SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AirHop Communications, the leading provider of advanced RAN intelligence solutions for the next wave of the mobile Internet, today announced that it has been recognized by the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley with the 2011 SPIFFY San Andreas – Most Disruptive Technology award.
AirHop bested four other nominees, who were selected by more than 20 global operator members of the Telecom Council’s Service Provider Forum (SPIF) from more than 100 startups representing a broad range of telecom products and services. Members of the Telecom Council include leading global service providers such as AT&T, British Telecom, Verizon, Sprint, China Mobile, DoCoMo, France Telecom/Orange, Swisscom, Vodafone and many other fixed and wireless carriers from Europe, Asia, and North and South America.
“The Telecom Council celebrates the innovators who are pushing the boundaries of telecom,” said Telecom Council President Liz Kerton. “As a SPIFFY Award winner AirHop has been recognized as having made a significant contribution to telecommunications as judged by the industry’s leading operators.”
“AirHop is very proud to have been chosen for the award,” said Garrett Choi, AirHop’s COO, who accepted the award at the ceremony held on February 24. “The company was founded on the belief that we have a truly disruptive technology that enables the fundamental change from homogeneous macrocell networks to heterogeneous networks, and it’s terrific for validation to come from the operator community. We want to thank the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley for contributing to the future of the telecommunications industry by providing this forum for startups to gain awareness and recognition for their innovations.”
AirHop recently announced and demonstrated the industry’s first femtocell to incorporate its eSON™ software at Mobile World Congress, 2011.
About AirHop Communications
Founded in 2007, AirHop provides advanced RAN intelligence critical to the next wave of the mobile Internet. AirHop’s eSON products are the first to completely address the installation, operation and performance challenges of multi-layer, small cell deployments. AirHop is privately held and based in San Diego, CA. For more information, please visit www.airhopcomm.com.