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Suavei has been selected to present its IoT & 5G cybersecurity solution to a global audience of mobile operators, telecom vendors, startups and investors from across the communications industry and around the world.  The conference will be held on September 25-26 in Silicon Valley and will enable participants to share their innovations, discover disruptive technology, and pursue new partnerships that move the telecom industry into the future.

“We look forward to introducing Suavei at TC3 Carrier Connections as part of our IoT segment,” said Liz Kerton, President of the Telecom Council. “Telecom Council’s IoT Forum invests in innovation in cybersecurity for edge systems and edge devices and our members welcome new companies and new technologies who can partner with them to solve this problem.”

“Suavei appreciates the opportunity to share our innovative cybersecurity solution with a global audience at TC3,” said Frank DeJoy, CEO of Suavei Inc.  “Suavei’s technology helps service providers and their customers secure their IoT and 5G devices to realize all the benefits of a connected world. TC3 is one of the best forums in the industry where participants can collaborate on such innovations.”

Additional information about the event is available at the following link:

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2019 SPIFFY Award Nominees Announced – Communications Industry’s Innovative Startups

Telecom Council’s Service Provider Innovation Forum (SPIF) have identified 16 young innovative companies who have demonstrated the technology, vision and roadmaps required to disrupt the communications industry.


Each year up to 150 communications start-ups, representing a broad range of telecom products and services, have their presentations scrutinized, their technology analyzed, and their business models challenged by Service Provider Innovation Forum members. From TC3 to TC3, presenters at our monthly meetings vie for a spot on the short list and it is our honor to present the companies that our SPIF community identified as excelling in the given categories.

The 2019 SPIFFY Awards and Networking Luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 26th, from Noon to 1 pm, at SRI International, Menlo Park, California. This event is open to the public and attended by telecommunications executives from around the world. To learn more about this public event, click here (

And the 2019 SPIFFY AWARD NOMINEES are …

The Graham Bell Award for Best Communication Solutions 
presented by SRI 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. 


Edison Award for Most Innovative Startup 
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 start-ups with the most innovative ideas, but also the ability to successfully bring that idea to market. The nominees have demonstrated their commitment to innovation with endless hours and passion that have made the impossible, possible. 

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San Andreas Award for Most Disruptive Technology 
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 the most game-changing start-up 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. 


Zephyr Award for Best Mobile Opportunity 
presented by Verizon Ventures 
Building a successful mobile company is harder than it was 10 years ago, but Telecom Council members are constantly scouting for start-ups who have built 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. 


The SPIFFY Awards reception takes place during TC3: Carrier Connections, 25th-26th September, at SRI International, Menlo Park. Agenda, speakers, sponsors, and meeting opportunities online at

Connect with TC3 on LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter. The preferred hashtags of the 2019 TC3 Summit are #TC3Connect, #TC32019 and #SPIFFYS. For media partnerships and media passes, contact linda(at)telecomcouncil(dot)com. Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are available.

About the Telecom Council: Through our Service Provider Forum, ComTech Forum and IoT Forum monthly 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. Learn more about Telecom Council including our Forums, members and membership benefits online at

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Innovation Showcase Class of 2018 Alumni named to Gartner “Cool Vendor” list

by Telecom Council · June 20, 2019

It comes as no surprise that our community pick the coolest companies to be part of our annual Innovation Showcase, but it’s always nice to have it confirmed!  Congratulations to Frank DeJoy and Spectrum Effect on being named in the 2019 Gartner list of Cool Vendors in Communications Service Provider Network Operations.

To read the full Spectrum Effect press release, click here.

About Telecom Council’s Innovation Showcase: Telecom Council’s Innovation Showcase is an annual search for communications startups who demonstrate not only innovative solutions that can change the way people communicate, but also a viable means to bring that solution to market. Market-ready communications startups, with deployment-ready technologies, are invited to apply in January 2020 from which our global telco members will select the best and brightest to be part of next year’s Class.  With over 10 years of experience of introducing communications startups to communications service providers and vendors, the Telecom Council, through its ComTech Forum, Service Provider Forum and IoT Forum, has helped countless young companies take off. Read more….

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