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Devicescape’s Curator Service was recognized as the winner in the Traffic Offload category of the 2013 Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition, which celebrates companies on the cutting edge of innovation in the wireless, wireline and advanced TV and network sectors.
The Curator Service carefully monitors and curates in real time the largest network of quality-controlled Wi-Fi in the world from an identified collection of more than 250 million global Wi-Fi hotspots. The resulting network, called the Curated Virtual Network (CVN), performs Wi-Fi offload services for mobile operators and OEMs, including Leap Wireless, U.S. Cellular, MetroPCS (T-Mobile), C Spire, Republic Wireless, Intel and Microsoft (deployed by Verizon).
During the awards ceremony, Devicescape’s win was attributed to both strong market traction and the curation technology behind the Curator service.
Fierce Innovation Award winners were announced during a November 13, 2013, webinar.
Light Reading has announced Devicescape’s PopWiFi proximity marketing service as a Leading Lights finalist in the “Best New Product (Mobile)” category.
The Leading Lights awards focus on next-generation communications technology, applications, and services, and awards top companies and their executives for their outstanding achievements. The Best New Product (Mobile) award is given to the company that has developed a potentially market-leading product that, through engineering and technical excellence, enables the deployment of profitable next-generation mobile services.
PopWiFi leverages the automated connectivity of Devicescape’s Curator Service and, unlike other mobile marketing solutions that require the installation of new hardware and complex configuration, it has virtually no barriers to adoption. Venue owners register online and can choose from a number of customizable messages to send to in-store Wi-Fi users, such as a private survey or a request to connect to the store’s social networks while using its free Wi-Fi. Venue owners also have access to a dashboard where they can view analytics of their in-store Wi-Fi usage and performance relative to the industry, and can review private and/or anonymous feedback. PopWiFi is currently in beta and being tested by tens of thousands of businesses throughout the U.S.
Winners will be announced at the Leading Lights awards dinner on Tuesday, October 1 in New York City.
In July, the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley nominated Devicescape for the 2013 SPIFFY Prodigy Award, which recognizes the most successful SPiF (Service Providers Forum) Alumni as judged by the Telecom Council.
The SPIFFY awards exemplify the Telecom Council’s commitment to recognizing the most innovative technologies in the wireless industry. Specifically, this nomination underscores Devicescape’s mission of providing mobile operators a high-quality curated network of amenity Wi-Fi while maintaining an “always best connected” experience.
SPIFFY Award winners were announced at a September 18 ceremony held at TC3 2013 Summit.
In January, the GSMA announced Devicescape—and its curated mobile experience solution—as a shortlisted nominee for the 2013 Global Mobile Awards in the category of "Best Cloud Based Technology for Mobile." A subset of the "Best Mobile Technology" category, the award goes to the organization making the best and most innovative use of cloud-based technologies in the mobile environment for GSM-based service providers or end users.
The Global Mobile Awards ceremony were held 26 February, at Mobile World Congress 2013, in Barcelona, Spain.
This distinction highlights Devicescape’s innovative Wi-Fi offload solution for the mobile operator community, a solution that leverages the company’s Curated Virtual Network (CVN) of over 12 million quality-controlled hotspots worldwide. Devicescape offers a unique approach to extending the capacity-reach of an operator’s network, allowing them to maintain a carrier-grade level of quality while providing their customers with data saving options and an automated connection to wireless broadband networks. Devicescape was chosen amongst a highly competitive field within their award category, which included Boingo/Cloud Nine and BSkyB/The Cloud.
The SPIFFY "Zephyr Award for Best Mobile Opportunity" award honors Devicescape as the best investment opportunity within the mobile telecom sector in the past two years. The company was selected from more than 200 competitng Telecom products and services nominees, and was recognized for innovation, market opportunity and quantifiable interest among the Telecomunications Council’s 25 global service providers. The award underscores Devicescape's importance and growing presence in the mobile industry.