ZON Multimedia, VOO and Sea Change Honored With Awards at Cable Congress
ZON’s Jose Pascoal wins Cable Europe Fellow Award
VOO Motion takes home Cable Europe Innovation Award
(London, 6 March) Cable Europe, the trade association representing the European cable industry, announced today the Cable Europe Award winners in the categories of innovation and individual achievement. Peter Percosan, Managing Director, Cable Europe Labs, and Caroline Van Weede, Managing Director of Cable Europe presented the awards on the second day of Cable Congress, taking place this week in London.
The second annual Cable Europe Innovation Award, voted on by delegates at Cable Congress, was awarded to Belgian operator VOO and Sea Change for their multi-screen TV solution VOO Motion. The innovation won against a competitive field, including Virgin Media’s WiFi on the London Underground, ZON’s Timewarp, Kabel Deutschland and ARRIS for their world record 4.7 Gbit/s downstream throughput speed, and Liberty Global’s Horizon, done in partnership with Cisco, Samsung and Intel. The Innovation Award recognizes a special project that stands out as a bright spot in helping cable innovate and stay ahead of the customer. Accepting the award on behalf of VOO and Sea Change was Nico Weymaere, Chief Technology Officer at VOO.
Jose Pascoal, Planning, Engineering & Services Architecture Director, ZON Multimedia was honored with the Cable Europe Fellow Award in recognition of his individual dedication, talent, consistent excellence and contributions to the cable industry. In accepting the award, Pascoal thanked his colleagues, noting: “This is not an individual award, it is a team achievement.”
The Fellow category also featured a group of strong nominees, including Kevin Baughan, Director of Metro Wireless, Virgin Media; Reik Elftmann, Director Engineering, Unity Media KabelBW; Bart Catrysse, Chief Engineer iDTV, Telenet; and Cor Zwart, Director Next Generation Technology, UPC / Liberty Global.
Cable Congress plans to continue its history of celebrating and highlighting excellence and good practices in innovation. For 2014, the industry will again be invited to put forward their most innovative products, services or projects that are making a real difference in terms of revenue generation and differentiation as well as the individuals who are driving the industry forward in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
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