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2018 Shortlist

2018'S WIC LEADING LIGHTS FINALISTS

Most Inspiring Woman in Comms

  • Anne Chow, President – National Business, AT&T Business
  • Suzie Gleeson, Vice President of Cloud Sales Strategy, Digital Realty Trust
  • Zenita Henderson, Senior Director, Marketing Operations & Business Development, Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)
  • Catherine Michel, CTO, Sigma Systems

Hedy Lamarr Award for Female Tech Pioneer of the Year

  • Dr. Jennifer Andreoli-Fang, Distinguished Technologist, CableLabs
  • Darcy Antonellis, CEO, Vubiquity
  • Alla Goldner, Director of Technology, Strategy and Standardization, Amdocs
  • Denice Hasty, Senior Vice President of Customer Experience and Digital, Comcast Business
  • Helen Xenos, Senior Director of Portfolio Marketing, Ciena

Female-Led Startup to Watch

  • Libelium (Alicia Asin, Co-Founder & CEO)
  • Movandi (Maryam Rofugaran, Co-CEO, Founder & COO)

2018 LEADING LIGHTS AWARDS FINALISTS

Most Innovative Cable/Video Product or Service 

  • Comcast -- X1's Winter Olympics Viewing Experience
  • Cisco Systems -- Smart Rate Control enabled Virtual DCM
  • Nokia -- Nokia's virtualized Distributed Access Architecture
  • Evolution Digital -- eSTREAM 4K
  • Huawei Technologies -- Huawei Envision Video platform
  • Harmonic -- VOS SW Cluster

Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service:

  • CommScope -- Era
  • NetComm Wireless -- Intelligent Fixed Wireless Access (IFWA-6xx)
  • Qualcomm Technologies -- Snapdragon X24 LTE Modem
  • Reliance Jio Infocomm -- WiFi Access Point Solution
  • SK Telecom -- T map x NUGU
  • Sprint & Airspan Networks -- Magic Box

Most Innovative Telecoms Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH):

  • 3-GIS -- 3-GIS|Prospector
  • Calix -- Calix AXOS E3-48F Gfast Remote Node
  • Ciena -- Liquid Spectrum
  • CommScope -- NG4
  • Infinera -- ICE5
  • Inphi -- Porrima 16nm 400G PAM4 Platform
  • Juniper Networks -- TCX1000 Programmable ROADM
  • Menara Networks -- Tunable OTN SFP+
  • Microsemi -- DIGI-G5
  • Nokia -- Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3)
  • Oscilloquartz -- OSA 5430 synchronization solution
  • Sedona Systems -- NetFusion

Most Innovative Gigabit/FTTx Service:

  • CityFibre -- FTTP partnership with Vodafone
  • Comcast Business -- Business Internet 1 Gig (general availability)
  • Mediacom Communications -- Open Road Gigabit Expansion
  • Sonic -- Sonic Gigabit Fiber
  • Ting Internet/ADTRAN -- Ting Internet MAGIC Smart Homes Deployment

Most Innovative Business Cloud Service:

  • AT&T -- Cloud to Cloud feature in AT&T NetBond for Cloud
  • Comcast -- Business VoiceEdge
  • Orange -- Orange Cloud
  • Telenet -- Telenet's Wi-Fi Business Service

Most Innovative SD-WAN Service:

  • Aryaka Networks -- SmartACCESS
  • AT&T -- AT&T SD-WAN Network Based
  • Comcast Business -- Comcast Business SD-WAN powered by ActiveCore
  • GTT Communications -- GTT's SD-WAN service
  • Interoute -- Interoute Edge
  • TELUS -- TELUS NaaS
  • Windstream Enterprise -- Windstream Enterprise SD-WAN Concierge service

Most Innovative SD-WAN Product Strategy (Vendor):

  • Cisco Systems -- Cisco SD-WAN
  • Huawei Technologies -- SD-WAN
  • LiveAction – LiveNX
  • Nuage Networks -- SD-WAN 'Branch in a Box' Solution
  • VeloCloud by VMWare -- VeloCloud (now part of VMware) Outcome Driven Networking
  • Versa Networks -- Versa SD-Branch

Most Innovative NFV Deployment Strategy (Network/Data Center Operator):

  • Boingo Wireless
  • Comcast Business

Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy (Vendor):

