The 2014 COMET Innovation Awards

There have been nearly 30 Semi-finalists selected to date, which will be further whittled down to just two Finalists per category.

Service Provider Nominees

The Service Provider group includes those that market innovative COMET services to consumers, organizations and enterprises. This year's service provider nominees include a wide range of traditional telcos and new market entrants from around the globe.  The 2014 service provider nominees include the following industry innovators who are offering some of the most advanced COMET services:

  • AT&T
  • British Telecom
  • C-Spire
  • Deutsche Telecom
  • EarthLink
  • Global Capacity
  • Google
  • Iridium Communications
  • Orange
  • Portugal Telecom
  • SK Telecom
  • Sprint
  • Telefonica
  • Verizon
The 2014 COMET program has been promoted extensively in over 100 countries, translated into dozen of languages, and has been covered by both the mainstream and trade media. As the competition continues to heat up, Semi-finalists and Finalists will be selected and announced on the 2014 COMET Awards homepage. There have been nearly 30 Semi-finalists selected to date which will be whittled down to just two Finalists per category. From the two Finalist companies, one Winner and one Runner-up will be selected by the external judging panel.

The 2014 COMET Innovation Awards culminate at a red-carpet awards presentation in Nice, France on June 2nd. The COMET Awards will be hosted by Le Negresco ultra-luxury hotel.  The event is intended to bring together the industry's leading innovators in an intimate and unique environment where they can meet and forge relationships that will last beyond the event itself. Attendees of the awards reception will enjoy cocktails overlooking the Mediterranean and delicacies prepared by the hotels two-Michelin-star-rated chefs. The judges' identities are held in confidence and are revealed at the reception, as are the COMET Award Winners and Runner-ups.

Each year Pipeline hand selects custom art-glass sculptures to be transformed into the trophies for the program which are presented at the reception, as attendees enjoy the best of French cuisine and views of the Mediterranean at one of the most exclusive venues in Europe. There's no need to feel left out either. This year, Pipeline has opened the attendance to all professionals in the industry. Tickets are available online, here.

For those who are or planning to be in Nice for the TM Forum event, there may be no better way to kick off the week than attending the COMET Awards reception and seeing who is shaping the industry while networking with Pipeline editors, executive service providers, key analyst judges, and other industry innovators. We'd love to see you there!


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