Innovative Startups Win Seven SPIFFY Awards at TC3 Summit

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From nearly 200 young telecom companies who presented to Telecom Council in the past year, 2015 SPIFFY winners are identified as having ideas, relevance and traction that most appeal to the innovation teams from 50 fixed and wireless carrier members.

Mountain View, Calif., USA – WEBWIRE – Thursday, October 01, 2015
The Service Provider Innovation Forum (SPIF) of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley awarded seven young telecom companies for their innovation, execution, management and technology last night at the Council’s annual SPIFFY Award ceremony, held during the 8th annual TC3 Summit: Telecom Council Carrier Connections. SPIFFY nominees attended the ceremony, joined by 50 global fixed and wireless telcos and over 600 telecom professionals.

SPIF members review startups at Telecom Council meetings several times each month. Competition for these awards is stiff because all startups are screened before they are selected to present to the Telecom Council. All startups who present have already been identified as having ideas, relevance, and traction that most appeal to our carriers from around the globe.

38 nominees from 200 startups were announced in August 2015; and from TC3 here are the winners of the 2015 SPIFFY Awards:

The Graham Bell Award for Best Communication Solutions goes to Jolata
The Edison Award for Most Innovative Start-Up goes to Indoor Atlas
The San Andreas Award for Most Disruptive Technology goes to Zimperium
The Core Award for Best Fixed Telecom Opportunity goes to 1 Mainstream
The Zephyr Award for Best Mobile Opportunity goes to Pradeo
The Ground Breaker Award for Engineering Excellence goes to Parstream
The Prodigy Award for the Most Successful SPiF Alumni is Kumu Networks
The Fred & Ginger Award for Most Supportive Carrier goes to Sprint
“As we applaud the 2015 SPIFFY Winners for their impact on the communications industry,” said Telecom Council President, Liz Kerton, “we also applaud the operators who are committed to working with startups and entrepreneurs to build new and improved communications networks and services.” Next year’s TC3 Summit, in Silicon Valley on September 28-29, 2016, will feature many of their partnership success stories.

About the Telecom Council
The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley is Where Telecom Meets Innovation. The Council connects the companies who are building communication networks, with the people and ideas that are creating it – by putting those companies, research, ideas, capital, and human expertise from across the globe together in the same room. Last year, The Telecom Council connected over 2,000 executives from 750 telecom companies and 60 fixed and wireless carriers across 40 meeting topics. By joining, speaking, sponsoring, or simply participating in a meeting, there are many ways telecom companies of any size can use the Telecom Council network. For more information and to join our invitation list, visit

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