Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition Announces Winners; Altiostar Receives Top Recognition

TEWKSBURY, MA–(Marketwired – November 12, 2015) – Altiostar announced today that it has been recognized by this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition, a unique industry awards program powered by the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable. Altiostar received top honors in the “Next-Gen Deployment” category.

Winners were selected by an exclusive panel of judges which included: Jeff Cologna, Strategic Partnerships, U.S. Cellular Product & Innovation; Andrew Ip, Senior Vice President of Optimum Labs, Cablevision System Corporation; Dan Murphy, Director, Verizon Innovation Program; Mattias Fridström, Vice President & Head of Technology, TeliaSonera International Carrier; Robert Howald, Vice President of Network Architecture, Comcast; Ron Marquardt, Ph.D., Vice President of Technology, Innovation & Architecture, Sprint; David A. Mayo, Senior Vice President of Technology, T-Mobile USA; and Michael Weston, Senior Executive, Verizon.

Judges evaluated submissions based on technology innovation, financial impact, market validation, ability to integrate into existing network environments, and end-user customer experience.

Altiostar is being recognized for its industry-leading and innovative product, NFV C-RAN Solution.

Altiostar’s smart eNodeB leverages cloud-based infrastructure to run software-intensive functions on a virtualized baseband unit, which connects to the remote radio heads using Ethernet transport. The remote radio heads have been developed to offer both macro cellular (wide area coverage) and micro or pico cellular solutions (capacity enhancement).

“We are honored to receive this recognition from an esteemed panel of judges of the Fierce Innovation Awards. We strongly believe that our virtual RAN solution gives the operators the flexibility and agility necessary to address an ever-growing base of smartphones while building a platform to support next generation of services at a significantly lower cost ” said Ashraf Dahod, President and CEO of Altiostar.

Altiostar offers a leap forward in LTE RAN deployment topology, with many of the likely 5G innovations, but available in today’s 4G Systems. These innovations save operator’s money in CAPEX, OPEX and provide higher ROI on their most expensive asset: licensed spectrum.

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