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Wind River Linux Wins Questex’s Fierce Innovation Award – Telecom Edition 2019

ALAMEDA, CA — Nov. 14, 2019 — Wind River®, a leader in delivering software for the intelligent edge, today announced that it is a winner of the 2019 Fierce Innovation Awards – Telecom EditionWind River Linux won the award in the SDN/NFV category.

The Fierce Innovation Awards is a peer reviewed awards program from the publisher of FierceWireless and FierceTelecom. The competition highlights outstanding advances in service and equipment developments unveiled during the past 12 months.

“We are delighted to be recognized by a panel of judges from industry leading telecommunications companies,” said Michel Genard, vice president of Product at Wind River. “Wind River has for decades provided a backbone for global telecom infrastructure, and is a leader in the early 5G landscape. Combining our telecom expertise with our longstanding efforts as an open source champion, we are committed delivering technology to advance the network especially as the industry looks toward 5G and cloud infrastructures.”

Finalists’ applications were reviewed by an exclusive panel of executives from major telecommunications companies including Verizon, Sprint, Telia Carrier AB, Mobile Ecosystem, Recon Analytics, iGR, Mobile Experts, Inc., and Senza Fili. Award submissions were evaluated based on the following criteria: ease of use/ROI, effectiveness, technical innovation, competitive advantage, and financial impact. Winners across 11 different categories were announced in the 2019 Innovation Report published by FierceWireless highlighting the best products, services, and innovations of the year.

A Wind River Linux subscription provides access to long-term support and maintenance, including security updates, for the fully upstream Wind River Linux content. Wind River Linux includes pre-built containers, tools, and documentation as well as support for frameworks such as Docker and Kubernetes, all of which can help embedded system developers in their journey to leverage or deploy cloud-native development approaches. By leveraging commercial grade ISO 9001:2015–certified Wind River Linux, support, and services, teams can significantly reduce production and maintenance costs and accelerate development cycles in comparison to roll-your-own efforts. Wind River Linux is freely available for download.

More information about Wind River telecommunications offerings is available at

About Wind River

Wind River is a global leader in delivering software for the edge. The company’s technology has been powering the safest, most secure devices in the world since 1981, and is found in more than 2 billion products. Wind River offers a comprehensive portfolio, supported by world-class global professional services and support and a broad partner ecosystem. Wind River software and expertise are accelerating digital transformation of critical infrastructure systems that demand the highest levels of safety, security, performance, and reliability. To learn more, visit Wind River at

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