Finalists’ applications were reviewed by an exclusive panel of executives from major telecommunications companies including U.S. Cellular, Cablevision, Verizon, TeliaSonera, Comcast, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Full profiles of the judges can be found here.
With SoftBank as first operator partner, Cinarra unveils an industry first platform which enables mobile operators to participate in the Internet advertising economy
The opportunity in helping wireless operators parse through hoards of big-data (and make money on it) is attracting a rash of startups, each armed with fresh funding and claiming a unique value proposition. The latest is Cinarra Systems, which announced a $4.5 million series A round of funding Thursday. The one-year-old company is not offering many details on its product plans, but it says its goal is to act as a mediator between operators and over-the-top (OTT) apps, bringing network intelligence to OTTs to improve their services.