Today it has been announced that Challenge Networks is one of 40 finalists  for the Edison Awards, CommsDay’s new telecom industry award program, to be held on Thursday March 16 in Sydney.

The Edisons goal is to identify the best-of-breed businesses, organisations and individuals in each recognised industry vertical market and honour them publicly.

Challenge Networks in one of six finalists in the heavily contested category of “Best Internet of Things/Machine 2 Machine company”.  Challenge Networks is competing against Cisco, NNNCo, Huawei, Telstra & Vodafone in this category.

“This is a further example of Challenge Networks, an Australian company, being recognised as a leader in M2M and competing with other industry leaders in the field” says Frank Nugent of Challenge Networks.

The categories in this years awards are:

SEGMENT 1

Best telecom marketing initiative

Best telecom law firm

Best telecom industry analyst/advocate (individual)

Best telecom capital raising (joint award)

Best mobile device

Best voice or hosted PBX provider

Best telecom core network vendor

Best data centre operator

SEGMENT 2

Best cloud provider

Best fixed wireless operator

Best virtual network operator

Best SVOD provider

Best IoT/M2M company

Best satellite company

Best broadband provider

Best mobile operator