Hiya is thrilled to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for the 2016 Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition. Some may say it’s too soon to bust out the champagne, but not I. This is exciting for a company that just broke out on its own six months ago!
From the publisher of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable, Fierce Innovation is a carrier-reviewed awards program. The awards are designed to “identify and showcase the telecom and communications technologies that matter the most, and which will have the biggest impact going forward.” That sounds like us in a nutshell.
We submitted “Hiya Cloud” for consideration in the Network and Device Security Category. Hiya Cloud is our network-based call protection. It integrates directly at the network level, thereby allowing Hiya to halt unwanted robocalls before they even reach your device. Unlike on-device solutions, Hiya Cloud provides full call blocking, and does not merely re-route robocalls to voicemail. Most importantly, Hiya Cloud offers ubiquitous protection across all devices. This means all phones and devices, regardless of smartphone operating system or device type, can be protected.
Sounds like a winner right there.
Finalists’ applications were reviewed by an exclusive panel of executives from major telecommunications companies including Verizon, Comcast, Sprint and T-Mobile. Winners will be announced from among the pool of finalists during the Live Awards webcast on Thursday, November 17 at 2PM ET. You can bet we’ll have popcorn and celebratory confetti at the ready.