Accedian Wins Fierce Innovation Award in the Network Test & Measurement Category

By November 17, 2016 2016, Awards No Comments


Here is real innovation that demonstrates clear market traction, many reasons for operators to embrace it, and clearly highlights both what is new, and how it is impactful. NFV is nascent, and tools for monitoring and managing it are even more so. The vision and execution here are commendable. A bit lower in some areas only due to the needed learning curve and implementation challenges in a new field (NFV), but otherwise this is exactly what ALL applications to this contest would ideally look like!!!

Judge 1

Fierce Innovation Awards 2016

Accedian’s focus on monitoring and assurance of effective QoS in the increasingly complex network world is unique. Enabling carriers to make smart, proactive, real-time decisions on network utilization provides a clear ROI for its customers. The innovations and proven deployments put Accedian in a strong position as carriers continue making NFV architecture decisions.

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Fierce Innovation Awards 2016

Honored for its innovative, industry leading product, SkyLIGHT

Accedian has been awarded with a Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition, a carrier-reviewed awards program from the publisher of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable. Accedian was recognized in the category of Network Test and Measurement, for its innovative, industry leading product, SkyLIGHT.

Winners were announced during the Live Awards webcast on Thursday, November 17th at 2PM ET.

Finalists’ applications were reviewed by an exclusive panel of executives from major telecommunications companies including Verizon, TeliaSonera, Comcast, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
Full profiles of the judges can be found at

All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria: effectiveness, ease of use/ ROI, true innovation and end-user impact.

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