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Fifth Annual Telecom Council SPIFFY Award Winners Announced

Global Telecom Service Providers Recognize Telecom Startups.


Sunnyvale, CA  September 12, 2012 - The Service Provider members of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley awarded 8 young telecom companies for their innovation, execution, management, and technologies at the association’s annual  SPIFFY Award ceremony, on day 1 of the annual TC3: Telecom Council Carrier Connections Executive Summit. SPIFFY nominees attended the ceremony, sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services, joined by over 400 telecom professionals, including 20 senior executive carrier speakers from the summit. 

Members of the Service Provider Forum (SPIF) reviewed over 200 start-ups at Telecom Council meetings over the past year. Competition for these awards is stiff because all startups are screened by Telecom Council Steering Committees before they are selected to present to the SPIF or other Telecom Council meetings. Startups who present have been identified as having ideas, relevance, and traction that most appeal to our carriers from around the globe. 
Over 25 carrier members voted on over 200 startup companies and the winners of the 2012 SPIFFY Awards are:

  • The Edison Award for Most Innovative Start-Up goes to Plex.
  • The Ground Breaker Award for Engineering Excellence goes to Expertmaker.
  • The Graham Bell Award for Best Communication Solutions goes to Blue Jeans Network.
  • The San Andreas Award for Most Disruptive Technology goes to Bridgewave Communications.
  • The Core Award for Best Fixed Telecom Opportunity goes to Cloudscaling.
  • The Zephyr Award for Best Mobile Opportunity goes to Devicescape.
  • The Prodigy Award for the Most Successful SPiF Alumni is Ruckus Wireless.
  • The Fred & Ginger Award for Most Supportive Carrier goes to Bouygues Telecom for the active role of their Silicon Valley-based team in supporting telecom entrepreneurs. 

President of Telecom Council, Liz Kerton said proudly of the 25 SPIF carriers and this year’s crop of startups, “The past year has been a great for innovation in telecom; we all applaud these winners for their contributions to the future of our industry.” The Telecom Council looks forward to presenting many more telecom startups to the industry in 2012 and beyond.
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 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 25 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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