Since The Sphere team debuted the blockchain-powered global ecosystem in May, the pioneering platform has been making waves in the wholesale telecom industry. The Sphere took home a prestigious Global Carrier Award for “Best Cloud Innovation” on Wednesday, only a few months after the ecosystem was introduced to the market.

The Sphere was also shortlisted in four additional categories:

  • Best Network Technology Innovation
  • Best Voice Service Innovation – Emerging Market
  • Best European Project
  • Best Anti-Fraud Innovation

“Innovation and collaboration are at the heart of The Sphere’s mission and vision. We were honored that industry experts recognized our pioneering platform with this Best Cloud Innovation award, and that we had the chance to celebrate progress for the wholesale telecom industry alongside our peers and partners,” said John Tolton, Chief Commercial Officer for The Sphere. “We’re looking forward to ushering the marketplace into the next era together with the other forward-thinking organizations that won and were shortlisted for Global Carrier Awards. Congrats to all!”

The Sphere team was busy at Capacity Europe 2018 this week. In addition to enjoying the Global Carrier Awards ceremony, the team also exhibited and sponsored the event, as well as introduced the inaugural Innovation Series. As a platform for innovators in emerging technologies to showcase their offerings to the global carrier community, the Innovation Series showcased key industry figures driving revolutionary technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain.

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Next up, we’re headed to Capacity Asia in December. See you in Hong Kong!