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Payfone Wins Twice: Best Customer Security And Best Over-The-Top (OTT) Monetization Awards in the Fourth Annual Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition


Payfone (, the leader in Mobile Identity Authentication., announced today that it has been recognized by this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition, a unique industry awards program powered by the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable. Payfone received top honors in the Customer Security category, as well top honors in the Over-The-Top (OTT) Monetization category. Payfone is being recognized for its industry-leading and innovative suite of network authentication services that provides unparalleled mobile security while eliminating friction from the customer experience.
Winners were selected by an exclusive panel of judges which included: Jeff Cologna, Strategic Partnerships, U.S. Cellular Product & Innovation; Andrew Ip, Senior Vice President of Optimum Labs, Cablevision System Corporation; Dan Murphy, Director, Verizon Innovation Program; Mattias Fridström, Vice President & Head of Technology, TeliaSonera International Carrier; Robert Howald, Vice President of Network Architecture, Comcast; Ron Marquardt, Ph.D., Vice President of Technology, Innovation & Architecture, Sprint; David A. Mayo, Senior Vice President of Technology, T-Mobile USA; and Michael Weston, Senior Executive, Verizon.
Judges evaluated submissions based on technology innovation, financial impact, market validation, ability to integrate into existing network environments, and end-user customer experience.
Payfone’s Mobile Identity Authentication leverages the security used by Mobile Network Operators and extends it to financial institutions and businesses to create secure, frictionless and personal mobile experiences. With the continued development and expansion across channels, Payfone is working to create an unprecedented level of mobile trust in all manner of interactions in mobile banking, retail, hi-tech, healthcare and payments.
“When you can trust your customer, their devices and the transaction,” said Payfone CEO, Rodger Desai, “you not only create secure interaction, but you lay the foundation for breakthrough customer experiences, which mobile is desperately waiting for.”
About Payfone
Payfone is a leader in Mobile Identity Authentication. Payfone’s suite of network authentication services provides unparalleled mobile security while eliminating friction from the customer experience. The company is backed by leading venture firms, financial institutions, Mobile Network Operators, and Early Warning and is based in New York. Follow Payfone on Twitter @payfone.
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