ConteXtream Awarded a 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY NFV Pioneer Award

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — ConteXtream Inc., a leading provider of carrier-grade network virtualization solutions, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has awarded ContexNet a 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY NFV Pioneer Award.

ContexNet is a carrier-grade, distributed SDN fabric that leverages proven virtualization and grid technologies, enabling service providers to take the first step to achieving Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) as outlined by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). ContexNet enables operators to optimize their network through virtualization and effective utilization of resources while accelerating revenue growth through rapid introduction of new services or features. ContexNet runs on standard, off-the-shelf computing platforms, creating a distributed and scalable SDN domain, dynamically linking network functions and by steering the right traffic flows to the various network virtual functions. ContexNet is compliant with industry standard-based mechanisms such as OpenFlow, LISP and OpenStack which enable it to fully separate control from forwarding, location from identity, and orchestration from networking.

“We are honored to be named a recipient of the 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY NFV Pioneer Award,” said Anshu Agarwal, VP Marketing, ConteXtream. “This award showcases ConteXtream’s leadership in network virtualization and recognizes our commitment to helping service providers achieve the full benefits of NFV.”

“Congratulations to ConteXtream for receiving a 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY NFV Pioneer Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “ContexNet has demonstrated true innovation and is leading the way for Network Function Virtualization. I look forward to continued excellence from ConteXtream in 2014 and beyond.”

TMC announced the results via press release and the winners will be published in INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

About ConteXtream ConteXtream is a privately held software-defined-networking (SDN) company that enables carriers to deliver network capacity and functions in the same way cloud providers deliver applications effectively utilizing standard compute and storage. ConteXtream's SDN offering is carrier-grade and enables Network Function Virtualization (NFV) for various solutions deployed on carrier networks. Deployed by Tier-1 operators, ConteXtream's Carrier-SDN dynamically and elastically connects subscribers to services and enables carriers to leverage standard, low-cost server hardware and hypervisors to virtualize functions and services, while replacing costly purpose-built proprietary systems. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., ConteXtream is backed by Benhamou Global Ventures, Gemini Israel Funds, Norwest Venture Partners and Sofinnova Ventures as well as Comcast Ventures and Verizon Investments. For additional information, visit

About INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998™. Beginning with the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine reaches more than 225,000 readers, including pass-along readers. For more information, please visit

About TMC: TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes multiple magazines including CUSTOMER, INTERNET TELEPHONY, M2M Evolution and Cloud Computing. TMCnet is read by more than 1.5 million unique visitors each month, and is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is also the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event, as well as industry events: M2M Evolution; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; Super Wi-Fi Summit, CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp, and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

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ConteXtream Contact: Paul Fernandez McGrath/Power Public Relations 408-727-0351 PaulFernandez(at)mcgrathpower(dot)com

TMC Contact:     Rebecca Conyngham Marketing Manager 203-852-6800, ext. 287 rconyngham(at)tmcnet(dot)com


Greg Bloom