Announcing the 2018 Visionary Spotlight Awards

Beka Business Media and ChannelVision Magazine are proud to announce the 2018 Visionary Spotlight Awards!

Deadline for entry: March 31, 2018 -- Nominations Open Dec. 1, 2017

The 2018 Innovation Awards program is open to all companies. Products and services entered must be commercially available as of Dec. 31, 2017.

The Visionary Spotlight Honorees will be recognized with an official media introduction, including a magazine feature in an upcoming issue of ChannelVision Magazine, and a series of online spotlights.  

Please contact Tara Seals at awards@bekapublishing.com  or call us at (413) 313-8863 with questions and for more information.

About the Awards

The VSA competition highlights both channel and service provider innovation in communications. The awards honor outstanding products, services and deployments across categories, with a new focus this year on emerging technology arenas, including SD-WAN, cybersecurity and new unified communications (UC) models.

Editors from Beka Business Media as well as a panel of judges from research firms and other independent industry resources will judge nominations based on a stringent set of evaluation criteria, highlighting overall innovation, as well as future industry impact of the nominated product or service; creativity and feature set differentiation; and ease of use and interoperability. Our team of respected industry veterans has deep experience in both channel/enterprise technology as well as the service provider arena.

Award winners will exemplify the communications industry’s overall level of rapid innovation, showcasing their capacity for future-thinking execution, and creativity and feature set differentiation. Winning entries will show off a cornucopia of opportunities for channel partners to boost their roles as trusted providers for business success.



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Awards Categories

  • Overall Excellence:
    Online Nomination Form

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    • Channel Deployment of the Year 2018

    • Channel Program of the Year 2018

    • CSP Network Infrastructure Innovation of the Year 2018

    • CSP Communications Deployment of the Year 2018

    • Top Innovation Award 2018

    • Best Emerging Technology Breakthrough 2018

  • Enterprise Technology:
    Online Nomination Form

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    • Conferencing

    • Cloud Computing

    • Cybersecurity

    • Enterprise Mobility

    • Hosted VoIP

    • International Deployments

    • Iot, Smart Office/City and M2M

    • Managed Services

    • Multilocation Deployments

    • Portals

    • POTS

    • SaaS and Cloud Applications

    • SD-WAN and SD-Branch

    • SIP Trunking and Broadband

    • Unified Communications and UCaaS

    • Vertical Markets and Deployments

    • Videoconferencing

    • Virtualization and NFV

    • Wi-Fi and Fixed Wireless

  • Service Provider Technology:
    Online Nomination Form

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    • Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

    • Back Office and OSS Innovation

    • Broadband and Capacity

    • Cloud and OTT Applications

    • Cloud Computing and Data Center Innovation

    • Cybersecurity

    • Emerging Markets Deployment

    • Green Communications Deployment

    • Managed Services

    • OTT/Content/Media Delivery and Enablement

    • Rural and Underserved Connectivity

    • Software-Defined Networking (SDN)/Network Function Virtualization (NFV)

    • Service Provider Mobile

    • Service Provider Video

    • Telecom Legal/Regulatory

    • Wi-Fi and Fixed Wireless

    • Wholesale Deployment