2013 Excellence in SDN – Awarded to Openwave Mobility

Openwave Mobility’s Integra platform has been honored for its innovation in Software Defined Networking

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.– October 18th, 2013Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile data, today announced that its Software Defined Networking-enabled (SDN) Value-Added Services (VAS) platform, Integra, has won the 2013 Excellence in SDN Award, presented by Technology Marketing Corporation’s (TMC) INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine and SDN Zone.

Openwave Mobility’s Integra is the industry’s first Layer 7 SDN and NFV (Network Function Virtualization)-enabled platform. Integra is also the industry’s  most scalable platform and has established a new benchmark in expanding SDN architecture towards Layer 7. Integra powers Openwave Mobility solutions, including Promotion and Pricing Innovation™ and Congestion Control, to provide innovative subscriber-aware pricing models, and congestion-aware network optimization.

The 3G- and 4G-compatible platform increases data ARPU, reduces operator TCO and provides a path to SDN- and NFV-enabled core networks. Integra enables the separation of control-plane interactions from user-plane processing at L7, and enables dynamic chaining of L7 applications to perform as a L7 SDN enabled VAS platform. It provides subscribers with the most personalized user-experience with quicker access to content and a buffer-free video experience.

“SDN and NFV are key technology evolutions for mobile operators to improve time to market for new applications, service personalization and overall TCO,” said John Giere, CEO at Openwave Mobility. “Integra is the world’s first Layer 7 SDN & NFV enabled VAS platform and we are delighted that TMC has recognized Openwave Mobility’s innovation in the space.”

“Recognizing leaders advancing SDN technologies, TMC is proud to announce Openwave Mobility as a recipient of the annual Excellence in SDN Award," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "Integra has demonstrated innovation and will help shape the face of the quickly evolving industry. It is our pleasure to honor Openwave Mobility for their inspiring work.”

SDN architecture has already had a profound impact on the IT and Telecom industries and, as this technology continues to grow in popularity, the Excellence in SDN Awards recognizes the companies that are leading the way in SDN architecture and applications.

Winners of the Excellence in SDN Award are published in the October 2013 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine.
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About Openwave Mobility
Openwave Mobility enables operators to manage and monetize mobile data using the industry’s most scalable, Layer7 SDN/NFV enabled platform. The company operates within the policy control and charging (PCC) space and delivers Policy Engagement with solutions that include Video Optimization to eliminate data congestion, and Mobile Data Monetization and Analytics to increase ARPU through personalized data plans.  These solutions are supplemented by Subscriber Data Management, providing a single consolidated store for policy and subscriber data, and Mobile Analytics, providing subscriber segmentation and Business Intelligence.

Openwave Mobility delivers over 40 billion transactions daily and over half a billion subscribers worldwide use data services powered by its solutions. The company’s global customer base consists of over 40 of the largest communication service providers including AT&T, Du, KDDI, Rogers, Sprint, Telus, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Telstra, Virgin Mobile & Vodafone. Openwave Mobility is owned by Marlin Equity Partners, a leading investment firm with over a billion dollars of capital under management that has publicly committed to building the company through expanded investment in R&D. The company has built a robust portfolio of Intellectual Property, which is growing month by month.

About TMC
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Payment Conference; Software Telco Congress, StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi & Shared Spectrum Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo III; and more. For more information about TMC, visit

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