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Telecom Council's Annual SPIFFY Awards 2018

Telecom Council of Silicon Valley

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

Telecom Council's Annual SPIFFY Awards 2018

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FIRST 100 FREE: ENTREPRENEUR Oct 17, 2018 Free $0.00
ENTREPRENEUR Oct 18, 2018 $50.00 $4.84
NON-MEMBER Oct 17, 2018 $100.00 $7.62
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Join us for our annual celebration of innovation as the members of the Telecom Council Service Provider Forum announce the winners of this year's SPIFFY Awards.  Nearly 200 startups presented at the Telecom Council last year, from among these, some young companies stand out for their innovation, market opportunity or quantifiable interest among the Council’s 25 global Service Providers including AT&T, BT, China Mobile, Docomo, Orange, Rogers, Sprint, Swisscom, Verizon, and many other fixed and wireless carriers from Europe, Asia, and North and South America.

At the SPIFFYs, Service Providers recognize the year's best communications startups.

Award winners will be announced by members of the Council’s Service Provider Forum in a public ceremony, on October 17th in Sunnyvale, CA as part of the Council's annual TC3: Telecom Council Carrier Connections Summit.

Plan to join us for the SPIFFY Awards to recognize some outstanding startups, meet our SPIF members, discover 30 new startups demoing at TC3, and relax over networking and cocktails. SPIFFY Awards is included in the TC3 registration, or you may register here if you can only join us for the SPIFFYS.

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The Graham Bell Award for Best Communication Solutions
Telecommunications began with the invention of the telegraph in 1837, the telephone in 1876 and has evolved from voice communications to include text, video and satellites. This award recognizes the company that advanced the noble cause of improving telecommunications, and the nominees have demonstrated their commitment to this expanding field to our Service Provider Forum by creating solutions that advance people’s ability to communicate whenever and wherever they want.

The Edison Award for Innovation
Some ideas are so unusual they surprise you, but it’s a small minority of these that are also likely to succeed. This award recognizes the startups with the most innovative ideas, but also the ability to successfully bring that idea to market. T he nominees have demonstrated their commitment to innovation with endless hours and passion that have made the impossible, possible.

The San Andreas Award for Disruption
Because complacency is not an option, the Telecom Council believes in the importance of companies who think outside the box and make the market sit-up and take notice. This award recognizes most game-changing startup to present to the Telecom Council. Our Service Provider Forum members believe these nominees have demonstrated the ability disrupt markets and change the way people do things.

The Zephyr Award for Best Wireless Opportunity

Building a successful mobile company is harder than it was 10 years ago, but Telecom Council members are constantly scouting for startups who have build mobile solutions that fit into their operations and subscriber base. This award category focuses on wireless telecom and the edge of the network, and our Service Provider Forum members have a strong in taking these nominees into their networks.

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Juniper Aspiration Dome
D Street
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

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Telecom Council of Silicon Valley

Telecom Council is Where Telecom Meets Innovation. Through regular forum meetings and annual events, we connect global communication service providers and vendors with innovations that are pushing the industry forward - by putting telcos, vendors and investors from across the globe together in the same room with startups, demos, and entrepreneurs. Since 2001, our Forums have introduced over 2000 executives from 750 communication companies including 60 carriers across 30 meetings each year. Our Forums, members, calendar, speaker application and membership benefits are online at

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