PALO ALTO, Calif., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- GigSky, Inc. announces today that it has been nominated for The Edison Award for Most Innovative Start-Up in the 2013 SPIFFY Awards. The Telecom Council's Service Provider Forum (SPIF), who nominates and selects candidates, consists of 30+ global Service Providers, including AT&T, British Telecom, DoCoMo, France Telecom/Orange, Verizon, Vodafone and many other fixed and wireless carriers.
"Companies that have been nominated for, and won, our SPIFFY Awards often go on and become Silicon Valley success stories and innovate the telecom industry. GigSky stands out for its unique mobile marketplace solution and its global market potential at a time of great change and opportunity." said Liz Kerton, President of the Telecom Council.
"We are delighted to be recognized by Telecom Council for the Edison award. We set out to make a meaningful improvement to how mobile users get connected when traveling all around the world and are honored that our efforts have been singled out by the Telecom Council's Service Provider Forum. Our data marketplace mobile app and patent-pending SIM technology establish an exciting new way to connect carriers and travelers all around the globe." said Ravi Rishy-Maharaj, Chief Executive Officer, GigSky.
The Most Innovative Start-Up Award winner will be announced by members of the Council's Service Provider Forum in a public ceremony, on day 1 of the annual TC3: Telecom Council Carrier Connections Executive Summit, September 18th at Juniper, Sunnyvale, CA. GigSky executives will attend the ceremony joined by an estimated 500 telecom professionals, including the senior executive carrier speakers from the summit. The SPIFFY Awards are open to the public who may register at www.telecomcouncil.com/tc3.
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ABOUT GIGSKY, INC.
Founded in Silicon Valley in 2010, GigSky's mission is to enable mobile users to stay connected affordably and conveniently while traveling abroad. Connecting service providers with international business travelers, GigSky's patent-pending mobile data marketplace is the industry's first, global, mobile commerce solution for mobile data services. The solution comprises a universal SIM card, data marketplace mobile app, global mobile hotspot service, and an expense visibility dashboard. GigSky provides the easiest way for mobile users to access and activate top-tier carrier mobile data services from any mobile device while at home or abroad.
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