Genesis nominated for two SPIFFY Awards!


Genesis has been nominated for TWO SPIFFY Awards, The Graham Bell Award for Best Communication Solutions and The San Andreas Award for Most Disruptive Technology.

The ‘SPIFFYs’, now in their sixth year, are the annual awards of the SPIF, the Service Provider Innovation Forum of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley.

The SPIF is a group of representatives from wireless & wireline carriers’ venture capital and R&D divisions who meet monthly to review new technologies, products, and companies.

All start-ups who are invited to present at a Telecom Council meeting have been identified as a promising telecom company. SPiF, startups are already filtered as young companies that have the ideas, relevance, and traction that most appeal to communication service providers from around the globe. From among these, some young companies stand out for their innovation, market opportunity or quantifiable interest among the Council’s 25+ global Service Providers including AT&T, British Telecom, DOCOMO, France Telecom/Orange, Swisscom, Verizon, Vodafone and many other fixed and wireless carriers from Europe, Asia, and North and South America.

THE 2013 SPIFFY nominations recognise the best telecom start-ups that went through the Telecom Council between June 2012 to May 2013.

Stephen Cooke, Genesis President & CTO, presented DSL Rings to the Telecom Council Meeting last year and subsequently won through a first round reducing around 200 companies down to 38. Genesis is one of only two companies to be nominated in two categories!!

The winners will be announced in September at the TC3 Conference and Award Ceremony in Sunnyvale, California.

DSL Rings is a patented, award winning technology that delivers affordable superfast broadband, up to 400 Mb/s, over existing copper telecommunications networks.

DSL Rings has the potential to change the lives of millions of people through home working, cloud computing, e-commerce, distance learning, tele-medicine and access to government services over the Internet. With over 40 million people in Europe alone unable to access a basic 2 Mb/s service the Telecoms industry has an ever increasing need to deliver low cost, quick to deploy superfast bandwidth.