  • Accanto Systems -- StratOSS Lifecycle Manager (aka IBM Agile Lifecycle Manager)
  • Affirmed Networks -- 5G Mobile Core
  • Amdocs -- Amdocs NFV Powered by ONAP
  • Casa Systems -- Axyom 5G Core
  • ENEA -- NFV Edge Suite
  • EnterpriseWeb -- CloudNFV Solution
  • Huawei Technologies -- Huawei Cloud Core Network Solution
  • Mavenir -- CloudRange
  • Netcracker Technology -- Hybrid Operations Management for Netcracker 12
  • netElastic -- NFV Software
  • RAD -- vAccess
  • VMware -- vCloud NFV OpenStack Carrier Edition

Most Innovative Automation Strategy (Network/Data Center Operator):

  • Colt Technology Services -- Colt automation strategy
  • Epsilon -- API integration
  • Reliance Jio Infocomm and Cisco Systems -- Cisco Network Automation Platform
  • Reliance Jio Infocomm -- Reliance Jio Network Operations Automation
  • SK Telecom -- Carrier Grade Operation Strategy for E2E 5G Network
  • Verizon -- Verizon Service Designer

Most Innovative Edge Computing Strategy:

  • Aricent -- Multi-access Edge Computing Strategy
  • Athonet -- MEC Gateway
  • Huawei Technologies -- Huawei MEC Solution
  • NXP Semiconductors -- NXP Edge Computing Solutions
  • Qwilt -- Open Edge CDN
  • Radisys -- MEC (Multi-Access Edge Computing) Platform
  • Vapor IO -- Project Volutus
  • Vasona Networks -- Path To 5G From The Mobile Edge

Most Innovative Security Strategy:

  • A10 Networks -- Thunder TPS
  • AT&T -- Threat Manager with AWS
  • Equinix -- SmartKey
  • Mavenir -- Spam and Fraud Control
  • Nokia – Deepfield

Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy (Service Provider):

  • AT&T -- Multi-Network Connect
  • Cubic Telecom -- P.180 Connectivity Service

Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy (Vendor):

  • Amazon Web Services -- AWS Greengrass, AWS FreeRTOS, AWS IoT Analytics
  • Huawei Technologies -- Huawei full-stack IoT solutions
  • Nokia -- Nokia Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING)
  • Nordic Semiconductor -- nRF91 Series
  • Verimatrix -- Vtegrity

Most Innovative 5G Technology:

  • Dali Wireless -- Virtual Fronthaul Interface
  • Ericsson -- 5G NR Software
  • Movandi -- BeamX
  • Netcracker Technology -- Netcracker's 5G Monetization solution
  • Radisys -- MobilityEngine
  • SK Telecom -- Perfect 5G Connectivity

Most Innovative 5G Strategy:

  • Ooredoo Qatar -- 5G
  • Qualcomm Technologies -- Multi-Band 5G NR Interoperability
  • Sprint -- 5G Massive MIMO

Outstanding Transformation Strategy (Service Provider):

  • Colt Technology Services -- Strategic Transformation and deployment of the Colt IQ Network
  • Intelsat -- Hybrid Networks for Connected Cars
  • Reliance Jio Infocomm -- Tribe: Enterprise Collaboration Suite

Outstanding Components Vendor:

  • Acacia
  • Champion One
  • MaxLinear
  • Microsemi
  • Source Photonics

Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor:

  • Infovista
  • Kentik
  • Keysight Technologies
  • Litepoint
  • Polystar
  • Sandvine
  • Spirent
  • Verimatrix
  • VIAVI Solutions

Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor:

  • Accedian
  • Amdocs
  • EnterpriseWeb
  • Itential
  • Lumina Networks
  • MYCOM OSI
  • Netcracker Technology
  • Openet
  • Sigma Systems
  • Tata Consultancy Services

Outstanding Communications Technology Vision:

  • Apstra -- Apstra Operating System 2.1
  • CBRS Alliance -- Spectrum Sharing Implementation Strategy
  • Cohere Technologies -- 5G turboConnect Fixed Wireless Access
  • Juniper Networks -- The Self-Driving Network

Company of the Year (Private):

  • Apstra
  • Aryaka Networks
  • Colt Technology Services
  • Sedona Systems
  • Sigma Systems

Company of the Year (Public):

  • Amdocs
  • Boingo Wireless
  • Comcast Business
  • GTT Communications
  • Infinera
  • RADCOM
  • Reliance Jio Infocomm
  • VMware

Best Deal Maker:

  • Amdocs
  • GTT Communications
  • VIAVI Solutions