Fiber connectivity vanguard judged best in category by the IET
Fremont, CA, November 16, 2018 – Wave2Wave is proud to be the winner of the Innovation Award in the Communications category from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for 2018. The Awards celebrate the most pioneering engineering and technology innovations across 14 sectors, from communications to energy and sustainability to transport and healthcare.
Chosen from over 350 original entries from all over the world, Wave2Wave was judged the winner of the IET Communications Innovation Award in recognition of its Robotic Optical Management Engine (ROME) that automates the configuration of physical fiber layer connections in data centers and telecom networks.
“We are excited about winning the prestigious IET Innovation Award,” said
- David Wang, CEO of Wave2Wave.
“This recognition from one of the world’s most respected institutions will certainly help accelerate the industry’s adoption of physical layer automation. From an engineering and technology standpoint, ROME represents how a team of diverse and global talents can together achieve success, driven by the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup company.”
IET President Mike Carr OBE, said: “Our Innovation Awards put the achievements of the most outstanding engineering and technology inventors around the world into the spotlight and play a critical role in helping them advance their vital work.”
This award acknowledges the importance of solving the problem of network automation at the physical layer - a problem that exists in telecom and data center networks everywhere in the world - and recognizes a solution that is long overdue. The award further recognizes how difficult it is for a product like ROME to integrate so many distinct technologies, such as precision mechanical, electronic motion control, robotics, optics and software, in order to successfully automate optical connectivity.
“ROME, with robotic technology for network optical connectivity automation, is not just a technology concept and experiment. ROME is a viable and proven technology for mission critical applications that has been adopted by some of the biggest technology companies and network operators in the world,” said Wang.