Beka Publishing Announces 2016 Visionary Spotlight Awards

Beka Publishing and ChannelVision magazine have announced the 2016 Visionary Spotlight Awards. Entries will be accepted through Jan. 30, 2016. The 2016 Visionary Winning Honorees will be named Feb. 23, 2016.

The Visionary Spotlight Awards competition has been created to honor outstanding products, services and deployments across 24 communications technology categories. Editors from Beka Publishing 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.

“We have created the Visionary Spotlight Awards program to highlight the rapid pace of evolution within the communications industry, to give innovators and industry visionaries the opportunity to gain the exposure and recognition that they deserve,” said Berge Kaprelian, president of Beka Publishing. “We are seeing breathtaking changes in both business models and the technology itself. Our team of respected industry veterans has deep experience in both channel/enterprise technology as well as the service provider arena, and I’m looking forward to seeing them bring their critical, independent evaluations to bear in uncovering the most meaningful deployments and product/service design and engineering across our industry today.”

Awards categories include four overall excellence awards:

  • Channel Deployment of the Year 2016
  • Channel Program of the Year 2016
  • CSP Network Infrastructure Innovation of the Year 2016
  • CSP Communications Deployment of the Year 2016

In addition, there are separate sets of categories for Enterprise Technology and Service Provider Technology Awards.

Enterprise Technology:

  • Unified Communications and VoIP
  • Storage and Virtualization
  • SaaS and Cloud Services
  • Enterprise Mobility
  • Data, Ethernet and Converged Infrastructure
  • HD Voice and Video
  • Vertical Markets
  • Conferencing
  • Managed Services
  • Information security

Service Provider Technology:

  • Data Center Innovation
  • Green Communications Deployment
  • Emerging Markets Deployment
  • Rural and Underserved Connectivity
  • Back Office and OSS Innovation
  • Service Provider Video
  • Broadband and Capacity
  • Service Provider Mobile
  • Small Cells and Wi-Fi
  • OTT and Online/Cloud Content and Services

The 2016 Innovation Awards program is open to all companies. Products and services entered must be commercially available as of Dec. 31, 2015.

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

Nomination forms will be available soon. Should you have questions regarding the 2016 Visionary Spotlight Awards, please contact Tara Seals at