Verizon* & Intel® Network Builders Innovation Challenge
The Verizon Network Visionaries Program and Intel Network Builders Program are collaborating to accelerate innovation using software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies. The united goal is to work with the Intel Network Builders ecosystem of partners to collectively drive solutions that address network and market opportunities. Part of this collaboration is the Verizon & Intel Network Builders Innovation Challenge aimed to stimulate innovation in SDN and NFV solutions that enhance the customer experience on Verizon’s network, built on solutions that contain Intel ingredient technologies.
On October 10, Verizon & Intel Network Builders announced the top three finalists in each of the two challenge categories at the Intel Network Builders summit in The Hague, Netherlands. Each finalist submitted a four-page solution overview and video for consideration. Finalists from each category had the opportunity to demonstrate their solutions in the Verizon Innovation Lab in Waltham, MA, on November 18.
The grand prize winners of each category were announced on December 5 in Palo Alto, CA, at the Intel Network Builders event in conjunction with Carrier Network Virtualization. Each grand prize winner was awarded $25,000 in market development funds to apply to their co-marketing plans with Intel.
Low Latency Category Grand Prize Winner: Artesyn Embedded Computing* and Vantrix Corporation* showcased their Network Edge Augmented 360 Demo. This virtual reality solution is seen to provide an improved immersive customer experience at live sports events, as an example.
Analytics Category Grand Prize Winner: Wipro* demonstrated a network analytics solution that uses real-time analytics to improve end customer experience on wireless networks.
Congratulations to the grand prize winners!