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[November 13, 2012]

Fierce Innovation Awards Program Announces Winners & Finalists

WASHINGTON, Nov 13, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- FierceMarkets (www.fiercemarkets.com) today announced the winners of its inaugural Fierce Innovation Awards program. The Fierce Innovation Awards is an operator-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, and FierceCable. Products and solutions from companies were scored and recognized on three levels: Finalist, Winner, and overall "Best in Show." Honorees were evaluated by an exclusive panel of judges from major telecommunications service providers including Stephen Bye, CTO and VP of Technology Development & Strategy at Sprint; Mattias Fridstrom, VP and Head of Technology at TeliaSonera International Carrier; Abhi Ingle, VP of Ecosystem and Innovation at AT&T; Tom Nagel, SVP of Business Development & Strategy, for Communications & Data Services at Comcast Cable; Todd Smith, Director of Media Relations at Cox Communications; and Jim Wales, Executive Director of Networks at Verizon.

Judges evaluated hundreds of submissions based on the following criteria: technology innovation, financial impact, market validation and end-user customer experience.

Winners were recognized across 13 distinct categories in the areas of Cable Network, Mobile Network, Network Innovation, and Telecom Network. In addition to the winners, 2-3 finalists were recognized in each category based on the judges' scores. Four overall "Best in Show" winners were also selected for additional recognition.

"We are thrilled with the response to our inaugural awards program," said Jason Nelson, Publisher of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, and FierceCable. "The spirit of innovation is alive and well within the telecom industry and we are pleased to be able to offer a forum for these pioneers to gain the recognition they deserve." The winners and finalists of the Fierce Innovation Awards 2012 are as follows: Category Winners: Cable Network Cable Network Innovation TOA Technologies: ETAdirect Set Top and Home Networking Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.: Hy Fi Mobile Network B/OSS Innovation Ericsson: Ericsson Experience Manager Cell Site Innovation Samsung Electronics: Smart LTE Networks Service Delivery WeFi Inc.: WeANDSF UXT Platform (WeFi's Access Network Discovery and Selection Function User Experience Topology Platform) Network Innovation Backhaul Innovation Redline Communications: RAS Nomadic Platform Cloud Service Innovation iControl Networks: The iControl OpenHome Software Platform Device and Network Security NetMotion Wireless: Mobility XE OTT Service Innovation Avvasi Inc.: Avvasi Q-VUE Test and Measurement VSS Monitoring: VSS Monitoring vBroker(TM) Series Telecom Network Core Innovation Affirmed Networks: AN3000 Last- Mile Innovation Genesis Technical Systems: DSL Rings(R) Transport Innovation Optimum Lightpath: Optimum Lightpath Private Fiber Service Category Finalists: Cable Network Cable Network Innovation -- PeerApp: UltraBand 6000 -- RGB Networks: Enhanced Video Intelligence Architecture (eVIA) Set Top and Home Networking -- ARRIS Group, Inc.: ARRIS Whole Home Solution -- AT&T: U-verse Easy Remote App Mobile Network B/OSS Innovation -- InfoVista: Vista 360 -- Reverb Networks: InteliSON Cell Site Innovation -- Radio Frequency Systems: HYBRIFLEX -- WIPRO LTD: LTE Small Cell Solution Service Delivery -- Acme Packet: Net-Net 6300 -- SpiderCloud Wireless, Inc.: SpiderCloud Wireless Enterprise Radio Access Network (E-RAN) Network Innovation Backhaul Innovation -- Commscope, Inc: Sentinel Microwave Antennas -- Guavus: The Guavus Reflex(TM) Platform -- Vubiq, Inc.: HaulPass SC Cloud Service Innovation -- AdTran: NetVanta 1535P(R) Gigabit Ethernet Switch with ActivReach(TM) -- Infinite Convergence: Personal Messaging Cloud (PMC) Device and Network Security -- SAP: SAP Afaria Software -- VSS Monitoring: vProtector(TM) Series OTT Service Innovation -- RGB Networks: Enhanced Video Intelligence Architecture (eVIA) -- Viaccess-Orca: IPTV/OTT Service Delivery Platform Test and Measurement -- AT&T: Application Resource Optimizer (ARO) -- NetMotion Wireless: Locality Telecom Network Core Innovation -- Broadcom: Caladan3 BCM88030 -- Mavenir Systems: mOneÂ(R) Convergence Platform -- Sidera Networks: Xtreme Ultra-Low Latency Network Last-Mile Innovation -- Radisys: Trillium(R) TOTALeNodeB(TM) -- ViaSat, Inc.: Exede Internet Transport Innovation -- Infinera: Infinera DTN-X Platform -- ViaSat, Inc.: Exede Internet Overall "Best in Show" Winners Best New Product/ Service Affirmed Networks: AN3000 Most Efficient/ Cost- Saver VSS Monitoring: VSS Monitoring vBroker(TM) Series Most Productive Avvasi, Inc.: Avvasi Q-VUE Overall Most Innovative TOA Technologies: ETAdirect About FierceMarkets FierceMarkets, a wholly owned subsidiary of Questex Media Group, is a leader in B2B emedia, providing information and marketing services in the telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare, IT, energy, government, and finance industries through its portfolio of email newsletters, websites, webinars and live events. Every business day, FierceMarkets' wide array of publications reaches more than 1.3 million executives in more than 100 countries.

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CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT FierceMarkets Heather Martin 202-824-5043 heather@fiercemarkets.com

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