2017 SPIFFY Award Winners Announced at Telecom Council's Annual Service Provider Forum Ceremony

Seven young, pioneering companies were recognized by the Service Provider Innovation Forum (SPIF) at the 10th Annual SPIFFY Awards held last night at TC3 Summit.

Since 2001, the Telecom Council has worked to identify and recognize companies who represent a broad range of cutting-edge telecom products and services. From there, dozens of young companies are presented each month to the Service Provider Innovation Forum (SPIF), ComTech Forum, IoT Forum, and Investor Forum.

SPIF members, who represent cutting-edge telcos from over 50 countries and who serve over 3B subscribers, selected seven companies from hundreds of presenting communication startup companies and 30 SPIFFY nominees as best-in-class in their respective categories. Each winner, who is set apart for their dedication, technical vision, and interest from the global service provider community, is a company to watch in the telecommunication industry.

The winners below represent the best and brightest in their respective categories.

  • The Graham Bell Award for Best Communication Solutions - Sightcall
  • Edison Award for Most Innovative Startup - DataRPM
  • San Andreas Award for Most Disruptive Technology - Veniam
  • Core Award for Best Fixed Telecom Opportunity - Datera
  • Zephyr Award for Best Mobile Opportunity - AtheerAir
  • Ground Breaker Award for Engineering Excellence - Cinova
  • Prodigy Award for the Most Successful SPIF Alumni - Plex

And this year's entrepreneurs had a chance to vote on the operators as well, to give a shout out to those telcos who were supportive, approachable, and helpful to young and growing telecom companies. And they chose:

  • Fred & Ginger Award for the Most Supportive Carrier – Verizon

Last night, SPIFFY nominees attended the awards ceremony, joined by 50 global fixed and wireless communications companies and over 300 industry professionals. Photos can be found on Telecom Council's blog and Instagram pages.

About the Telecom Council: The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley is Where Telecom Meets Innovation. We connect the companies who are building communication networks, with the people and ideas that are creating them - 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 leverage the Telecom Council network. For more information and to join our invitation list, visit: https://www.telecomcouncil.com.

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Source: The Telecom Council