100s of global fixed and wireless telecom operators converge on Silicon Valley to discover innovation, build partnerships, meet startups, and set out their 2017 innovation roadmaps at TC3 2016 in Mountain View, CA.

  • Date:9/28/2016 08:30 AM - 9/29/2016 04:00 PM
  • Location Computer History Museum, Mountain View CA (Map)

Agenda, Attendee List, & Presentation files available to Telecom Council members in the library.


Agenda, Attendee List and Presentations are available to members in the PRESENTATION LIBRARY or get a recap of TC3 2016 on YOUTUBE

Silicon Valley, California, Sept. 29, 2016/Innovative Startups Win SPIFFY Awards at TC3 Summit/From nearly 200 young telecom companies who presented to Telecom Council in the past year, 2016 SPIFFY winners are identified as having ideas, relevance and traction that most appeal to the innovation teams from 50 fixed and wireless carrier members.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Service Provider Innovation Forum (SPIF) of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley awarded seven young communications companies for their innovation, execution, management and technology last night at the Council’s annual SPIFFY Award ceremony, held during the 9th annual TC3 Summit: Telecom Council Carrier Connections. SPIFFY nominees attended the ceremony, joined by 50 global fixed and wireless communications companies and over 600 industry professionals.

SPIF members review startups at Telecom Council meetings several times each month. Competition for these awards is stiff because all startups are screened before they are selected to present to the Telecom Council. All startups who present have already been identified as having ideas, relevance, and traction that most appeal to our carriers from around the globe.

35 nominees from 200 startups were announced in July 2016; and from TC3, here are the winners of the 2016 SPIFFY Awards:

  • The Graham Bell Award for Best Communication Solutions goes to ThinkCX Technologies
  • The Edison Award for Most Innovative Start-Up goes to Peel
  • The San Andreas Award for Most Disruptive Technology goes to Loop AI Labs
  • The Core Award for Best Fixed Telecom Opportunity goes to CUJO
  • The Zephyr Award for Best Mobile Opportunity goes to Simless
  • The Ground Breaker Award for Engineering Excellence goes to Atheer
  • The Prodigy Award for the Most Successful SPIF Alumni is iControl Networks
  • The Fred and Ginger Award for Most Supportive Carrier goes to Telefonica

Congratulations to the 2016 SPIFFY winners for their forward thinking and impact on the communications industry this year,” said Telecom Council President, Liz Kerton, “We also commend the operators for their ongoing commitment to working with startups to improve communications networks and services. We look forward to hearing about these partnership success stories at next year’s TC3 Summit, in Silicon Valley on November 1-2, 2017.”

Agenda, Attendee List and Presentations are available to members in the PRESENTATION LIBRARY or get a recap of TC3 2016 on YOUTUBE