Nextivity Recognized as Finalist for Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition 

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SAN DIEGO, Calif.–October 31, 2014 –  Nextivity Inc. announced today that is has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition, an operator-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable. Nextivity was recognized as a finalist in the Cell Sites category.

Nextivity was selected as a finalist for its Cel-Fi DUO, a new dual-band smart signal booster designed for use on 3G, 4G LTE (including VoLTE) and UMTS networks. It offers dual-band support for up to 35MHz of boosted bandwidth, provides 10 times the gain of earlier versions, and uses patented echo-cancellation algorithms for stronger signals in the coverage area. It is the only dual-band smart signal booster designed to simultaneously boost UMTS/WCDMA voice as well as LTE signals. T-Mobile is the first wireless provider in North America to offer Cel-Fi DUO to its customers.

Cel-Fi DUO features Nextivity’s WAVE Self-Optimizing Networking (SON) capability, which enables various self-organizing algorithms to support no-touch, plug-and-play operation under any network deployment conditions. Additionally, the SON capability positions Nextivity’s family of smart signal boosters as the only ones identified by the Small Cell Forum as being suitable for deployment as part of small cell/heterogeneous networks.

“The built-in intelligence of the Cel-Fi DUO booster makes it a painless and cost-effective solution for overcoming the challenge of poor-quality indoor coverage. It’s safe for mobile operators to deploy over their networks, and easy for their subscribers to set up,”said Werner Sievers, president and CEO of Nextivity. “T-Mobile has recognized this, and we are thrilled that the broader community of operators has acknowledged Cel-Fi DUO as a finalist in this category.

Finalists’ applications were judged by an exclusive carrier-only panel of executives from AT&T, CableLabs, Cablevision System Corporation, Comcast, Cox Communications, Inc., Orange, Sprint, TeliaSonera International Carrier, and Verizon. Full profiles of the judges can be found at https://www.fierceinnovationawards.com/telecom/2014/judges.

All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria: technology innovation, financial impact, market validation, compatibility with existing networks, end-user customer experience, and overall level of innovation.

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About Nextivity Inc.
Headquartered in San Diego, Nextivity Inc. develops the Cel-Fi Smart Signal Booster, which is authorized by more than 160 leading global carriers in 83 countries for use on their networks. Nextivity’s engineering team has leveraged advanced signal processing and intelligent antenna design to develop the world’s only self-configuring, environmentally aware indoor coverage systems. Additional information is available at Cel-Fi.com, on Twitter @5bars, and on Facebook (facebook.com/5bars).

Nextivity, the Nextivity logo, and Cel-Fi are registered trademarks of Nextivity Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Media Contact
Marisa Marzano
Echo Communications (for Nextivity)
705-484-5105
Marisa@echo-communications.com

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