SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TelcoVision (formerly TelcoTV), the industry's largest conference and expo focused on small and mid-tier broadband network service providers, today announced the finalists of the TelcoVision Awards program. The TelcoVision Awards recognize exceptional communications service providers and products in the broadband telecommunications industry. Produced by UBM Tech and NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, TelcoVision will take place October 23-25 at the Las Vegas Hotel. For more information and to register, visit telcovisiononline.com.
The annual TelcoVision Awards program (formerly the TelcoTV Vision Awards), honors significant strides technology vendors and broadband providers have made over the past year to advance the telco industry. Finalists for the two categories include:
Service Provider of the Year:
- Canby Telcom
- City of Ponca
- Layered Tech
Product of the Year:
- Entone, Product: FusionTV®
- ETI Software Solutions, Product: Overture GIS
- Innoband, Product: SENSE
- Qwilt, Product: QB-Series 200
- ZTE, Product: B760D Smart STB
"TelcoVision is proud to once again honor the most competitive companies in the industry," said Fred Knight, TelcoVision General Manager. "We commend all who submitted to the awards, and recognize these eight finalists for driving network transformation forward. Communication service providers and vendors must support each other on the ride toward an all-IP, wireless and cloud-enabled future, and these all-stars have demonstrated excellent customer service and new products that are boosting the health of the broadband market."
"These finalists are leading the way in network evolution," said Shirley Bloomfield, NTCA Chief Executive Officer. "They are trend setters and trailblazers setting the bar for future advances in telecommunications services while at the same time helping build smart, sustainable rural communities. I congratulate all of them for a job well done."
A distinguished panel of industry executives and analysts will determine the Service Provider of the Year winner, which will be announced during the keynote presentation at TelcoVision on Thursday, October 24. The Product of the Year winner will be selected by TelcoVision attendees and will be announced during the keynote session on the final day of the event, Friday, October 25.
TelcoVision features a full conference program and two-day expo. For information on the conference program, visit the Conference Overview, Keynotes and Schedule pages. The expo will showcase top sponsors such as NetScout, Viamedia, ARRIS, CHR Solutions and NPTV. Workshop sponsors include Alcatel-Lucent and Cisco. Full exhibitor and sponsor listings are available via the TelcoVision Exhibit Overview page.
TelcoVision, formerly TelcoTV, is the industry's largest conference and expo focused on broadband network service providers. Produced by UBM Tech and NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, this annual event provides independent broadband network service providers across North America, with fast, actionable strategies to enhance the monetization of their investments in the face of increasing competition and decreasing government support. For over a decade TelcoVision has been the forum for network operators and builders, equipment vendors and content providers to connect with their peers and share best practices. The event is hosted and led by the industry's recognized experts delivering the latest critical business, technology and regulatory insights, along with opportunities to grow business and partnerships.
About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that brings together the world's technology industry through live events and online properties. Its community-focused media and events provide expertly curated content along with user-generated content and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities through its proprietary, award-winning DeusM community platform. UBM Tech's brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developers Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.
About NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association
NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. NTCA advocates on behalf of its members in the legislative and regulatory arenas, and it provides training and development; publications and industry events; and an array of employee benefit programs. In an era of exploding technology, deregulation and marketplace competition, NTCA's members are leading the IP evolution for rural consumers, delivering technologies that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business. Because of their efforts, rural America is fertile ground for innovation in economic development and commerce, education, health care, government services, security and smart energy use. Visit us at www.ntca.org.
SOURCE UBM Tech