candidates for Telecom Council’s 2018 SPIFFY Awards

Telecom Council’s Service Provider Innovation Forum (SPIF) have identified 20 young innovative companies who have demonstrated the technology, vision and roadmaps required to disrupt the communications industry.

Each year up to 150 communications start-ups, representing a broad range of telecom products and services, have their presentations scrutinized, their technology analyzed, and their business models challenged by our SPIF members during monthly meetings between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018. The results of these deliberations are below, as our SPIF community identified which companies excelled in the given categories.

The 2018 SPIFFY Awards will be held on Wednesday, October 17th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Juniper Aspiration Dome, Sunnyvale, California. This event is open to the public and attended by telecommunications executives from around the world. To learn more about this public event, click here (https://www.telecomcouncil.com/spiffys)

And the 2018 SPIFFY AWARD NOMINEES are …

The Graham Bell Award for Best Communication Solutions
Telecommunications began with the invention of the telegraph in 1837, the telephone in 1876 and has evolved from voice communications to include text, video and satellites. This award recognizes the company that advanced the noble cause of improving telecommunications, and the nominees have demonstrated their commitment to this expanding field to our Service Provider Forum by creating solutions that advance people’s ability to communicate whenever and wherever they want.

  • BLITZZ
  • HELLO VERA
  • NEBBIOLO
  • VOICEBASE
  • XNOR

Edison Award for Most Innovative Startup
Some ideas are so unusual they surprise you, but it’s a small minority of these that are also likely to succeed. This award recognizes the start-ups with the most innovative ideas, but also the ability to successfully bring that idea to market. The nominees have demonstrated their commitment to innovation with endless hours and passion that have made the impossible, possible.

  • DIGITALGENIUS
  • LIV
  • PROSUME.IO
  • UBIQUITILINK
  • VASONA NETWORKS

San Andreas Award for Most Disruptive Technology
Because complacency is not an option, the Telecom Council believes in the importance of companies who think outside the box and make the market sit-up and take notice. This award recognizes the most game-changing start-up to present to the Telecom Council. Our Service Provider Forum members believe these nominees have demonstrated the ability disrupt markets and change the way people do things.

  • METAWAVE
  • SERENA
  • STEM
  • VOXEET
  • WHAT3WORDS

Zephyr Award for Best Mobile Opportunity
Building a successful mobile company is harder than it was 10 years ago, but Telecom Council members are constantly scouting for start-ups who have built mobile solutions that fit into their operations and subscriber base. This award category focuses on wireless telecom and the edge of the network, and our Service Provider Forum members have a strong in taking these nominees into their networks.

  • D.RECT
  • EVEREST NETWORKS
  • MOJO NETWORKS
  • NOVI SECURITY
  • VAPOR IO

The SPIFFY Awards reception takes place during the 10th Annual TC3 Summit, Oct 17-18, Sunnyvale, California. Agenda, speakers, sponsors, and meeting opportunities online at http://www.telecomcouncil.com/tc3.

Connect with TC3 on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter. The preferred hashtags of the 2017 TC3 Summit are #TC3Summit and #SPIFFYS. For media partnerships and media passes, contact linda(at)telecomcouncil(dot)com. Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are available.

About the Telecom Council: Through our Service Provider Forum, ComTech Forum and IoT Forum monthly meetings and annual events, we connect global communication service providers and vendors with innovations that are pushing the industry forward – by putting telcos, vendors and investors from across the globe together in the same room with startups, demos, and entrepreneurs. Since 2001, our Forums have introduced over 2000 executives from 750 communication companies including 60 carriers across 30 meetings each year. Learn more about Telecom Council including our Forums, members and membership benefits online at http://www.telecomcouncil.com.

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